Our Culture

Halff is the firm planned, designed, engineered and constructed for people. Because when you focus on people and treat them well, success will follow. From our most-tenured employee to our most recent hire, everyone at Halff has the responsibility to improve the lives and communities around them. And we all aspire to emulate the true servant leadership of our founder. Because Dr. Halff’s leadership style continues to guide our culture today: Halff S.E.R.V.E.S.

Solidarity: We work together as one.

We are built by many practices and locations, but we solve problems together as one. When working collaboratively toward a common purpose, the rewards can be uncommonly good.

Shared Purpose | One Profit Center | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Work Sharing | Solutions-focused

Excellence: We strive to be the best in our industry.

Our award-winning firm is made of quality people who do quality work on some of the most challenging projects. We bring attentive services and creative solutions, and we do it with integrity, ethics and heart.

QA/QC Program | BBB Torch Awards for Ethics | Best Workplace Awards | Project Awards | Client Service

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Relationships: We value the people we work with.

The foundation of our firm is built on relationships and friendships with one another, our clients and our industry. There’s a sense of purpose that connects us, and a sense of kindness and respect that bonds us.

Halff Family Celebrations | Fun Committees/Office Events | Client Advocacy Program | Employee Resource Groups | Team Building Events | Organized Sports and Games

Vision: We look to the future.

Today’s Halff has its eye on the future as we continue to strategize, ideate and innovate. Client successes lead to bigger and better opportunities, for both the firm and our people.

People-first Philosophy | Culture-driven | Growth = Opportunities | Multi-level Strategic Planning | Technology Advancement Group

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Empowerment: We encourage each other to reach our full potential.

From office to office, you’re empowered to make a difference, uplifted to take chances and supported to explore your passion. Ongoing training allows your skills to develop, and successes are celebrated through awards and recognition.

Halff Academy | Home Run Award | Dr. Halff Stetson Award | Employee Recognition | Empowerment Program

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Sharing: We share resources, knowledge and ownership.

Knowledge, skills and information are routinely shared in our cooperative and transparent atmosphere. Resulting success is shared through employee ownership and the ability to give back to the community in which we work and live.

Halff Community Initiative | Stock Ownership | Mentorship Program | State of the Company | The Square Intranet | Halff Times Newsletter

Fun is a Foundation

Team work makes the firm work. But we also mix in a whole lot of fun, too.

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