IMEG acquires firm christopher consultants

The Virginia-based firm christopher consultants is being acquired by IMEG Corp., adding to IMEG’s civil engineering group now 400 team members strong.

Founded in 1982, christopher consultants has provided civil engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture, environmental and sustainable design services throughout the greater Washington, D.C., metro region. It has offices in Fairfax, Manassas, Leesburg, Warrenton, and Richmond, Virginia, as well as Lanham, Maryland. Christopher consultants moved into new corporate headquarters in Fairfax in June.

The firm currently employs 150 professionals, all of whom will become IMEG team members as of Friday, July 29, the Rock Island-based IMEG announced in a news release Monday, July 25.

“We are extremely pleased to bring christopher consultants into our company,” said IMEG President/CEO Paul VanDuyne. “We already have an existing working relationship with our Reston, Virginia-based structural team, and by blending IMEG’s full-service engineering portfolio with christopher’s civil, survey, planning, and landscape architecture capabilities, we create a strong synergy for future growth.”

William Zink, president of christopher consultants, said his firm is excited to become part of IMEG and help drive continued growth in the greater region. 

“The merger provides stability and growth for all our employees as well as our clients and teaming partners,” he said. “This decision is a direct result of our success over nearly 40 years, and we look forward to continuing to deliver the same high-quality product and relationships with the added resources of a nationwide company.”

Mr. Zink will continue as client executive with IMEG, overseeing regional civil operations with the existing christopher consultants leadership. The firm will continue to operate out of its existing offices, doing business as christopher consultants, now IMEG.

This is the latest company acquisition for IMEG.

In May, the company bought McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc., a mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and structural design services firm with offices in Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida.

Also, in March, IMEG acquired The Harmon Group, a Philadelphia-area structural engineering firm marking.

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