CEC has acquired two multi-faceted firms that will expand the technical resources and services capabilities of CEC's operations in the Indianapolis and St. Louis markets.

On December 31, the acquisitions of Fishers, Indiana-based Hamilton Designs, LLC (Hamilton) and St. Peters, Missouri-based Pickett, Ray & Silver, Inc. (PRS) were completed, adding well-qualified professionals to expand CEC’s civil engineering, survey, and land development capabilities in those regions.

Founded in 2015, Hamilton is a site engineering, construction services, infrastructure, and land surveying firm. A team of 27 joins CEC from Hamilton, which will remain in Fishers and give CEC an additional physical location in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Hamilton founder and owner Michael A. Thompson, P.E., will assume the role of civil engineering practice lead for CEC’s Indianapolis operations. Mike is a licensed professional engineer with experience in residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional site design and management. He has specialized in projects with complex design requirements and hydraulic/hydrologic challenges and has applied his skills in conceptual planning, streetscape design, campus planning and design, railroad services, and roadway design for clients around Indiana throughout his career.

Joining Mike, among others, will be Todd C. Wallace, P.E., and Terry D. Wright, P.S. Todd is a licensed professional engineer with experience in institutional, residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal developments. Terry is a professional surveyor with experience in residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional site layout and project management. Mike, Todd, Terry, and the rest of the Hamilton team will greatly help expand our land development capabilities and foster the continued growth of our Indianapolis operations.

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 be relocating to CEC’s existing office in St. Charles, Missouri. With the addition of the PRS group, CEC St. Louis will now have in-house survey/geospatial services.

PRS Chief Operating Officer Douglas Tiemann, P.E., P.L.S., will assume the position of survey/geospatial practice lead for the St. Louis office, provide added leadership to the existing civil engineering practice, and will be the residential development lead within the St. Louis office’s real estate market group. Doug has experience with planning, design, and survey for not only residential and commercial real estate developments but also projects for public sector entities and industries in and around St. Charles County.