April 23, 2015
T.Y. Lin International Acquires Lindbergh & Associates
T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, and O’Brien & Gere, a national engineering solutions company, announce that TYLI has purchased Lindbergh & Associates (L&A) from O’Brien & Gere. L&A has a rich history in providing technical services to clients in the Federal market. In operation in Charleston, South Carolina since 1982, L&A will now conduct business as Lindbergh & Associates, a T.Y. Lin International Company.
The Charleston-based office will serve as a platform for TYLI as the firm continues to strengthen and diversify its markets across the Southeast and build a strong Federal services program. L&A has an excellent track record in providing Architectural and Engineering services to numerous federal agencies, including the USACE, NAVFAC, the Veterans Administration, USFWS, and USPS, to name a few.
“The acquisition of Lindbergh & Associates will foster T.Y. Lin International’s expansion into the Federal market,” said Alvaro J. Piedrahita, P.E., TYLI President and Chief Executive Officer. “We welcome their well-respected staff of planning, architecture, engineering, and construction management professionals to our firm. Combining their state-of-the-art tools, services, and deep knowledge on local issues with T.Y. Lin International’s global presence will result in enhanced support and value for our clients."
For O’Brien & Gere, the divestiture is representative of the Company’s move to advance its growth strategy and competitive position in its target markets and services. This divestiture allows O’Brien & Gere to reallocate and align resources toward its acquisitive growth strategy for its advanced manufacturing, energy, environment and water brands in the Southeast and nationwide.
“In T.Y. Lin International, we have found not only a strategic buyer for our Federal facilities business that shares our commitment to our clients and people, but also a strong growth platform to build and sustain Lindbergh and provide its employees with greater career opportunities and professional growth,” said James A. Fox, P.E., O’Brien & Gere Chief Executive Officer. “O’Brien & Gere will maintain a Charleston area office focused on private-sector clients aligned with our overall growth strategy, as well as pursue collaborative opportunities with T.Y. Lin International.”
“Over the last 32 years, Lindbergh & Associates has become a multi-disciplined firm that provides ‘speed-to-market’ results to its clients while providing quality, cost-effective solutions,” said Richard Garcia, P.E., LEED AP, L&A Executive Vice President. “Our clients will benefit from the worldwide expertise offered by T.Y. Lin International while continuing to work with the same talent and resources that have served them over the years.”
Garcia comes to TYLI as an important member of the firm-wide leadership team and will join as Senior Vice President of TYLI.
About T.Y. Lin International
Founded in 1954, T.Y. Lin International is an internationally recognized, multi-disciplined full-service infrastructure engineering firm committed to providing innovative, cost-effective, constructible designs for the global infrastructure market. With more than 2,500 employees working in offices throughout the Americas and Asia, the firm provides support on projects of varying size and complexity. For more information about the company, please visit www.tylin.com.
About O’Brien & Gere
O'Brien & Gere has become more than an engineering solutions provider throughout its history of creating a better future since 1945. At the center of the Company’s story are clients ranging from advanced manufacturers to higher education, federal agencies, and municipalities. These clients trust O’Brien & Gere to deliver sustainable solutions and integrate innovative technology to solve the evolving advanced manufacturing, energy, environmental, and water challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.obg.com.
About Lindbergh & Associates
Lindbergh & Associates offers multi-disciplined architectural and engineering (A/E) services. Founded in 1982 by structural engineer Charles A. Lindbergh, P.E., PhD and headquartered in Charleston, SC, Lindbergh & Associates provides complete planning, design, and management services for Federal and other clients in Charleston and throughout the U.S. Core services include architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, structural engineering, land surveying, civil engineering, master planning, and construction management. For more information about the company, please visit www.lindbergh-assoc.com.