Littlejohn Acquires ICA Engineering’s Huntsville Operations
HUNTSVILLE, AL (March 20, 2014) Nashville based Littlejohn has acquired the assets of ICA Engineering Huntsville, AL office, including its backlog of projects. Discussions had been held since the late fall when ICA Engineering (formerly Florence and Hutcheson, Inc.) determined their transportation oriented business model would be best served by concentrating on markets outside northern Alabama. Once this strategic decision was made at the ICA corporate level, the opportunity was presented to Littlejohn to make sure ICA’s clients were being well served throughout the transition.
Littlejohn has had a presence in Huntsville since acquiring G W Jones & Sons, Consulting Engineers, Inc. a year ago. Still operating as G W Jones and Sons, the office has grown from its roots of offering engineering and surveying to offering Landscape Architectural Services also. The addition of the ICA office to its growing G W Jones office, leaves Littlejohn’s with considerable strengths in Northern Alabama. This transaction adds substantially to the office’s backlog, and strengthens the engineering, surveying and construction engineering inspection (CEI) depth of the office. This relationship is a win-win as both firms had a number of common clients. In particular, ongoing projects with both the City of Huntsville and the City of Madison were able to be transferred without interruption.
“This transaction reinforces our commitment to Huntsville and north Alabama by adding experienced personnel to our current operation. It also allows us to expand our services with seasoned professionals in engineering, surveying and the construction inspection fields. We look forward to continue growing our Huntsville office and to providing the expertise and responsiveness our clients require,” said Harry Wilson, Principal and Office Manager.
The office has also added Landscape Architecture to its service offerings with the hiring of Josh Johnson, RLA. With over 15 years progressive experience, Josh brings extensive Site Planning, Hardscape and Landscape Architecture experience to both private and public sector clients. Josh adds “Huntsville is a very exciting market. It is one that is eager to benefit from the collaborative design approach we offer with keen sensitivities to our sustainable approach to planning and design for both our public and private sector projects. Being able to work in increasingly urban, mixed use projects with the talented engineers just across the aisle brings our clients a unique strategic advantage.” Josh brings his years of land development services to the office as well as solid experience in municipal parks, recreation, streetscapes and all forms of pedestrian scale site improvements.