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Shumaker & HUNT-EAS Acquisition

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

HUNT Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors & Landscape Architect, DPC Announces Acquisition of Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying, DPC. JANUARY 31, 2023, HORSEHEADS, NY – HUNT Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors & Landscape Architect, DPC (HUNT), a full-service multidisciplinary leader in engineering, architectural, land surveying and landscape architectural services, announced that it has acquired civil and environmental engineering and geomatics firm Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying, DPC (Shumaker).

HUNT CEO/President, Christopher Bond, PE, announces the acquisition of Shumaker stating “with this acquisition, we have a unique opportunity to expand our full-service consulting and design capabilities to provide our clients with a broader range of services that supports our mission and vision for the communities in which we serve. With HUNT office locations in Rochester, NY, Horseheads, NY, and Towanda, PA, and Shumaker offices located in Binghamton, NY and Albany, NY, the combined professional resources will enhance HUNT’s geographic presence, consulting, and design service capacity. This will allow us to expand our breadth of capabilities and provide a more effective and streamlined project capacity from inception to project closeout. “The acquisition of Shumaker marks an incredible milestone for HUNT. Not only are we celebrating our 50th anniversary, but it is also a direct testament to our outstanding employees, the growth of our firm, and the advanced design solutions that we have developed over the years. I am excited about the potential of this acquisition, as both firms share a common vision and mission of building vibrant communities by empowering creativity and partnership. I am confident that as we successfully integrate resources, operational services and design solutions will become more substantial. The sum of our collective talents will be greater than the parts, and together we will have many more milestones to celebrate in the years ahead.”

Shumaker President, Linda M. Shumaker, P.E, is thrilled about the acquisition of the firm her father founded in 1956. “As a leading provider of engineering, environmental, and geomatics services in New York, I have successfully managed the firm since 1992. The HUNT transition will begin a new chapter for our loyal employees, many of whom have been with Shumaker for decades. I anticipate our close working relationship with HUNT and shared common ideologies will ensure a seamless transfer of leadership. Thereby safeguarding the exceptional service our clients have come to expect over the past 65 years. The Shumaker staff is looking forward to joining HUNT and being an essential component to future development.

Founded by Bob Hunt in response to the severe flooding of 1973, HUNT's regional design and engineering influences community-focused, with emphasis on sustainability, energy conservation and functionality. Dedicated to taking a personal approach to our projects, HUNT has long been an entrusted partner, providing full-service expertise in architectural and engineering design services for K-12 clients, as well as public and private sector clients throughout western and central NY and PA. HUNT also has an expansive municipal and private development portfolio which includes site and civil engineering, architectural design, land surveying, and planning services.

Ultimately, the acquisition will further diversify HUNT’s full-service capabilities as a premier provider of professional services within the many disciplines encompassing engineering, architecture, and surveying. Shumaker will be rebranded as HUNT, and will retain existing office locations and services, as well as culture. HUNT and Shumaker will support existing partnerships and long-term client relationships, now assisted with an enhanced team connection. As we welcome Shumaker into the HUNT family, we build upon our legacy of professionalism, integrity, open communication, quality, and leadership. HUNT cares deeply about individual and collective growth and finds profound meaning in the work we do to make a difference in our local communities.

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