Westwood acquires San Antonio Based Engineering Firm

Jan 19, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood,) a top-ten ranked engineering and surveying firm by Zweig Group and POB Magazine, announced today that it completed the acquisition of San Antonio, TX-based civil engineering firm, Coursen-Koehler Engineering & Associates (Coursen-Koehler.) Zweig Group facilitated this transaction. Coursen-Koehler was established by Kerry J. Koehler, PE and Garth E. Coursen, PE in 2008. The two were able to grow the firm rapidly despite challenging economic conditions. They credit their success to a strong culture and team, delivering quality products and services to land developers, land owners, builders, architects, utility providers, and municipalities throughout the San Antonio area. Coursen-Koehler has provided full-service engineering on many San Antonio residential housing developments; medical, office, industrial, and institutional facilities; and municipal projects. Westwood is a multi-disciplined surveying and engineering firm serving clients across the nation in multiple markets. The acquisition expands Westwood’s land development operations in Texas and brings Coursen-Koehler’s clients added resources and unique services to complete their projects. Coursen looks forward to leveraging Westwood’s national land development team, “I am excited about our decision to join Westwood. The acquisition will enable us to better serve our residential and commercial clients with more resources, in-house services, and unique qualifications from across the country; and our staff will benefit by having new opportunities to work in different markets and geographic locations.” Coursen is referring to Westwood’s wind, solar, power delivery, and oil, gas, and pipeline markets. The firm’s vice president of the land division, Bryan P. Powell, PE, looks forward to working with the team from Coursen-Koehler to expand on their already successful business in the area. He says, “We have built a strong team in our Dallas-Fort Worth office and have been working on some great projects as a result. Coursen-Koehler is another huge step forward in establishing our presence in southern Texas and across the region.” The Coursen-Koehler team will be operating as Coursen-Koehler Engineering & Associates, a division of Westwood. The team is now serving its clients from Westwood’s office located at 1718 Dry Creek Way, Suite 110, San Antonio, TX 7825 About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood) Westwood is a leading national surveying and engineering services provider for commercial and residential development, wind and solar energy, electric transmission, and oil and gas pipeline projects. Westwood was established in 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has grown to serve clients across the nation from multiple U.S. offices. Awards In 2016, Westwood ranked #9 on Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List for the second year in a row and moved up to #24 on their list of Best Firms to Work For. Westwood also placed in the top ten on POB’s Top 100 list for the second year in a row.


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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.