MRB Group Announces Merger with BSP Engineers
MRB Group, an Austin- and Temple-based engineering, architecture and municipal services firm, recently announced a decision to join forces with BSP Engineers in a move that broadens the spectrum of services available to Central Texas communities.
According to MRB Group President Ryan Colvin, P.E., BSP Engineers is a well-respected and experienced team serving the same geographical area as MRB Group, with offices in Temple and Waco. Both firms work with many Central Texas communities.
“We share very similar business philosophies – and both maintain a client-first focus,” Colvin said. “It made sense to join together, expand services, and strengthen our capabilities for our clients,” he stated.
“In order to serve the increasing needs of local governments and utility districts, we also need to grow and evolve,” said Colvin. “The decision to invite BSP Engineers to join MRB Group was made with clients in mind,” he continued.
“We are really excited to join with MRB Group,” said Anthony Beach, PE, CFM, noting that he and his team will continue to provide uninterrupted service to existing clients. “We have established strong relationships with many communities, and they will continue to receive the same great service, from the same people they’ve come to know and trust,” Beach stated.
BSP was founded in 1991, and according to Beach, was inspired by the lifelong training in construction for municipal utilities that he received from his father, who held a deep respect for the importance of precise design specifications. The high expectations and unwavering demand for excellence still drives Beach nearly 30 years later. He believes this contributed to the firm’s reputation for high quality projects and client dedication, and made it an attractive investment for MRB Group.
“MRB Group may have a longer history,” said Colvin, referring to the firm’s nearly 100 years of service to local governments, “but we share the same dedication to supporting our communities and clients in meeting the economic challenges they face,” he continued.
“We get a tremendous personal satisfaction from helping to strengthen a community in need where innovation and creative approaches can have a great impact,” Colvin explained.
“If we improve a water system in a community that previously could not afford to make needed upgrades, for example, then that’s a major change in lives – and a jump-start to the local economy,” Colvin said. “That’s making a difference.”
Similarly, Beach spent his career navigating Texas funding resources and helping communities afford to create and maintain critical infrastructure including water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems, drainage facilities, and roadways. He built a team of professionals that include Vice President Scott Murrah, PE, CFO Beth Proctor, and Funding & Client Services Specialist Janet Sheguit. Together they have grown BSP to a core staff of 13, along with several construction observers who work part-time.
BSP’s entire team will join MRB Group’s existing staff of over 80, gaining enhanced support from professionals and technicians who specialize in architecture, site development, engineering, planning and planning board support, and an array of municipal operations services like master- and strategic planning, and community-based economic development.
“We are very excited to bring more services, enhanced capabilities, and an even stronger support system to our Central Texas communities,” Beach stated.
Following the merger, MRB Group will continue to serve clients at all of their current area locations, including the former BSP office in downtown Temple, on 31st Street in Temple, in Waco, and in Austin. MRB Group also maintains a division in New York State serving more than 100 communities there with offices in Rochester, the Finger Lakes, Syracuse, and the Capital region near Albany. Information regarding office locations and their addresses, along with contact phone numbers, can be found at www.mrbgrouptexas.com .
“We’re proud of our client-focused business model,” Colvin stated, noting that some communities have worked with MRB Group for more than 50 consecutive years.
“Now that we’ve joined forces with BSP, we’re an even more powerful resource for communities,” he said. “And we’re continually evolving,” he continued. “From our management to our engineers, architects, planners and technical staff, we are always stretching our boundaries – both geographically and professionally. We carry that forward-focused thinking to our clients, working with them as partners to foster community growth.”
Together the combined staff will continue MRB Group’s principal focus on municipal services and utility districts. The firm provides professional engineering support for day-to-day operations like water and wastewater treatment, public works services, and local government planning. Its design team also helps local governments maintain or rehabilitate public assets like courts, municipal offices, parks, and community facilities.