Houston — LJA Engineering, Inc. acquired Longaro & Clarke Consulting Engineers (L&C), an Austin-based engineering firm. L&C has served municipal, commercial, industrial, and private sector clients in Texas since 1994. The acquisition broadens LJA's services in land development, drainage, flood control planning, and utilities studies and design.

Joe Longaro and Alexander Clarke started L&C after leaving LJA (at the time Lichliter/Jameson & Associates, Inc.) 22 years ago, and are glad to be part of the LJA family again. “Sometimes, you go back to the beginning. We started our careers at LJA in the 80’s, but decided to make a go of it on our own,” Longaro said. “When LJA approached us about a merger twenty-something years later, we saw the benefits to both sides. Our clients will now have more in-house services, will benefit from both LJA’s and L&C’s extensive knowledge of Central Texas, and our employees will have more opportunities. It is a win/win for everyone!”

With this acquisition, LJA now has more than 60 professional engineers, technicians, and environmental specialists located in Central Texas to serve the technical needs of local public and private entities, backed by the broad, extensive knowledge base of experience available through LJA’s staff of over 600 statewide.

The current L&C offices will remain and continue to service existing clients, as well as market LJA’s expanded comprehensive services. For more information on L&C, visit www.longaroclarke.com