Two Ohio engineering firms, Tec and Monks, merge

Both companies offer mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering services.

May 10, 2016 |

Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Ron Reiring/Wikimedia Commons.

Two Ohio engineering firms announced a merger.

On Monday, Columbus-based W.E. Monks & Co. Engineers officially became a part of Tec Inc. Engineering & Design, a firm the Cleveland suburb of Eastlake.

Tec and Monks both offer mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) engineering services to similar markets like healthcare, industrial sectors, and higher education. 

“This merger is a strong strategic fit for both firms, as it gives us a bigger, better toolkit of engineering resources to offer our clients,” Tec president Terry Kilbourne said in a statement. “Monks’ professionals are highly experienced, and they bring great expertise and depth to Tec’s existing practices. Both firms share a common goal to exceed our clients’ expectations, and this merger positions us to do that better than before.” 

Monks will house Tec’s Columbus office, which has 10 of Tec’s 27 total engineers. Russ Edwards, the president of W.E. Monks, will become the Managing Principal of Tec’s Columbus office. Monks will operate as a subsidiary of Tec until the integration is complete.

Founded in 1983, Tec’s largest national project is the 750,000-sf Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, an $80 million athletic complex. The company is licensed to operate in 40 states.

Monks has provided consulting engineering services since 1960.

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