AMERICAN ENGINEERS GROUP, LLC and GTS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ANNOUNCE MERGER
(Phoenixville and Harrisburg, PA) American Engineers Group, LLC (AEG), a consulting engineering/surveying firm and certified MBE/DBE company specializing in civil and structural engineering, design/build projects and inspection services and GTS Technologies, Inc. (GTS), a full service engineering firm specializing in geotechnical/civil engineering, environmental, water resources, and surveying services have merged. AEG, based in Phoenixville, PA will assume the majority ownership in the merger with GTS operating as a division of AEG. Current staff contacts and telephone numbers are unchanged.
Vijay Gupta, Ph.D., P.E., AEG President and Chief Executive Officer, is leading the combined company with Brent Basom, P.E. of GTS as Executive Vice President. The merger strategically creates a comprehensive certified MBE/DBE organization able to provide a full range of consulting engineering services including, civil, structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, surveying, planning, and construction management/inspection poised to strategically expand throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
"GTS provides the perfect fit for our growing company enabling us to dramatically expand capabilities," says Vijay Gupta, Ph.D., P.E. "With the addition of GTS, which is a well-established engineering firm with a solid reputation working with federal, state, and local governments, the military, industry, contractors, utilities and other consulting firms, we can offer more value and convenience to our clients throughout the region."
"This merger combines and maximizes the significant strengths of two outstanding companies which will be an immense benefit to our customers," says Brent Basom, P.E., President of GTS. "With AEG we will be able to reach a much larger market with our comprehensive, high quality services."
About GTS: Founded in 1959, GTS Technologies, Inc. provides civil and geotechnical engineering, environmental, water resources, civil engineering and surveying services to clients in the public and private sectors. The staff of approximately 30 includes engineers, geologists, hydrologists, environmental specialists, soils engineers, geophysicists, surveyors, and GIS specialists and provides an in-house AMRL and Corps of Engineers certified soil/rock and material testing laboratory.
About AEG: American Engineers Group, LLC (AEG) is a certified MBE/DBE firm that provides civil engineering related design, surveying, structural engineering and inspection services. The services include, structural engineering, bridge design, roadway engineering, traffic engineering, facilities design, landscape architecture, planning, inspections, conditions evaluation, construction inspection, and management including design/build projects with contractors.
TECHNOLOGIES ATTAINS SBA SMALL BUSINESS
GTS Technologies, a 50-year old Harrisburg, PA, engineering, geologic
and environmental consulting firm has attained SBA Small Business
Enterprise status. The firm has achieved certification as a federal
Small Business Enterprise in the following NAICS categories:
Environmental Consulting Services
Survey and Mapping Services
Geophysical Survey and Mapping Services
designation allows GTS to satisfy Small Business requirements on all
federal agency programs advertised under the above NAICS codes as well
as state and other contracts utilizing small business requirements.
a wealth of experience with federal agencies and the DOD including a
diverse portfolio of assignments for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
and FEMA. GTS is a proven engineering organization with experience both
as a prime consultant as well as subcontractor on literally thousands
of assignments spanning half a century.
PARKER JOINS GTS TECHNOLOGIES
Andrew C. (Andy) Parker has been named Director of Environmental
Services at GTS Technologies, a 50 year old mid-atlantic engineering,
planning and environmental consulting organization headquartered
in Harrisburg, PA with branch offices in Exton and Hazleton, PA.
Mr. Parker will be responsible for managing and providing
technical input for the full range of GTS’s environmental
from federal, state and local
government agencies and the military, to private industry.
Environmental services geared to transportation planning, design and
construction will be a focus.
has 23 years of
significant experience in environmental management, permitting and
consulting throughout the mid-atlantic region. He has
authored articles on ecological and stream restoration focused on
the application of natural and sustainable design techniques and is
trained in bioengineering methods.
He is Rosgen
IV certified and proficient in fluvial geomorphology, a Certified
Ecologist, a Certified Wetland Delineator
by the Army Corps of Engineers, certified in Habitat Evaluation by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
certified in Erosion and Sedimentation Control, and a
Certified Forest Conservation Professional. Mr.
Parker holds a Masters Degree in Ecology/Biology and a
Bachelor’s Degree in Land Reclamation and Earth
Sciences. His professional affiliations include American Society of
Highway Engineers (ASHE), Society
of American Military Engineers (SAME), American Water Resources
Association (AWRA), Ecology
Society of America (ESA), and Society of Wetland Scientists
Parker’s environmental portfolio spans project management
on small bridge replacement projects
to $400 million high-profile expressway and airport megaprojects.
He has been involved in over 100 EIS,
EA, and CE environmental documents and conducted over 100
wetland delineations and permit applications.
His diverse professional background includes serving as Sr. Project
Manager, serving as Environmental
Group Manager for a large consulting firm supervising up to 19
scientists and technicians, and serving as a
Sr. Environmental/NEPA Scientist for transportation engineering and
environmental firms. As a Research
Assistant for the U.S. Bureau of Mines he analyzed the treatment,
abatement and prediction of acid mine
drainage and conducted stream-sealing research.
Responsibilities in these positions have encompassed project
management, contract administration,
project scheduling and budgeting, financial management, technical and
price proposal preparation,
preparation of specifications and contract documents, developing and
conducting PR and public involvement
programs, direction of corporate quality control, cost estimating,
business development, GIS applications,
natural resources and socio-economic analysis, aquatic and terrestrial
ecosystem evaluations, cultural
resources studies, Phase I ESA’s, watershed plans, needs and
alternatives assessment, mitigation design,
water quality inventories and testing, highway noise and air
quality analysis, highway corridor alignment
layout, highway and site planning and design, earthwork and grading
plans, and performing field surveys
for property, topographic and construction projects.