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Firm acquired six offices in Texas and Louisiana

December 20, 2023--Raba Kistner, Inc., a leading provider of engineering and environmental consulting, construction materials engineering and testing, and project management, recently acquired six offices in the Gulf Coast region. This expansion advances Raba Kistner’s growth strategy in the Gulf Coast region and the energy sector.

Nearly 60 employees have joined Raba Kistner with the firm’s asset acquisition of construction materials engineering and testing (CoMET), Geotechnical Engineering, and Drilling/CPT operations of Braun Intertec’s locations in Beaumont, TX; La Porte, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; Gonzales, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Sulphur, LA.  Outside of the acquisition area, Braun Intertec will continue to serve its clients in the areas of CoMET, Geotechnical Engineering and Drilling/CPT throughout the remainder of Texas through its other offices (Allen, Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, Texarkana, Tyler, and Wichita Falls).  This acquisition does not in any way impact the operations of Braun Intertec’s other service divisions – Environmental Consulting, Non-Destructive Examination and Testing, or Building and Structural Sciences.

“We are delighted to welcome these professionals to Raba Kistner and our Gulf Coast team. Raba Kistner is dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition for both staff and clients during the integration process and will provide uninterrupted and exceptional service to our new and current clients.” said Raba Kistner President and CEO, Chris Schultz, PE, PMP.

In early 2022, Raba Kistner announced a strategic plan to accommodate growth, efficiently serve clients and leverage the company’s expertise in the energy sector by expanding geotechnical engineering consulting, CoMET services, Drilling/CPT services, and environmental consulting in the Gulf Coast region. The company secured and is executing on several large scale projects and has established a long list of projects with local design and construction clients in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Raba Kistner opened offices with materials laboratories in Beaumont, Lake Charles, and Lafayette in mid to late 2022 and has grown to over 40 engineering and field staff.

Ryan Venable, Raba Kistner Senior Vice President and Gulf Coast Marketplace Leader, is leading the firm’s growth strategy in the region. Venable has a 20-year track record of achievement and experience in operations and business development for engineering and technology companies, and specialized knowledge in energy, development, and construction industries.

“This expansion will enable us to further provide local services to the region, be involved in the community, and work toward our company’s purpose of building a better world,” said Venable.

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For More Information, Please Contact:
Joe Irizarry
Raba Kistner, Inc.
[email protected]

Founded in 1968, Raba Kistner Inc. has grown over our 55+-year history, expanding from our corporate headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, to an Engineering News-Record “Top 200 Firm” of more than 750 employees operating across the U.S. and in Mexico. Today we are a company of engineers, geologists, scientists, and technologists providing project management and oversight services; environmental consulting; construction materials engineering, testing and observation; geotechnical engineering, testing and pavement consulting; building sciences consulting; and infrastructure oversight and quality management. For more information on the Raba Kistner companies, please visit www.rkci.com.