Coffman Engineers Announces ABBOTT Engineering Merger

Coffman Engineers Announces ABBOTT Engineering Merger

San Diego Mechanical Engineering Firm to Join Multidiscipline Consulting Firm

​Coffman Engineers, Inc. (Coffman), a national multidiscipline engineering firm, announced they have reached a definitive merger agreement with San Diego-based ABBOTT Engineering (ABBOTT). The merger deal will close on Sept. 13, 2019.

The addition of ABBOTT expands Coffman’s engineering service offerings in California by adding mechanical engineering and strengthens their portfolio in commercial, government, higher education, K-12 schools, industrial, and residential services.

Coffman and ABBOTT have partnered on projects for several years and in early 2018 started discussing a merger. ABBOTT’s service offerings, values, and culture align naturally with Coffman and both firms agreed that merging would benefit clients and provide opportunities for employees.

“Partnering with Coffman Engineers allows ABBOTT Engineering to continue to provide mechanical and plumbing engineering to our clients and also offer additional multidiscipline services,” said Louis Abbott, ABBOTT Engineering owner. “It also allows us to look toward expanding our services in California. It was important for us to find a partner that shares the same vision, culture, and technical excellence and we found that in Coffman.”

ABBOTT’s 11 employees will join Coffman’s San Diego office for a combined staff of 62. Louis Abbott will become the mechanical principal and joins Scott Twele, managing principal, and six additional principal owners.

“I am excited to be joining forces with Louis Abbott and his team. He is a great guy and built a company with an outstanding reputation of technical excellence and service to their clients,” said Dave Ruff, Coffman Engineers, president and CEO. “I am particularly excited about ABBOTT Engineering being the first mechanical group in California. I can’t think of a better-suited team to lead this effort.”

For more information, including an announcement video, fact sheet, and list of leadership, visit our announcement page.

Highlights of this deal:

·         Agreement signed on Aug. 14, 2019

·         Closing on Sept.13, 2019

·         ABBOTT’s first day as Coffman Engineers: Sept. 16, 2019

About ABBOTT Engineering

Since 2007, ABBOTT Engineering has provided high-quality, environmentally friendly, and cost-conscious mechanical engineering design and consulting solutions. ABBOTT is a Certified Commissioning Authority by the AABC Commissioning Group, has Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP professionals on staff, and registered Professional Engineers in Hawaii, California, and Missouri. ABBOTT has proudly retained most of their engineering team since the beginning, a testament to their culture of a healthy work-life balance, offering continual learning, creating a sense of team, and promoting from within.

About Coffman Engineers

Coffman Engineers is celebrating 40 years of providing clients with multidiscipline engineering solutions including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, commissioning, process piping, instrumentation and controls, corrosion control, alternative and renewable energy, and land surveying. Coffman’s 526 employees serve clients across the U.S. and overseas from offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Atlanta, Georgia; Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, California; Bozeman, Montana; Charleston, South Carolina; Fulton, Maryland; Hagatna, Guam; Honolulu, Hawaii; Hood River, Oregon; and Burlington, Seattle, and Spokane, Washington. For firm information, visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Source: Coffman Engineers, Inc.


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