Dallas-based employee-owned, full-service design firm Huitt-Zollars, Inc. continued the expansion of its public works practice in Phoenix, Arizona, with the addition of Gavan & Barker, a Phoenix-based design group with expertise in civil engineering and landscape architecture.
“The addition of Gavan & Barker expands Huitt-Zollars’ footprint in the Phoenix area and increases our visibility in the public works market,” Huitt-Zollars President Robert McDermott said in a statement. “This directly aligns with our strategic plan for growth, and we are excited about our future in Arizona.”
No financial details of the acquisition were released.
Huitt-Zollars said that for more than 17 years, Gavan & Barker has provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services in the areas of site design, multiuse flood control works, roadway and drainage design, parks and recreation projects, urban street enhancements, and shared-use pathways to clients throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Joining Huitt-Zollars will expand the depth of expertise in its public works market, providing clients with access to new services and creating a more diverse portfolio.
Co-founders Mark Gavan and John Barker and their team will remain with the firm, joining Huitt-Zollars’ Phoenix office later this month, the company said.
“We are very excited to join Huitt-Zollars,” Mark Gavan, former co-owner of Gavan & Barker, now a Huitt-Zollars principal and vice president, said in a statement. “We look forward to expanding our expertise and ability to serve our clients.”
Huitt-Zollars is a full-service, national professional services firm that provides solutions for the built environment. The company has offices throughout the U.S. and is ranked among the nation’s top design firms by Architectural Record and Engineering News-Record.
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