San Antonio Engineer Wade Cleary Announced as Pillar of Character

Wade Cleary, managing principal of Cleary Zimmermann Engineers, is a graduate of Northside ISD (NISD) and was recently recognized as Pillar of Trustworthiness by the Northside Education Foundation (NEF). Pillars are Northside ISD’s highest award, and were announced jointly by NISD Superintendent John M. Folks, Ed.D. and Northside Education Foundation President Merry K. Raba at the foundation’s annual banquet last week.

At age 32, Cleary was in the “top 40 under 40” of San Antonio Business Journal. Now he and his engineering firm are currently working on the new San Antonio Federal Courthouse. In his speech before almost 700 business partners, community members, and employees at the event, Cleary cites – besides his father, an electrical engineer, and mother who was a mechanical engineer – his Clark High School physics teacher was an inspiration.

When he was a freshman, he moved to San Antonio from Pleasanton and joined the football team where he said, “I learned a lot about teamwork.” He later graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and as a mechanical engineer at Marmon Mok Architects, he quickly became the firm’s youngest partner.

Cleary Zimmermann Engineers, founded in 2006, is among the nation’s 100-largest MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) firms and has been named one of the “best places to work in S.A.” two years in a row. Cleary is Chairman of the Small Business Council of the North San Antonio Chamber, and President-elect of NEF, co-sponsor of the Pillar program.

In addition to Cleary, five other outstanding NISD graduates were feted as Pillars of Northside’s Foundation, chosen from the 100,000 graduates since the first graduating class in NISD history (1951). Pillars represent the six character traits taught to NISD students in grades kindergarten through 12 and are part of the copyrighted Josephson’s Institute Character Counts Program. Pillars will serve an entire year as role models of character for NISD’s 98,000 students – the fourth-largest school system in Texas. In addition to their speeches given at the September 5th Pillar Banquet, honorees will visit campuses, talk to students and be depicted on posters displayed in over 6,000 NISD classrooms throughout the 2012-2013 School Year.

Cleary Zimmermann Engineers is a consulting engineering firm offering professional services tailored for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) building systems. Our heritage spans over three decades and includes a diverse portfolio of challenging and inspiring projects in both public and private sectors. The hallmark of our culture is simply relationship-oriented client service. By virtue of diligent professional development and the most advanced technology available, we consistently deliver excellence. Cleary Zimmermann Engineers offers the following services:

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) designs that seamlessly integrate and complement building architecture
  • Attentive and Responsive culture of project communication and coordination
  • Knowledge and Experience that come with over 30 years of engineering heritage
  • LEED® Accredited Professionals for sustainable, energy-conscious designs
  • NEBB® Certified Commissioning assures nationally recognized tests and verification procedures
  • Turn-Key Resources for one-stop MEP expertise in project planning, commissioning, design, construction, testing and occupancy.

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Padgett Stratemann & Co. earns industry, community recognition

Padgett Stratemann Ranked 107 Largest CPA Firm in US

The Platt Group, publishers of INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), recently released its Beyond the IPA Top 100 –  a ranking of the nation’s Top 200 Accounting Firms.

For more than 20 years, IPA has maintained a tradition of compiling its annual lists of Top 100 Accounting Firms, the Best of the Best, and All-Stars. Each list devoted to showcasing U.S. based CPA firms who have helped to shape industry standards and who have defined the true meaning of customer service.

Padgett Stratemann couldn’t be prouder to be ranked alongside so many innovative CPA firms. Who like us – know the value of building strong teams in order to offer Service. More Than Expected.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Selects PS&Co. as Corporate Big of the Year  for 2012

When asked why PS&Co. was selected to receive its highest recognition awarded to a corporation, Alida Tallman – Vice President of Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (BBBS) stated – “Padgett Stratemann is truly a unique corporate  philanthropic  partner.  From  sponsoring  several  of   BBBS’ signature events, including the Ice Ball gala and Leadership Circle reception, to volunteering at Bowl for Kids, the Holiday Party, and Hobie Day, Padgett’s year-round commitment to BBBS is unparalleled. The true giving spirit of Padgett’s leadership and staff represents the best in corporate commitment to helping children in need. In addition to the company’s ongoing support, their Director of Marketing – Maria Barrett – will serve as judge for the Texas Big of the Year submissions in January 2013.

PS&Co. Execs Rank Second in NSIDE Magazine’s Corporate Executive Fit Challenge

Partners: Bill Dimick and Joel Perez – HR Director: Michelle Wiederstein, and Senior Manager: Marc Sewell – competed in the Executive Fit Company Challenge hosted by NSIDE Magazine and Fit Company.

Contenders from across the city of San Antonio were put to the test to determine their levels of endurance and fitness. Competing against the clock and their personal best, the PS&Co.  team received two awards – a second place overall team ranking and an individual ranking by Michelle Wiederstein who received the Most Inspirational contender award. Michelle was a last minute step-in and completed the course in just over 24 minutes – bringing in the top ranking for the team, which helped to secure the teams 2nd place position over Digital Defense, Inc.

South San Antonio Chamber Awards Padgett Stratemann Silver In 2012 Healthy Workplace Awards

With a deep commitment to helping team members stay healthy in order to be the very best they can be for both their families and the communities in which they serve, the firm was pleased to be recognized for it’s wellness efforts by the South San Antonio Chamber.  PS&Co. will continue its efforts to educate team members on what it means to live healthy and strong, support their wellness efforts, and provide healthy alternatives in and outside the workplace.

In addition to our firm recognitions, several team members were recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as leading business professionals for their commitment to excellence, including:

Denise Bendele Receives 2012 Women’s Leadership Award

Each year, the San Antonio Business Journal selects a group of leaders from the Alamo City to receive its coveted Women’s Leadership Award.  Although 100 nominations were submitted for the 2012 program, only the very best rose to the top – including Denise Bendele, who heads-up the firm’s Audit practice. Denise was one of two female business leaders to receive the Corporate Executive award.

“I am proud that I have been with the same company since I graduated from college” – stated Denise. “I have done just about every job here”, she continued.

Denise heads-up the firm’s construction industry practice, serves on its Executive Committee, and is the partner-in-charge of Padgett Stratemann University – the firm’s commitment to continued professional development of its team members. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Analyst, Denise leads by example in all she does.

Will Kothmann Named One of SA’s 40Under40

Each year, the San Antonio Business Journal selects 40 exceptional individuals under the age of 40 who are making great strides in their professional careers and are contributing positively to the San Antonio community.

This year’s winners were selected from a pool of more than 200 nominations – and although the competition was tough, Senior Manager – Will Kothmann – rose to the top as a business professional who more than understood the importance of family, community, and professional commitment.

The firm’s congratulates Will for immolating the characteristics needed to serve with the strongest of ethical convictions.