360 Engineering Leaders Nominated for Awards

This year, 360 Engineering was honored to have two nominees at the SMPS Colorado Marketing Excellence Awards. Denise Dihle was nominated for Firm Leader of the Year and Stacey Richardson, CPSM, for Marketer of the Year. Congratulations to all of the 2022 award winners, and thank you to The Unfound Door for capturing the celebration! The awards event took place at Asterisk Denver in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood on May 19, 2022.


2019 Denver Metro Chamber Business Awards

360 Engineering is thrilled to be a finalist for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Awards in the Woman-Owned Business of the Year category!  Nominated organizations were judged on proven track record of financial viability, contribution to the Denver community, vision for the future of the Denver Metro area, employee development, and management philosophy.

Winners will be announced live at the Business Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1st at Infinity Park Event Center.

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Announcement: 360 Engineering Named 2018 Small Business Award Finalist

We are honored to be named one of Denver Business Journal’s 2018 Small Business Awards finalists.  25 finalists were selected in different categories out of 120 applications.  We are looking forward to celebrating at the awards reception on May 24th.

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Click here to see all of the finalists and to read more about the award.

Announcement: Denise Dihle, PE Named a Finalist for DBJ’s 2017 Outstanding Women in Business

Congratulations to our president and founder, Denise Dihle, PE. One of 36 finalists for Denver Business Journal’s 2017 Outstanding Women in Business — out of 259 nominations! A special awards luncheon will be held on August 15th, where all finalists will be honored for their accomplishments, and winners in 12 categories will be announced.

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Visit Denver Business Journal’s website to see the finalists and read more about the award: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/06/30/dbjs-outstanding-women-in-business-2017-finalists.html


This is the third recognition for Denise in 2017, earlier this year she was named one of the Denver Business Journal’s 2017 Top Women in Energy and was a 2017 honoree for Enterprising Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year.

Press Release: 360 Engineering President Wins Two Achievement Awards



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Woman Founder of Local Mechanical Engineering Firm Wins
Two Achievement Awards

Golden, CO – Award-winning mechanical engineering firm 360 Engineering has two new accolades to add to its rapidly growing array. Company founder Denise Dihle has been named to two prestigious lists: Top Women in Energy, compiled by the Denver Business Journal (DBJ); and Enterprising Women of the Year, by Enterprising Women magazine. In both cases, the winner was determined based on qualities such as company growth, mentoring and leadership, and community involvement.

In January, Enterprising Women magazine notified Dihle that she is one of their 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year, joining a prestigious group of female entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and internationally. According to the award letter, Dihle was selected from hundreds of nominees based on the financial success of her business, her commitment to mentoring and supporting other women in business, and her community leadership.

In March, DBJ included Dihle on its annual list of 40 Top Women in Energy, which recognizes leading women in the Denver metro area working in a variety of industries within the energy sector.  A special issue of the Journal profiled each winner on April 14, followed by a VIP reception and awards ceremony on April 19.

360 Engineering’s Dihle said of winning the two awards, “In 2016, 360 won two awards for our work and I didn’t think that could be topped. This year, I’m even more humbled to receive two personal awards.  All of it was won just as much by my terrific staff and our clients. I could not have achieved any of this without them.” To other women either in business or dreaming of it, Dihle offers two things she’s learned, “First, be over-prepared so you can avoid pitfalls and jump faster than others at opportunities. Second, don’t let large risks keep you from making decisions.  Evaluate, prepare for the worst-case scenario, then jump off the edge and don’t look back.”

The latest recognition continues the firm’s award-winning streak. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected 360 Engineering as its USDOE’16 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) named 360 its Small Company of the Year for 2016.

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Founded by Denise Dihle in 2003, 360 Engineering offers mechanical engineering, prime consulting, and energy modeling and sustainability services. They work with commercial, government, and civic clients across the U.S. on projects of all sizes. In addition to numerous commercial projects for clients including 1st Bank and Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, the company’s portfolio includes work on high-profile sites such as the Colorado State Capitol Building, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus, and several national parks including Yellowstone (WY), Glacier (MT), and Apostle Islands (WI). 360 Engineering has a reputation built on providing excellent and responsive service, careful listening, and treating all clients as valued long-term partners.

2017 Top Women in Energy Announced!

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Congratulations to all the Denver Business Journal’s Top Women in Energy 2017!  We are especially excited for our President, Denise Dihle, PE.  She made the list this year for her commitment to professional excellence and positive contributions to the energy industry in Colorado.

See the nominees here: