The Charles S. Vein Core Values Award recognizes Employee-Owners who exemplify AE2S’ core values of Vision, Passion, Integrity, Attitude, Value, and Relationships. AE2S created the new award in honor of the firm’s cofounder, Charlie Vein, who retired in 2021.

“Throughout his life, Charlie has embodied these traits and led by example to create a culture based on these six values,” said Grant Meyer, CEO. “This award emphasizes how important our core values are to AE2S’ continued success by celebrating Employee-Owners who model these values each day.”

Grant, Charlie and Abbie Browen, Operations Manager, announced Steve Seibert as the inaugural recipient of the Charles S. Vein Core Values Award during a companywide celebration. Steve is AE2S’ Lead Building Information Modeling (BIM)/Revit Specialist, and he works out of the firm’s Maple Grove, Minnesota office. Several of Steve’s fellow Employee-Owners spoke about his warm and caring personality, outstanding mentorship, can-do attitude, high standards, and optimistic outlook during the award presentation.

“When you talk about the core values of AE2S, Steve embodies every single one of them. Attitude and passion – that is Steve in a nutshell. No matter the task – big/small, in the office/out of the office – Steve is 100% in with a great attitude. When you’re working with Steve, everything is to a new level and it’s fun,” explained Nicole Gaustad, Senior Marketing Specialist.

“I’m absolutely humbled by this. I am so grateful to be here at AE2S. Charlie has been such a blessing and positive influence,” said Steve as he accepted the award. “I just want to thank everyone I work with. Work is easy when you work with your friends.”

Sixteen years ago, Steve became the first staff member hired for AE2S’ new Maple Grove office. His service in the Air Force strengthened his innate drive, dedication, loyalty, and leadership traits. The devoted husband and father of two also makes time to volunteer in the community. He has served as a Den Leader for the Maple Grove Boy Scouts and made sure to include lessons in engineering to his pack members over the years.

Congratulations, Steve!

Grant Meyer, Abbie Browen, Steve Seibert, and Charlie Vein celebrating Steve as the first recipient of the Charles S. Vein Core Values Award.