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GZA GeoEnvironmental Acquires Equity Environmental Engineering LLC

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Equity’s environmental/engineering professionals augment GZA’s New York Metro and Mid-Atlantic practices, add planning capabilities

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, has acquired Equity Environmental Engineering LLC, a top provider of integrated planning and environmental consulting services throughout metropolitan New York and the Mid-Atlantic.

“Equity’s strong capabilities are a natural extension of the five core services currently offered by GZA—environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, natural resources consulting, water resources engineering, and construction management—and will help GZA expand and deepen our ability to serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic,’’ said GZA President and CEO Patrick Sheehan. “Equity’s environmental planning expertise also dovetails strategically with GZA’s service focus and will enable us to be even more responsive to commercial, industrial, and residential development clients with complex land use and zoning needs, particularly in the NY/NJ Metro area.’’

Equity staff currently based in New York (Manhattan) and Mount Olive, N.J., will join with staff in GZA’s Manhattan and Fairfield, N.J. offices. In addition to additional environmental, engineering, and natural resources services, the combination of the companies will introduce in-house Mid-Atlantic planning services, a capability GZA also offers in its New England and Midwest markets.

Equity Founder and Principal Peter Jaran, PE, LSRP said: “We’ve long admired and respected GZA and are pleased to join the GZA family. Our companies’ cultures align strongly: We both have an intense focus on innovation, advocating for and serving our clients as their business partners, and being known for technical excellence in all we do.’’

“We welcome Peter and his team to GZA and look forward to being able to provide both Equity and GZA clients with our new combined and expanded capabilities,’’ Sheehan said.