Hobbs, NM – December 22, 2015 – Pettigrew & Associates, P.A. recently announced the company’s first Employee of the Year, Mr. Ray Benavidez.  Mr. Benavidez is a Survey Chief of Parties and has been employed by Pettigrew & Associates for over 16 years.  Mr. Benavidez’s selection was announced by President and CEO Debra P. Hicks at the company’s annual Christmas Celebration.  Fellow staff who nominated him for the award described Ray as a person driven to exceptionally high standards who handles every situation with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

“Over the past 16 years, Ray has made a huge impact on this company’s success, and this year was no exception.  He is often the first one in the office and the last to leave, going the extra mile for our clients.  His integrity and discipline embody what we strive for year-round.” says Pettigrew & Associates CEO, Debra Hicks PE/PSI. “Each of our employees nominated for quarterly and annual awards were outstanding.  We are blessed to have exemplary staff throughout our organization.”

The employee of the year is selected from Pettigrew’s Employee of the Quarter winners.  The four candidates this year were Susana Rodriguez, David Roybal, Joe Martinez, and Ray Benavidez.

Pettigrew also awarded Zachary Robertson with his five years of service award.  Mr. Robertson is an Engineering Technician II in the Materials Testing Laboratory where he has worked since 2010.  Pettigrew & Associates recognizes years of service milestones in five-year increments.

For over 50 years, Pettigrew & Associates, P.A. has been a leader in fully integrated engineering, surveying, and materials engineering and testing, serving customers in New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and other states. A registered women-owned enterprise, Pettigrew & Associates is the only firm located in southeastern New Mexico with the unique capability to provide all facets of a civil design project in-house, including planning, preparation of funding applications, Right of Way services, geotechnical investigations, design and construction engineering, surveying, monumentation, and additional services such as construction management, inspection, materials testing, and staking.