Halff Associates, Inc. Announces Acquisition of BESH, Inc.

August 31, 2020

RICHARDSON, Texas and TAVARES, Florida — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Tavares, Florida-based firm BESH, Inc. BESH will do business as BESH Halff.

BESH is a multidiscipline civil engineering firm under the leadership of Principals Duane Booth, Robert (Rob) Ern Jr. and Charles (Chuck) Hiott. BESH provides water/wastewater, public works, land and site development and surveying services to private and public sector clients throughout Florida.

“We are thrilled to bring BESH, a firm known for its reputation of tremendous client service and quality, into the Halff family,” said Halff President/CEO Mark Edwards. “By joining forces, we will strengthen our growing water and wastewater practice—not only in Florida, but across our offices in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.”

BESH also brings expertise in large, master-planned communities, public sector projects and surveying to Halff’s Florida operations. BESH currently employs 35 people.

“Our partnership with Halff will allow us to serve our clients and provide projects that benefit our communities on an entirely new scale,” said Duane. “It is exciting to know we can now bring even more services to our clients. I am confident the similarly aligned missions of BESH and Halff will lead to improving the quality of life for people we serve across the Southeast.”

Duane, who has more than 30 years of civil engineering experience, will serve as operations manager of the BESH Halff office, while Rob will serve as director of Water/Wastewater and Chuck will serve as director of Land Development.

About the Firm

Halff is an award-winning, employee-owned, diverse and multidiscipline professional engineering and architecture firm. For more than 70 years, Halff has provided innovative solutions for clients throughout the United States. Halff is committed to the purpose of improving lives and communities by turning ideas into reality by continuously investing in its employees and fostering a culture of collaboration.

Halff has 28 offices in Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. The firm is ranked No. 97 by Engineering News-Record. Halff is the No. 10 Top Workplace nationally in 2022 as ranked by Energage for businesses with 1,000 to 2,499 employees.

For more information about Halff, visit halff.com.