Thompson Engineering acquires BKI’s Alabama operations

The acquisition adds 12 employees and an office in Tuscaloosa to Thompson Engineering

Joining Thompson Engineering’s team are 12 former BKI members including (from left) Craig Williams, PE; Sealy Lindsey; Danna Mills; Ed Henderson, PE; Clay Randolph, PE; Josh Rogers, PE; and Alex Kirkland, PE. Photo by Renie Kennemer.

Thompson Engineering has acquired Burk-Kleinpeter Inc.’s Alabama operations, further strengthening Thompson Engineering’s plan to expand services across the Southeast.

Headquartered in Mobile with offices in eight Southeastern states, Thompson Engineering will now have offices in Mobile, Birmingham, Orange Beach and Tuscaloosa, with an additional office to open in Daphne later this year.

The acquisition strengthens Thompson Engineering’s capabilities in municipal infrastructure, site development, roadway/bridge design and construction engineering and inspection services.

“We’re excited to welcome a talented group of engineering professionals and construction inspectors to our team,” said John Baker, Thompson Engineering CEO. “This acquisition furthers Thompson Engineering’s reputation as the go-to firm for transportation and civil infrastructure design and construction solutions. We’re equally excited about the expansion of our geotechnical, environmental, building envelope and structural services into a new region in Alabama.”

Through the acquisition, Thompson Engineering acquired the Tuscaloosa location of BKI. Photo by Renie Kennemer.

The acquisition includes 12 employees and the office in Tuscaloosa, but does not include BKI’s Louisiana operations. BKI, established in 1910, is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Burk-Kleinpeter Inc. is currently going through a transition to strengthen our Louisiana operations. This strategic acquisition ensures that our faithful employees in Alabama will be able to continue to provide the same high level of services that our clients have come to expect,” said Michael Chopin, BKI president.

Thompson Engineering was established in 1953 and is an employee-owned, multi-disciplined engineering firm with more than 300 employees in eight states.

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