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HMG Announces Merger & Expansion

Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. (HMG), dba HMG Engineers, Inc., a 100% employee-owned consulting engineering firm headquartered in Breese, Illinois announces the impending merger with affiliated firm RHMG Engineers, Inc. (RHMG) in Mundelein, Illinois, and the opening of a new office in Bloomington, Illinois. HMG has held minority ownership in RHMG since RHMG’s founding in 1970. With the retirement of longtime RHMG President William Rickert, P.E., BCEE, CFM in December 2021, RHMG’s office and staff will transition to HMG when the merger becomes effective on May 1, 2022. “We have worked side by side as affiliated companies for over fifty years, and coming together to create a larger, stronger HMG Engineers is a natural evolution for our group,” said Brad Hummert, P.E., S.E., President/CEO of HMG. “We are eager to continue serving clients from the Mundelein office under the HMG banner.” In addition, HMG has opened a new office in Bloomington, it’s fifth Illinois office. “We are excited to join the Bloomington/Normal business community and continue to expand our brand in Illinois,” said Hummert. Founded in 1966 by Dale Henry, Harold Meisenheimer & Bob Gende, HMG provides quality professional engineering and surveying & geomatics services for public infrastructure and natural resource management. In addition to the Breese corporate office, HMG maintains offices throughout Illinois in Bloomington, Metropolis, Mundelein, and Murphysboro. HMG also owns a minority interest in an affiliated firm, Asaturian Eaton & Associates, Inc. in Carbondale, IL.


HMG Ranked Among Largest Engineering Firms

As noted in the annual list published by the St. Louis Business Journal in its April 9-15, 2021 edition, HMG Engineers, Inc. ranks as the 19th largest engineering firm in the St. Louis metropolitan area with 18 licensed professional engineers. Rankings are based on number of local licensed professional engineers.


Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. Becomes 100% Employee-Owned

Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. (HMG), dba HMG Engineers, Inc., a multidiscipline engineering firm headquartered in Breese, IL, is now a 100% employee-owned company through the creation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is an employee benefit plan, which provides company stock to employees as part of their retirement benefits. By becoming 100% employee-owned, all outstanding company stock is now held in trust by the ESOP. HMG will continue to operate under the same business model and management structure. “We are excited to announce our transition to 100% employee-ownership,” said Brad Hummert, President/CEO of HMG. “Becoming employee-owned allows us to reward our employees for their contributions to our success, while enabling them to play an integral role in our future. Our founders envisioned a multi-generational company that would withstand the test of time. The ESOP will contribute greatly to that end.” Founded in 1966 by Dale Henry, Harold Meisenheimer & Bob Gende, HMG provides civil, transportation, structural, and environmental engineering and land surveying to federal, state and local governments and private/industrial clients throughout Illinois and neighboring states. In addition to the Breese corporate office, HMG maintains offices in Metropolis, IL, Murphysboro, IL and Troy, IL. HMG also owns minority interest in two affiliates, RHMG Engineers, Inc. in Mundelein, IL, and Asaturian Eaton & Associates, Inc. in Carbondale, IL.


Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. and Asaturian Eaton & Associates, Inc. Announce Affiliation

Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. (HMG), dba HMG Engineers, Inc., a 100% employee-owned multidiscipline engineering firm headquartered in Breese has reached an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Asaturian Eaton & Associates, Inc. (AE), a Carbondale-based civil, mechanical, & electrical engineering and land surveying firm. Founded in 1966, HMG provides civil, transportation, structural, and environmental engineering and land surveying to federal, state and local governments and private/industrial clients throughout Illinois and neighboring states. In addition to the,Breese corporate office, HMG maintains offices in Metropolis, Murphysboro and Troy. HMG’s other affiliate, RHMG Engineers, Inc., is based in Mundelein, IL. Founded in 1982, AE provides civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering and land surveying to educational, municipal, governmental, industrial, commercial housing, private developers and healthcare clients throughout southern Illinois. This affiliation will expand the resources, knowledge and experience of both firms, allowing them to provide added value and continued exceptional professional service to their clients.