Gonzales-based GSA Consulting Engineers acquired by McKin & Creed

Staff Report

McKim & Creed, one of the top engineering and surveying firms in the nation, announced that it has acquired GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc., an award-winning engineering firm based in Gonzales.

GSA Consulting Engineers has provided planning services for many projects throughout Ascension Parish, including the Jambalaya Park for the City of Gonzales. It was awarded the Louisiana Municipal Association Project of the Year in 2005.

GSA provides planning, engineering and permitting services for water and wastewater facilities, hydraulic engineering including drainage/ levee/ flood protection, transportation and roadway engineering, and civil/site design, according to a news release from the companies. 

Glenn G. Shaheen, PE, established the company in 1988.

“This is an important acquisition for McKim & Creed,” McKim & Creed CEO Steve Smith, PE, said. “GSA’s long-standing, excellent reputation will allow us to grow our business along the Gulf Coast.”

“Expanding our services into Louisiana has long been a vital part of our strategic growth plan,” added John Lucey, PE, McKim & Creed board chair. “We have found a company that meshes well with our culture of creativity, innovation, dependability and responsiveness.”

GSA has provided engineering services for such projects as:

-- Water system upgrades including the one-million-gallon pedesphere elevated storage tank, transmission mains and SCADA for the City of Gonzales;

-- West Lac Des Allemands shoreline protection project for St. John the Baptist Parish;

-- Regional sewer system for Ascension Parish;

-- Wastewater system expansion/upgrade for the City of Gonzales and the City of Donaldsonville;

In addition, GSA recently secured funding for projects through the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, including $42 million for the Highway 22 bridge construction and drainage improvements project.

“This is a great opportunity for GSA to merge with the dynamic, technologically advanced and diverse company that is McKim & Creed. This will allow us to expand the services we offer to our existing clients and grow our customer base, while providing opportunities for growth of our staff,” said Shaheen, former GSA president and now McKim & Creed vice president and regional manager.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In the future, GSA will provide services as McKim & Creed, Inc.