RALEIGH, N.C. — On Nov. 1, Southern Civil Engineers, Inc. (SCE) joined forces with national design engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Alpharetta-based SCE was founded in 1983 by current president Jim Hamilton. The firm has a high profile in the Atlanta land development market. Hamilton, with partner Greg Maxey, senior leaders Bob Vance and Brian Martin, and nine staff members, will transition to Kimley-Horn.

SCE’s Alpharetta office will become a third Atlanta metro area location for Kimley-Horn. Other offices are located in Midtown and Norcross. Asked why he’s making the move to Kimley-Horn, Jim Hamilton responded, “It’s a great match — our cultures are both highly focused on providing our clients with an exceptional service experience, and the combination of our resources will give the clients of both firms even greater service.”

Vice President Emmy Montanye commented, “We have great respect for Jim and his partners; our collective strength will give us an increased ability to serve our clients in this growing market.”

For Kimley-Horn, the move marks the next phase in a continuing expansion of their presence in the Atlanta metro area. In September, the firm brought on a team of local water experts, led by Jeff House, P.E. and Todd Cochran, P.E.