V3 Companies can be described in many ways: Most simply, they are a multidisciplinary firm offering civil engineering, contracting, environmental, planning and surveying services. But that tells only a small piece of their story. They’re frequently asked, “What does ‘V3’ stand for?” … and the answer often surprises people. V3 represents an acronym for three Latin words – “Visio,” “Vertere,” “Virtute” or “The Vision to Transform with Excellence” – a statement of the aspirations they have for the growth of their employees, their service to their clients and the impact they have in their communities.
MORE THAN JUST WORDS
Since their founding in 1983, V3 Companies has adhered to four fundamental core values. Unwavering integrity that includes honesty and transparency in their communications and business endeavors. Commitment to excellence by efficiently providing high-quality professional services. Focus on clients and the importance of doing all they can to achieve their objectives. Dedication to employees and the understanding that their people are their most valuable asset. V3’s cultural foundation was built and nurtured with these core values as their guide.
ROOTED IN VALUES
In 1983, company founder Rob Petroelje had the vision to create a unique civil engineering firm in which team members have opportunities to excel and clients can benefit from long-term value. Armed with little more than his own professional expertise and a strong work ethic developed on the Michigan dairy farm of his youth, Petroelje launched SDI Consultants Ltd. with a clear foundation: values, purpose and competency. In 2000, reflecting the firm’s broader service offerings and a desire to position it for the future, SDI was renamed V3 and organized into distinct but interrelated practice areas and regional offices to serve its clients’ design and construction objectives.
As the firm grew, Petroelje realized the great truth of consulting firms: You’re only as strong as your people. With purpose, the company has focused on developing its employees to achieve their best. This resulted in a clear vision of growth and opportunity and a drive to broaden the ownership of the firm among his employees. Today V3 operates under a “One Team” model that encourages collaboration across all practice areas and markets, and shares the rewards of its success with all of its employees.