Coffman Engineers announced that ABBOTT Engineering has joined the company in San Diego, California. The merger closed on September 13, 2019.
The addition of ABBOTT Engineering expanded Coffman’s service offerings in California by adding mechanical engineering and strengthening our portfolio in commercial, government, higher education, K-12 schools, industrial, and residential services.
Coffman and ABBOTT have partnered on projects for several years and in early 2018 started discussing a merger. ABBOTT’s service offerings, values, and culture align naturally with Coffman and both firms agreed that merging would benefit clients and provide opportunities for employees.
“Partnering with Coffman allows ABBOTT to continue to provide mechanical and plumbing engineering to our clients and offer additional multidiscipline services,” said Louis Abbott, ABBOTT Engineering Owner. “It also allows us to look toward expanding our services in California. It was important for us to find a partner that shares the same vision, culture, and technical excellence and we found that in Coffman.”
ABBOTT’s 11 employees joined Coffman’s San Diego office for a combined staff of 62. Louis Abbott will be a mechanical principal and joins Scott Twele, the San Diego managing principal, and six additional principal owners.
“I am excited to be joining forces with Louis Abbott and his team. He is a great guy and built a company with an outstanding reputation of technical excellence and service to their clients,” said Dave Ruff, Coffman Engineers, President and CEO. “I am particularly excited about ABBOTT Engineering being the first mechanical group in California. I can’t think of a better-suited team to lead this effort.”
Join us in welcoming ABBOTT to the Coffman team!
Highlights of this deal:
- Agreement signed on August 14, 2019.
- Closing on September 13, 2019.
- ABBOTT’s first day as Coffman Engineers, September 16, 2019.