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Hollywood, Fla. — NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, acquired Richard D. Kimball Co., Inc. (RDK). Founded in 1897, RDK provides energy efficiency and MEP services. Based in Boston, and with approximately $33 million in annual revenues, RDK’s 185 employees operate out of five strategic office locations on the East Coast. The company was purchased with a combination of cash and stock and will be immediately accretive to NV5’s earnings.

In addition to mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and fire protection services, RDK offers commissioning services, technology design services, and energy and sustainability services, including Whole Building Energy Modeling and ASHRAE Level Energy Audits, Green Building Certification, Energy Code Consulting, Carbon Emissions Management, and Renewable Energy Management.

RDK primarily serves commercial, health care, science and technology, education, government, and transportation clients. RDK anticipates continued growth across all sectors in Boston, New England, and the Southeast. The company recently won a contract to provide MEP services on the new GE headquarters in Boston. The project involved the overhaul of two historic buildings and the construction of a new 12-story building. Other clients include Fidelity Investments, Liberty Mutual, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Carolinas HealthCare System, Massachusetts General Hospital, USPS, and University of Massachusetts.

Dickerson Wright, PE, Chairman and CEO of NV5, said, “With the acquisition of RDK, NV5 is now one of the largest MEP engineering firms in the U.S. with immediate cross-selling opportunities within our existing network of 102 offices. RDK has a rapidly growing energy efficiency practice that has made the company a prevailing force in the design of energy saving applications throughout the Northeast. We believe that NV5 can help RDK expand these practices nationally, and that RDK’s highly experienced experts will be central to deepening our capabilities within our Energy vertical.”

RDK CEO Christopher Cummings, PE, LEED AP, said, “We are looking toward our future with NV5 with great optimism and we perceive a great geographic, strategic, and technical fit for both our clients and employees within our two companies. NV5 shares RDK’s priority of providing innovative solutions to our clients through practical ingenuity, efficiency, and quality engineering in every project.”

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