Hancock Associates, a Danvers, Mass.-based provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, announced the acquisition of H.W. Moore Associates Inc., a land planning and civil engineering firm located in Boston.

H.W. Moore Associates was founded in 1967 by Bill Moore, PE, PLS, to provide consulting services in civil, traffic, environmental, and land use engineering for federal, state, municipal and private projects. Their areas of expertise include site analysis, master planning and development, feasibility studies, detailed site engineering and approval processing.

H.W. Moore will continue to operate under their corporate name and Jim White, PE, Fred Keylor and Bob Carter will remain as the lead engineers in the Boston office. Jason Ellis, PLS, will lead the new land surveying department. Ellis is one of Hancock’s project managers, an associate of the firm and has over 20 years of land surveying experience.

“With H.W. Moore as a division of Hancock Associates, we’re able to offer expanded planning and civil design services for public and private entities,” says President Wayne C. Jalbert. “To support H.W. Moore, Hancock is outfitting the office with a full land surveying staff including field crews. By bringing the two firms together, we’re able to offer more services, expand our reach and serve our clients even more efficiently. We’re excited for the future.”