Atwell acquires Hydro Consultants, expanding surveying capabilities in the Gulf Coast

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June 20, 2024 (Southfield, MI) – Atwell has acquired Hydro Consultants, a professional surveying, engineering, and mapping company located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This acquisition expands Atwell’s presence in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1984, Hydro Consultants services include land surveys, hydrographic surveys, pipeline route surveys, industrial site surveys, GIS, and more.

“Hydro Consultants has a reputation for accuracy, high ethical standards, and professionalism, and having seen those same values in Atwell’s organization, we consider them to be an outstanding cultural fit,” said Ernie Gammon, PLS, President of Hydro Consultants. “We look forward to expanding our services to our clients and providing new opportunities for our employees.”

Matthew C. Bissett, PS, President of Atwell, shared, “Hydro Consultants is well known in its community, exemplifies the professionalism and quality we value at Atwell, and is committed to a client-centered approach. For all these reasons and more, we are excited to combine efforts with their team and expand our services in the Gulf Coast region.”

Atwell continues to expand its geographic footprint, service offerings, and capabilities through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. This is Atwell’s fourth acquisition of 2024 and follows two previous acquisitions of surveying and engineering firms in the Southeast: Banks Engineering, located in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, Florida, and Biscayne Engineering, located in Miami and Boca Raton, Florida.

Atwell, LLC is a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm with more than 1,800 professionals located across the country. Creating innovative solutions for clients in industries such as real estate and land development, power and renewable energy, oil and gas, and transportation and infrastructure, Atwell provides comprehensive turnkey services including land and right-of-way support, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, land surveying, environmental compliance and permitting, natural resources consulting and project and program management.