McKim & Creed Acquires GSA Consulting Engineers and Expands into Louisiana

Acquisition Strengthens Engineering Resources in Louisiana

Raleigh, NC—Raleigh-based McKim & Creed, one of the top engineering and surveying firms in the US, announced today that it has acquired GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc., an award-winning engineering firm in Gonzales, Louisiana.

GSA provides planning, engineering and permitting services for water and wastewater facilities, hydraulic engineering including drainage/levee/flood protection, transportation and roadway engineering, and civil/site design. Glenn G. Shaheen, PE, established the company in 1988.

“This is an important acquisition for McKim & Creed,” said McKim & Creed CEO Steve Smith, PE. “GSA’s long-standing, excellent reputation will allow us to grow our business along the Gulf Coast.”

“Expanding our services into Louisiana has long been a vital part of our strategic growth plan,” added John Lucey, PE, McKim & Creed board chair. “We have found a company that meshes well with our culture of creativity, innovation, dependability and responsiveness.”

GSA has provided engineering services for such projects as:

  • Water System Upgrades including the 1-Million-Gallon Pedesphere Elevated Storage Tank, Transmission Mains and SCADA for the City of Gonzales;
  • West Lac Des Allemands Shoreline Protection project for St. John the Baptist Parish;
  • Regional Sewer System for Ascension Parish;
  • Wastewater System Expansion/Upgrade for the City of Gonzales and the City of Donaldsonville;
  • Laurel Ridge Levee Extension including SCADA for Ascension Parish;
  • Luling Oxidation Pond Rehabilitation and Upgrades for St. Charles Parish;
  • $4.7-Million Container Yard Expansion for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge;

In addition, GSA was recently successful in securing funding for projects through the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, including $42 million for the Louisiana Highway 22 Bridge Construction and Drainage Improvements Project.

“This is a great opportunity for GSA to merge with the dynamic, technologically advanced and diverse company that is McKim & Creed. This will allow us to expand the services we offer to our existing clients, grow our customer base, and for our staff to become employee-owners of the firm they are invested in. We are extremely happy to be a part of the McKim & Creed team,” said Mr. Shaheen, GSA founder and now McKim & Creed Vice President and Regional Manager.

As part of McKim & Creed, GSA adds mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering; instrumentation and controls; industrial design-build; and surveying to its service offerings.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In the future, GSA will provide services as McKim & Creed, Inc.

About McKim & Creed
McKim & Creed is an employee-owned ENR top 148 professional service firm with 600 staff members operating throughout the US. McKim & Creed specializes in site/civil, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, water and wastewater engineering; industrial design-build; and surveying and mapping.

About GSA, Inc.
Glenn G. Shaheen founded GSA, Inc. in 1988 to provide professional engineering consulting services to federal, state and local governments and the private sector. GSA offers a complete range of engineering and consulting services.