Boston, Mass.—November 6, 2014— GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today the acquisition of H2A Environmental, Ltd., an environmental consulting and remediation firm specializing in non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) management and risk-based remediation and site closure. H2A became a subsidiary of GEI when the transaction officially closed on November 1, 2014, and will continue to service clients and conduct business out of their Keller, TX office.
H2A, founded in 2000 by Mike and Kay Hawthorne, provides strategic scientific solutions for complex soil and groundwater contamination problems. They have developed a specialty niche in understanding the distribution, transport, and recoverability of petroleum hydrocarbons and other non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in the subsurface. Their services include data analysis, expert testimony, field data collection, pilot studies and full-scale NAPL remediation. Their clients include several of the major petroleum companies and DFW airport. After the acquisition, founders Mike and Kay Hawthorne, along with all of the H2A staff, will continue on with the company.
Raymond Hart, P.E., president of GEI Consultants, emphasized that “over the past 14 years, H2A has established a reputation for being responsive to the specific needs and concerns of its clients, and for providing innovative solutions for NAPL remediation projects. We think this acquisition will be a great fit as both firms’ core missions have always been the same: to provide professional services of exceptional value to our clients.The addition of H2A’s NAPL experience adds tremendous capabilities to help us deliver superior project support to our clients in Texas.”
“We are impressed with GEI’s national reputation for technical excellence, and are excited to become part of GEI’s organization and culture,” says Mike Hawthorne. “I am certain that joining GEI enhances our ability to service our many long-time H2A clients, for which we will continue to deliver the responsive professional services they expect, with the same team, and without interruption. At the same time, H2A’s skills and experience add further strength and depth to GEI’s environmental and ecological services supporting its many government, energy, and commercial clients.”
H2A currently employs 12 staff from their office in the Ft. Worth, Texas area, while GEI employs around 700 staff across the nation. GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C., a Delaware corporation, is an affiliate of GEI Consultants, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation.
GEI’s multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, and geotechnical engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 35,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information, please visit www.geiconsultants.com.