Morrison-Shipley Engineers Acquired by Halff Associates, Inc.

Nov 01, 2021

Zweig Group, a full-service AEC management advisory firm, announced its client Morrison-Shipley Engineers has been acquired by Halff Associates, Inc. Morrison-Shipley will do business as Morrison-Shipley Halff.

Jamie Claire Kiser, Zweig Group’s managing principal, served as Morrison-Shipley’s lead advisor on the engagement, with support from senior analyst Andrew Chavez.

"It was a pleasure to be a part of Morrison Shipley’s advisory team,” Chavez said. “We are excited to see what the two firms will accomplish together in the future through this strategic combination."

Morrison-Shipley is an Arkansas-based multidiscipline civil engineering firm under the leadership of Greg Shipley, John Wary, Brian Maurer, and Travis Brisendine. Morrison-Shipley provides civil engineering, land surveying, BIM, aerial mapping, and 3D laser scanning services to private and public sector clients across the South and Midwest.

“Like Halff, our people are the reason Morrison-Shipley Engineers has existed for 25 years,” Greg Shipley, principal of Morrison-Shipley, said. “It was clear from our earliest discussions Halff’s business is grounded in always doing what is best for their people, and I look forward to watching the great things we will accomplish together.”

Halff is an award-winning, employee-owned, multidisciplined professional services firm. For more than 70 years, Halff has provided innovative solutions for clients in Texas and throughout the United States, offering full-service planning, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental, energy, right of way, and surveying services. Halff has 28 offices in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Florida. Morrison-Shipley, which employs more than 50 people, has offices in Fort Smith, Arkansas; Bentonville, Arkansas; and Frisco, Texas. The firm has extensive experience in the public works, residential, aviation, commercial, and industrial/warehouse development sectors.


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. The firm’s mission, Elevate the Industry, has five tenets: promote, diversify, educate, change, and celebrate. Zweig Group’s vision is to facilitate action in pursuit of elevating individuals, firms, and thus the industry. More than a mission, this is a movement to advance the AEC profession, creating a world that celebrates the built environment and recognizes its impact on individuals, communities, and commerce. For more information, visit or call (800) 466-6275.

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.