Aurora, Colo. – Merrick & Company, an international engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying and geospatial solutions firm, acquired the water-engineering firm of McLaughlin Water Engineers of Denver and Aspen, Colo. It was announced by Christopher Sherry, senior vice president at Merrick. McLaughlin has served the water systems, wastewater, water resources, drainage and flood control, utility economics and whitewater design markets in the Rocky Mountain region since 1966. This acquisition provides Merrick with the added wet-infrastructure resources to continue its reach throughout the U.S.
“The addition of McLaughlin Water to our employee-owned firm
bolsters Merrick’s service offerings to
clients,” said Ralph W. Christie, Jr., PE, chairman and CEO of Merrick. “The
acquisition broadens and deepens Merrick’s
capabilities in this specialty area and further allows our clients to access
professional resources through a single source. Our two firms and many of our
principals have worked together over the years on significant water projects.
There is considerable synergy from this acquisition,” added Christie.
"Water is an invaluable and critical natural resource
especially in the semi-arid west and the Southeast states where they are
experiencing rapid population growth,” said Peter Binney, PE, vice president of
Merrick and director of Sustainable
Infrastructure. “The addition of the expertise and broad services offered by
the professionals at McLaughlin Water Engineers provides Merrick
with a strong foundation to serve clients' water, wastewater and storm water
needs as they address those challenges".
With the addition of McLaughlin to the organization, Merrick will maintain its 14 offices that serve clients in
the energy, national security, life sciences and sustainable infrastructure
markets. McLaughlin will continue to operate from its current two locations in Denver and Aspen as it
integrates into the Merrick enterprise.
Merrick Acquires McLaughlin Water Engineers
June 20, 2012