Alan Plummer Associates Inc., a Texas-based water and environmental engineering firm, has announced it will expand its geographic reach through the acquisition of FEI Engineers, Inc. a Colorado-based engineering company with clients throughout Colorado and New Mexico.
“We are pleased to combine the knowledge, technical expertise and solid experience of these two successful companies,” said Chris Young, PE, CEO of Alan Plummer Associates Inc. “Like Alan Plummer Associates, FEI Engineers has considerable expertise in water and wastewater and also shares our values and our approach to serve clients and retaining and attracting strong talent.”
The acquisition fits Alan Plummer Associates’ strategy to remain privately owned and grow its geographic reach nationally. “We are already known as one of the most technically competent engineering firms in the water and environmental industry,” said Young. “This expands our reach into the Rocky Mountain region and brings even more expertise to the table for our existing and future clients.”
Alan Plummer Associates specializes in planning, permitting, design, and construction-phase services for water, wastewater, reuse, stormwater and conveyance. FEI’s services also include water conservation, resource planning and wastewater treatment/conveyance. Both Alan Plummer Associates and FEI represent municipalities, water districts, wastewater utilities, government, and private companies.
“With aridification of the western U.S., water utilities and municipalities need creative thinking on water supply, infrastructure, conservation and reuse. We’re positioned to provide engineered solutions for water providers to maximize water efficiencies,” added Young.
The combined staff will bring Alan Plummer Associates to about 150 employees. The company’s 2018 revenues were $23 million. It currently has six offices in Texas and Oklahoma. With annual revenues of $2.2 million, FEI Engineers will retain its staff and offices in Denver and Durango, CO. Patrick O’Brien, PE, PMP, President and Principal at FEI Engineers, will become the Area Leader of Alan Plummer Associates’ Mountain West Area.
“With both firms specializing in water related work, joining the Alan Plummer Associates team presented a strong opportunity to grow our business in Colorado, New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain West, pursue larger projects and clients, and expand the expertise and services we can offer our existing clients,” said O’Brien.