DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc. acquires SW Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Jan 17, 2023

Zweig Group, a full-service AEC management advisory firm, announced its client DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc. has acquired SW Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. This acquisition represents a major investment in DBR’s healthcare engineering capabilities and increases the firm’s footprint in North Texas by adding more than 20 new employees to its Dallas office.

Zweig Group advised DBR through the transaction, and the deal team included Jamie Claire Kiser, managing principal at Zweig Group, and Drake Hamilton, an advisor with Zweig Group’s M&A team. 

"I'm happy to see DBR accelerate its growth in Texas through this acquisition, and excited to see what these teams will be able to accomplish together,” Hamilton said.

Founded in 1972, DBR has evolved into the premier MEP engineering firm in Texas, providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services, as well as building commissioning, integrated technology, and security system consulting. 

SWA is a leading mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consulting engineering firm with a focus on sustainable, energy efficient designs while providing the best life cycle value for healthcare clients throughout the U.S.

“We are excited about our increased presence in the healthcare market, and we are particularly excited about joining forces with a firm that has such an outstanding reputation. Under the leadership of Mark Stringer, LEED AP, HFDP and Mike Ashcraft, PE, LEED AP, CxA, SWA has developed a culture much like ours and has demonstrated a commitment to similar values. Our charge is to continue to provide the same commitment to quality engineering work and great customer service while continuing to remain focused on the growth of our employees,” said Randy Curry, PE, president and CEO of DBR.


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