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VHB Acquires The Johnson Company

Published Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

VHB Acquires The Johnson Company

The Johnson Company (JCO), a 30-person environmental science and engineering firm serving clients throughout the U.S. with offices in NH, as well as Vermont and Maine has been acquired by VHB, which has its NH headquarters in Bedford and is out of Watertown, Massachusetts.

Established in 1978, JCO specializes in assessment and remediation of complex contaminated sites, environmental forensics, litigation support, liabilities and damage assessments, brownfields, and site/civil engineering services.

“This acquisition further solidifies our existing strong team and builds upon our environmental services offerings,” says New England Regional Manager Tom Jackmin. “We’re excited to welcome our new colleagues—their technical excellence and creative approach are well recognized across the industry, and VHB is looking forward to a bright future together.”

VHB’s team of 1,400 professionals partners with clients from 30 locations along the East Coast on some of the nation’s most complex and challenging infrastructure and development projects. In New England, VHB operates from 11 offices throughout the region, including Bedford; South Burlington, Vt; South Portland, Me; Watertown, Boston, Worcester, Springfield, and Hyannis, Mass.; Providence, RI; and Wethersfield and Middletown, Ct.

“VHB’s strategy for growth includes a deliberate, thoughtful plan that combines promoting and moving key professionals within the firm, recruiting new talent, and acquiring established, quality firms such as The Johnson Company,” says President and CEO Mike Carragher. “We continue to evolve our team so we’re in an even better position to deliver creative solutions to our clients facing increasingly complex challenges.”

JCO’s Glen Kirkpatrick and Guy Vaillancourt will join VHB as principals.

As part of the acquisition, VHB will maintain JCO’s Montpelier, VT. JCO employees in NH and Maine will join VHB’s Bedford and South Portland, ME, offices.

Members of the team pictured, from left: Dave Saladino, Guy Vaillancourt, Glen Kirkpatrick, Bettina Longino, and Tom Jackmin. 

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