Monday, June 13, 2016
Olsson Associates closes deal to acquire North Kansas City-based Lutjen, Inc.
Today Olsson Associates, a national engineering and design firm, has acquired Lutjen, a 50-plus person engineering firm in North Kansas City. The addition of Lutjen pushes Olsson to more than 1,000 employees firmwide.
Olsson announced its acquisition plans last month, and the deal was finalized and signed earlier today. Terms of the acquisition will not be released.
Lutjen will maintain its office at 1301 Burlington Street in North Kansas City.
"Our teams are ready to hit the ground running today,” said Sterling Cramer, regional leader for Olsson’s Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa offices. “Our services and staff complement each other very well, and our clients are also excited for the opportunities this acquisition brings to their projects."
Lutjen is now “Lutjen, a division of Olsson Associates” through the end of 2016. They will take on the Olsson Associates name in 2017.
Lutjen’s staff, including its owners and leaders, will remain with the company. All will continue to serve their clients as they had before the acquisition.
“While this will be a change for all of us, we will continue to provide the personalized service our current clients have come to expect,” Chris Chancellor, vice president and partner with Lutjen said. “The biggest change is that we’ll now have the backing of a larger firm and we can offer our clients a broader spectrum of engineering-related services for their projects.”
About Lutjen, Inc.
Lutjen is a 50-plus person engineering firm in North Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1984, the firm offers specialties in site/civil engineering, land planning, land surveying, landscape architecture, traffic and transportation engineering. Lutjen has worked on projects throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area for both public and private clients.
About Olsson Associates
Olsson Associates offers comprehensive design and consulting services in site/civil, transportation, water, environmental, field operations, survey and facilities. Olsson’s clients are in the public and private sectors. The firm was ranked No. 116 on Engineering News-Record’s top 500 design firms national list in 2016. Olsson is ranked No. 11 on the Kansas City Business Journal’s list of Top Area Engineering Firms List.
Established in 1956, Olsson has nearly 30 offices in the Midwest and Southwest U.S. Four offices are located in the Kansas City metro area, including Overland Park and Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City Missouri. The firm’s planning and landscape architecture design studio with Ochsner Hare & Hare is located in the Crossroads District in Kansas City, Missouri. With the new Lutjen staff members, the employee-owned firm has approximately 250 employees in the Kansas City metro and more than 1,000 employees firmwide.