Dallas — JQ acquired the Dallas-based structural engineering firm, Baldauf Herrin & Associates, Inc. (BHA). According to JQ’s CEO Stephen H. Lucy, the acquisition will enable JQ to grow its service capabilities in the federal and corporate markets, while adding industry veterans to its senior leadership team.
“I have known Tom Herrin and Steve Baldauf for more than 30 years,” Lucy said. “We were looking for experienced, technically competent professionals who could support and grow our business relationships and mentor our younger leadership team.”
Baldauf and Herrin will join JQ as principals and will office out of JQ’s corporate headquarters in Dallas’ Design District.
“Our cultures align, and we share common values and a vision of how to serve our clients,” Lucy said. “The acquisition presents great opportunities for JQ to continue the sustained growth of the firm.”
Tom R. Herrin, P.E., of BHA, said, “We are excited to be joining the JQ team. The merger gives us confidence that our clients will benefit immensely from the combination of our resources and the bench strength of JQ’s professional, technical personnel to support their project needs.”
BHA clients are concentrated in the federal and corporate markets – market sectors that JQ has targeted for continued growth. BHA clients are located primarily in Texas, but federal work can take the firm anywhere nationally.
Over the years, some notable projects include Harrison Hall Academic Building at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas; the Four Seasons Resort Villas and Pool in Irving, Texas; Hancock County Emergency Operations Center in Mississippi; the Volar Barracks renovation in Fort Hood, Texas; and numerous projects for a global telecommunications company.
Previously, Herrin was engineer of record for Exxon World headquarters and EDS World headquarters, and Baldauf was supervising structural engineer on the Superconducting Super Collider.