McClure Engineering Co., has acquired Shafer, Kline & Warren Inc. Effective April 6, MEC assumed operational control of SKW with Paul Trombino III, P.E., as acting president.
“At MEC, our vision is to ‘Make lives better by building strong communities,’ and our mission is to ‘Build relationships to help our clients be successful,’” said Terry Lutz, CEO of MEC. “The people at SKW are very much aligned with us on this, as they have done the same things for their clients for a long time. Our cultures blend very well, and pooling our resources provides even greater opportunities for us to make lives better and help our clients be successful.”
The acquisition of SKW adds scale to MEC’s existing civil engineering and surveying services, expands its operations to the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as Oklahoma, and diversifies the company’s capabilities by adding SKW’s engineering, procurement, and construction services for the oil and gas industry.
“As we considered options for the future of SKW, we knew an acquisition partner would have to check a lot boxes for us in terms of cultural fit, regional and national growth, and a solid reputation for service and quality,” said Ron Petering, P.E., CEO of SKW. “As we’ve gotten to know the MEC team we believe this is an exceptional fit for our clients and employees.”
The dovetailing of business lines makes the merger of the two companies nearly seamless. The McClure Engineering specializes in public infrastructure and capital improvements planning in the areas of placemaking, transportation, water, wastewater, environmental, structural, rail, transloading, land development, aviation, surveying, mapping (including 3D high definition scanning and UAV mapping), county drainage, and storm water management projects throughout the Midwest and nationally.
Since 1950, Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. has provided surveying, engineering and construction services.