ACEC Indiana Annual Recognition Luncheon 2017

Shown is the Annual Passing of the Tie, from the outgoing President, Cheryl Cunningham, PE, of The Etica Group,  to the new President, Michael Obergfell, PE, of USI Consultants. Congratulations to both! 

Cheryl is the second of two women to hold the presidential position for ACEC Indiana. 

Also recognized from The Etica Group were:

Nicole Kalck - Engineering Leadership Graduate

Chet Parsons - 2016-2017 Indy DPW Chair


April 13, 2017 - INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. the Etica Group (Etica), an Indianapolis-based professional consulting firm specializing in architecture, engineering design, construction inspection and building envelope consulting services has acquired Avon-based civil engineering firm, PCS Engineers. “The experience, skills and expertise that PCS Engineers bring to Etica and its clients is beyond measure,” says Etica President & CEO, Jessica Nickloy. “This partnership is a demonstration of our dedication to our clients and the talented team of PCS will bolster our service offerings.”
Founded in 2005, Etica has quickly established an impressive legacy by maintaining an upward momentum for the past 12 years. This momentum has attracted sizeable clients, including Citizens Energy Group, Indianapolis Airport Authority, Purdue University, Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, numerous school districts throughout the state, and the City of Indianapolis. Etica has been named one of IBJ’s fastest growing companies as part of its “Fast 25” awards for 2015 and 2016, an accolade recognized and respected by PCS Engineers owners, Cheryl Cunningham and Chet Parsons.
 “When you build a company from the ground up, you place a strong emphasis on always doing what is best for the firm, employees, and clients,” said Cunningham. “We are confident that Jessica and her team fulfill this obligation and we are looking forward to the next chapter of Etica’s growth and development.”
In previous years, the two firms have worked alongside each other on projects including the Eagle Creek Trail Phase 1, 38th & Olney Drainage Improvement Project, and numerous City of Indianapolis projects. With similar origin stories and nearly identical business philosophies, the synergy between the two firms is evident, and the specializations, certifications and accreditations of each, complementary. The joining of PCS Engineers with Etica brings the total to over 50 employees under the Etica Group namesake with offices in Indianapolis, Fishers, Avon and New Haven, Indiana. Through the acquisition, the PCS team members will add 11 Indiana Department of Transportation qualifications to Etica’s existing services, as well as land surveying, transportation design and site development services that will significantly expand the firm’s current offerings.
“This is an exciting time for Etica and PCS Engineers. In this industry, when like-minded firms join together, the potential is nothing short of spectacular,” says Nickloy. “Acquiring PCS Engineers has presented us with an opportunity to grow from the inside, and in turn, continue to exceed client expectations for many years to come.”
About the Etica Group
Etica is a professional consulting firm that provides architectural, engineering, building envelope consulting, construction inspection services, and surveying. The firm incorporates unmatched integrity into a business model that has resulted in consistent growth and success. Etica functions as a full service design firm that serves corporate, institutional, public sector, and private sector clients. Etica promotes sustainable design practices and has both LEED and sustainable project capabilities. Etica is certified as a women owned business enterprise (WBE), a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE), and an emerging business enterprise (EBE). In addition Etica has been named as one of the fastest growing companies on the 2015 & 2016 IBJ FAST 25 List. To learn more, visit

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Seiler Instruments delivered our newest instrument this week.

In efforts to keep up with the ever-changing technology of our industry, PCS Engineers acquired the New Trimble SX10 total station. This is the most anticipated instrument since GPS due to the compact size and ability to incorporate high-speed 3D scanning AND traditional robotic scanning in once device; and is being described by many as REVOLUTIONARY.

PCS Engineers intends to use SX10 Applications for topographic, roadway and corridors, volumetric, infrastructure as-built and utility design surveys immediately.