CWE Acquires RFE Engineering, Inc.

May 02, 2022

CWE, a 40-person civil and environmental engineering firm providing public and private infrastructure services to clients throughout California, has acquired RFE Engineering, Inc. (RFE), located in the Greater Sacramento area of California. The acquisition increases CWE’s geographic footprint, depth of resources, service offerings, and makes it more competitive against medium and large AEC service providers, while delivering real world solutions that enhance communities and the environment.

Speaking of the combined expertise, Jason Pereira, PE, one of CWE’s Principals, stated: “RFE and CWE will compliment each other in services and geography. The knowledge we now bring to the industry will make us more competitive, reach more clients, attract talent, and continue our mission of ‘Creating a Better Tomorrow, Today.’”

RFE President, Robert Eynck, PE, said, “[Our] work ethic and cultures are the same, making this joining of forces a win-win.” 

Zweig Group, a full-service AEC management advisory firm, initiated the transaction and advised CWE through the acquisition. The deal team included Jamie Claire Kiser, Zweig Group’s managing principal, and Andrew Chavez, CM&AA, a senior analyst within Zweig Group’s Advisory Services Group.

 "The strategic and cultural fit has been apparent since CWE and RFE were introduced to each other,” Chavez said. “This one was a no-brainer." 

RFE is a 15 person firm that provides civil engineering, planning, and survey services throughout California. RFE is a leader in using un-manned drone technology with a high level of accuracy and efficiency. Since 2003, RFE has been offering value-added engineering services to a broad array of commercial, residential, and government clients out of its Roseville, California, headquarters.

CWE is a rapidly growing engineering firm composed of engineers, surveyors, scientists, designers, and construction support professionals.  Across their spectrum of expertise and services, CWE makes personalized connections with each client to best serve their goals and objectives, instill trust, and fulfill their commitment to providing award-winning engineering solutions that Create a Better Tomorrow, Today™. 


Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the leading research, publishing, and consulting resource for the built environment. The firm provides strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, marketing, business development, market research, financial management, project management, recruiting and executive search services nationwide. Zweig Group also provides a comprehensive suite of products including industry reports and surveys, executive training, and business conferences covering virtually every aspect of AEC firm management.

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About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.