HDR Acquires CGvL Engineers

Architecture-engineering-consulting firm HDR has acquired CGvL Engineers, a California-based consulting firm specializing in drinking water, wastewater, industrial waste, storm water, and recycled water projects. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Going forward, CGvL Engineers will conduct business as HDR/CGvL.

OMAHA, Neb., May 19, 2004 -- Architecture-engineering-consulting firm HDR has acquired CGvL Engineers, a California-based consulting firm specializing in drinking water, wastewater, industrial waste, storm water, and recycled water projects. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Going forward, CGvL Engineers will conduct business as HDR/CGvL.

CGvL's expertise will complement HDR's Top 10 national water program, according to George A. Little, president, HDR Engineering, Inc. "We're pleased to welcome CGvL Engineers to the HDR network," said Little. "They have gained a reputation as a premier water engineering firm in the important markets of California and the Southwest. Just as importantly, both of our companies share a strong set of values and a commitment to our clients and our employees."

"HDR is highly respected in the water industry, and we're proud to be part of the team," said CGvL Engineers president Jim Cathcart. "We're also excited about the expanded services we can now offer our clients, and greater career opportunities for our employees. The way HDR treats clients and employees is very much in line with our philosophy."

Under the new corporate structure, CGvL Engineers principals Cathcart and Dave Roohk will be vice presidents. Principals Rich von Langen and Guillermo Garcia will have senior management roles in industrial waste and wastewater markets.

CGvL Engineers was founded in 1993 as RVL & Associates, and was incorporated as Cathcart Garcia von Langen, Inc. in 1994. CGvL Engineers employs 32 people and has offices in Lake Forest and San Diego, Calif., and Fort Worth, Texas.

HDR (www.hdrinc.com) is an architectural, engineering and consulting firm that excels at complex projects and solving challenges for clients. More than 3,300 employee-owners, including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners and construction managers, in over 90 locations worldwide, pool their strengths to provide solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms. It is number 18 in Engineering News-Record's 2004 "Top 500 Design Firms" rankings.

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