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ECS Acquires Ellis & Associates of Jacksonville

Chantilly, VA. — Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ellis & Associates, Inc. (E&A), which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Engineering Consulting Services, Ltd. and a member of the ECS Group of Companies.  Founded in 1988, ECS is a leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Consulting, Construction Materials Testing, and Facilities Engineering for a wide array of projects and clients with over 50 offices in the United States.

E&A specializes in Geotechnical Engineering; Construction Materials Testing; Environmental Engineering; Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI); and Special Inspection Services.  E&A currently has offices in Jacksonville, Florida; Daytona, Florida; and Brunswick, Georgia.  www.ellisassoc.com

“This is a tremendous opportunity for E&A to continue to expand geographically and for our associates to grow technically and professionally. In the vetting process of firms we wanted to be associated with, ECS was hands down the best cultural and professional fit. Like E&A, they’ve grown their business by understanding that your clients, both internally and externally, come first. We are very pleased to join forces with ECS,” said Greg A. Edmonds, P.E., F.FES,  President/CEO of E&A.

E&A, established in 1970, was acquired by Mr. Edmonds in 1988.  He has  served as the company’s President/Chief Executive Officer.  Under the Senior Leadership of Mr. Edmonds and Michael L. Lithman, Executive Vice President, P.E., F. FES, E&A will continue to provide integrated engineering services support for land procurement throughout the development process with their established team. They own one of the largest fleets of drill rigs in northeast Florida and will deliver both the equipment and the highly-trained personnel needed to complete any given project.

With ECS’s focus on developing client relationships and ability to offer our services in new locations, this was the perfect time and opportunity for E&A to join the firm. “We look forward to continuing our service and commitment to our clients and providing opportunities for growth around the region”.

The acquisition of E&A by ECS became effective on October 15, 2015. E&A will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Engineering Consulting Services, Ltd. and a member of the ECS Group of Companies.

ECS is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 1,300 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. ECS has grown to nearly 50 locations and eight subsidiaries spread across the Mid-Atlantic, Southern, and Midwestern states. The firm is currently ranked #86 in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms (April 2015), and #196 in ENR’s Top 200 Environmental Firms (August 2014). For additional information about the ECS Group please visit: www.ecslimited.com