Member News 9.8.21

Posted By: Andrew Heidtke Member News,

Mead & Hunt is pleased to announce that it has acquired Perkins Engineering Consultants. Read the full press release below:

'Perkins Engineering Consultants, a Texas engineering firm specializing in water/wastewater services, joined Mead & Hunt, a national, full-service architectural-engineering firm, on August 1st, 2021. This move allows both Mead & Hunt and Perkins Engineering Consultants to offer enhanced services to clients and expand their geographic reach, furthering the strategic vision of both firms.

“The types of services we offer and the vision we have for our future made this the perfect fit for both companies,” said Mark Perkins, previously President and Founder of Perkins Engineering Consultants and now Principal and Water/Wastewater Business Unit Leader at Mead & Hunt. “Mead & Hunt shares our strong commitment to serving our clients and communities. This move gives our current and future clients expanded capabilities while still receiving the same level of responsive service and quality they expect from us.”

Perkins Engineering Consultants is a well-established water/wastewater engineering firm based in Arlington, Texas. Founded in 2005, the firm offers consulting services to municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems and to private utilities. Mark Perkins is a nationally recognized industry leader in odor control, currently serving as the chair of the Water Environment Federation’s Air Quality and Odor Control Committee.

Joining forces with Mead & Hunt allows Perkins to offer clients expanded services along with the benefits of a full-service, national firm. Similarly, Mead & Hunt benefits from Perkins Engineering Consultants’ experience in several key areas, including corrosion abatement, odor mitigation, specialized regulatory assistance, and wastewater system rehabilitation. These services are complementary to Mead & Hunt’s current water/wastewater services, including water and wastewater treatment, water supply and distribution, reclaimed water, advanced hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, stormwater management, flood risk reduction, dam safety, and climate change adaption and resilience.

“We have been looking for an ideal firm to expand our water-wastewater services, along with our footprint in the southern US,” said Andy Platz, CEO of Mead & Hunt. “An expanding population drives increased water infrastructure needs. We have always sought to expand when and where it makes sense—our goal has consistently been to adapt and change to serve our clients in whatever capacity required.”

Founded in 1900 by water resources engineer Daniel Mead, Mead & Hunt has since expanded significantly in size and geographic reach. The firm now provides diversified services nationwide and ranks #97 on ENR’s Top 100 Design Firms, as well as #12 on Zweig Group’s Hot Firms list tracking growth. With a team of 900 professionals in over 40 offices across the US, Mead & Hunt supports several key markets, including aviation, transportation, food & beverage, federal, and state & local government, in addition to serving the broad water market.

As Mead & Hunt has been serving water clients for over 120 years, the firm possesses a keen understanding of the value this precious resource holds for our collective future. The addition of Perkins Engineering Consultant’s services furthers Mead & Hunt’s One Water strategy, which brings diverse talents together to put the right people on the right projects from anywhere in the country. “This acquisition holds enormous benefit for both firms. Now we’ll have a greater depth of resources to pull from, offering expanded water and wastewater services to all of our clients, as well as expanding our geographic reach,” said Amy Squitieri, Environment & Infrastructure Group Leader. “We look forward to working to unite and mobilize our team to secure a sustainable future for the nation’s water resources.”

In addition to bringing complementary services and expanded client value to both firms, this move is also an ideal cultural fit. Mead & Hunt has been defined by strong values since its inception, including a commitment to the community, clients, partners, and employees. These values are mirrored by Perkins Engineering Consultants. Our people-first values continue to guide us as we move forward together.'