RALEIGH, N.C. — McKim & Creed Inc., one of the largest engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firms headquartered in the Southeast, purchased the assets of United Engineering Group Inc. (UEG). UEG provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services for the energy, health care, higher education, state government, industrial and transportation markets.

UEG is a leader in the design of solar photovoltaic systems and containerized energy storage systems for solar and wind energy production, and recently won a People’s Choice Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for its work on a facility in South Carolina that simulates hurricanes to test housing structures. The 40-person UEG was established in 1949, and has offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville, N.C.

The acquisition of UEG expands McKim & Creed’s engineering capabilities and services, and strengthens the company’s experience and expertise in the energy, health care and educational markets.

“United Engineering Group has a long and distinguished history of outstanding engineering for hospitals, K-12 and higher education facilities, campus electrical distribution systems, central power plants, and other sophisticated mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems across the Southeast,” said Michael W. Creed, Ph.D., P.E., chairman and chief executive officer of McKim & Creed. “Combining our strengths with those of UEG enables us to increase the services we offer, and enhances our ability to develop sustainable, cost-effective electrical and energy solutions for our clients.”

UEG Chairman Roger Woods, P.E., will oversee McKim & Creed’s energy and electrical design services. “We are excited to join McKim & Creed. We believe our MEP services, as well as our electrical testing group, will complement the wide range of services already provided by McKim & Creed,” said Woods.