HUNT Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors & Landscape Architect, DPC Announces Acquisition of Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying, DPC

Feb 03, 2023

HUNT Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors & Landscape Architect, DPC, a full-service multidisciplinary leader in engineering, architectural, land surveying and landscape architectural services, announced that it has acquired civil and environmental engineering and geomatics firm Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying, DPC.

HUNT CEO/President, Christopher Bond, PE, announces the acquisition of Shumaker stating, “With this acquisition, we have a unique opportunity to expand our full-service consulting and design capabilities to provide our clients with a broader range of services that supports our mission and vision for the communities in which we serve. With HUNT office locations in Rochester, New York, Horseheads, New York, and Towanda, Pennsylvania, and Shumaker offices located in Binghamton, New York, and Albany, New York, the combined professional resources will enhance HUNT’s geographic presence, consulting, and design service capacity. This will allow us to expand our breadth of capabilities and provide a more effective and streamlined project capacity from inception to project closeout.

“The acquisition of Shumaker marks an incredible milestone for HUNT. Not only are we celebrating our 50th anniversary, but it is also a direct testament to our outstanding employees, the growth of our firm, and the advanced design solutions that we have developed over the years. I am excited about the potential of this acquisition, as both firms share a common vision and mission of building vibrant communities by empowering creativity and partnership. I am confident that as we successfully integrate resources, operational services and design solutions will become more substantial. The sum of our collective talents will be greater than the parts, and together we will have many more milestones to celebrate in the years ahead.”

Shumaker President, Linda Shumaker, PE, is thrilled about the acquisition of the firm her father founded in 1956. “As a leading provider of engineering, environmental, and geomatics services in New York, I have successfully managed the firm since 1992. The HUNT transition will begin a new chapter for our loyal employees, many of whom have been with Shumaker for decades. I anticipate our close working relationship with HUNT and shared common ideologies will ensure a seamless transfer of leadership. Thereby safeguarding the exceptional service our clients have come to expect over the past 65 years. The Shumaker staff is looking forward to joining HUNT and being an essential component to future development.”

Founded by Bob Hunt in response to the severe flooding of 1973, HUNT's regional design and engineering influence is community focused, with emphasis on sustainability, energy conservation and functionality. Dedicated to taking a personal approach to its projects, HUNT has long been an entrusted partner, providing full-service expertise in architectural and engineering design services for K-12 clients, as well as public and private sector clients throughout western and central New York and Pennsylvania. HUNT also has an expansive municipal and private development portfolio which includes site and civil engineering, architectural design, land surveying, and planning services.

Ultimately, the acquisition will further diversify HUNT’s full-service capabilities as a premier provider of professional services within the many disciplines encompassing engineering, architecture, and surveying. Shumaker will be rebranded as HUNT, and will retain existing office locations and services, as well as culture. HUNT and Shumaker will support existing partnerships and long-term client relationships, now assisted with an enhanced team connection.

Zweig Group advised Shumaker through the transaction, and the deal team included Drake Hamilton, an advisor with Zweig Group’s M&A team; Tracey Eaves, MBA, CBA, CVA, BCA, CMEA, an advisor with Zweig Group’s valuation team; and Jamie Claire Kiser, managing principal at Zweig Group.

"Shumaker Consulting is a quality organization with a notable reputation and it has been a pleasure to assist Linda Shumaker and the Shumaker team in moving to the next chapter," Eaves said. "We are excited to see two great companies joining forces to enhance client services."

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.