Engineering consultancy Hardesty & Hanover acquires Frederick P. Clark Associates

28 March 2019 2 min. read

Infrastructure engineering consulting firm Hardesty & Hanover (H&H) has acquired community planning consultancy Frederick P. Clark Associates.

Frederick P. Clark Associates offers municipal, land, environmental, and transportation planning consulting services. The firm has offices in Rye, New York and Fairfield, Connecticut, and has supported a wide array of municipalities and private sector clients in need of planning and development advisory. The consultancy’s specialties include traffic planning and impact analysis, as well as operations studies, land use, and public transportation planning.

Its municipal clients have included Fishkill Town, Muttontown, and Pound Ridge, New York, as well as Ridgefield, Weston, and Westport, Connecticut. Its private sector clients have included notable firms such as Grumman, Shell, Volkswagen, and Walgreens.

Engineering consultancy Hardesty & Hanover acquires Frederick P. Clark Associates

H&H provides broad-based services in civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, as well as architectural and planning services. The firm has worked on numerous complex and high-profile infrastructure engagements since its foundation in 1887, with expertise in bridges, roads, tunnels, railways. The firm was founded by Dr. J.A.L Waddell, the patent holder for the first modern vertical lift bridge design.

While headquartered in New York City, H&H has more than 20 offices across the United States. Some of its notable recent design projects include the Sarah Mildred Long Vertical Lift Bridge, the Kew Gardens Interchange, and the Gasparilla Island Swing Bridge Replacement.

The acquisition reinforces H&H’s capabilities in its planning studies segment, especially in traffic planning. Frederick P. Clark Associates’ expertise in the area will bolster H&H’s ability to support municipalities with traffic impact assessments and subsequent operational improvement planning.

"We are delighted to welcome Frederick P. Clark Associates to Hardesty & Hanover,” H&H CEO Sean Bluni said. “We are very familiar with their outstanding credentials, having worked closely with them on projects in New York for many years.

“They are a respected engineering and planning firm with a talented staff that has grown to become a recognized leader for communities, public institutions, and private developers. Their steadfast focus on professionalism, excellence, teamwork, and client relationships align well with our core values," he added.

Frederick P. Clark Associates will retain its name, but as a "a Hardesty & Hanover company,” rather than being entirely rolled into the H&H brand.

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