Westwood acquires Main Line Energy Consultants

Dec 31, 2019

Westwood Professional Services, Inc., a leading multi-disciplined surveying and engineering firm, completed the acquisition of Main Line Energy Consultants, LLC on October 1, 2019. The acquisition combines the firms’ expertise and strength to better serve power delivery and energy clients. Zweig Group, a full-service AEC management advisory firm, represented Westwood in this engagement. "This transaction marks an exciting leap for Westwood's power division, and Zweig Group is proud to play a role in Westwood's continued growth and success,” said Jamie Claire Kiser, managing principal and director of advisory services at Zweig Group. Headquartered in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Main Line is a multi-disciplined engineering firm providing transmission, distribution, and telecommunications design and consulting services for U.S. utilities and developers. Led by principal directors Estes Parker, PE, Daniel Baggiani, PE, and Christian Sorensen, PE, the firm’s civil, electrical, structural, and mechanical engineers and designers excel at exceeding their clients’ expectations. Aaron Tippie, PE, Westwood’s senior vice president, power division, is excited to bring Main Line’s team on board. “It’s been a relationship in the making for quite some time,” Tippie said. “Their culture, leadership, and vision for growth align well with Westwood’s, and together, we will provide an even greater set of solutions to all of our clients.” Main Line will continue to operate from its Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and Rochester, New York, offices. The firm’s Maple Grove, Minnesota, team will transition to Westwood’s headquarters in Minneapolis. In 2019, Westwood received recognition from Zweig Group as a Hot Firm, as a Best Firm To Work For, and for Marketing Excellence. The firm is consistently ranked on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-winning projects nationwide. ABOUT ZWEIG GROUP 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 has offices in Dallas, Fayetteville, Houston, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C. 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, zweiggroup.com 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.