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Pare Culture is something that extends beyond the offices and job responsibilities of our staff to recognizing our potential for meaningful contributions to our community. Our team of 110+ engineers, scientists, and administrators enjoy working together -- so much so that we continually look for opportunities to extend the work week with charitable, educational, and recreational activities. Pare has several in-house committees and programs that allow us to grow our knowledge base and share experiences across the company. Each is aimed at bettering our projects, our teamwork, and the community at large.


We enjoyed spending time together at the start of 2020 for these social activities!

70 members of the Firm raised $1,300, which was donated to St. Mary's Home for Children, at our annual bowling fundraiser!   Pare's Rising Professionals organized the annual winter outing to enjoy time on the slopes at Cannon Mountain for "Powder Day!"

2019 Common Good Award

Rhode Island Monthly Magazine and the Rhode Island  Foundation awarded Pare with a 2019 Common Good Award which "recognizes Rhode Island businesses that inspire philanthropy in their employees around the state, not by writing a check to a worthy cause, but by encouraging staff to go into the community and help." Click here to read more.


2019 Employer of the Year

The Rhode Island Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) presented the 2019 Employer of the Year Award to Pare in recognition of the firm’s commitment to the advancement of women in the transportation industry. Pare has been a member of the RI Chapter of WTS since its founding in 2006, and has always embraced its mission to recruit, retain and advance women in the transportation industry. Click here to read more.

Pare President, Larry Riggs states, "We encourage employees to make meaningful contributions in the community through organized workplace activities, mentoring in our schools, and volunteering in community projects and charitable campaigns. Pare supports these activities by providing flexible office hours, the use of facilities and materials, and by making direct financial contributions. We all benefit from supporting the community, and we receive a tremendous amount of fulfillment from helping others."


Pare’s Sustainability Committee

Pare is committed to staying at the forefront of sustainable design and using best “green” practices.  This committee meets monthly to discuss the latest developments in sustainable design and to plan staff activities to employ these methods into our projects. The Sustainability Committee started Pare’s first company blog – GREENPare – which subsequently became the Pare Blog. You can view archives of the blog's predecessor, the Green Times Newsletter here.

Pare’s Rising Professionals Committee

The Rising Professionals Committee is comprised of some of Pare’s newest employees and individuals in the early stages of their careers to share work and work-life concerns.  The committee provides a forum for sharing ideas regarding career advancement and balancing work-life commitments. In addition to planning company-wide social activities, they host a lunch & learn program--"Enlightened Bite"--that allows senior staff to share their career experiences.



Pare’s Climate Change Committee

The Climate Change Committee acts as an in-house teaching resource by evaluating and disseminating new climate research, keeping Pare’s staff and clients informed with the most reliable data from this rapidly growing field. The committee provides the framework for climate change resilience and emergency preparedness, which have the potential to significantly impact project design, permitting, and life-cycle costs – particularly for many of our coastal projects.

Extra-Curricular Soccer

Whether initiating a company-wide fitness challenge or fielding company teams for soccer, bowling, softball, basketball and other leagues, the Pare family values teamwork outside the office as much as in it!  To support this value, Pare sponsors a competitive co-ed soccer team throughout the year.



Professional Development

Professional Development is an important aspect of the Pare culture as a way for staff to gain new expertise and leadership skills.  To that end, Pare employees are active members and encouraged to take active roles in professional organizations.  

Volunteering and Mentoring

Volunteering and mentoring are important to the Pare culture.  Throughout the year employees volunteer as mentors, teachers and judges in a variety of activities, including engineering competitions, career fairs, and classroom presentations to help inspire the next generation of engineers.  Pare has participated in the ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentoring Program to encourage high school students to develop their interests into careers opportunities. 



Community and Project Connections

Pare consistently searches for opportunities to make the most of each project and its success. Several members of our Massachusetts office participated in a volunteer project to build a KABOOM! playground for Blackstone Valley Prep students and the surrounding neighborhood.  KABOOM! is a national non-profit that describes their mission as “dedicated to saving play for America’s children.”

Community Giving

In 2014 Boys Town New England recognized Pare with the “Spirit of Youth” award for providing gifts to each child living with a Boys Town foster family for 19 consecutive holiday seasons--531 children in total!  That spirit of giving continues.  It is unanimously considered one of the best times of year at Pare, as our office transforms into Santa’s workshop.



Lunch and Learn

Continuing education and the sharing of "best practices" help the staff of Pare better serve clients and develop stronger projects. Pare leaders offer frequent lunchtime educational programs to disseminate information and share their years of industry experience. 

Engineers Week
National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. In addition to being observed by more than 70 engineering, education, & cultural societies and more than 50 corporations & government agencies, it is celebrated each year at Pare with a special luncheon. 



Social Activities

Pare employees love to come out for a good time, a good cause, and a good workout. Bowling is a popular activity as a way to give back. Most recently, the Rising Professionals Committee organized a friendly night of bowling to help raise money for Boys Town New England. 

Getting Outdoors!

Many Pare employees feel that physical activity is a vital contributor to work performance. It is also a fun way to bring Pare staff together.  From ski trips to marathons, getting outdoors to enjoy the natural beauty of the region is enjoyed by all!