RESPEC Acquires PDC Engineers

May 8, 2020 – RESPEC, a consulting company that specializes in mining, energy, water, environment, and technology, announced the acquisition of PDC Engineers (PDC) (Fairbanks, AK). PDC provides all facets of engineering services in the horizontal and vertical infrastructure markets. The move brings together two 100% ESOP companies with more than 110 years of combined industry experience and combined revenues of $80M.

With business interests dating back to 1953, PDC is a multidisciplinary consulting and design company that provides services to the facilities, transportation, land development, and utilities markets. PDC serves a variety of industries with a portfolio of clients that include federal, state, and local government entities as well as privately owned organizations. The company specializes in design services in extreme environments such as in the Artic, Antarctic, and military applications. By joining forces, RESPEC and PDC offer advanced knowledge in the Mining & Energy, Water & Environment, Data & Technology Solutions, and now Infrastructure sectors.

RESPEC and PDC will operate from 25 offices in 14 states and two Canadian provinces and employ more than 450 technical professionals. The combined entities will continue to do business as a 100% employee-owned company.

“Over the past decade, RESPEC has focused on market diversification through acquisition and organic investments of aligned strategic and cultural interests,” said RESPEC President and CEO Todd Kenner. “As providers of integrated technology solutions, RESPEC and PDC provide the opportunity to expand the delivery of technology solutions to the infrastructure market. The uniqueness of this transaction preserves the employee-ownership culture and creates opportunities for the continued professional growth with differentiating capabilities across four distinct markets.”

PDC President Matt Emerson said, “The collective and complementary know-how of the RESPEC/PDC entity creates a unique offering of technical services within the architectural and engineering industry. We are excited about expanding our services within and outside of Alaska and advancing the integration of technology.”

RESPEC is pleased to welcome PDC’s team of more than 100 highly skilled professionals who will lead the company’s Infrastructure business unit. The Infrastructure business unit will be led by Matt Emerson, PDC President and RESPEC Senior Vice President.

Visit RESPEC’s website (, and PDC Engineers’ website ( to learn more about the services these two companies offer.

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