Halff Associates, Inc. Expands Into Florida; Acquires Genesis and Genesis CEI

February 1, 2019

RICHARDSON, Texas and TAMPA, Florida Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, announces the acquisition of Tampa-based GGI, LLC (Genesis) and its construction engineering and inspection company, Genesis CE&I Services, LLC (Genesis CEI). Genesis will do business as Genesis Halff, and Genesis CEI will do business as Genesis Halff CEI.

Genesis, a multi-discipline civil engineering firm, has been transforming communities since 1987 with its expertise in transportation, land and site development, public works, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), community planning and landscape architecture. Genesis CEI has extensive knowledge in transportation infrastructure construction engineering and inspection, including utility coordination, Contractor Quality Control (CQC), scheduling, claims analysis and dispute resolution.

The firm employs 100 people in six locations throughout Florida, including two in Tampa (one as headquarters), Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Miramar Beach and Chipley.

“Genesis and Halff are an excellent match because we are similar in our capabilities, yet both firms bring unique expertise to the table that will strengthen the service we provide our clients,” said Halff President Pat Kunz. “We are also both committed to providing excellent career opportunities to our people, delivering quality service to our clients and operating with a high level of integrity.”

Genesis President Mark Llewellyn remarked, “Joining forces with Halff will provide new and exciting opportunities for the Genesis team and provide expanded resources to better serve our clients. We look forward to moving our 31-year legacy into the future. Bringing together great people to do great things can only lead to success.” Mark, who has more than 35 years of civil engineering experience, will serve as executive vice president over Florida operations for Genesis Halff and Genesis Halff CEI.

This strategic acquisition expands Halff’s services into the Southeast, growing the firm into a multi-region presence. The acquisition also fortifies Halff’s integrated solutions approach. From master planning through construction, Halff and Genesis excel in delivering comprehensive, quality work and exceeding expectations through innovation.

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.