Kevin Honomichl, President of Brungardt Honomichl & Company, P.A. (BHC) and Murray Rhodes, founder and President of Rhodes Surveyors, Inc, announced a merger expanding both companies’ service offerings. The merger combines expertise in civil engineering and land surveying throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The merger transition will take place over the next three weeks with a target effective completion date of October 17, 2005.
Management structure for BHC will remain the same with the exception of Murray Rhodes added as Vice President of Surveying. Rhodes will also hold a position on BHC’s Board of Directors. The merger will integrate all services and employees to function as one entity, and the name Rhodes Surveyors, Inc. will simply expand to BHC Rhodes, a division of Brungardt Honomichl & Company, P.A. Both offices will continue to operate in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS.
BHC’s growth is on target with company goals of expansion in the civil engineering arena, complimented by the merging of Rhodes Surveyors, Inc. and BHC’s recent hiring of Jim Jussel, P.E., PTOE to focus on traffic engineering. Combined services of the new organization will include engineering for public works, private development, traffic, telecommunications and land surveying “We continually look for ways to provide better service to our customers and adding surveying was the next piece of the equation,” said Kevin Honomichl, President of BHC. “Current and future clients can now benefit from the ease of having all their engineering needs in-house.”
Rhodes Surveyors, Inc. was founded in 1967 by Murray Rhodes. The company houses the most extensive collection of surveying records of Wyandotte County, owned by a private company. As an industry veteran, Rhodes sits on the Kansas Board of Technical Professionals and on the board of the National Council of Examiners of Engineering and Surveying. Rhodes was the county surveyor of Wyandotte County for 30 years, pioneering the integration of surveying, GIS, and local governments. “I look forward to this new opportunity. Having the capabilities of engineering on-hand is such a positive asset for our customers,” said Murray Rhodes, President of Rhodes Surveyors, Inc. “The combination of our history and BHC’s forward thinking approach to business, as well as our combined priority of serving customers, makes us a very effective organization.”
BHC is based in Overland Park, KS and was founded in 1992 to deliver outstanding consulting engineering service and expertise. This year marks the 13-year anniversary of BHC. For more information visit the web site at ibhc.com.