Dallas — GEI Consultants, Inc. announced that Hayden Consultants, Inc., a Dallas-based civil engineering consulting firm, has joined the company. The merger of the two firms will strengthen GEI’s operations in Texas by bringing significant depth in the transportation, infrastructure, and water resources market sectors to GEI. The combined operations will provide the opportunity to serve new and existing clients in the rapidly growing Texas market.

Hayden was founded by Rachel Hayden in 2000. The firm has grown significantly over the past 18 years to provide services to leading clients in both the public and private sectors. Hayden has distinguished itself as a market leader in providing outstanding technical solutions and quality client service.

In her decision to join GEI Hayden stated, “I am excited about the opportunity to join GEI – both for our clients and our employees. The new combined operations offers significant capacity to serve our existing clients, while adding the resources needed to develop new clients and services in Texas and throughout the Southwest.”

On Hayden joining GEI, President Ron Palmieri states, “We are so pleased to have Hayden join GEI. Their commitment to technical excellence, client service, and employee development and engagement are exceptional and consistent with GEI’s culture. We are excited to have Rachel and her team drive our Texas growth strategy going forward.”

The transaction closed on September 28, 2018. Bulkley Capital, LP served as a financial advisor for Hayden Consultants.