Massachusetts Architectural Firm Named the Largest Food and Beverage Design Firm in the United States


SPRINGFIELD, MA – Dennis Group, a full-service architecture, engineering and construction management firm that caters exclusively to food manufacturers, was named No. 1 food and beverage design firm for the fourth consecutive year on Engineering News Record’s (ENR), Top 500 Design Firms list.

Dennis Group reported $59.2 million in food-related design revenue, a 20% year-over-year increase which helped solidify the top spot in the category. The company also ranked No. 12 in the Industrial Processes category, up from No. 15 in 2017. The company continues to expand aggressively internationally, opening a São Paulo, Brazil office and purchasing Tech4Food, a Portugal-based company that manufacturers skidded production systems – all within the last year.

“We’re continuing to see strong demand in this sector, particularly from food manufacturers looking to expand or modernize to keep up with regulatory changes and evolving consumer demands,” said Dennis Group’s owner and president, Tom Dennis. “We are expanding our geographic footprint to better serve our many global customers who have facilities all around the world.”

Celebrating their thirtieth anniversary this year, Dennis Group has worked for most of the 100 largest food companies in the world as well as smaller private companies and start-ups.

Dennis Group is the premier planning, design, process engineering and construction management firm exclusively servicing the food and beverage industry. For 30 years, the company has delivered process-centric solutions for both small- to medium-sized food processors as well as most of the top 100 largest food companies in the United States. Complex, fast-track design-build projects are a specialty. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, Dennis Group executes projects worldwide with an in-house team of seasoned professionals based out of seven offices located throughout the United States, Brazil, Portugal and Canada.