Bolton & Menk has been recognized by the American Public Works Association – Iowa Chapter as their 2022 Consultant of the Year. This award is presented to consulting firms across the State of Iowa who demonstrate innovation, expertise, and achievements throughout the state. All nominations are made by public agencies.
Our commitment to communities began in 1949 with two hard working Midwesterners—John Bolton and Martin Menk. They saw people in their surrounding communities who had dreams of a bright future, a desire to grow, and a common challenge of aging infrastructure. John and Martin’s goal was to help communities make progress by listening to what people want, finding the best solutions for their needs, and treating them right. Their legacy lives on. We still want to help, we work hard every day, and we always remember what got us here—we’re people helping people.
We opened our first Iowa location in Ames in 1985 with a staff of three. We liked the traits of a small business so much—the personal feel, local presence, and ability to act quickly—we brought them with us as we grew. Now we have 6 Iowa locations with more than 100 employees.
Bolton & Menk is no stranger to APWA-IA awards, with multiple projects receiving Project of the Year accolades.
- Storm Lake’s East Central Stormwater project won the Project of the Year award in 2014
- The City of Ames’ 5th Street Improvement project received the 2018 Environmental Project of the Year award
- Cedar Rapids’ Kirkwood Boulevard Roundabout was named the 2018 Transportation Project of the Year
- The Main Street Reconstruction project in the City of Elkhart was named the 2021’s Project of the Year
Bolton & Menk was just named a Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register – learn more, here!