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Metro Consulting Associates Donates to Grace Centers of Hope

Plymouth, Michigan. May 20, 2015 – Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) employees gathered gently used clothing and toys throughout the month of May. These items were donated to Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, MI. Grace Centers of Hope helps the homeless and former addicts get back on their feet by providing shelter, food and […]

Building and Empowering Future Leaders

In 2009 when we started MCA, our focus was all about growing our business during tough economic challenges.  Now six years later we have enjoyed significant growth as a company and established ourselves as full service consulting firm.  Our days are long and our ‘TO-DO’ lists are even longer.  But we wouldn’t have it […]

 Activity vs. Accomplishment:  Do you know the difference?

The word “Busy” describes most of us every day.  But how many of us take the time to step back to reflect on the tangible activities accomplished each day?  Self-reflection is a powerful business tool.  It can make a huge difference in analyzing productivity and efficiency on client projects.  Are we just checking things […]

Metro Consulting Associates Helps Plymouth’s Senior Citizens with Yard Work

Plymouth, Michigan. April 25, 2015 – Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) employees teamed up with Plymouth Community United Way to rake leaves and clean yards of several senior citizens' homes in the Plymouth area. Homeowners welcomed the help and directed us to exactly what they needed.

Don’t Take Grants for Granted

In the current economic climate, funding for projects is not as easy to come by as it used to be.  Many potential projects, and even approved projects, are sitting on the shelves simply because individuals, organizations, or municipalities don’t have the money to get the projects designed, permitted, or constructed.  This is where grants […]

Metro Consulting Associates Donates Food to Ronald McDonald House

Ft. Wayne, Indiana. April 1, 2015 – Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a full service consulting firm, donated food items for Ronald McDonald House’s Pantry Partners Program to feed the families staying with them in their new Ft. Wayne facility. This included items such as trail mix, cereal and soup. These non-perishable items feed the […]

Are You Paying for FEMA Flood Insurance? What You Need to Know.

The topic of FEMA Flood Insurance can be a confusing one.  Flood Insurance rates keep increasing and people are starting to sit up and take notice about what they have, what they need and what they should be paying.  At Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) we’ve performed FEMA surveys for hundreds of structures throughout the […]

Operations Manager, Damon L. Garrett, PE, represents MCA at STEM Career Fair

Plymouth, Mich. February 10, 2015—Metro Consulting Associates’ (MCA) Operations Manager, Damon L. Garrett, PE, participated in the STEM career fair with the Plymouth Canton Educational Park(PCEP). He introduced the students to civil engineering, land surveying, GIS and what it takes to be successful in the work place. Discussing real world topics and challenges gave students insight […]

When is it Time to Cut Ties with a Client?

At MCA we are proud of the relationships we have built with our clients over the years. They have taught us many lessons along the way about trust, commitment and teamwork. Although rare, sometimes our toughest lesson is knowing when to cut ties with a client. This hard decision takes reflection and honesty on […]

What Keeps You Up at Night? (Why MCA cares.)

I am the Business Development Manager for Metro Consulting Associates (MCA). When many people ask me what I do or see my title, they immediately say, “Oh, you’re the sales guy.” I understand this can be the natural response to what I do. I also recognize that there is a correlation between Business Development […]