Awards Accolades We've Earned

Harms Engineering is a nationally certified SBA Woman Owned Small Business. The Federal Government is the largest buyer of products and services in the US. The SBA Woman Owned Small Business Programs help small businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women to compete in the arena for federal contracts.

To qualify, Harms Engineering, Inc. annually meets SBA requirements and maintains all licensing, financial reporting and legal rights to operate as a corporation. Company owner and President Christine Batayola, PE is a U.S. Citizen and meets EDWOSB financial accountability requirements.

2020 Best in State ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington has honored Harms Engineering, Inc. with a “Best in State 2020 ACEC Engineering Excellence” award.

Sponsored by HBA of Tri-Cities, the project entitled “Alternative to IRC Minimum Footing Size” addressed a change in the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) caused minimum footing sizes to increase beyond what is necessary to support the applied loads. The change required home builders to either pay additional construction costs for larger footings or pay for engineering to properly size the footings. Project Engineer Harvey Lighthouse at Harms Engineering developed a new innovative graphical method for minimum footing size that could be used by home builders and building officials, thereby saving money on each home utilizing the method. The method was adopted by WA State as an amendment to the IRC.

Emerging Leaders Class of 2018

Harms Engineering participated in the United States Small Business Administration's Emerging Leaders Initiative, which helps accelerate growth among small businesses in underserved cities. 

Starting in 2013 and continuing today, Harms Engineering, Inc. has been awarded and maintains OMWBE (Office of Minorities Women Owned Business) Certification by the SBA in Washington State.  This program offers a variety of resources to assist small businesses.

State Certification is a program of the State of Washington. The purpose is to enhance business opportunities for certified businesses participating in state-funded projects or working with state agencies, local governments, school districts, and public universities. Projects include any work or product state agencies, or other entities, wish to buy from private companies.

2010 Small Business of the Year

When the Three Rivers Alliance of Chambers presented the 2010 Small Business of the Year Awards May 5, 2010, Harms Engineering emerged as the "gold" winner in this annual event. The awards "recognize small businesses that best exemplify the qualities of honesty, fairness, ethical business practices and concern for employees and customers."

Staff at Harms Engineering were honored to receive this award and are proud to work in an exceptional community together with many inspiring and progressive businesses.

Featured in the Tri-City Area Journal of Business - article by: Mary Hopkin Published: June, 2010