Geosyntec Consultants Acquires EnviroGroup Limited
ATLANTA and DENVER (October 1, 2012) — Geosyntec Consultants today announced it has acquired EnviroGroup Limited, an environmental science and engineering consulting firm headquartered near Denver, Colorado, with additional offices near Albany, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.
Effective October 1, the firm will operate as EnviroGroup, a Geosyntec Company. EnviroGroup's team includes 21 practitioners and support staff specializing in vapor intrusion evaluation and mitigation, environmental forensics and litigation support, environmental management systems, and regulatory compliance management.
"This is an exciting opportunity for both our companies and our practitioners," said Rudy Bonaparte, Ph.D, P.E., President and CEO of Geosyntec. "With the addition of the great group of people who have made EnviroGroup successful, Geosyntec gains resources that strengthen our core practices and bring expertise in the management of environmental issues of special concern to clients across the Rocky Mountains and the Front Range."
"While our two companies complement each other in a number of key practice areas, this merger is especially exciting as it will allow us to combine our two nationally- and internationally-recognized vapor intrusion practices, to provide our clients with unparalleled expertise and experience to address their facilities or sites impacted by the presence and movement of volatile chemicals in groundwater and soil," Bonaparte said.
Through this acquisition, EnviroGroup practitioners will be able to expand their service offerings by tapping into the practice expertise and institutional knowledge of more than 1,000 Geosyntec engineers, scientists, and project support staff working across the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and Malaysia.
"We knew we wanted to grow the scope of our services and found Geosyntec's entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to client service to be an excellent pairing with our own approach to solving our clients' environmental and infrastructure challenges," said EnviroGroup founder David Folkes, P.E., a geological and civil engineer. "By becoming part of the Geosyntec companies, we will have new opportunities to offer our services to clients around the globe and to work on groundbreaking projects across our practice areas."
Folkes will become a Principal within the Geosyntec companies as part of the merger, as will Margaret "Poppy" Staub, a geologist who will also serve as the branch manager for EnviroGroup operations in the Denver region. Joining the firm as an Associate is Bence Close, P.E., a geohydrologist and civil engineer based near Denver. Susan Welt, M.P.H., P.E., joins the firm as a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Albany.