Mission & Values

Frank Woodard, PhD, PE and Al Curran, PE founded Woodard & Curran in 1979 to create an environmental engineering firm dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable workplace with opportunity, integrity, and commitment. They developed the below mission statement, understanding the firm’s success was inextricably tied to the strength and talent of its people, who are experts in their field and passionate about what they do. In 2019, Woodard & Curran celebrated its 40th anniversary and leadership set out to define our core values with input from the founders, business leaders, and employees alike. We believe the work we do and how we do it matters, and these values are the heart of our organization.


To develop and perpetuate a safe, enjoyable, gratifying, and fulfilling place to work with the important objectives of growth, freedom, challenge, recognition, and reward.

To deliver to our clients and the community a continually expanding range of high-quality consulting engineering, science, and operations services, and…

In all endeavors of the company to act in a character of good faith and fairness, and at all times, hold protection of the environment in a regard superior to that of all other interests.


  1. PUT PEOPLE FIRST - The wellbeing of our people is our top priority.
  2. OPERATE WITH INTEGRITY - We stand by our principles because our character is more important than the bottom line.
  3. CULTIVATE AUTONOMY - We empower each other to think creatively, act on our convictions, and take responsibility for ourselves.
  4. WORK AS ONE TEAM - We collaborate across the organization and learn from each other to find the best solutions.
  5. ACT LIKE OWNERS - We take pride in our work and are invested in the company’s sustainable future.

To read more about our core values and the process we went through to articulate them, please read our Values Playbook below.

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