RESPEC Acquires Progressive Water Resources

On July 1, 2021, Progressive Water Resources, LLC (PWR), a Florida-based water resource consulting company, joined RESPEC (Rapid City, SD). PWR has extensive knowledge and experience in multiple aspects of ground and surface water resource development and management. PWR provides a broad array of technical, scientific, and regulatory support services to assist public and private sector clients in all of their water resource needs. PWR’s professionals have technical expertise in the areas of applied hydrogeology, engineering, surface hydrology, water resource regulations, groundwater and surface water flow modeling, and integrated water resource applications.

The PWR/RESPEC partnership brings together two companies with extensive experience around all elements of strategic water resource management. As a provider of integrated technology solutions, RESPEC with PWR provides the opportunity to expand the delivery of real-time solutions to the water resource market.

“PWR compliments RESPEC’s water resource capabilities providing strategic hydrogeology and groundwater flow modeling expertise,” said RESPEC President and CEO Todd Kenner. “PWR and RESPEC have a strong cultural alignment around technical excellence and providing first-in-class client service.”

RESPEC is pleased to welcome the PWR principals; James Guida, David Brown, Steve Suau, and Joseph Haber, along with the entire PWR team of professionals. PWR will continue to operate under the leadership of James Guida and David Brown.

The combined entity will operate from 28 offices in 14 states and two Canadian Provinces, employing 450 technical professionals and revenues of $80M.

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