We have a proud legacy of innovation and client care, and we’re only getting started.
For four decades, we have been guided by a shared purpose: a collective commitment to helping our clients succeed and a drive to explore new frontiers.
Yousif B. Ghafari founds Ghafari Associates as a CAD services provider in Southeast Michigan.
Ghafari is recognized by INC. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
We acquire three respected architecture firms to diversify our service offerings.
We celebrate our 10-year anniversary and move into a new headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.
Ghafari is awarded Ford Motor Company’s Preferred Quality Status “Q1” rating. We are one of only two A/E firms worldwide to be recognized with this distinction.
Ghafari adopts computer-generated three-dimensional modeling to offer our clients photo-realistic renderings of their projects.
We invest in our first laser scanner, expanding our capabilities to include high-definition surveying.
Kouhaila G. Hammer is named Ghafari’s President and CEO.
Following another acquisition, Ghafari begins offering new capabilities in operations and systems engineering.
Ghafari opens a full-service office in downtown Chicago that specializes in servicing niche technical markets.
Ghafari is featured in an ENR cover story titled “Soaring into the Virtual World: Build It First”. The article discusses our pioneering efforts in the application of 3D BIM for a series of projects with General Motors.
Ghafari establishes operations in India, opening an office in Baroda. ENR ranks us at No. 93 on its “Top Design Firms” list.
Ghafari opens an office in Abu Dhabi, UAE. We also earn our ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Ghafari launches vPlanner, a visual planning software solution that supports lean project delivery.
AIA Michigan honors Ghafari as the “2014 Firm of the Year”. We also open an office in Birmingham, Alabama to expand our geographic reach to the Southeast U.S.
Ghafari ranks among the top five designers of manufacturing facilities in the U.S. by ENR. We also open an office in Istanbul, Turkey.
We establish an office in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ghafari acquires Concept Design Group, an architecture and interior design firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
We are honored as one of the nation’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for the eighth consecutive year.