PITTSBURGH — National engineering and environmental consulting firm GAI Consultants, Inc. announced that recently acquired firms Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc., Crispell-Snyder, Inc., and Lotspeich and Associates, Inc. will operate under the GAI corporate brand, effective Oct. 1, 2013. Over the last decade, GAI Consultants has more than tripled its domestic presence and currently operates 28 locations nationwide. This marks the next step in GAI’s strategic expansion of its business through increased geographical coverage and additional service offerings to meet customer demands in key markets. In combination, these acquisitions have successfully locked in new service offerings and new territories in several of GAI’s key markets in the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest.
Commenting on the brand consolidation, GAI President and CEO Gary DeJidas, P.E. said: "We are pleased to announce this change as we continue to make solid progress in positioning GAI for continued growth. The move to operate under one unified company brand name is part of a process to align the values of the acquired firms into a single, more powerful, brand. We are proud to bring the GAI name to these great companies."
Building communities, designing safe and efficient transportation systems, and enhancing the production and transmission of our country’s energy sources are GAI’s main focus of business. Delivering on the company’s strategy, Crispell-Snyder brings geographical expansion in Wisconsin, part of GAI’s Midwest operations. Florida-based Lotspeich and Associates expands GAI’s abilities in the burgeoning ecological sciences field, and 2012 acquisition of DuBois, Pa.-based Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc. expands GAI’s presence to seven cities across Pennsylvania, and consolidates GAI’s position in the airport services market.
"We are thrilled to be making this move to fully operate under the GAI brand," said Senior Director and former Crispell-Snyder CEO, Dan Snyder, P.E. "By formalizing our relationship we can continue to provide our employees with new opportunities and our clients with additional expertise."
Senior Director of Airport Services, Edward Nasuti, P.E., explained: "Combining LSA’s professional staff and resources with GAI’s brand heightens our ability to deliver cost-effective quality engineering to our clients. We have seamlessly transitioned into the GAI Family over the past few months, and our continued commitment to customer excellence remains a core value."
"Bringing Lotspeich and Associates into the GAI brand cements the position of GAI as the preeminent resource for environmental assessments throughout Florida and the southeast region," noted Karl Lotspeich, Senior Director with GAI and former Principal of L&A.