Infrastructure design consultant firm Stantec is growing its employee base and strengthening services in the Florida marketplace, having acquired civil engineering, land planning and surveying firm Greenhorne and O’Mara in late 2012. Stantec has since experienced significant statewide growth, and plans to add a land planner and GIS specialist to its 85-member team in Tampa.
In early April, Stantec consolidated the two offices, merging staff from the former Greenhorne and O’Mara office into Stantec’s historical Ybor City workspace.
"We’re excited to welcome our newest colleagues to our historic building in this vibrant neighborhood. Step one is integrating the two teams into one. The go-forward part is completing our current work and looking for opportunities to grow our practice," says David Kemper, senior principal and manager of Stantec’s Tampa office.
Since the acquisition, Stantec Tampa is looking to strengthen its three core service areas in urban land development, power and transportation design while capitalizing on the transportation market locally, particularly in design-build projects.
The acquisition created a window of opportunity -- adding more employees per core service area and broadening their capabilities, therefore giving Stantec a competitive edge and depth as they compete in significant FDOT and private sector projects.
"Our projects are largely qualification-based. Having a stronger, more qualified team gives us the ability to compete for larger-scale projects," says Kemper.
Kemper is now focused on utilizing the expertise and strength of the urban land division as well as the planning and landscape architecture division, effectively helping to grow the transportation practice while complimenting Stantec’s private sector practice.
"We’re optimistic that we’ll continue to be in a growth mode. Our goal is to grow the staff and get to the 100 mark. We’re committed to growing our Tampa practice -- we’re here for the long haul."
For information on hiring opportunities visit Stantec’s website
Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: David Kemper, Stantec