GPD Group Expands Engineering Services with Acquisition of W.E. Stilson Consulting Group

June 10, 2013

(Akron, OH – June 10, 2013) GPD Group and W.E. Stilson Consulting Group, two well-known, engineering companies, are pleased to announce their new partnership effective June 3, 2013.

This acquisition brings together two of Ohio’s leading professional service firms, blending talents and resources in the areas of roadway engineering, traffic engineering, water / wastewater engineering and construction inspection.

The union of these client-centered companies represents over 50 years of outstanding engineering experience throughout the State of Ohio. William E. Stilson, PE, commented, “This is an exciting opportunity. Both W.E. Stilson and GPD Group were founded on similar principles, and we look forward to providing the highest level of consulting engineering services to our clients through our combined strengths and expanded capabilities.”

W.E. Stilson has successfully served cities and municipalities in Central Ohio since 2000. Like GPD Group, W.E. Stilson understands the value of long-term relationships and strives to incorporate quality and integrity in everything they do. It is anticipated that together, GPD Group and W.E. Stilson, will provide their clients increased support and greater flexibility.

For GPD, this acquisition means having the ability to provide enhanced civil engineering capabilities to clients, both old and new. For Stilson, it means being able to offer additional in-house services not previously available. W.E. Stilson, originally known for their expertise in roadway, traffic and water / wastewater markets, will now be able to serve clients with full-service architectural and engineering design, planning, construction, site development, and environmental service capabilities.

As a part of the transition, W.E. Stilson employees will relocate to GPD Group’s Columbus office located at 1801 Watermark Drive. W.E. Stilson’s qualified engineers and support staff complement GPD Group’s growing team of architects, engineers and planners.

“This acquisition fortifies both our growth and diversification strategies,” said Darrin Kotecki, PE, GPD Group President. “I could not have asked for a more closely aligned partner than W.E. Stilson to strengthen our core services and add value to our Central Ohio clients.”