Stantec is a gigantic Edmonton-headquartered professional consulting firm offering engineering, architecture, and related services. It operates mostly on a fee-for-service basis but more recently it has provided fixed-price construction services. It has about 22,000 employees operating out of about 400 offices worldwide. In 2016, 58% of revenues were from the U.S., 27% from Canada, and 15% international. The proportion of revenues earned in Canada has declined rapidly while the portion of revenues earned internationally has risen quickly. For many years, Stantec has successfully pursued a business model of rapid growth by acquisition.