Dewberry announced today the acquisition of California-based engineering firm Drake Haglan and Associates. The 80-person firm opened in 2007 and has offices in Sacramento, Modesto, Fresno, and Manteca, California. The existing offices will continue to operate under current leadership and will be supported by Dewberry’s nationwide team of more than 2,200 professionals.

“Dewberry was looking for a strong firm that could help shape its California growth, and we wanted to grow our capacity to support our clients. With our shared core values and approach to work, we’re excited to see what we can achieve together,” says Partner Dennis Haglan, PE.

“As our practice on the West Coast continues to expand, we are pleased to welcome the Drake Haglan and Associates team of engineers and planners to our firm,” says Dewberry Senior Vice President Rachel Vandenberg, PE. “By adding their expertise to the team, we’re confident that we’ll be able to better support clients and meet their most pressing challenges.”

Dan Pleasant, PE, Dewberry’s chief operating officer, states, “The culture at Drake Haglan is one of the many reasons we’re excited to welcome them to the team. The employees are passionate about serving clients, their communities, and doing high-quality work, and these are also important values for Dewberry.”

As Dewberry | Drake Haglan, the firm will continue to offer a wide range of services to clients throughout the western region, including transportation planning and design, water infrastructure design, water resources, environmental studies and engineering, public outreach, grant management, and construction management. Prior to the acquisition, Dewberry had California offices in Long Beach, Pasadena, and Sacramento, which will continue to provide a wide range of services including architecture, transportation engineering, water resources, construction management, resilience planning, disaster recovery, and environmental planning.