IMEG adds three new firms, five more locations

IMEG Corp., No. 77 on the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms list, has added three new firms in 2021 year-end acquisitions.

The deals capped off a 12-month period that brought in six firms and five new office locations, continuing the company’s expansion goal of providing engineering services in all disciplines throughout the United States, IMEG said in a news release today.

The three latest additions which joined IMEG on Dec. 31, 2021, and will continue operating out of their current locations, are:

  • Architectural Engineers, Inc. (AEI), a Boston-based mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and lighting design services firm. Founded in 1985, AEI provides MEP, low-voltage, and lighting systems design services throughout Massachusetts.
  • C&H Engineering and Surveying, Inc., a civil, surveying, and structural engineering firm in Bozeman, Montana. Since 1994, the firm has offered geotechnical, environmental, civil, surveying, and structural services in the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas
  • Sitton Energy Solutions, an Illinois-based energy management firm and leader in building performance analysis throughout the Midwest. Developers of the Facility Optimization Strategy™(FOS™), Sitton has been providing building optimization and analytic strategies to clients since 2007, working in a wide variety of markets.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome C&H Engineering, AEI, and Sitton into our company,” said IMEG President and CEO Paul VanDuyne. “Each firm brings unique strengths that will enhance IMEG’s full-service engineering portfolio and create a synergy for continued growth throughout the U.S.— allowing us to leverage a broader base of market and deliver ever-expanding design innovations to the industry.” 

AEI CEO Robin Greenleaf said, “AEI’s reputation was built by delivering innovative solutions to engineering problems in the building systems industry centered on the spirit of extraordinary teamwork and partnership. This philosophy blends well with IMEG’s client-centric approach, allowing us to leverage a broader base of market and technical expertise.”

Sitton owner and President Doug Sitton said his firm is thrilled to be part of IMEG. “We are excited to move into this next chapter and expand our breadth of services and reach. This merger brings together a deep bench of experience and enhances our passion for energy conservation for the communities and clients we serve.” 

C&H Engineering’s Pincipal Per Hjalmarsson said, “We are excited to move into this next chapter and expand our breadth of services and reach. This merger brings together decades of experience, enhances our passion for delivering quality work, and allows us to continue developing strong client relationships across the region and beyond.” 

IMEG, a 100% employee-owned company, bills itself as a leading U.S.-based engineering design firm delivering a rare combination of the broad expertise of a national leader with the personal relationships and deep collaboration of a local firm.

With more than 60 offices and 1,600 team members, IMEG serves regions and markets with full-service, in-house engineering design. IMEG is a Top 5, 100% employee-owned, Engineering Firm in the U.S. (BD+C). 

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