Cushing Terrell Acquires Structural Engineering Firm Eclipse Engineering

Jul 01, 2024

Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell is joining forces with Eclipse Engineering, a structural engineering firm with offices in Colorado, Oregon, Montana, and Washington.

“Cushing Terrell and Eclipse Engineering have been working on projects together for two decades,” said Cushing Terrell President and CEO Greg Matthews. “Through this partnership, our firms have found a beneficial alignment in how we work, our approach to client relationships and projects, and our overall values and company cultures. With the leadership of both companies expressing a desire for strategic growth and a deepened engineering portfolio, this merger is the perfect fit.”

While Cushing Terrell’s design disciplines currently include a talented structural engineering team, welcoming the structural engineering professionals from Eclipse Engineering adds depth of experience in traditional structural engineering as well as specialty services in material handling, tilt-up concrete, mass timber/CLT, structural insulated panels, and seismic analysis and retrofits. This move supports elements of Cushing Terrell’s strategic plan and ensures both firms can confidently continue to grow – pursuing new clients and projects in diverse locations – while maintaining a commitment to exemplary client service.

“We are incredibly excited to be part of the Cushing Terrell team,” said Eclipse Engineering President and CEO Jesse Fortune. He joins Cushing Terrell as an associate principal owner and co-director of the firm’s structural engineering service sector. “Like Cushing Terrell, Eclipse Engineering is dedicated to client service and to going above and beyond to provide thoughtful design solutions. As a team, we bring many amazing clients with us and will continue to serve those clients while broadening our scope to provide even more innovative designs in new markets.”

Cushing Terrell and Eclipse Engineering are well aligned in terms of geography and office locations as well as the markets they serve. Cushing Terrell supports commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail clients and Eclipse offers expertise in commercial, education, government, industrial, and residential projects.

“On behalf of Cushing Terrell, I offer the warmest welcome to our new colleagues,” Matthews said. “We appreciate the value Eclipse Engineering brings to our firm and look forward to our continued work together as we use our collective talents to deliver imaginative, responsible, first-of-their-kind environments for our clients.”

 Zweig Group's Mergers and Acquisitions team advised Cushing Terrell through this transaction. Zweig Group is the leading research, publishing, and advisory services resource for firms in the AEC industry. 

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