DETROIT – The national consulting firm – DCG – was honored Tuesday with a City Council resolution presentation saluting the firm for achieving its 25th anniversary as a Detroit-based business and its contributions to economic growth and employment in the City of Detroit.
The company also announced it is changing its formal name from Data Consulting Group to simply, "DCG" as part of its 25th anniversary branding campaign to better reflect where the company is today in its array of consulting services in various industries including Health Care, Government, Automotive, Higher Education, and Utilities.
Detroit City Council President Pro-Tem Goerge Cushingberry presented the firm's executive management team on Tuesday with a Testimonial Resolution signed by all members of the council in salute of the firm's national growth and job creation in Detroit over the past 25 years.
"DCG's business has evolved dramatically from its introduction of technology and personal computing to the City of Detroit," the resolution reads in part. "We offer this tribute because of the dedication and proprietary consulting services that have been unparalleled," the resolution stated.
"This company is an example of entrepreneurism at its best in the great City of Detroit," said Cushingberry. "Its founder and all employees are to be congratulated for their work in helping other businesses flourish with better processes and technology."
"We are very excited to be celebrating 25 years as a Detroit-based business," said Tim Couvreur, Chief Operating Officer. The company employs more than 100 specialty consultants serving dozens of clients in Metro Detroit and across the nation. Couvreur added, "The firm has grown in both size and service offerings over the years and supports leading organizations in their respective fields in Michigan and across the nation."
DCG Founder Wayne Wheeler said Detroit has been and continues to be a great place to operate a business given the high-caliber of talent and competitive operating cost structure that allows the firm to compete with the largest national consulting firms.
“We partner with our clients to help them with their business and technology challenges and strive to deliver the best value and sustainable results.”
"In the 1990's, when we first started as a data and computer consulting firm to the City of Detroit under then Mayor Dennis Archer, DCG was known in town for helping many city departments move away from outdated mainframes to more efficient and cost effective PC-based systems and capabilities," Wheeler said. "Our business model and professional services capabilities have dramatically changed over the last quarter century. Our company is committed to helping clients achieve excellence in their people, process, and technology integration practices."
In Detroit alone, DCG has assisted several large clients with enterprise-wide business and technology transformation initiatives. These projects have included large-scale systems implementation, operations improvement, program management, and change management.
In addition to its government practice office located in suburban Washington, D.C., Couvreur said "the firm is exploring the establishment of other satellite offices around the country to better serve clients. DCG also has a solid record of bringing federal work and jobs back to Detroit including a long-term prime federal contract with the Department of Health and Human Services."
DCG President Bill Kishler stated that the firm continues to diversify both its employees and client service base. "We have a lot of significant, long-term clients that we respect and appreciate and our business is growing. Because of the value proposition we offer. We partner with our clients to help them with their business and technology challenges and strive to deliver the best value and sustainable results."
"We also appreciate our highly talented staff. Many of whom come to DCG with substantial industry and extensive management consulting experience," he said.
"We at DCG are proud to call Detroit our corporate home base and to be playing a part in Detroit's revitalization." Kishler said DCG has made significant investments in its Detroit headquarters downtown and is just completing a mutli-phased, multi-million dollar building renovation. "Shortly after we purchased the building at Jefferson and I-375 from Crain Communications we renovated the building interior space to make it class A". That capital improvement was followed by the installation of a reflective glass exterior upgrade and additional interior improvements for the firm's 25th anniversary celebrations.
The DCG building's exterior is a modern, reflective charcoal-colored glass with bright new signage. The former Crain Circulation building -- a recognizable fixture in Detroit – has been modified and retrofitted for its new life as a modern office building.
DCG was founded in Detroit in 1990. The firm has more than 100 employees and is headquartered in downtown Detroit at 965 Jefferson Avenue (corner of Jefferson/375). The Privately held, minority-owned firm does not disclose revenues. The firm is allowed to list its clients and scope of work only with written permission from its confidential client base.
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