Salas O’Brien announced today that Raleigh-based engineering firm Stanford White has joined the company, creating a combined firm of 35 offices with more than 825 team members, 190 registered professionals and clients including the most significant companies, institutions and government agencies in the United States.
Stanford White represents Salas O’Brien’s first office in the Research Triangle area, and the company brings a team of engineers focused on clients in education, government, healthcare and science and technology.
As the next step in Salas O’Brien’s “local everywhere, with national resources,” growth strategy, Stanford White will continue to be managed locally by its current leaders and will adopt the Salas O’Brien name after a transition period. The transaction closed on April 30, 2020, and news of the merger was shared just after the close with the Stanford White and Salas O’Brien teams.
“This merger is a moment worth celebrating for both Stanford White and Salas O’Brien,” said Darin Anderson, Salas O’Brien chairman and CEO. “Stanford White’s reputation for service and their quality of design is unmatched. Clients simply love them. Their team will find such a natural home at Salas O’Brien, and I’m thrilled to be bringing the Salas O’Brien difference in a bigger way to the East Coast.”
Stanford White joins Salas O’Brien as part of an ambitious plan to create the best engineering, facility planning and commissioning firm in the world—known for the highest-quality work and an outstanding reputation with its clients and team members.
“Right down to our founding stories, Salas O’Brien and Stanford White already feel like the same organization,” said Bill Smith, Stanford White Principal. “Anchored by our local team, we can now offer additional services through a single, coordinated point of contact. Our team will also benefit from many opportunities to grow through collaboration as we serve clients together. I speak for our group in Raleigh when I say we’re simply thrilled to be part of the Salas O’Brien team.”
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