GRAEF, #31 on BDC network's 2021 Giants top 40 Engineering/Architecture firms has acquired Sarasota-based Erickson Consulting Engineers (ECE), a coastal and civil engineering firm.The acquisition includes ownership of Coastal Design and Engineering (CDE), ECE's partner company that is located in Turks and Caicos Islands.
Creating ten total offices for GRAEF, ECE and CDE will join the firm's eight other locations in Orlando and Miami, Florida; Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois (2); and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“This partnership greatly enhances our Coastal and Civil Engineering capabilities and is another step toward the realization of our vision of benefitting society by providing solutions for many of the major natural and man-made environmental challenges of the 21st century,” said John Kissinger, GRAEF President and CEO. “We are excited to team with ECE and CDE as we work to continuously improve coastal regions, and hope to use our combined experience in Engineering, Planning and Design to benefit individuals, institutions and communities.”
ECE and CDE will remain locally known as Erickson Consulting Engineers, and Coastal Design and Engineering, and branded as a GRAEF Company.
“With our team’s combined experience and expertise, our current and future clients will immediately benefit from our expanded, full-service capabilities,” said Karyn Erickson, President of ECE/CDE. “This acquisition will help shape and reinforce our projects with enhanced levels of innovation and our shared commitment to sustainability,” she adds.