News

December 07, 2012

Haskell Acquires H.R. Gray in Columbus, OH, Expands Municipal Service Offerings

Acquisition Strengthens Firm’s Geographic and Public Sector Presence

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Haskell, one of the nation’s leading design-build firms, announced today it has completed the acquisition of H.R. Gray, a Columbus, Ohio based firm providing program management and construction management services to primarily municipal clients in the water industry.

The acquisition will increase levels of expertise at Haskell, which works with some of America’s leading Fortune 500 companies to develop highly efficient and cost-effective facilities. The acquisition of H.R. Gray will allow Haskell to provide a unique skill set to municipal clients. “This acquisition is part of a larger strategy to expand our water business,” said Pete Kinsley, Vice President of Haskell’s water division. “Like many parts of the country, Ohio faces significant water challenges and recently enacted design-build and construction management at-risk (CMAR) enabling legislation to provide community leaders with project delivery alternatives to consider as they develop solutions for these challenges. We are confident that the combination of Haskell’s expertise in design-build and CMAR and H.R. Gray’s proficiency in program management will enhance our ability to meet customer needs in that market segment, both in Ohio and other parts of the country.”

H.R. Gray will continue its current operations in Columbus and its regional offices and maintain its existing brand. Under the terms of the acquisition, the H.R. Gray leadership team will become part of the Haskell leadership team and Jim Joyce will continue to serve as President of H.R. Gray, a wholly owned subsidiary of Haskell. For more than 30 years, H.R. Gray has provided construction management and consulting services to the construction industry by offering responsive, cost-effective, high quality construction and program management services for complex projects as well as resolution of construction disputes for public agencies.

Under the acquisition, H.R. Gray employees will join Haskell’s diverse team of architects, engineers and construction experts. The acquisition will also expand Haskell’s geographic presence by adding the H.R. Gray offices to its list of corporate locations, which currently include its headquarters in Jacksonville and offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Mexico City. “We are excited about joining the Haskell team,” said Jim Joyce, H.R. Gray President. “As a part of Haskell, we will be able to offer a broader scope of services to our customers while maintaining the local presence they expect.”

More information about Haskell’s services is available at www.haskell.com or by calling Pete Kinsley 904.357.4868. To learn about H.R. Gray, visit www.hrgray.com or call (614) 487-1335.

About Haskell
Haskell, one of the industry’s leading integrated design, engineering and construction firms, offers client-focused solutions in the commercial, industrial and civil infrastructure markets. With more than $550 million in annual revenue and over 1,500 completed projects to date, Haskell serves a multinational client base from strategic points across the United States and in Mexico. For more information, visit haskell.com.

About H.R. Gray
H.R. Gray specializes in projects such as water and wastewater treatment plants, tunnels, roadways, utilities, police and fire stations, libraries, schools, hospitals, ADA public right-of-way programs and construction claims resolution. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, H.R. Gray has regional offices in Akron, Ohio, Austin, Texas and Lexington, Kentucky. To learn about H.R. Gray, visit www.hrgray.com or call (614) 487-1335.