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McKim & Creed Acquires The Rose Group

September 19, 2005

McKim & Creed, a full-service engineering and surveying consultancy with offices in the Hampton Roads area, has acquired The Rose Group, a Fayetteville, N.C.-based consulting firm specializing in water resources, site development, surveying and geographic information management. McKim & Creed provides engineering and surveying services from its Virginia Beach office, and surveying services via its Newport News office.

In making the announcement, McKim & Creed President and CEO Michael W. Creed, PE, said, “This acquisition brings to both firms, and to our clients, the best of all worlds.

“The Rose Group has served the citizenry of Fayetteville for more than 50 years,” he explained. “They understand both the professionalism and the altruism of the engineering and surveying professions, and have built lasting relationships throughout their communities. By combining the resources of McKim & Creed and The Rose Group, we can offer our clients additional resources and a deeper level of expertise to better meet their needs.”

Gordon A. Rose, PE, president of The Rose Group, called the acquisition an overnight opportunity for employees and clients alike. “The only way to provide opportunity is to grow, and this consolidation allows us to provide that opportunity overnight,” he said. “Over the years, The Rose Group has been approached by other companies, but we never experienced as good a ‘fit’ as we did with McKim & Creed. If I were to describe the type of firm we were striving to become, I would describe McKim & Creed. They are very similar to The Rose Group in terms of services provided, only larger.”

The newly-expanded McKim & Creed will continue to work with public and private sector clients throughout the Southeast, providing civil, environmental, instrumentation and controls, and structural engineering; stormwater management; surveying and mapping; GIS (Geographic Information Systems); and planning and landscape architectural services.

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