Atwell-Hicks merges with Novi-based civil engineering firm, continues national expansion

Atwell-Hicks, a fast-growing land development consulting firm, has merged with Seiber, Keast & Associates, a civil engineering firm located in Novi, Mich...

ANN ARBOR, MI, Aug. 8, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- Atwell-Hicks, one of the fastest growing land development consulting firms in the nation, has merged with Seiber, Keast & Associates, a civil engineering firm located in Novi, Mich. Brian Wenzel, PE, president and chief operating officer of Atwell- Hicks, made today's announcement.

"We are pleased to add the consulting engineering expertise of Seiber, Keast & Associates to Atwell-Hicks as part of our strategic growth plan," said Wenzel. "They have an excellent reputation in the industry for quality and customer care as well as a knowledgeable, experienced staff."

Seiber, Keast & Associates provides civil engineering design and consulting services to private developers. Their land development services include engineering design of residential subdivisions, condominiums, apartments, industrial buildings, office complexes, and shopping centers throughout southeast Michigan.

"Atwell-Hicks is an industry leader in development consulting and we at Seiber, Keast & Associates are pleased to be a part of the new, combined team. They are known for their incredible response time to clients as well as their employee training," said Clif Seiber, PE and president of Seiber, Keast & Associates. "We believe this is a win-win for both companies and we look forward to joining forces."

Experts in local ordinances, Seiber, Keast & Associates have been providing complete site engineering design services for development to business owners, architects and developers for over 20 years.

"We will leverage Seiber, Keast & Associates senior level management across the entire organization, which will add to our efforts in the Michigan market, and allow for more efficient, cost effective results for our clients," added Wenzel. "This will also allow us to focus time on our emerging markets, such as Florida, while continuing to ensure the success of our existing operations."

The current Seiber, Keast & Associates office in Novi will become Atwell- Hicks' eighth office in the country and the fifth office in Michigan. The other Michigan locations are: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Grand Rapids and Shelby Township. The combined companies will create a workforce of 380 employees.

Atwell-Hicks (www.atwell-hicks.com) is an award-winning, 380-person land development consulting firm with eight offices throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Florida. Founded in 1905, Atwell-Hicks focuses on five key service areas: civil engineering; surveying; land planning; environmental consulting; and water and wastewater design/build services for residential and commercial real estate development communities nationwide.

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