Canadian engineering firm Stantec acquires VA Consulting

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Canadian engineering firm Stantec acquires VA Consulting

Stantec has expanded its support to infrastructure clients in Southern California and Arizona through the acquisition of Irvine, Calif.-based, VA Consulting.

Founded in 1973, VA Consulting is a 60-person community development, transportation, and water engineering firm serving clients throughout Southern California's Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Inland Empire regions, as well as the greater Phoenix area.

With more than four decades in operation, VA Consulting has supported private and public clients on a variety of project types. Among the firm's notable efforts, VA Consulting is providing civil engineering design services  for the:

  • San Diego International Airport Expansion
  • Eastwood Development, an Irvine Company community spanning 200 acres with 1900 new homes, an elementary school, four parks, and a network of walking and biking trails
  • improvement of a 5,000 linear foot segment of the San Diego Creek Channel in Irvine
  • regional transportation improvements in Southern California such as the 17th Street Grade Separation for the Orange County Transportation Authority, Fullerton Road Grade Separation for the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority, and the Rosecrans/Marquardt Grade Separation for Los Angeles Metro

Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer, commented:

"We value both the talent and regional reputation held by VA Consulting as we continually expand our capabilities to serve clients in the Southwest. Our firms share a dedication to community that supports growing infrastructure in some of the most densely populated areas of the US."

Max Vahid, VA Consulting president and CEO, stated:

"From our perspective, this is a tremendous opportunity to pursue larger public works projects in new geographies while providing an expanded array of capabilities to our existing clients from the larger Stantec network. We also see tremendous value in providing expanded professional development opportunities for our team members."

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