Stantec, a design and engineering firm with offices
throughout North America, has acquired Naple-based WilsonMiller, a
leading consultant in planning and development in the Tampa Bay region
for five decades.
has been a go-to firm for government agencies, urban land,
transportation, natural resources and rural land markets. With offices
in Tampa and Sarasota, the firm has planned, designed and engineered
projects throughout the Tampa Bay region, including redeveloping the
Channelside district in Tampa and initial planning for residential
communities in Sarasota's Lakewood Ranch.
with Stantec is the next step for us to take to become part of an
international network that gives our clients access to a much wider
range of services and expertise as well as provides our employees with
better technical resources and more opportunities to grow their
careers." says Alan Reynolds, WilsonMiller chairman and CEO who will
continue with Stantec.
Jay Averill, Stantec's
manager of communications, says Florida's potential and WilsonMiller's
reputation helped seal the deal for Stantec's investment in the state.
of the reasons we made the acquisition was because we feel that the
Florida market has great potential. It has been one of the top markets
in the U.S. for some time and despite the recent struggles, we're
confident that our investment in the state and in WilsonMiller is a very
good one,'' says Averill.
is to expand our presence by adding in Florida all the services we
provide," continues Averill. "That means growing into the architecture
and building engineering, transportation, water and wastewater
treatment, environmental management and remediation markets. We will do
this through a combination of organic growth and acquisition."
Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Sources: Jay Averill, Stantec; Alan Reynolds, WilsonMiller