Atwell buys Florida planning, engineering firm

SOUTHFIELD—Atwell Group LLC, the Southfield-based consulting, design, engineering and construction services firm, has announced the completion of a merger with Florida-based Waldrop Engineering, a planning, landscape architecture and civil engineering company.

Founded in 2000, Waldrop is based in Bonita Springs with additional offices in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando, along with the newest location in Asheville, N.C. It has delivered hundreds of successful projects across the Southeast in such areas as master planned residential communities, golf course and destination resort communities, parks and open space, commercial and industrial developments, and master drainage and infrastructure systems.

Said Waldrop founder and CEO Ron Waldrop: “After 21 years of significant growth and success, this opportunity provides our over 100 team members with expanded career opportunities and a platform to better serve our growing client base. I’m excited to be a part of Atwell’s employee-centric culture and contribute to their leadership, technical expertise and industry diversification.”

Waldrop, along with members of his leadership team, will be central to leading Atwell’s growing presence in Florida while being actively involved in expanding the business throughout the Southeast. Waldrop clients will have access to Atwell’s national platform of offices and an expanded portfolio of additional services and capabilities. Waldrop’s experience and talent will enhance Atwell’s land development experience and better serve clients in Florida and the greater regional area.

“Ron and his talented team have built a best-in-class organization with a strong culture, excellent corporate reputation and solid technical expertise, based on the total commitment to their team members’ and clients’ success,” said Atwell President & CEO Brian R. Wenzel. “I have tremendous respect for what they have accomplished and I am excited about the opportunity to work with them as we leverage our collective strengths to better serve our clients in the rapidly growing Florida market and beyond.”

Atwell Group is comprised of more than 950 professionals across the country, and a family of brands, including RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture and Strategic Construction Solutions. It delivers services in the real estate and land development, power and energy, and oil and gas industries. More at

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