SAN JOSE, Calif. & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salas O’Brien, the leading critical environment, Pacific-region, facilities planning, design and construction management firm announced that it has acquired Kalmans Marshall Engineering, Inc. (KME), a Texas-based firm known for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing consulting engineering work throughout Texas, the Southeast and Midwest. The combined firm will now serve clients nationally from 12 offices across the United States.
As part of the Salas O’Brien, LLC family of companies, KME will be known as KME Salas O’Brien, LLC.
The new business combination will have over 170 professionals, more than 50 of whom are registered professionals. Salas O’Brien is a national leader in critical environments with a focus in clean energy, infrastructure (HVAC, power, plumbing, utilities), telecommunications, data centers, switching centers, health care, universities/colleges, municipalities and commercial centers.
“This is a significant milestone for Salas O’Brien,” said CEO Darin Anderson. “We are excited to add outstanding leaders and team members to our growing organization. We share the same values and have complementary skills and experience that will further drive Salas O’Brien’s success. This combination enables us to serve our national clients even more effectively.”
Brad Kalmans, Managing Principal of KME Salas O’Brien, was instrumental in bringing the two firms together. “Through our working relationship and association over the years,” Kalmans said, “it became very evident there was a wonderful opportunity to be even stronger by combining our efforts, adding even more depth and breadth of experience, and creating a more dynamic national organization. We are glad to be a part of the team.”
Both companies were founded over 30 years ago and have a long history of outstanding design work and growth. The four KME shareholders will now be Principals and shareholders of the combined organization.
Both companies have strikingly similar histories, rising from modest beginnings to become leaders in their respective geographic regions. KME’s focus has been on mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering since 1980. Salas O’Brien was founded in 1975 as an energy engineering firm with its core competencies in mechanical and electrical engineering design. Paul Silva, Salas O’Brien President and Chief Operating Officer, shared, “Salas O’Brien has been looking to expand in Texas and the Southeast. We couldn’t have found better partners.”
About Salas O’Brien
Salas O’Brien is a national leader in critical environments with a focus in clean-energy, infrastructure (HVAC, power, plumbing, utilities), telecommunications, data centers, switching centers, health care, universities/colleges, municipalities and commercial centers. Since 1975, the company has been a champion of sustainability and leading engineering design. For more information about Salas O’Brien, visit us at www.salasobrien.com. Follow us on https://twitter.com/salasobrien and http://www.facebook.com/salasobrien.