Texas Based KBA Enviroscience Joins GES
GES has announced the acquisition of KBA EnviroScience Ltd effective December 30, 2016 as a complementary fit into GES’ environmental service offering.
“With this strategic addition, we can immediately expand our natural resource consulting services in Texas and across our operations,” stated Ed Van Woudenberg, President of GES. “This is a step forward in the development of a national water and natural resources service line that crosses geographic boundaries and market sectors.”
The transaction adds to GES’ capabilities in natural resources, NEPA, and related permitting and compliance services. These include ecological risk assessments, protected species surveys, biological assessments, cultural resources, and environmental protection plans. The team provides a wide range of wetland delineation, permitting, and construction support services along with ecological restoration and mitigation bank plans.
All KBA employees, including founder Keith Bradley, have joined GES as part of the acquisition. Keith, a registered environmental professional and certified wildlife biologist, has over 34 years of experience as a consultant and at EPA. He leads a team of highly qualified scientists to support clients in the oil and gas, energy, industrial, commercial, and public sectors.
“We are all very excited to join the GES team,” added Bradley. “The synergies between us will only serve to add value to a broad client base.”
“The integration of KBA personnel into our operations and client teams is already taking place,” notes Van Woudenberg, “with a cross-functional transition team that includes Finance, Legal, Operations, Market Sectors, and Business Development personnel.”
Initial GES projects, now underway, include NEPA support for remediation of a petroleum pipeline release site in western Texas and permitting facilitation for construction of a gas pipeline system in South Carolina. The KBA team is working closely with the local GES operations and client program leads to jointly achieve our clients’ objectives.
Our newest Dallas-area office is located at 101 E. Southwest Pkwy, Suite 114, Lewisville, TX 75067, with an East Texas satellite in Nacogdoches.