Tighe & Bond, an environmental consulting firm with an office in Portsmouth, has acquired Boston-based Halvorson Design, a firm specializing in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. The acquisition expands the geographic footprint, capabilities and sector expertise of both firms, and offers clients a single-source solution for design and engineering needs.
The integration of Halvorson and Tighe & Bond enables both parties to expand on key service offerings, such as landscape architecture, land use planning and coastal/waterfront resiliency. Additionally, Halvorson gives Tighe & Bond a strategic presence in Boston, strengthening the engineering firm’s position in the Northeast and bringing the total number of offices to 11 across Connecticut, Massachusetts, NH, New York, Rhode Island and Maine. In turn, Halvorson expands its geographic reach and gains a larger client base, especially for potential projects in the institutional and state and local government sectors.
“As the engineering industry continues to evolve toward more complete solutions, expanding our landscape architecture capabilities became a clear objective in order to better meet client needs,” says Tighe & Bond President and CEO Bob Belitz. “It was important for us to find a partner that shares the same vision, culture and technical excellence, and we found that in Halvorson Design. We welcome this talented team to our firm.”
Robert Uhlig, Halvorson Design’s President and CEO says the firms have successfully collaborated in the past, revealing synergies in company culture. “We quickly recognized our two highly accomplished firms were complementary on many levels, and together, we would be a better, stronger firm. Both firms agreed that joining forces would benefit clients across the Northeast and provide new opportunities for employees.”
Halvorson will continue to operate under its existing brand name, and the firm’s leadership and staff will remain at the current location on Kingston Street in Boston. Tighe & Bond employees will also be joining the Halvorson office.