Portland, Ore. — David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) expanded its presence in Southern California by merging with Hall & Foreman, Inc., an 85-person, multidisciplinary design firm headquartered in Tustin, Calif. Hall & Foreman has offices in Tustin, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Temecula and Victorville, Calif. Upon closing the transaction, Hall & Foreman became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the parent company of DEA, David Evans Enterprises, Inc.

DEA Chairman and CEO Al Barkouli said “The merger provides us with the opportunity to more than double our staff in Southern California. Hall & Foreman’s strong presence in the greater Los Angeles area will complement our existing offices in Los Angeles, Ontario, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, and enable us to offer our public and private clients additional resources and a comprehensive suite of services.”

Hall & Foreman CEO John Hogan said “Hall & Foreman provides engineering services to a variety of municipalities, public agencies, private builders and developers. Joining David Evans and Associates, Inc. will allow us to further strengthen our service offerings to our clients and will enable our employees to continue expanding their professional experience by working within the context of a broader team. This means increased resources for clients with infrastructure and development projects across Southern California.”

Founded in 1961, Hall & Foreman provides a full complement of civil engineering services for projects as diverse as private development and public infrastructure. Serving public and private clients for more than 50 years, Hall & Foreman’s services range from due diligence and conceptual studies to preliminary engineering, final engineering, construction support, as-built plans and GIS services. Hall & Foreman is ranked by industry authority ZweigWhite as a “Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For” and is listed by ZweigWhite as one of the fastest growing architecture/engineering/planning and environmental consulting firms in the nation.

For more than 35 years, DEA has provided clients with unique and innovative design services for transportation, water, land, energy and marine infrastructure systems. The firm’s staff includes engineers, surveyors, hydrographers, planners, landscape architects and natural resources scientists. DEA has 20 offices in eight states and employs more than 750 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among Engineering News Record's "Top 100 Pure Design Firms" in the United States.