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Salas O’Brien Merges with Atlanta Engineering Firm – HESM&A


July 28, 2015
By Business Wire News

ATLANTA

HESM&A Consulting Engineers, the Atlanta firm known for Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Suppression Engineering as well as Commissioning Service for the commercial, educational, healthcare, hospitality, and retail markets throughout Georgia and the South announced they are joining forces with a leading national facilities planning and design firm, Salas O’Brien. The combined firms will now serve clients nationally from 13 offices across the United States. HESM&A will now be known as HESM&A Salas O’Brien.

The new business combination will have over 230 professionals and more than 60 registered professionals. Salas O’Brien is a leading ENR 500 national facilities design firm with a focus on critical environments including Telecommunications, Data Centers and Hospitals, Higher Education, Government, K-12, Clean Energy, Building Systems/Controls, Retail and Commercial facilities.

Stan Everett, Managing Principal of HESM&A, was instrumental in bringing the two firms together. “It became very evident there was a wonderful opportunity to be even better by strengthening our service capabilities as well as adding even more depth and breadth of experience. Most importantly, we really like the Salas O’Brien team, their leadership, what they have achieved and where they are going. We will make a significant contribution to our combined strategy and positioning going forward. We will continue to operate locally with the same authority and decision-making but be able to bring more depth and support when it makes sense for our clients,” says Everett.

“This is a significant milestone for Salas O’Brien,” said CEO Darin Anderson. “We are excited to add outstanding leaders and team members to our growing organization. Fundamentally, we have so much in common. We share the same passion for outstanding design, values, characteristics, democratic approach and have complementary skills and experience that will further drive the success of our organization. We couldn’t be more thrilled to add these new shareholders and leaders to our team. Like our previous mergers, we expect great success and growth together. HESM&A is adding complementary skills to our organization which we are already utilizing nationally.”

Both Salas O’Brien and HESM&A were founded over 25 years ago and have a long history of outstanding design work. All of the HESM&A shareholders will now be shareholders of the combined organization.

About Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is a leading national facilities design firm with a focus on critical environments including Telecommunications, Data Centers and Hospitals, Higher Education, Government, K-12, Clean Energy, Building Systems/Controls, Retail and Commercial facilities. Fortune 100 companies have come to “expect a difference” from Salas O’Brien through exceptional design, attention to detail, and both outstanding service and project delivery. Real savings are generated for our customers. Salas O’Brien is an Engineering News Record (ENR) top 500 firm and has received recognition as a fast growing company by INC. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest growing companies in the United States. More about Salas O’Brien can be found at www.salasobrien.com.

Salas O’Brien
Jamie Bonner, 408-899-3053 (Direct)
Senior Marketing Manager
jamie.bonner@salasobrien.com