CONSOR Engineers, LLC founded in merger of four firms through partnership with private equity
January 5, 2019 – Founded in 2018, CONSOR Engineers, LLC (CONSOR) is a North American engineering firm providing services in transportation planning and design, structural assessment, and construction services. The company was formed through a merger of four firms that are proven leaders across the transportation engineering landscape: AIA Engineers, LLC; Target Engineering Group, LLC; Infrastructure Engineers, LLC; and Johnson-Adams & Associates, LLC. Chicago-based private equity partner, Keystone Capital, is the financial sponsor behind this initiative. CONSOR’s collective strength builds on a combined 90-year legacy, expanding the firm’s service offerings and geographies to achieve a transformative engineering vision for the infrastructure needs of our communities.
“We are thrilled to announce the formation of CONSOR,” commented Scott Gwilliam, Managing Partner of Keystone Capital. “Together with our founding entrepreneurs, we can build a leading transportation and infrastructure engineering firm that is hyper-focused on providing best-in-class service to our clients alongside an employee-first culture for our people.”
The historic partnerships of each firm result in CONSOR’s project portfolio spanning thousands of transportation projects across North America. With 46 offices in 25 states and Canada, CONSOR employs more than 650 people, of whom 120+ are professional engineers. The firm’s partnering culture is bolstered by an entrepreneurial spirit that benefits clients, communities, and CONSOR employees by:
- Delivering full service transportation engineering with innovation and progressive technology
- Planning and design services for roadways/highways, bridges/ancillary highway structures, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, and marine/waterfront facilities
- Above and below water structural assessment services for bridges, tunnels, ancillary highway structures, and marine/waterfront facilities
- Construction services for transportation projects including management, engineering inspection, administration, and scheduling
- Creating a North American footprint with opportunities to expand into new geographies
- Seeking to add complementary infrastructure engineering services to further diversify offerings and end markets
Poised for growth, CONSOR will continue to focus on excellence in service offerings in their existing markets and beyond, which is enhanced by the additional resources of a larger firm.
About AIA Engineers, LLC
AIA Engineers was founded in 1985 in Houston, Texas to provide civil/structural engineering, planning, and construction management services to clients in both the public and private sectors, including state departments of transportation, transit and tolling authorities, counties, cities, and other local agencies. The firm has five offices across Texas, as well as offices in Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Toronto, Canada. AIA Engineers is an ISO 9001:2015 certified firm, registered against this standard for quality management systems.
About Target Engineering Group, LLC
Target Engineering Group was founded in 1999 to provide construction services for highway and bridge projects. The firm was a multi-year entry for Engineering News-Record’s annual ranking of Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee/PM Firms. Major clients included a diverse group of state and local government agencies throughout Florida.
About Infrastructure Engineers, LLC
Infrastructure Engineers, LLC was founded in 1994 in Florida to provide roadway and bridge design, above and below water structural inspection of bridges and waterfront facilities, and construction engineering inspection services. The firm expanded its presence nationwide, with 24 offices in 16 states. In 2017 and 2018, the company was included in the Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms ranking.
About Johnson-Adams & Associates, LLC
Founded in Florida in 2008, Johnson-Adams & Associates provides construction engineering inspection services, constructability reviews, project management, contract administration, critical path method scheduling, and construction claims/litigation support for transportation owners, including the Florida Department of Transportation and municipal transportation agencies.
About Keystone Capital, Inc.
Keystone Capital, Inc. is a private investment firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1994, its mission is to acquire and build a portfolio of exceptionally high-quality, mid-sized businesses that are leaders in their niche markets. Keystone is differentiated by its investment of personal as opposed to third-party capital, which results in investment horizon flexibility and an ability to enter into true long-term operating partnerships with the professional management teams of its companies.