We are pleased to share the news that CEC has acquired Arizona-based Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc. (EEC). The acquisition will help us grow our presence in the Arizona market through expanded service offerings, new business relationships, and the addition of a Tucson office location to our nationwide footprint. The addition of EEC adds surveying, landscape architecture, and water resources to the current services we offer through our existing locations in Phoenix and Tempe.
“Our firms previously have teamed on projects and submittals over the years,” said Robert S. Livermore, GIT, CEM, CESCO, CEC Vice President and Lead of the firm’s Arizona operations. “We have found EEC to be a good business partner with strong technical capabilities and a wealth of established relationships in the region, particularly with public sector entities.
Founded in 1987, EEC is an employee-owned multi-discipline civil engineering and environmental services firm providing services to federal, state, and municipal agencies, as well as to the private sector. Their professionals have extensive experience in environmental services, flood control and drainage, site development, land surveying, transportation, and water and wastewater. The firm of more than 30 employees has been managed by its four senior members: Bill Carroll, P.E.; Carrie Côté, P.E.; Ryan Stucki, P.E., LEED AP; and Dan Cleland, RLA.
Bill Carroll, P.E., EEC’s President and CEO, will join CEC as a vice president in our Civil Engineering practice. He brings more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of planning and engineering design for large and small land development projects. A registered professional engineer in Arizona and New Mexico, Bill also has been heavily involved in many of the region’s preeminent economic development associations, industry councils, and government authorities.
Carrie Côté, P.E., EEC’s Phoenix Branch Manager, will join CEC as a vice president and serve as the Water Resources Practice Lead and the Public Sector Market Group Lead for our Arizona operations. She has more than 23 years of experience in civil engineering with an emphasis in municipal and private water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
Ryan Stucki, P.E., LEED AP, EEC’s Site Development Director, will join CEC as a vice president and serve as both the office lead and the Civil Engineering Practice Lead for the Tucson office. Ryan has more than 20 years of experience working to develop a wide range of projects including master planned communities, medical and institutional projects, commercial sites, and residential subdivisions.
Dan Cleland, RLA, a Project Director for EEC, will join CEC as a principal in the Landscape Architecture group, expanding our service capabilities in Arizona. A Registered Professional Landscape Architect in Arizona and Nevada, Dan has more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of landscape architecture, planning, and engineering design for parks and recreation projects throughout the southwest, with specific expertise in sports complex design.
“We made the decision that EEC should merge with CEC so that we could jointly provide a broader range of services to our valued clients,” said Carroll. “We are excited for this next phase and for what the future holds for our stellar employees.”
Check back soon to find out about the progress we’re making and some of the projects we’re performing. We’re looking forward to CEC’s continued growth in the Arizona market, and we welcome our new colleagues to the CEC family.