Land & Water Consulting, Inc., Joins PBS&J

Merger Expands Both Firms’ Geographic Coverage and Technical Resources 

Missoula, Montana – PBS&J announces its acquisition of Land & Water Consulting, Inc., a 43-person engineering and natural resource consulting firm headquartered in Missoula, Montana.

Land & Water specializes in the assessment and restoration of natural resources throughout the Northwest and northern Rockies, and it joins PBS&J as a division of the firm’s Environmental Services. Land & Water has offices in the Montana cities of Missoula, Bozeman, Kalispell, and Helena, and in Spokane, Washington. PBS&J has 70 offices that span the nation, with a focus on growth in the West.

“The merger offers both companies the opportunity to expand geographically and technically. We expect both companies’ clients to benefit,” said PBS&J President Todd J. Kenner, P.E.  “For PBS&J’s clients, Land & Water brings considerable expertise in several key disciplines:  stream and wetland restoration, water resources, environmental assessment and restoration, water rights, and regulatory permitting and compliance. The firm’s commitment to a high standard of excellence complements PBS&J’s own.”

“PBS&J is a national firm with a growing presence in the West. This partnership will enable Land & Water to continue our efforts to offer excellent service to our clients in Montana and throughout the Rocky Mountain West,” said Paul Callahan, president of Land & Water, who now holds the title of vice president and division manager.

This year, PBS&J ( celebrates its 45th year of continuous growth and success in meeting the challenging planning, environmental, engineering, architecture, construction management, and program management needs of its clients.  Over the past decades, PBS&J has expanded from a small Southeast-based engineering firm to a nationwide leader in civil, construction, environmental, and transportation markets. The employee-owned firm is ranked by Engineering News-Record as 21st among the nation’s top consulting firms.  PBS&J has 3,600 employees and 70 offices located throughout the U.S. and abroad. PBS&J posted revenues of $451 million in 2004.