HDR Acquires SWRI and Shiner Moseley and Associates

Jan. 11, 2006

HDR, an architecture-engineering-consulting firm, has acquired Surface Water Resources, Inc. (SWRI), an environmental and engineering consulting firm based in Sacramento, Calif., and Shiner Moseley and Associates, Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm based in Corpus Christi, Texas. SWRI will conduct business as HDR/SWRI, and Shiner Moseley will conduct business as HDR/Shiner Moseley and Associates.

SWRI specializes in water resources, with particular expertise in systems analysis and modeling, fisheries, water quality, policy analysis, water supply issues, water transfers and environmental documentation and regulatory compliance. The company has 30 employees.

"Effective water resource management will be one of this century's defining issues in the western U.S. and beyond," said George Little, president, HDR Engineering, Inc. “SWRI has some of the most respected water policy analysts, scientists and water resources professionals in California, and we are pleased they wanted to join HDR.”

Under the new corporate structure, George “Buzz” Link and Paul Bratovich, founding partners of SWRI, will be vice presidents, with HDR helping to manage SWRI operations and grow the services offered.

“We are excited about the additional opportunities the HDR network brings, in terms of both personal and professional growth,” said Link. “We’re in this business because we are committed to problem solving and lifelong learning, and HDR will be a great partner in that endeavor.”

Shiner Moseley specializes in port/marine and coastal planning, engineering and permitting, in addition to civil, structural and environmental services.

“In addition to their national and international work, Shiner Moseley has a tremendous reputation along the Gulf Coast for providing top-notch coastal and marine engineering services," Little said. “Given the recent hurricane season and predictions of continued severe activity, helping the Gulf and the rest of our nation’s coastlines thrive is more important now than ever. We are pleased to welcome this talented group to HDR.”

Under the new corporate structure, Jim Shiner, Shiner Moseley president, will be a senior vice president, as will Jeff Massengill, who is presently executive vice president. Doug Hearn and Jerry Hauske will be vice presidents.

“Everyone at Shiner Moseley is excited about expanding the reach of our services to HDR clients nationwide,” said Shiner. “We also look forward to being part of a company that shares our commitment to integrity and offers our employees long-term professional and ownership opportunities.”

Source: HDR