American Engineering Acquires Martin Engineering, Signs New Office Lease
Charlotte, N.C. (July 28, 2015) — American Engineering Associates – Southeast, PA (American Engineering) and Martin Engineering, have signed a definitive agreement through which American Engineering has acquired the assets of the Virginia Beach-based company. This is the firm’s second Hampton Roads area acquisition within the past 8 months.
Through the acquisition, American Engineering will add principal Brad Martin, PE, who started the firm more than 8 years ago.
“Brad Martin and the Martin Engineering team will be a great addition to our company,” said Scott D. Stone, PE, president of Charlotte-based American Engineering. “We are excited to be able to add depth and leadership within our existing Virginia Beach office.”
The addition of Martin Engineering will be a complement to American Engineering’s existing Virginia Beach operation – most of which came through the acquisition of Engineering Services, Inc. in November 2014. The merger takes effect immediately and Martin will serve as Managing Principal of the newly combined Virginia Beach operation. Pete Burkhimer will continue in his role as Chief Engineer.
American Engineering has also signed a lease for new office space at 448 Viking Drive in Virginia Beach. The existing operations located at Stoneshore Road and Lynnhaven Parkway (former Martin Engineering) will both relocate to the Oceana Place location on Viking Drive in September.
American Engineering Acquires Engineering Services, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C. — American Engineering Associates – Southeast, PA (American Engineering) and Engineering Services, Inc., have signed a definitive agreement through which American Engineering has acquired the assets of the Virginia Beach-based company.
Through the acquisition, American Engineering adds an engineering and survey operation which started in the Virginia Beach area in 1974. Over its 40 year history, Engineering Services, Inc. has established itself as one of the premier design and survey firms in the Hampton Roads area.
“Engineering Services, Inc., will be a great addition to our team,” said Scott D. Stone, PE, managing principal of Charlotte-based American Engineering. “We are excited to be able to add an office in the growing Hampton Roads area and expand our services to now include surveying.”
“After four decades of serving our clients well, we were able to find a partner with the same core values,” stated W. Peter Burkhimer, P.E., Engineering Services, Inc. principal. “We know that American Engineering shares our focus on client service and technical excellence.”
“American Engineering’s focus on growth and expansion will provide new and exciting opportunities for our people,” said Gerard P. Brunick, Jr., PLS, Engineering Services, Inc. principal. “They have been the key to our years of success.”
American Engineering’s new staff brings considerable expertise and experience serving public sector clients – such as the City of Chesapeake, VA and Kill Devil Hills, NC – as well as private sector clients including many of the area’s local land development firms. Engineering Services, Inc. has proudly led the design of many of the area’s most recognizable projects.
Pete Burkhimer plans to stay in a leadership role with the company for several years following the transition.
American Engineering Welcomes the Charlotte Office of Gannett Fleming
Acquisition of Gannett Fleming’s Charlotte Operation Adds Transportation, Traffic & Structural Engineering Depth in Carolinas
Charlotte, N.C. — American Engineering Associates – Southeast, PA (American Engineering) and Camp Hill, PA- based Gannett Fleming, Inc., have signed a definitive agreement through which American Engineering has acquired the assets of Gannett Fleming’s Charlotte operation.
Through the acquisition, American Engineering adds an engineering operation which started in Charlotte in 1990. Over its 23 year history, Gannett Fleming’s Charlotte office has established itself as one of the premier infrastructure design firms in the Carolinas. As part of the agreement, American Engineering adds the assets, staff, and projects of Gannett Fleming’s Charlotte office.
American Engineering’s new staff bring considerable expertise and experience serving public sector clients – such as the City of Charlotte, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation – as well as private sector clients including Belk Stores. Chris Johnson, PE, who led Gannett Fleming’s Charlotte office, is now a principal with American Engineering and will lead efforts in the public sector markets.
American Engineering Principal Leads Discussion with NC Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata
North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata, and American Engineering’s Scott Stone, during a recent roundtable discussion on transportation issues.
It is not “business as usual” at the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In Governor McCrory’s first year in office, one of the top priorities for change was NCDOT. Gov. McCrory appointed a hard-charging, retired US Army brigadier general, Tony Tata, to revamp the department.
During a recent roundtable discussion on the Future of North Carolina Transportation, American Engineering’s Scott Stone moderated a discussion which ranged from future construction funding sources, increasing customer service, and a NCDOT focus on supporting efforts to bring new jobs to North Carolina. A big undertaking underway for NCDOT and the legislature – changing the construction project funding formula.
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