GRW acquires West Virginia design firm Chapman Technical Group

Transaction expands firms’ abilities to meet clients’ needs

December 13, 2013

GRW has been serving the architectural, engineering and geospatial needs of a wide range of clients in the region and across the country for nearly 50 years. Now, the Lexington, KY-based firm is expanding its capabilities through the recent acquisition of Chapman Technical Group, a 36-person West Virginia-based firm.

Established in 1984, Chapman Technical Group is a full-service consulting firm with offices in St. Albans and Buckhannon, West Virginia. Chapman offers an extensive range of professional architectural, engineering, interior design and landscape architectural services. 

Ron Gilkerson, president of GRW, said, “This transaction represents a milestone for GRW as we continue to improve our services to our clients. Chapman’s team is highly complementary to the GRW team and we look forward to our new working relationship. With Chapman a part of the GRW family we will have greater flexibility to respond to client needs.”

Joe Bird, a Chapman senior vice president, said, “Since we were established in 1984, Chapman Technical Group has been focused on the architectural and engineering infrastructure needs of West Virginia.”

Greg Belcher, a senior vice president of Chapman, added, “Being a part of GRW will improve our capacity and expand our expertise as we continue to serve our valued clients.”

GRW’s multidiscipline capabilities encompass water resources engineering, and mechanical, electrical, structural, site/civil and transportation engineering, as well as architectural design professionals and a complete geospatial services team. Chapman builds on this established foundation and adds significant engineering and architectural design resources, as well as interior design and landscape architecture to the services now available. GRW also has Kentucky offices in Louisville and Fort Mitchell, as well as in the states of Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. 

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