Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm with an office in Champaign, has joined forces with Phoenix Consulting Engineers.
Phoenix Consulting Engineers was formed in Mahomet in 2010 by Tom Overmyer, a professional engineer with more than 29 years of experience in municipal engineering and land surveying. Overmyer employed six people at his firm and wanted to provide more services to his clients, so he decided to transition his business to Fehr Graham.
“I wanted to make sure my clients continued to get the best service, so I looked for a good match with a lot more resources,” Overmyer said. “Fehr Graham was the most like us. They had the same kinds of clients, staff and projects. This was a good match from a cultural standpoint, too.”
Fehr Graham Board Chairman Mick Gronewold agreed.
“Tom and the Phoenix team are a great complement to our team in Champaign,” he said. “Phoenix’s clients will enjoy our small firm feel with big firm capabilities.”
Phoenix specialized in providing engineering and surveying services to municipal clients, developers and citizens in central Illinois. Fehr Graham offers those services and others such as health and safety compliance, landscape architecture, water and wastewater, structural and funding solutions. Fehr Graham has 10 offices in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin and employs more than 170 people.
The deal was finalized Jan. 1, and the Phoenix team started working out of Fehr Graham’s Champaign office at 1610 Broadmoor Drive on Jan. 2.