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The Land of Opportunity

Business is good.  Very good.

What this means to a company like Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) is the timing is perfect for growth.

Not just the financial growth that comes with success, but the growth that energetic, innovative talent can achieve at any age or level in the company.

It used to be that you had to […]

Focus on Core Competencies

About ten years ago I started taking my car to one of those “Quick Change” oil change places. You know, the kind where you drive in and sit in your car while they change your oil. The sign out front of this place advertised that it was “The home of the ten minute oil […]

MCA at the MSPS Conference

MCA surveyors have been involved and attended the annual MSPS Conference for years. This year was no exception. The MSPS Annual Conference which was held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was attended by CEO Jeff Evans, PS, Brad Oliver, PS, Trevor McMann, PS and Survey Crew Chiefs Adam LaLonde and Cam Lear. MCA was honored to […]

Customer Service – MCA’s Top 10 List for Success

You must have Patience and Be Attentive – We deal with clients everyday who come to us not knowing exactly what they need, they may be frustrated. It’s our job to be sure we take the time to truly figure out their needs. A well thought out service plan is better than a rushed service […]

How prepared are you for the Construction Season?

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.
– Abraham Lincoln
This quote might seem funny, but even wise Abe Lincoln knew that to be prepared and have your tools ready is the most important part of any project.  This can be especially true in the construction industry.  […]

The Obligation of an Engineer


The story has gripped the headlines for weeks.  Local, regional, national and even international.  Everyone seems to be talking about the Flint Water Crisis.  Watch groups want to know how it happened while citizens just want to know when they can safely drink the water again.

At MCA we too have been talking about Flint. […]

Looking Back to Look Ahead

For a small company that is quickly growing into a mid-sized company, it is important to be able to take a look back at those moments that shaped the firm, specifically, the last 12 months. MCA experience growth both in staff and revenue in 2015. That success can be attributed to staff taking ownership […]

2015: Diversification and Growth the Key to Success

At MCA we are always looking ahead — to the next project, the next deadline, the next client. But in order to look forward you have to take time out to look back too.

What worked this year?

What didn’t?

Did we learn valuable lessons to take us to the next level?

2015 was all about diversification and […]

MCA Donates Art Supplies to Gilda’s Club

Royal Oak, Michigan. October 30, 2015 – Metro Consulting Associates worked with Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit to give art supplies to their Noogieland Children’s Program. These art supplies will help children at the facility create beautiful art projects. Gilda’s Club is a center established to provide support to cancer survivors as well as family members […]

MCA Donates Fresh and Canned Goods to Food Gatherers

Ann Arbor, Michigan. – September 20, 2015. Metro Consulting Associates worked with Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor, giving over 100 lbs of food to the cause. Food Gatherers works to eliminate hunger in the local community by providing fresh fruit and vegetables as well as canned items to those who need it most.  MCA […]