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Fehr Graham Announces Acquisitions
Freeport, Illinois - Fehr Graham, a growing Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced today the completion of two acquisitions. Effective January 1st, 2013, Fehr Graham has acquired Sodemann and Associates, Inc. of Champaign, Illinois and TeKippe Engineering of Manchester, West Union and Cedar Rapids, Iowa." The joining of the Sodemann, TeKippe, and Fehr Graham teams provides a greater depth of experience, staff qualifications, and firm resources in order to better meet the needs of our valued clients," says Mick Gronewold, Fehr Graham Chairman of the Board." We are excited about the opportunities these acquisitions will create, providing additional resources for our clients, professional advancement for employees, and further growth in support of our strategic plan." Founded in 1955, Sodemann and Associates is an established presence in the local Champaign area. With 18 employees, Sodemann builds client relationships on mutual respect and trust, resulting in long term relationships with the government and private entities they serve. The addition of this Champaign office will allow Fehr Graham to foster new engineering and environmental relationships in Central and Southern Illinois, while maintaining the existing client partnerships created by Sodemann." We are looking forward to being a part of the Fehr Graham team. Our current clients will reap the benefits of a larger firm, while retaining the local and personal attention that Sodemann is known for, "said Steve Sodemann, Owner, Sodemann and Associates." Fehr Graham's environmental capabilities supplement our engineering offerings and will create business development opportunities for the Champaign location." TeKippe Engineering was founded thirty-three years ago in West Union, Iowa and currently employs twenty-eight employees in three Eastern Iowa office locations. Specializing in civil engineering and survey, TeKippe focuses on open communication, creative thinking and dedication to their government, development, and private entity clients. Working side-by-side with TeKippe, Fehr Graham will extend their reach into the Iowa market and bring environmental compliance and site assessment & remediation service capabilities to Eastern Iowa. "Those of us at TeKippe are excited to work with the Fehr Graham team. Access to their diversified group of professionals will enable us to provide additional service offerings to our clients," said Lyle TeKippe, President, TeKippe Engineering. "The ability to provide brownfields redevelopment services will strengthen our municipal relationships, while the environmental compliance, health & safety offerings will bring growth potential in the private and industrial sectors."

"In early discussions, it became clear that the core values and company cultures of all three firms were paralleled and that our operations would complement one another," said Gronewold. "It's exciting to team up with such high quality people." Fehr Graham is a premier provider of engineering, environmental, and funding solutions for commercial, industrial, institution, and government clients. The completion of these acquisitions increases the number of Fehr Graham offices from five to nine Midwest office locations.

For More Information:
Geoff Oman
200 Prairie Street, Suite 208
Rockford, Illinois 61107
P: 815.394.4700
F: 815.394.4702
goman@fehr-graham.com

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