TowerPinkster and Kovert Hawkins Architects Announce Merger

Jan 05, 2022

Zweig Group, a full-service AEC management advisory firm, announced its client TowerPinkster merged with Kovert Hawkins Architects in October 2021 to create a stronger and more geographically diverse design firm. Together, the firms boast nearly 200 professionals and more than 100 years of combined experience. With additional services, increased expertise, and expanded geographic reach, the team is better able to serve clients throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Jamie Claire Kiser, Zweig Group’s managing principal, served as TowerPinkster’s lead advisor on the engagement.

“We’re excited about the possibilities this merger brings and the opportunity to integrate our two firms into one large, unified team working toward a visionary future,” said Björn Green, CEO of TowerPinkster. “We’re looking forward to pulling together best practices to advance our business strategies and better serve our clients. In the end, our goal is to envision and create high-quality design solutions for our collective clients.”

TowerPinkster is an employee-owned design firm specializing in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and technology design. Since 1953, TowerPinkster has been creating unique and forward-thinking environments for clients and communities throughout Michigan and beyond. The firm has offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Grand Haven, Michigan.

Kovert Hawkins Architects was established in 1985 by Hal Kovert and John Hawkins. The firm has offices in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky. Over the years, the firm has designed many impressive projects in a wide array of market sectors including K-12, commercial, government, historic renovations, industrial, and healthcare.

“We’re thrilled to have merged with such a forward-thinking firm that is aligned with us culturally and technically,” said Hal Kovert, principal and founder of Kovert Hawkins. “Both firms are highly invested in our communities, devoted to hiring the best and brightest talent, and committed to a client-centric design philosophy. We look forward to offering our clients expanded services and growing our expertise and knowledge.”

The merger will create a deeper bench of design professionals and services, allowing each to better serve clients throughout the region. Areas of expertise include structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering; technology and security design; interior design; master planning; and landscape architecture. Both firms enjoy an impressive list of national and regional clients and projects.


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.

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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.