Columbus, Ohio (Dec. 18, 2012) – H.R. Gray, a Columbus, Ohio-based firm providing program management and construction management services, was recently acquired by Haskell, one of the nation’s leading design-build firms, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The acquisition will increase levels of expertise at Haskell, which works with some of America’s leading Fortune 500 companies to develop highly efficient and cost-effective facilities.
The addition of H.R. Gray will allow Haskell to provide a unique skill set to municipal clients. “This acquisition is part of a larger strategy to expand our water business,” said Pete Kinsley, Vice President of Haskell’s water division. “Like many parts of the country, Ohio faces significant water challenges and recently enacted design-build and construction management at-risk (CMAR) enabling legislation to provide community leaders with project delivery alternatives to consider as they develop solutions for these challenges. We are confident that the combination of Haskell’s expertise in design-build and CMAR and H.R. Gray’s proficiency in program management will enhance our ability to meet customer needs in that market segment, both in Ohio and other parts of the country.”
H.R. Gray will continue its current operations in Columbus and its regional offices and maintain its existing brand. Under the terms of the acquisition, the H.R. Gray leadership team will become part of the Haskell leadership team and Jim Joyce will continue to serve as President of H.R. Gray, a wholly owned subsidiary of Haskell. For more than 30 years, H.R. Gray has provided construction management and consulting services to the construction industry by offering responsive, cost-effective, high quality construction and program management services for complex projects as well as resolution of construction disputes for public agencies.
Under the acquisition, H.R. Gray employees will join Haskell’s diverse team of architects, engineers and construction experts. The acquisition will also expand Haskell’s geographic presence by adding the H.R. Gray offices to its list of corporate locations, which currently include its headquarters in Jacksonville and offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Mexico City. “We are excited about joining the Haskell team,” said Jim Joyce, H.R. Gray President. “As a part of Haskell, we will be able to offer a broader scope of services to our customers while maintaining the local presence they expect.”
Founded in 1979, H.R. Gray is a unique management and consulting firm serving the construction industry offering responsive, cost-effective, quality, construction management services for complex projects and resolution of construction disputes. By utilizing its unique skill set and proactive approach, H.R. Gray’s mission is to help each client successfully manage its construction project from conception to completion. Based in Columbus, Ohio, H.R. Gray also has offices in Akron, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; and Austin, Texas.
Haskell, one of the industry’s leading integrated design, engineering and construction firms, offers client-focused solutions in the commercial, industrial and civil infrastructure markets. With more than $550 million in annual revenue and over 1,500 completed projects to date, Haskell serves a multinational client base from strategic points across the United States and in Mexico.