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GMC expands its Georgia footprint with the acquisition of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering

May 25, 2016 · Announcements

GMC recently acquired Stevenson & Palmer Engineering (SPE), a Georgia-based firm with more than 50 years of experience providing engineering and infrastructure services throughout the state. The combined expertise and scope of services provided by the two firms will fortify and expand their depth of resources, in addition to further establishing GMC’s footprint in the Georgia market.

“This merger combines two firms focused on serving clients, while growing our geographic reach and service offerings in Georgia,” said Jim Teel, GMC Vice President of Georgia. “We are committed to placing the interests of our clients first and ensuring they are provided with the most talented professionals in the Southeast.”

GMC’s ability to provide local service in Georgia will be greatly enhanced through the well-established relationships SPE has developed over  the  years,  as  well as the offices  the  firm  has  located  throughout  the state. Additionally, integrating GMC’s multiple in- house disciplines will enable SPE to expand the services offered to its well-founded client base and create more opportunities for growth.

Discussions regarding the much anticipated acquisition were initiated nearly two years ago by GMC Regional President Steve Cawood, who leads the firm’s east region encompassing Georgia and South Carolina.

“Stevenson & Palmer Engineering has worked closely with numerous Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood employees for almost two years,” said Corkey Welch, former SPE President and now GMC Senior Client Manager. “I am personally excited to complete the merger and finally be a part of the GMC family.”

GMC and SPE have several collaborative efforts underway, including the St. Marys Tabby Trail and Downtown Streetscape, Newnan Fire Station and the City of Jackson Pocket Parks.

SPE has more than 50 years of Georgia-based experience providing engineering and infrastructure services to municipalities and counties throughout metro-Atlanta and across the state. While the firm has grown steadily over the last four decades, the cornerstone of its business continues to be quality services for a reasonable price.

GMC was founded in 1947 and is now one of the most comprehensive multi-disciplined architecture and engineering firms in the Southeast. The GMC Georgia team has continued to expand since its inception in 2011, with a portfolio of work spanning across the state.

Some of these projects include the recently completed renovation of the City of Milledgeville City Council Chambers, Elbert County Comprehensive High School Renovations and Camp Merrill Wastewater Treatment Facility, in addition to water and sewer projects for the cities of Covington, Dahlonega, Dalton and Toccoa, to name a few. GMC was also selected by the Baldwin County and Pelham City School Boards to provide architecture and engineering services for various projects.

Teams from both firms have been working on integration plans to ensure a seamless transition for employees, clients and consultants. “The SPE team is still in place – we’ve just added a few names and a new list of services to our resume,” said Welch. “I look forward to serving the existing friends and clients of SPE and new ones that we will meet throughout Georgia and beyond.”

About Stevenson & Palmer Engineering

Stevenson & Palmer Engineering has provided professional engineering services to communities throughout the state of Georgia for more than 50 years, helping build public infrastructure, managing water resources and promoting community development. With a staff of 16 engineering professionals in four Georgia offices, SPE is large enough to provide the full range of federal, state, and locally-funded engineering support services, while remaining focused on their clients’ needs. Their long- standing clients have come to depend on the expert advice, sound engineering and top quality projects that the firm delivers each and every time. They have provided engineering design and project management services on a variety of project types and have extensive experience in all aspects from conceptual planning through design and construction administration. SPE insures quality by gaining knowledge of the community and working closely with clients to exceed their expectations.