HDR Acquires Archer Engineers

Sept. 5, 2008
Expands presence in Kansas and Missouri

HDR, a leading architecture-engineering-consulting firm, has acquired E. T. Archer Corp., known as Archer Engineers, an engineering-project management firm headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Going forward, Archer Engineers will conduct business as HDR | Archer.

“Archer Engineers is a well-respected presence in the Kansas and Missouri markets,” said HDR Engineering Inc. President George Little, P.E. “By joining the HDR team, Archer will strengthen HDR’s presence in these markets, while HDR brings additional bench strength to Archer clients and staff. We are very pleased to have them on board and look forward to the additional expertise they will bring to the HDR family, particularly in the water/wastewater engineering arenas.”

“One of the things that attracted us to HDR was their long history as a company, a quality they share with Archer,” said Archer Engineers President and Chief Executive Officer Stan Christopher, P.E. “Providing consistent, quality services to our clients for 100-plus years is a testament to the Archer team and a reflection of our corporate mission. To continue to grow, we needed a business partner that shared our values, our commitment to excellence and our focus on extraordinary customer service. We also wanted to make sure our employees had ample opportunities for professional growth, and HDR is the right partner in all of these areas.”

Under the new corporate structure, Christopher will be a senior vice president and will direct HDR’s water business practice in Kansas and Missouri. Michael Kalis, P.E., will be a vice president and water section manager for these areas.

Source: HDR