CH2M HILL Acquires Gee & Jenson, Florida-Based Facilities Planning And Design Firm

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2002--CH2M HILL, Inc. has acquired Gee & Jenson Engineers-Architects-Planners, Inc., a 50-year-old, 200-person planning and design firm based in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The acquisition represents a strategic move by both firms to increase their spectrum of services to port and intermodal clients.

"This is a major step in our strategy to become the industry leader in port facilities planning, design and construction services," said Ralph Peterson, CH2M HILL chairman and CEO. "Together we offer an even more powerful array of services, and people who deliver solutions to help clients remain competitive in a dynamic marketplace."

Gee & Jenson is ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as the eighth-largest port facilities design firm in the United States. The firm provides planning, architecture, engineering and construction administration services for port structures and facilities, land development, and other facilities projects, including transportation, water resources and water/wastewater.

CH2M HILL is a diversified, global firm providing a full range of services for infrastructure, industrial, environmental and energy projects. With $2.6 billion in 2001 revenues, CH2M HILL is an environmental and infrastructure industry leader and the fourth-largest port facilities design firm, according to ENR's ranking.

Two key appointments were announced in the combined organization within CH2M HILL's Transportation Business Group. Gee & Jenson's chairman, Philip A. Crannell Jr., AIA, was appointed director of the Ports practice, and Donald L. Goddeau, P.E., Gee & Jenson's president, was appointed operations and project delivery leader for the Ports practice.

"We're excited about joining the CH2M HILL family of companies," Crannell said. "With CH2M HILL's full-service project delivery capability and wider geographical scope, we can serve a greater number of clients in a broader range of projects across the U.S. and around the globe."

With offices in West Palm Beach, Cape Canaveral, Coral Springs, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota and Tampa, Fla., Gee & Jenson executes projects primarily in the U.S. Southeast Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas, Mexico and the Caribbean.

CH2M HILL is an employee-owned company headquartered in Denver, Colo., with 12,000 personnel in more than 165 offices worldwide. CH2M HILL helps clients plan, design, manage, build, and operate facilities and systems that improve quality of life, increase efficiency, safeguard public health, and protect the environment.


Contact:
     CH2M HILL
     Jeff Mather, 303/713-2376
     
Email Contact
        or
     Gee & Jenson
     Phil Crannell, 561/515-6500
     
Email Contact



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