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Pennoni Associates Expands Southern Service Offerings with Acquisition of AGS, LLC


Pennoni Associates, an ENR Top 100 engineering, design, and consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of AGS, LLC, (AGS) an MEP design and engineering firm based in Arlington, Virginia. In December 2010, Pennoni acquired Patton Harris Rust and Associates, giving the firm five locations throughout Virginia. While Pennoni has offered MEP services to its clients in the Northeast for more than four decades, this latest acquisition will add this service offering locally to the firm's clients in the southern region.

"The acquisition of AGS will continue our growth in Virginia and expand our services in the area," said Senior Vice President David DeLizza, PE. "The AGS philosophy of providing clients with an engineering team that is accessible, responsive, experienced, and mindful of budget and schedule is perfectly in line with the goals of Pennoni Associates."

AGS was founded in 2010 and specializes in the engineering of mechanical/plumbing, electrical and fire protection systems. The firm was established to provide engineering expertise in engineering, systems infrastructure and energy related projects. The AGS team has worked together for more than 10 years and offers a seasoned group of professional engineers and designers with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of MEP and FP systems.

AGS Principal Richard Schafer, PE, LEED AP, will continue to head the operations in Arlington as the Office Director. Co-Founder Bryan Atkinson, PE, will continue and expand Pennoni's MEP operations in the New York region. Larry Gould, PE, who served as managing principal at AGS, will join Pennoni as the chief engineer for MEP services.

"Joining the Pennoni family seemed like a logical choice as the company culture we have developed lined up perfectly with Pennoniís client-centric culture," said Mr. Gould. "With our expertise in MEP and knowledge of Virginia, we look forward to bringing a full catalogue of services to both new and existing clients."