Kleinfelder Completes Acquisition of Doucet & Associates, Inc., A Civil Engineering Firm with A Strong Presence In Growing Texas Market
Acquisition Amplifies Kleinfelder’s Strategic Growth and Service Offerings in Texas
SAN DIEGO, California, June 1, 2023 – The Kleinfelder Group, Inc. (“Kleinfelder”), a leading engineering, design, construction management, construction materials inspection and testing, and environmental professional services firm, announced today that it has acquired Doucet & Associates, Inc. (“Doucet”). The transaction, which closed on May 31, 2023, fortifies Kleinfelder’s commitment to strategic growth and strengthens an already robust client and service portfolio in the growing Texas market.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Doucet provides civil engineering, environmental permitting, surveying, and construction management services to clients throughout Texas. Doucet is focused on delivering these services to public and private sector clients in the land development, commercial, education, healthcare, industrial, municipal, transportation, and water resources markets.
“The Doucet acquisition further establishes Kleinfelder’s presence in Texas,” stated Kleinfelder President and CEO Louis Armstrong. “Doucet’s strong client base, successful project delivery track record, and service capabilities will create near-term revenue synergy opportunities for Kleinfelder. The combination will also create numerous career opportunities for Doucet’s employees.”
With the close of the transaction, the Doucet organizational structure will remain unchanged, operating under the direction of its existing operational leadership team led by John Doucet. The Doucet organization consists of over 110 professionals spread across six offices in Texas and will be incorporated into Kleinfelder’s Central Division business unit, which is led by Executive Vice President and Central Division Director Lisa Millet.
“We are elated to find a perfectly aligned partner in Kleinfelder,” noted Doucet President Amy Doucet. “In addition to the complementary services, market strategies, and long-term client satisfaction, Kleinfelder’s culture and focus on people stood out and will allow our exceptional staff opportunities to grow together.”
Kleinfelder’s Commitment to Strategic Growth
Doucet represents Kleinfelder’s sixth acquisition over the last three years. Kleinfelder remains focused on driving a strategic plan centered on organic growth bolstered by acquisitive expansion, with the goal of acquiring firms with complementary employee-focused cultures and a trusted commitment to clients.
Winston & Strawn LLP served as legal counsel and KPMG provided transaction advisory and tax services to Kleinfelder. Morrissey Goodale LLC served as sell-side financial advisors, MouerHuston, PC as sell-side legal advisors, and PKF O’Connor Davies for transaction advisory and tax services to Doucet.
Kleinfelder. Bright People. Right Solutions. Founded in 1961, Kleinfelder is a leading engineering, design, construction management, construction materials inspection and testing, and environmental professional services firm. Kleinfelder now employs more than 3,100 professionals and operates from over 105 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California. Poised for growth, Kleinfelder continues to provide high-quality solutions for our diverse client base. Visit Kleinfelder.com or follow us on LinkedIn/Kleinfelder.