Culture

At Acentech, we nurture a unique company culture that infuses talent, passion and innovation into our workplace, our projects, and our collaboration with clients.


We are a team of talented and passionate people who respect and enjoy each other. As a firm, we have created a warm and personable family of consultants and staff, many of whom have worked at Acentech for decades. The longevity of employees at Acentech is testament to the incredible culture we cherish. Acentech is 100% employee-owned. All owners are current employees, and a majority of ownership is held by an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), in which all full time employees become participants during their second year of employment. As owners, we are the beneficiaries of our own success and the custodians of our own future. Not beholden to external entities, we have the freedom to focus on our core values and interests.

We are motivated by challenge, problem-solving, and intellectual pursuits. Our consultants say they love coming to work because each day is different and interesting. We consult on a variety of project types that challenge us and keep us learning, and we enjoy collaborating with clients to achieve their vision. Acentech encourages professional development and growth in all its employees, and the firm is a natural fit for the intellectually curious.

As a firm, we value teaching and learning, and many of our consultants are indeed lecturers and instructors for colleges and universities. Our consultants are experts in their fields, and we are proud to say that several have been named fellow of such distinguished organizations as the Acoustical Society of America and Institute of Noise Control Engineering. We are proud of the innovative solutions we’ve achieved for clients – as well as the technical advances we’ve furthered for our profession – during our six decades in business.

The arts and music play a part in nearly every one of our employee’s lives. We have staff who are avid photographers, and others who play the piano, guitar, cello, saxophone, and French horn. Many are accomplished musicians who are active performers and recorders, and some are active composers, audio engineers, and sound technicians too. And everyone enjoys listening to a good concert in a performance hall with great acoustics!

This lifelong love of music – combined with technical and engineering interests – informed the academic studies and career choices of many of our consultants. Some have academic backgrounds in architectural acoustics, engineering science, and physics, while others have degrees in music, art and architecture. The common thread is a love of music and a technical passion for engineering.

As a firm, Acentech believes in giving back to the community, especially to the arts and music communities that have nourished us throughout our lives. As a firm, we support our employees’ favorite causes by matching charitable contributions.


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Acentech is an employee-owned company, majority-owned by its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).