News  |  Sep 06, 2023  |  Anne Keener

Arora Ranked in Top 5 Firms on 2023 List of Minority Owned Businesses

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Arora Engineers (Arora) is proud to be ranked as one of the Top Five firms on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Minority-owned Businesses list for 2023, making Arora the overall largest minority-owned Architecture, Engineering (A/E) firms in the Philadelphia Region! This is Arora’s 9th consecutive appearance on this list of Ethnic Minority-owned Businesses in Greater Philadelphia ranked by their previous year’s revenue.

Founded in 1986 by Manohar (Mike) Arora, MS, PE, shortly after immigrating to the United States, Arora initially only specialized in electrical engineering, and its first office was in the family’s basement. As the business grew, additional services were added including mechanical, plumbing, fire alarm and suppression, and security/special systems engineering. When Manik Arora, PE, became President & CEO and assumed control of the firm from his father in 2006, his goal for the future was rapid growth on an international scale. Under Manik’s leadership, Arora has strategically established branch offices in major cities across the globe.

“We are so proud to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Top 5 Minority Owned Businesses in Philadelphia for the 9th consecutive year. As a minority-owned, second-generation family business, diversity is not just a statistic for us—it is one of our core company values. With over 50% of our staff identifying as minority or female, we believe that our sustained success and technical excellence are a direct result of the diverse perspectives we bring to the multi-billion-dollar infrastructure improvement projects we lead and support through our planning/design/construction, facility management, information technology, asset management and GIS divisions,” said Manik Arora.

“This recognition fuels our passion to remain a positive and consistent force, not only in developing talented teams but also in championing diversity within the AEC industry. We believe that by elevating others, we collectively rise to greater heights. Thank you to the Philadelphia Business Journal for acknowledging our ongoing efforts and celebrating the value of diversity in business.

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