Atwell continues growth in Florida with acquisition of Banks Engineering, expanding engineering, planning, and surveying services

Jan. 11, 2024 (Southfield, MI) – Atwell has acquired BEI Engineering Group, LLC, doing business as Banks Engineering, a 90-person firm providing civil engineering, planning, and land surveying services. The acquisition of Banks Engineering continues to strengthen Atwell’s resources and capabilities in Florida, specifically in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Banks Engineering has provided Florida with civil engineering, planning, and land surveying for more than 30 years. Founded in 1992, Banks Engineering has supported private sector work for a diverse range of clients throughout the state of Florida. The firm provides professional expertise at every stage, from initial concept to project completion and beyond. 

“Banks is excited to join the Atwell family,” said Tom Lehnert, President of Banks Engineering. “Banks Engineering and Atwell share similar values, and the merger will allow us to expand our services to better meet the needs of our clients and provide new opportunities for all of our team members. We look forward to supporting Atwell’s growth in Florida and the Southeast Region.” 

“We’ve worked with the team members at Banks Engineering for years and have firsthand experience of their excellent work and commitment to clients,” said Ron Waldrop, Senior Vice President at Atwell. “We have added the outstanding professionals at Banks Engineering to our company because we want to continue investing in this market for the benefit of our clients and the success of their projects.” 

Atwell has significantly expanded its geographic footprint, service offerings, and capabilities through organic growth and strategic acquisitions over the past few years. The acquisition of Banks Engineering follows Atwell’s most recent acquisitions of Summit Engineering, a civil engineering and land surveying firm in Heber City, Utah, and Mead Gilman & Associates, a land surveying firm located in Woodinville, Washington. 

Atwell, LLC is a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm with more than 1,800 professionals located across the country. Creating innovative solutions for clients in industries such as real estate and land development, power and energy, hydrocarbons, and infrastructure, Atwell provides comprehensive turnkey services including land and right-of-way support, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, land surveying, environmental compliance and permitting, natural resources consulting and project and program management. 

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