Published June 6, 2012
Mead & Hunt Inc., with offices in Lexington and Myrtle Beach, and Barnard Dunkelberg & Co. merged on June 1 and will provide aviation planning and environmental services. Mead & Hunt also will continue to provide architecture and engineering services to airports across the country.
Combined, the two firms employ about 450 employees from more than 20 offices in 15 states.
“By combining Mead & Hunt and Barnard Dunkelberg, our clients will enjoy an extremely deep bench of airport planning and environmental consulting services,” said Andy Platz, president of Mead & Hunt. “We will be one of the most experienced, full-service aviation teams in the country.”
Founded in 1900, Mead & Hunt provides architecture, engineering, planning, environmental and historic preservation consulting services to diverse markets that include aviation, dams and hydropower, education, food processing, industrial, military, municipal infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation and water resources throughout the U.S. The employee-owned corporation is ranked No. 156 on Engineering News Record magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms list.
Barnard Dunkelberg is an airport planning firm with offices in Tulsa, Okla., and Denver. Founded in 1976, Barnard Dunkelberg is solely engaged in airport planning and environmental planning projects for civilian and military airports, their environments and associated communities.
“Together we will provide comprehensive strategic, technical and management services and solutions to government agencies, airport authorities, private airport operators and developers, and government agencies throughout the United States,” said Bob Barnard, founder of Barnard Dunkelberg. “This merger is the right fit for both companies. Our client base is aligned. Our corporate culture is very similar — superior customer service with innovative solutions customized to meet each client’s unique needs.”