Atwell Group buys Florida-based Waldrop Engineering

10 September 2021 2 min. read

Atwell Group, a national design and engineering consultancy, has acquired Waldrop Engineering, a Bonita Springs, FL-based land development consulting firm.

Founded in 2000, Waldrop provides land development services in planning, landscape architecture, and civil engineering. The firm has completed hundreds of projects in Florida and the US Southeast, including master planned residential communities, golf courses and resorts, parks, commercial and industrial developments, and infrastructure systems.

Waldrop has more than 100 employees across offices in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, and Orlando, FL as well as a recently opened office in Asheville, NC.

Atwell’s acquisition of Waldrop will strengthen its land development capability and expand its presence in Florida. The firm – which has over 950 professionals across the country – has Florida offices in West Palm Beach, Sarasota, and Orlando.

Atwell Group buys Florida-based Waldrop Engineering

“We are very excited to join forces with a team that shares the same cultural values, team collaboration, and dedication to client service,” said Ron Waldrop, founder & CEO of Waldrop Engineering. “After 21 years of significant growth and success, this opportunity provides our over 100 team members with expanded career opportunities and a platform to better serve our growing client base.”

Brian R. Wenzel, president & CEO of Atwell, added, “Ron and his talented team have built a best-in-class organization with a strong culture, excellent corporate reputation and solid technical expertise, based on the total commitment to their team members’ and clients’ success. I have tremendous respect for what they have accomplished and I am excited about the opportunity to work with them as we leverage our collective strengths to better serve our clients in the rapidly growing Florida market and beyond.”

Headquartered in Southfield, MI, Atwell provides design, engineering, and construction services to clients in real estate and land development, power and energy, and oil and gas. The firm’s offerings include land and ROW support, planning, engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, environmental science, program management, and construction services.

Atwell is one of the top 200 design firms in the country, as ranked by Engineering New-Record.