Lerch Bates acquires Pie Consulting and Engineering

09 December 2019 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Building systems consultancy Lerch Bates has announced the acquisition of Pie Consulting and Engineering, a Colorado-headquartered firm that specializes in the construction industry. Pie’s expertise in building enclosure consulting and forensic engineering, in particular, will enable Lerch Bates to bolster its vertical transportation, façade access, and logistics consulting units.

"The addition of Pie to our organization brings together a holistic set of consulting services to our architect, owner, developer, manager, and risk management clients," Bart Stephan, president and CEO of Lerch Bates, said. "Pie's consulting services, including building enclosures and commissioning, property loss, enclosure design, assessments, performance testing, and monitoring, allows Lerch Bates to offer our joint client base a complete building enclosure and systems solution.  We look forward to the future, leveraging the newly combined resources of Lerch Bates to provide our clients with this unmatched suite of consulting services."

The terms of the acquisition will see Pie continue operations as “Pie Consulting and Engineering: A Lerch Bates Company.” Lerch Bates is 100% employee-owned, and works from 35 US locations. With Pie, Lerch Bates will now have additional offices in Denver, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Jose.

Lerch Bates acquires Pie Engineering and Consulting

Lerch Bates, which calls elevator consulting its “cornerstone,” has been in operation for more than 73 years. It is headquartered in Denver, and has offices through the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and India. The firm also serves companies through the Asia Pacific region via its holding company, Lerch Bates Asia Pacific Limited, as well as a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise located in Shanghai.

"Our new combined entity offers benefits for our employees and enables us to offer unequaled technical expertise to all of our clients and prospective clients,” Paul Duncan, Pie’s president, said. “We believe this opportunity will enable us to expand strategically to serve owners, building developers, architects, general contractors, managers, insurance companies, asset managers and risk management firms well beyond our current markets. This acquisition by Lerch Bates also expands our ability to serve our clients domestically as well as globally through offices in key international locations."