PSMJ Advises on Brandow & Johnston Joining Forces with HBK Engineering

March 6, 2018 (Newton, Mass) – Brandow & Johnston, Inc. has become B&J HBK, Inc., a California Corporation.  The nearly 75-year-old structural and civil engineering firm will continue to operate as “Brandow & Johnston” from its offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California.  The firm was divested from its parent company with an investment from HBK Engineering, LLC.  HBK is a utility engineering company based in Chicago with offices in Philadelphia, Iowa City and Baltimore.

James Pearson S.E., President of Brandow & Johnston, said, “This relationship will allow HBK to provide utility engineering services in California. It will also open avenues for Brandow & Johnston to expand its building-focused structural engineering services across all of HBK’s markets in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Iowa City and Chicago.”

PSMJ Resources, Inc., initiated the transaction and provided advisory support to Brandow & Johnston. “This transaction is a great example of how two great organizations can be even stronger together, leveraging each other’s market position and strengths to achieve continued growth.” commented PSMJ Senior Consultant Karl Wohler.

Brandow & Johnston and HBK share similar core values and will continue to provide our clients outstanding service with innovative project deliverables.  The firms are both committed to their industries and community and are actively involved in mentoring programs, athletics programs, and low income housing projects across Southern California.

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