January 10, 2022 — ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) has acquired St. Peters-based Pickett, Ray & Silver, Inc. (PRS) to expand the technical resources and service capabilities of its operations in the St. Louis area. The acquisition, which was completed on December 31, 2021, builds upon CEC’s existing civil engineering, land surveying, environmental engineering and science, and ecological service offerings.
    PRS, founded in 1969 by Ray Pickett, Dean Ray, and Glenn Silver, is a civil engineering and land survey firm that has provided planning and engineering services for commercial, industrial, residential, government, and institutional projects for clients throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. The 10-person PRS team will soon relocate to CEC’s existing office in St. Charles, Missouri. With the addition of the PRS group, CEC’s St. Louis operations now include in-house survey/geospatial services.
    PRS President and CEO Julie Bartch will support the integration of PRS into CEC’s existing operations. “CEC provides my employees a future with a strong growing firm with a similar vision,” noted Bartch. “I am excited for what the future holds for our outstanding employees.”
    PRS Chief Operating Officer Douglas Tiemann, P.E., P.L.S., will assume the position of survey/geospatial practice lead for CEC’s St. Louis operations and provide added leadership to its civil engineering practice. Tiemann also will be the residential real estate development lead for the office. Tiemann has experience with the planning, design, and survey for not only real estate development projects, but also for public sector entities in and around St. Charles County for the majority of his career. “[PRS] and CEC have worked together on projects over the past several years, and that familiarity made CEC a good choice for the future,” said Tiemann.
    “Welcoming the PRS team helps us continue our growth and expands our ability to more wholly serve our clients,” said Kevin Kamp, P.E., vice president and lead for CEC’s St. Louis operations. “The PRS philosophy aligned with our own, and so preserving their legacy of exemplary client service is already an easy transition and center focus of the culture.”
    For more information about CEC’s growth in the St. Louis market, please contact Kevin Kamp, P.E., at 314-656-4570 or via email at kkamp@cecinc.com. CEC St. Louis is located at 3000 Little Hills Expressway, Suite 102, St. Charles, MO 63301.