NAPERVILLE, ILL. — Hard Hat Services (HHS), an industrial environmental engineering and construction management firm headquartered in Naperville, Ill., announced its acquisition of Ely Energy, of Tulsa, Okla. The new combined company, called aether dbs, will offer clients full service design/build solutions and engineered modular systems for air, water, energy, infrastructure, and environmental projects.

Tom Blair, aether dbs president and former CEO of HHS, said: “The strategic acquisition of Ely Energy represents an exciting new stage of our corporate growth. It places us firmly in the energy sector and allows us to continue expanding our services and capabilities for our clients. In addition, HHS’ turnkey project capabilities bring an added dimension to the Ely Energy customer base. The combined company, aether dbs, delivers value to our clients by providing practical, sustainable concept-to-completion solutions. With solid relationships in the U.S. and a growing presence in a number of international markets, our expanded resources will result in continued success and more opportunities for our employees, for our clients, and for aether dbs.”

Joe Ragosta, aether dbs vice president of manufacturing operations and former CEO of Ely Energy, said: “Collectively, our companies have been solving uncommon problems for a long time. In fact, Ely Energy dates back to 1898. We look forward to forging new relationships and providing our services to clients around the world.”

For more information, contact Brian Scranton, aether dbs public relations specialist, at (970) 201-8570.