History / Mission / Vision

Founded in 1960, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is a business association dedicated to assisting its members in achieving higher professional, ethical, business and economic standards to provide quality consulting engineering services for their clients that assure public health and safety. ACEC/MA members are the leading engineering firms in Massachusetts. Our member firms range in size from single employee entrepreneurs, to large locally-based firms and branch offices of national firms as well as the headquarters of national and international engineering firms; yet about one third of our members are small businesses with ten or fewer employees. ACEC/MA is affiliated with the Washington, DC-based nationwide ACEC, a federation of 52 member organizations, with over 5,000 member firms employing over 180,000 people, which design more than $100 billion per year in capital projects.