This acquisition increases CMTA’s number of offices to 10 and employees to over 300.
ESI Principal Jack Nelson has been named a partner in CMTA and will continue to manage the Boston office. All ESI employees are being retained in the acquisition.
CMTA President Ken Seibert commented, “ESI and CMTA have a strong focus in the healthcare and higher education markets. This acquisition expands our geographical reach and brings our zero energy expertise to the Boston market.
“When we had narrowed our search, I called several of ESI’s clients,” he said. “Not only did every single person call me back right away, everyone had great things to say about the firm.
“We finalized the deal in January but waited to make an official announcement until we’d met with ESI’s clients. Client communication is key to having a smooth transition,” Seibert added.
In the past 10 years, CMTA has experienced explosive growth.
Seibert says that the progress is tied to its decision to diversity into performance contracting and focus on zero energy.
In 2017 and 2018, the firm was ranked as the second fastest growing architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) company in the country on the Zweig Group’s Hot Firms list.
Also in 2018, CMTA was ranked by Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine as the 23rd largest mechanical/electrical/engineering firm in North America.
Founded in 1968, the company has offices in Washington, D.C., Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The firm provides MEP engineering, performance contracting, zero energy engineering, technology design, and commissioning.