HDR acquires Quest Engineers Inc.

HDR has acquired Quest Engineers Inc., a full-service engineering firm based in Lexington, KY, with offices in Louisville, KY, and Cincinnati and a staff of 120 people. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Going forward, Quest Engineers will conduct business as HDR/Quest. Under the new corporate structure, Scroggin will have a key leadership role in HDR's operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio and will be a senior vice president for the company...

OMAHA, NE, Feb. 16, 2007 -- HDR, a leading architecture-engineering-consulting firm, has acquired Quest Engineers Inc., a full-service engineering firm based in Lexington, KY, with offices in Louisville, KY, and Cincinnati. The company employs 120 people. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Going forward, Quest Engineers will conduct business as HDR/Quest.

"Quest Engineers is well respected throughout the Midwest and will make a great addition to the HDR team," said George Little, HDR Engineering, Inc. president. "In addition to enhancing HDR's engineering expertise, they are expanding our presence in a key Midwest region. We are very pleased to have them on board."

"HDR's commitment to service meshes well with Quest's philosophy, and we're excited about the additional opportunities made possible by their national network," said Charles Scroggin, Quest Engineers, Inc. president. "We were very particular about taking this next step in our growth, and this was the right move for us."

Under the new corporate structure, Scroggin will have a key leadership role in HDR's operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio and will be a senior vice president for the company.

Founded in 1989, Quest Engineers Inc. (www.questeng.com) is a highly regarded regional consulting firm doing business throughout the Midwest. Having initially developed core expertise in civil engineering and water/wastewater, the company has expanded its scope to manage projects in 12 core service areas.

HDR (www.hdrinc.com) is an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm that excels at complex projects and solving challenges for clients. More than 5,700 professionals, including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners and construction managers, in more than 140 locations worldwide, pool their strengths to provide solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms. HDR is No. 17 overall on the Engineering News-Record "Top 500 Design Firms" rankings for 2006, and is in the Top 10 in bridge, highway, rail, transportation and water supply. It is ranked No. 13 in wastewater engineering.

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