Wade Trim’s roots trace back to 1926 when a civil engineer established a business in the greater Detroit area designing roads and sewers for municipalities. Our founders, Bob Wade and Don Trim, came to work for this firm and eventually ran its operations before purchasing it. Initial growth was fueled by designing utilities and roads for growing communities. Our projects soon expanded from local water and sewer systems to regional stormwater and sewer collection and treatment systems. Experience with local wet weather flooding and water quality issues became a springboard to major wet weather pollution control projects throughout the Midwest. Transportation also became a specialized practice area through work with state and county agencies, cities and private clients. Community planning services were added to complement services for local government clients.

Additional practice areas emerged to meet new client needs. Drawing on our infrastructure design experience, we provide professional partnership services with municipal governments and private enterprises to operate, manage and maintain their water, wastewater and public works systems. Our Industrial, Commercial and Energy (ICE) practice began working with commercial and residential developments and expanded into large industrial master planning and design services as well as program management and design services for gas and electric distribution companies.