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GRAEF Acquires Miami-Based Consulting Engineering & Science , Inc.

Acquisition to expand GRAEF services, create southeast hub for Milwaukee-headquartered firm

By - Jan 17th, 2018 02:28 pm
Design Team: GRAEF, PFS Studio, Rinka Chung, DEW (Dan Euser), NEWaukee

Design Team: GRAEF, PFS Studio, Rinka Chung, DEW (Dan Euser), NEWaukee

MILWAUKEE (January 17, 2018) – GRAEF-USA Inc., a full-service engineering, planning and design firm headquartered in Milwaukee today announced the acquisition of Miami-based Consulting Engineering & Science, Inc. In partnership with GRAEF’s Orlando office, the acquisition of Consulting Engineering & Science, Inc. will expand GRAEF’s services throughout the State of Florida and the broader southeast region of the country.

For more than 30 years, Consulting Engineering & Science, Inc. has been a leading consulting engineering firm in South Florida, with a focus on civil engineering, coastal engineering, and environmental sciences. These focus areas will build upon and strengthen GRAEF’s existing services.

“Consulting Engineering & Science’s team joining with GRAEF is an important step toward creating a southeastern hub, similar to what we’ve done in the Midwest,” said John Kissinger, President / CEO of GRAEF. “It will greatly increase our bandwidth in Florida and expand our practice in the water market, with the firm’s expertise in coastal engineering services.”

Consulting Engineering & Science, Inc.’s leaders, John Guttman, Richard Bochnovich, and Nelson Ortiz, have been named Associates of GRAEF. The firm’s additional staff will also continue through the transition as employees of GRAEF. In the south-Florida area, GRAEF will operate under the name Consulting Engineering & Science.

“This is a win-win situation,” said John Guttman, former President of Consulting Engineering & Science, Inc. and newly named GRAEF Associate. “Our firm and GRAEF are a natural fit. We look forward to continued growth and enhanced opportunities as we integrate into the GRAEF community.”

Consulting Engineering & Science will join GRAEF’s existing offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Orlando, Florida; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ABOUT GRAEF

GRAEF is an employee-owned, full-service engineering, planning and design firm with proven expertise in planning; landscape and industrial architecture; operations consulting; and structural, civil, transportation, MEP, and environmental engineering. GRAEF serves public and private clients from its offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Orlando, and now Miami, Florida. For more than 50 years, GRAEF has demonstrated its commitment to continuously adapting to meet the changing needs of the industry and its clients. For more information, visit www.GRAEF-usa.com.

ABOUT CONSULTING ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

For more than 30 years, Consulting Engineering & Science, Inc. has been a leading consulting and engineering firm, servicing clients throughout Florida, the southeastern United States, and the Caribbean. The firm specializes in civil engineering, coastal engineering, and environmental sciences. To learn more about Consulting Engineering & Science, Inc., visit http://www.cesmiami.com.

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