GZA GeoEnvironmental acquires Equity Environmental Engineering

GZA GeoEnvironmental of Fairfield said it recently acquired Equity Environmental Engineering of Mount Olive — a provider of integrated planning and environmental consulting services throughout metropolitan New York and the mid-Atlantic.

Equity founder and Principal Peter Jaran said: “We’ve long admired and respected GZA and are pleased to join the GZA family. Our companies’ cultures align strongly: We both have an intense focus on innovation, advocating for and serving our clients as their business partners, and being known for technical excellence in all we do.’’

Acting as one firm, Equity and GZA will enhance the value that they can now provide to their clients through an expanded breadth of services and depth of expertise. Equity’s clients will benefit from GZA’s team of 700 talented professionals by leveraging the diverse service offerings necessary to address the growing needs of Equity’s clients.

Equity staff currently based in Mount Olive and Manhattan will join with staff in GZA’s Fairfield and Manhattan offices. In addition to additional environmental, engineering and natural resources services, the combination of the companies will introduce in-house mid-Atlantic planning services, a capability GZA also offers in its New England and Midwest markets.

“Equity’s strong capabilities are a natural extension of the five core services currently offered by GZA — environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, natural resources consulting, water resources engineering and construction management — and will help GZA expand and deepen our ability to serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic,’’ GZA CEO and President Patrick Sheehan said.

“We welcome Peter and his team to GZA and look forward to being able to provide both Equity and GZA clients with our new combined and expanded capabilities,’’ Sheehan said.