Jones & Stokes acquires Mooney & Associates

Strategic acquisition of San Diego environmental consulting company continues expansion into Southern California...

SACRAMENTO, CA, Dec. 6, 2004 (PRNewswire) -- Jones & Stokes has acquired Mooney & Associates, a 40-person California environmental consulting firm. The San Diego company will remain fully operational at its present staffing level, and operate as Mooney, Jones & Stokes under the leadership of its founder and senior principal partner, Brian F. Mooney, AICP.

This is the second major acquisition in the Southern California region within the past twelve months for the Sacramento-based Jones & Stokes. Last year they acquired Myra L. Frank & Associates in Los Angeles, adding to their existing offices in Irvine and Temecula.

"We are delighted to be able to add the respected professionals who work at Mooney & Associates to the Jones & Stokes organization," said John W. Cowdery, CEO/President of Jones & Stokes. "Mooney & Associates is a perfect fit for us. Their location plays a major strategic role in our efforts to expand and solidify our presence in Southern California. Equally important, the chemistry between the two companies and the high quality services they provide is exceptionally good. Jones & Stokes needs to be in the greater San Diego market. Having Mooney & Associates join our existing organization truly provides additional resources and services for our clients."

"My staff and I are eager to begin the transition and proud to be the flagship office in San Diego for Jones & Stokes," said Brian F. Mooney, AICP. "This acquisition is especially good news for our existing clients. They will continue to receive the top-notch service they have come to expect from Mooney & Associates. Now, they will also have the added benefit of the wide-ranging expertise and experience of Jones & Stokes, the premier environmental consulting firm in the West."

Brian Mooney -- a recipient of the Association of Engineering Professionals (AEP) Outstanding San Diego Environmental Professional award -- launched Mooney & Associates in 1979, building it into a large and highly respected environmental consulting firm in San Diego County. Mooney & Associates' clients include the City of San Diego, the San Diego County Water Authority, a number of Native American tribes, and a broad spectrum of other municipalities and private developers in San Diego and Imperial counties.

"Their culture, focus on client service and their style of open book management matches our own business philosophy," noted Jones & Stokes' Cowdery, "but more important to us was their reputation." A recent executive survey of their major clients by Davis, Hibbitt & Midghall, a respected Portland-based opinion survey firm, indicated that Mooney & Associates "enjoys very positive perceptions from their clients, for the firm as a whole, and for individual staff contacts."

"I am very excited about this acquisition," added Cowdery. "Mooney & Associates is part of our Vision to grow Jones & Stokes in new geographic markets. Our history is in the California market, and Mooney & Associates establishes us in a very important market in California that we have only recently begun to operate."

About Jones & Stokes
Jones & Stokes ( is a multidisciplinary, employee-owned environmental consulting firm headquartered in Sacramento. They provide a wide range of natural resource management planning services to public agency and private clients throughout the West. The firm also has offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Los Angeles, Irvine, Temecula, San Diego, and Bakersfield, Calif.; Portland and Ashland, Ore.; Bellevue, Wash.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Breckenridge, Colo.


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