Merrick Announces New Consultancy Group for the Energy Market

Aurora, CO – April 30, 2010 – Merrick & Company, a $100 million professional services firm, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new business unit, The Merrick Consultancy.  The Consultancy was established to further expand the firm’s services within the energy market and will specifically serve the renewables, refining, and utilities markets with management, technical, and operations consulting services.  The Consultancy will serve clients throughout the U.S. and abroad.

“Our clients are looking for senior-level resources to assist them in enhancing their firms’ operational and financial performance and addressing the many challenges and opportunities of today’s marketplace.  With our 55 years of experience in the energy market, including 15 years of renewables expertise, Merrick is well-positioned to do just that,” said Ralph W. Christie, Jr., PE, Merrick’s chair of the board and chief executive officer.

A team of seasoned experts in renewables, refining, and utilities has been assembled to serve clients’ needs and will be directed by Bart Carpenter, a senior manager of Merrick & Company’s fuels and energy group.  The team’s experience ranges from business planning, grant strategies and writing, and front-end-loading to biorefinery integration, bio process development and commercialization, performance management, value chain optimization, and portfolio management.  Members of the team have already been involved in projects with Range Fuels (biofuels), OPX Biotechnologies (biochemicals), EnerTech (renewable energy), and ConocoPhillips (refining).

More information about the group can be found at

About Merrick
Merrick & Company is a consulting, engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, and geospatial solutions firm serving domestic and international clients in the energy, security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets.  The firm maintains an active Corporate Social Responsibility program serving the environmental, social, and economic aspects of the projects they’re involved in and the communities they serve.  Merrick is committed to sustainable design and construction practices through its 50+ LEED-accredited professionals and is continually expanding its in-house resources to serve tomorrow’s needs.  Headquartered in Aurora, Colorado, the employee-owned company maintains eight offices in the U.S. as well as offices in Canada and Mexico.