Degenkolb Engineers and Barrish Pelham Consulting Engineers announce plans to combine forces

Issued Sept. 4, 2018

Acquisition expands Sacramento presence and adds core expertise

San Francisco based structural engineering firm Degenkolb Engineers (Degenkolb) and Sacramento based structural engineering firm Barrish Pelham Consulting Engineers (Barrish Pelham) signed a Purchase Agreement and will close the acquisition on October 1, 2018. Barrish Pelham’s 22 employees will join Degenkolb, which will now have 180 employees in seven offices. The current Barrish Pelham’s Principals will serve in the same capacity with Degenkolb.

The acquisition expands Degenkolb’s Sacramento presence while increasing its portfolio and experience in the K-12 education market and forensics investigation. Degenkolb will operate in Sacramento as “Barrish Pelham, a Degenkolb Company.”

“This is a great time for Degenkolb and Barrish Pelham. As firm’s we have collaborated in the past, sharing staff on projects and working together through the Structural Engineers Association of California and Applied Technology Council. The Barrish Pelham staff embodies the same Degenkolb values of service and excellence that our clients have come to expect and we’ll now have that resource in the greater Central Valley region, “ stated Degenkolb CEO, Stacy Bartoletti.

Barrish Pelham is a 73 years old structural engineering firm headquartered in Sacramento, California, with strong portfolios of forensics investigation, reconstruction engineering for damaged buildings, educational and healthcare facilities. Since October 2017, Jason Scanlan has served as President; and Stephen Pelham has served as Chairman.

“We have known, worked with, and respected Degenkolb Engineers and their leadership for many years. This is the next logical step in continuance of Barrish Pelham’s expertise, integrity, and service to our clients. Barrish Pelham is truly excited to join the Degenkolb family extending both the bandwidth and expertise of locally based structural engineering services in California’s Central Valley,” stated Barrish Pelham Chairman, Steve Pelham.

Degenkolb previously opened a small Sacramento office and those employees will join the Barrish Pelham staff in a combined office at 3001 E. Street, Sacramento CA 95816.

Degenkolb Engineers is a San Francisco headquartered structural engineering company. Founded in 1940, Degenkolb Engineers’ practice reflects more than seven decades of commitment to technical expertise, exceptional client service through close collaboration, and life-long learning. Our award-winning structural designs have saved clients hundreds of millions of dollars and are delivered by taking full advantage of our expertise and experience.

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