NV5 has expanded its business in recent years to better serve our clients’ needs. Below is a history of companies that have become part of NV5.
Construction Quality Assurance
NV5 acquired Bureau Veritas’s construction quality assurance business line in March 2010. The acquisition provided NV5 with a construction quality assurance platform that included key management and multiple operations and laboratories throughout Florida, California and New Jersey. NV5 has provided construction quality assurance services on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the United States including airports, seaports, water facilities, highways, tunnels, bridges, energy and power facilities, courthouses, and universities. NV5 also provides forensic engineering services in this vertical. Our forensic engineering team performs investigations and analyses to determine the cause or rule out possible causes of alleged building defects. Our forensic engineers have an average of 30 years of diversified experience in design and construction as well as expertise in local and international codes and standards.
In July 2012 NV5 acquired Kaderabek Company (KACO) to further develop and strategically expand our construction quality assurance vertical. KACO was founded in Miami, Florida and specializes in the provision of geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, engineering geology and hydrogeology, drilling, construction observation, and materials testing services on sophisticated projects throughout Southern Florida and the Caribbean. NV5’s dedicated staff of professional engineers in the construction quality assurance vertical prioritizes quality service, state-of-the-art capabilities, and project performance.
In June 2016, NV5 acquired the assets of X8e-Vinyard in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With this addition, NV5 expands its professional geotechnical engineering, construction materials inspection, and laboratory testing services capabilities in the Albuquerque area. Specialized capabilities include the include flexible and rigid pavement design for roadways and airfields, asphalt and fire-proofing materials laboratory testing and special inspection services for soils; pile and pier foundations; masonry; steel and concrete construction; cold formed metal framing; wind force resisting systems; and seismic force resisting and designated seismic systems. The depth also includes public and private clients for over 30 years of experience in New Mexico. Including notable projects such as the light aircraft runways and hangers at regional and international airports, airfield aprons and runways to support Military C-17 aircraft at Kirtland AFB, expansion of the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, a major multi-level regional hospital, the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership and multi-year, on-call contracts for regional flood control and State of New Mexico Department of Transportation agencies.
Nolte Associates (Nolte) became part of NV5 in August 2010 and is our primary platform for the provision of infrastructure services. Nolte was established in 1957 as a full-service engineering firm in Northern California. NV5 offers construction management, program management, specialty, and civil engineering services to transportation authorities, energy and utility providers, infrastructure airports and seaports, water agencies, and large commercial developers. With technical and engineering expertise amassed over decades, NV5 is uniquely qualified to meet and exceed project requirements and provide higher quality, innovative and sustainable infrastructure solutions.
In July 2013 NV5 acquired the Tampa, Florida based Transportation Infrastructure Engineering division of Pitman Hartenstein & Associates (PHA) to expand our infrastructure vertical in the southeastern United States. PHA Tampa has provided transportation infrastructure services to public sector clients since 1992. NV5’s infrastructure team has worked on a wide variety of transportation infrastructure projects, including multi-lane designs on new alignment, urban multi-lane widening projects, intersection and interchange improvements, concrete pavement rehabilitation and restoration projects, and has provided supporting environmental permitting, stormwater management, and traffic operations design services on these projects. From concept study to post-design phase services, NV5 has proven the ability to provide high quality, practical and cost effective design solutions to public transportation clients.
NV5 acquired The RBA Group, Inc. in July 2015. The acquisition significantly expanded NV5’s Infrastructure vertical to capture key clients and markets in the Northeast and was the Company’s largest acquisition since 2010. The RBA Group has been providing professional engineering services to a diverse client base throughout the East Coast since 1968. RBA’s client base includes the New York City Department of Transportation, the New York City Department of Design and Construction, the New York Department of Transportation, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the U.S. Navy, and many other local, state, and federal agencies. The Company’s portfolio of services includes highway design, structural engineering, traffic engineering and transportation planning, construction management, environmental engineering, architecture, cultural resource management, site engineering, and surveying. RBA’s commitment to quality services and products and maintenance of a strict quality assurance program drives the Group’s central goal of project completion according to client satisfaction.
CivilSource, Inc. (CivilSource) was acquired by NV5 in December 2016 to elevate the infrastructure platform in southern California. CivilSource, established in 2006 and located in Irvine, California, is a civil engineering consulting firm serving municipal, special district, industrial and private sector clients. CivilSource’s large public client base includes 23 of 34 cities in Orange County and 22 of 88 Los Angeles counties, geographic regions with very high barriers to entry. The firm specializes in capital improvement projects and in the provision of comprehensive design and program management services on roadway, highway, and streets projects, as well as water and wastewater, flood control, and facilities projects. The staff includes licensed engineers and architects, certified inspectors, geotechnical surveyors and experienced public works professionals.
Lochrane Engineering, Inc. (Lochrane) was acquired by NV5 in May 2017 to strengthen our infrastructure services in Florida. Lochrane has provided civil engineering and surveying services to clients throughout the state of Florida since 1979. They have more than 50 professional service and support personnel offering comprehensive services in the following areas: Civil Engineering / Commercial & Residential Site Development Services; Transportation Engineering / Roadway & Drainage Design; Surveying and Mapping; Subsurface Utility Exploration; and Utility Coordination. Lochrane specializes in the provision of services on major roadway projects and its major clients include the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.
NV5 acquired Holdrege & Kull, Consulting Engineers and Geologists (H&K), a geotechnical engineering, materials testing, and inspection company in May 2017. Since 1993, H&K has provided geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, materials testing and special inspection, geology, hydrogeology, and SWPPP services throughout the western United States. H&K’s professional staff include registered professional geologists, civil engineers, engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, hydrogeologists, professionals in sediment and erosion control, and qualified SWPPP designers and practitioners. They have a deep bench of qualified engineering field and laboratory technicians and their laboratories are accredited by DSA, Caltrans, CCRL, AASHTO, ASTM, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. H&K serves their public, municipal and special district, industrial, and private sector clients from five office locations in California.
In December 2017, NV5 acquired Skyscene, LLC (“Skyscene”), a leading provider of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flight services headquartered in San Diego, California. The aerial survey and mapping company operates fixed wing and multirotor UAV’s while carrying the most advanced remote sensing equipment. They can cover thousands of acres a day providing 2D Orthomosaics, Contour Maps, 3D Densified Pointclouds, as well as having the ability to calculate all volumetrics on the property such as cut, fill, and total volume. These metrics are far greater than traditional ground survey because they can place an XYZ coordinate on every inch of the property getting an extremely accurate measurement. Integrating NV5’s LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) mapping technology with Skyscene’s UAV flight services positions NV5 as one of the leading UAV LiDAR aerial mapping service providers in the nation. Traditionally provided with fixed wing aircraft or helicopters, the use of UAV LiDAR adds value to our clients by providing higher resolution mapping, rapid mobilization, and more cost-effective services than can be achieved using manned aerial vehicles or traditional survey methods.
Butsko Utility Design, Inc. (Butsko), a leading provider of utility planning and design services, was acquired in January 2018. Since 1994, Butsko has been known as the single source for clients’ dry utility – electrical, telephone, cable television, fiber optics and natural gas – planning, management, design and engineering needs. Its team of professional engineers, designers, planners and utility systems experts combine current methodologies with new and future technology in the utility industry. They have served a variety of sectors, including master planned communities, commercial and industrial, shopping centers, corporate and commercial centers, academics, hospitality, government and state municipalities and agencies. Recent large-scale projects include Playa Vista, a Los Angeles Master Planned Community, Mid Coast Light Rail, The San Diego Bayfront Master Plan, Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, Southern California Logistics Airport, and Victorville Municipal Utility Services.
In August 2018, NV5 acquired CALYX Engineers and Consultants to extend our infrastructure and environmental services across the Southeast, one of the most rapidly growing regions of the US. CALYX’s longstanding relationships with state departments of transportation in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia complement NV5’s current infrastructure services in the Northeast, Florida, and the West. Founded in 1993, CALYX is an award-winning engineering and environmental firm with over 200 professionals providing roadway and structure design, transportation planning, water resources, construction services, utility services, building structure design, land development, traffic services, cultural resources, surveying, and environmental services for both public and private clients, including state departments of transportation, municipalities, developers, higher education institutions, and healthcare systems.
NV5 acquired AK Environmental (AK) in March 2014 to expand our energy services client base. AK is an inspection, construction management and environmental consulting firm that primarily provides services to natural gas pipeline companies in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. Founded in 2002, AK has become a nationally recognized technical service provider in the energy industry and is particularly well-known for its expertise in the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements for natural gas pipelines. NV5 is expanding its reputation in the environmental services industry through AK and is uniquely positioned to benefit from the rapid growth of the shale gas industry.
NV5 acquired Sebesta in February 2016 to diversify NV5’s service offerings and provide a scalable platform for growth in the energy vertical by bringing NV5 into new geographic areas and introducing NV5 to Sebesta’s large client base. Sebesta is a nationally-recognized MEP engineering (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) and energy management company that provides full-service engineering, energy performance, commissioning and sustainability services. Through the expertise of its technical professionals, Sebesta has created smart and sustainable facility solutions for all types of clients, including federal and state governments as well as education, commercial, industrial, healthcare, and electric utility companies. From master planning to design, implementation, and optimization strategies, Sebesta consistently improves the effectiveness and operation of facilities for its clients. Some of Sebesta’s federal clients include the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Air National Guard, and the U.S. Navy. Sebesta was awarded the retro-commissioning of the long-term renovation project at the Pentagon that resulted in LEED certification for the six million square foot building.
JBA Consulting Engineers, Inc. (JBA), a MEP engineering, acoustics, technology, and fire protection consulting firm, was acquired in October 2016 to expand and strengthen NV5’s existing energy and environmental platform. JBA adds new complementary services, increases our depth in MEP engineering, and expands our geographic footprint to Asia. Since 1966, JBA has served major public and private clients such as Hilton, Marriott, and major theme parks, as well as casinos and entertainment groups internationally, including Wynn, Caesars, MGM, Crown, Sands, Red Rock, and Hard Rock. JBA is also a Trusted Advisor to the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, and McCarran International Airport.
The acquisition of RDK in June 2017 makes NV5 one of the largest MEP engineering firms in the U.S. and allows for immediate cross-selling opportunities within our existing network of offices. Founded in 1897, RDK is an established leader in the provision of energy efficiency and MEP services. Based in Boston, RDK’s 185 employees operate out of five strategic office locations on the East Coast. In addition to mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and fire protection services, RDK offers commissioning services, technology design services, and energy and sustainability services, including Whole Building Energy Modeling and ASHRAE Level Energy Audits, Green Building Certification, Energy Code Consulting, Carbon Emissions Management, and Renewable Energy Management. RDK primarily serves commercial, healthcare, science and technology, education, government, and transportation clients.
In February 2018, NV5 acquired CSA Building Services Consulting Engineers (M&E) Ltd., a leading provider of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering and sustainability consulting services throughout Asia and the Middle East. Founded in Hong Kong in 1995, CSA has served private and public sector clients in the retail, education, healthcare, industrial, corporate, hospitality and infrastructure markets. The addition of CSA strengthens NV5’s international platform and allows us to provide engineering services seamlessly throughout these regions.
On November 2018, NV5 acquired CHI Engineering Services, Inc. to expand our energy services client base. Based in Portsmouth NH, CHI Engineering provides engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services to the liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas (NG), and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industries.
Founded in 1978, CHI Engineering has become a highly respected and nationally recognized leader in the gas industry. CHI’s client base includes the majority of LNG facility owner/operators in the United States. They bring first-hand knowledge of best practices, facility components and logistics, and the latest technologies to solve clients’ complex challenges. They make a commitment to keep clients involved in the process and informed as expectations are met and exceeded. Their experience in plant design, construction, startup, operations, and maintenance is unmatched within the industry.
The Sextant Group was acquired by NV5 in March 2019 to meaningfully differentiate its MEP design offerings and expand technology design services. Delivered from over a dozen locations across the United States, planning and design specialties now include audiovisual and information technologies, building security, acoustics & noise control, technical lighting, theatre systems, faculty development, and intelligent buildings. The national independent consulting firm’s team of over 80 experienced and highly-certified technical specialists provides owners and architects throughout North America with innovative and effective technology solutions for collaboration, presentation, communication, healing, and entertainment spaces. Markets served include higher education, healthcare, corporate, government, performing arts, libraries, and sports & recreation.
In April 2013 NV5 acquired Consilium Partners (Consilium) to further develop our program management capabilities. Consilium is an owner’s representation and program management firm founded on the principle that program management services should be tailored to the unique demands of each project in order to deliver each client maximum value. NV5’s specialized expertise in the management of technically demanding projects and our emphasis on collaboration and coordination of leading teams in the field distinguishes us from other providers of program management services and guarantees our projects the highest level of success.
In June 2014, NV5 acquired Owner’s Representative Services, Inc. (ORSI) to expand our program management capabilities in the healthcare industry. ORSI provides program management and owner’s representation services to healthcare clients throughout their capital improvement and construction projects by utilizing value-added processes for enhanced control of project delivery. Since its inception 1994, ORSI has provided over $2 billion worth of program management services on hospital and healthcare capital improvement projects throughout the Unites States.
NV5 acquired Zollinger Buric and Buric Global (Buric) in November 2014. The acquisition of Buric expanded NV5’s program management and litigation support capabilities. Buric assists its clients in the successful navigation of the challenging, complex and expensive construction process. Buric’s program management division utilizes web-based, real-time information to identify and eradicate problems before they occur in the field and applies its projects controls and owner’s representative expertise to the delivery of projects on time, on budget and without claims or litigation. This proactive method eliminates conflicts, maximizes efficiencies and reduces risk for all involved parties – saving owners up to 20%, compared to traditional approaches. Buric’s construction litigation assignments enable clients to accurately assess and identify the source of construction-related problems, and help clients recoup their losses in the areas of project controls, project delivery, labor productivity, critical path method scheduling, claims and cost analyses.
In January 2015 NV5 acquired Joslin, Lesser & Associates, Inc. (JLA) to expand our program management vertical. JLA is a program management firm based in Massachusetts. For over 30 years JLA has served as owner’s representatives, acting as both agent and consultant through all phases of planning, design, construction, procurement and final occupancy. JLA’s team is comprised of architects, engineers and senior construction professionals that possess the knowledge and expertise necessary to mitigate issues that arise during planning, design, and construction of facilities. With an in-depth understanding of owner’s representative requirements, building codes, state and local regulations and contracts administration, NV5 is becoming a leader in program management in the state of Massachusetts.
NV5 acquired Mendoza & Associates in April 2015 to expand its presence with public transportation infrastructure clients in California and to provide additional resources to its Civil Program Management business line. For 20 years, Mendoza & Associates has provided program management, construction management, engineering services and claims support on infrastructure projects throughout California such as freeway Interchanges, Airport Projects, and Grade Separations. NV5’s civil program management clients include Caltrans and numerous Counties, Cities and transportation authorities statewide.
NV5 acquired The Hanna Group (THG) in December 2016 to expand our bridge and transportation program management capabilities and strengthen our presence in California. THG provides a full range of quality and cost-effective program and construction management (PM/CM) services on public infrastructure projects. The firm’s specialty is serving federal, state and local agencies on transportation and engineering projects involving complex coordination, sensitive schedules and budget constraints. THG has assisted various local agencies over the past several years with the development and implementation of several capital projects varying in size from $1 million to over $200 million. The firm has become particularly well-known for its bridge construction management practice, which focuses on high-profile, technically challenging projects. THG’s recent construction management projects include the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Foresthill Bridge in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the tallest bridge in California, with a deck height of 730 feet.
In May 2017, NV5 reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Energenz, a leading global energy efficiency consultancy. NV5 previously acquired 40% of Energenz as a result of its acquisition of JBA Consulting Engineers in October 2016. Energenz helps clients around the world achieve new standards in energy efficiency and reduced operating costs at all stages of the building lifecycle. Their services deliver significant financial value to our clients at all stages of the building lifecycle through reduced operating costs. Their blue chip client base includes MGM Resorts International, HSBC, Wynn, Intercontinental Hotels, and J.P. Morgan. Together, Energenz and NV5 provide a seamless service of sustainable operation and design services.
Celtic Energy (CEI) was acquired by NV5 on January 1, 2019. Celtic is a nationally recognized and highly respected energy consulting firm that specializes in energy project management and oversight. As one of the top energy Owner’s Representative firms in the country, Celtic Energy has performed oversight on over $2 billion in energy projects in 35 states, Washington, D.C. and abroad. Their talented and experienced team of advisors has served as Project Facilitators on Federal Energy Projects and as a 3rd Party Owner’s Representative on a multitude of State, Municipal, School, University, Medical Facility and Commercial/Industrial projects, with special expertise in the area of Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) oversight. They serve to protect their clients’ interests by maximizing the client’s ROI, and by minimizing their energy project risks. To reduce capital costs and minimize operating costs of new/remodeled facilities, CEI also offers its very effective Energy-Conscious Design Review (ECDR) services to both public and private sector clients. Additionally, CEI conducts energy audits, reviews Power Purchase Agreements, and consults on a variety of Sustainability projects, including resiliency and microgrid development projects, for just about every market sector. CEI is headquartered in CT and has offices in Nevada and the metro-NYC area.
NV5 acquired Dunn Environmental in August 2013 to cultivate our environmental services vertical in Northern California. Founded in 2004, Dunn Environmental specializes in environmental and water resource projects. The experts at Dunn Environmental have extensive experience with both private and public sector clients and possess broad knowledge of ground water monitoring protocols, statistical database analyses, quality assurance, and quality control plans for environmental and water resource programs. Key strengths of the Dunn Environmental team include delivering services on time and within budget while developing and implementing approaches that are technically sound. Dunn provides professional services that inform the preparation of defendable monitoring and investigation programs using phased conceptual-model approaches to address state, federal and local requirements. NV5’s mission is to provide high quality and efficient project management and consulting services while employing an original approach.
In January of 2014 NV5 acquired Air Quality Consulting, Inc. (AQC) to further expand our environmental services vertical. AQC provides industrial and commercial facilities occupational health safety and environmental (OHSE) services related to indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, occupational health, and safety and litigation support. Since AQC was founded in 1999, the company’s value oriented approach has enabled it to provide consulting services on thousands of projects for public and private clients in 48 states, as well as in Canada and the Caribbean.
NV5 acquired certain assets of Allwyn Environmental in June 2015 to expand our energy, construction quality assurance, and environmental services vertical. In addition to adding key personnel and service capabilities, the acquisition provided NV5 an avenue to enter the nuclear safety quality assurance business. Allwyn is an Arizona-based environmental and engineering firm founded in 2004 that provides innovative, high-quality, and cost-effective technical and environmental engineering solutions to a wide range of public and private clients throughout the Western United States in the energy, mining, commercial/industrial facilities, and federal and local governmental markets. Allwyn’s staff is comprised of licensed professional engineers, geologists and environmental scientists with over 250 years of combined industry experience.
In May 2016, NV5 acquired Dade Moeller & Associates, Inc. (Dade Moeller) to serve as the platform organization in our Environmental Health and Safety business line. The addition also increases growth in the federal and energy sectors. Founded in 1994, Dade Moeller specializes in the provision of radiation exposure and protection services, as well as nuclear safety and industrial hygiene analyses. The firm employs more Certified Health Physicists than any other private company in the United States, as well as Certified Industrial Hygienists, Certified Safety Professionals, Professional Engineers. Notable clients and projects include the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health radiation dose reconstruction program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment, Hanford Mission Support Alliance site cleanup and worker radiation safety services, and naturally-occurring radioactive material (NORM) consulting services for oil and gas companies, landfills, and city governments.
In September 2016 NV5 acquired Weir Environmental (Weir), a Louisiana-based full-service industrial hygiene and environmental consulting firm serving a wide range of clients in 14 states. Weir’s professionals have been first responders to Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Ike, Irene, Isaac, and Sandy, in addition to other major flooding events and tornadoes, and continue to provide cleanup, restoration, and property loss consulting services to many of the affected areas. Their clients include local, state and federal municipalities and institutions; insurance, real estate, financial and banking institutions; universities and schools; energy and oil industries; and retail/commercial businesses. Weir’s reputation for responsible project management and oversight, professionalism, and integrity, combined with a genuine concern for its clients’ interests and safety, is key to the firm’s success.
In April 2017, NV5 acquired Bock & Clark Corporation (“Bock & Clark”), a national commercial real estate due diligence firm, to bring us into new geographies where we foresee considerable growth. The acquisition will enhance cross-selling opportunities between our infrastructure, engineering, surveying, and program management groups to better serve our financial and transactional real estate clients. Founded in 1973, Bock & Clark is a leading national provider of commercial real estate due diligence services. With offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Oklahoma, California, Colorado and Rhode Island, Bock & Clark serves clients in all 50 states and Canada in the following capacities: ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, aerial surveys, zoning reports and letters, Phase I and II ESAs and Property Condition Assessments. Bock & Clark’s clients include national law firms, financial institutions, REITs, corporations, and title companies.
NV5 acquired Marron and Associates (Marron) in September 2017. Founded more than 20 years ago in New Mexico, Marron is committed to the successful completion of its clients’ projects by delivering excellent, consistent, and reliable environmental services. The firm offers a wide range of services within its Environmental Science and Planning, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, GIS, and MS4 Permitting Programs. Marron’s clients include the public and private sectors as well as tribal entities across the state. Marron has obtained environmental services and subsequent clearances for a variety of projects including airports, bridges, commercial and industrial property transactions, communication towers, fiber optic lines, highway and public utilities corridors, land transfers, oil and gas pipelines, ports of entry, schools, solar and wind farms, transmission lines, and water and wastewater treatment plants.
In April 2019 NV5 acquired J.V. Surveying a land survey and mapping firm based in Phoenix, AZ. The professionals at J.V. Surveying will join our Bock & Clark unit and will strengthen our presence in the western U.S. with licenses in both Arizona and California. These two market areas are rapidly growing and provide opportunities for further organic growth in transactional services. Their skills in in providing ALTA Surveys for commercial real estate transactions and surveys for the telecommunications industries will expand our capabilities and provide for additional cross selling opportunities with other NV5 businesses.