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Texas company buys 75-employee SWFL-based engineering firm

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 8:00 a.m. April 17, 2024
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A Texas engineering and consulting services company has acquired GradyMinor, a civil engineering firm with two Southwest Florida offices and 75 employees.

San Antonio-based Pape-Dawson Engineers is the new owner of the Bonita Springs-based firm, according to a statement. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. 

GradyMinor, founded in 1981, specializes in municipal engineering, land development, land planning, surveying and mapping, and landscape architecture. It has an office in Fort Myers in addition to Bonita Springs. 

GradyMinor President Mark Minor
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GradyMinor shares our commitment to excellence in engineering, providing clients with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to deliver thoughtfully designed projects,” Pape-Dawson President Gene Dawson says in the release. 

“GradyMinor’s alignment with our core values combined with their reputation and diversified workload were key factors in our decision to partner. This acquisition builds upon our recently established Florida footprint as we work to expand our local team to serve the needs of the growing state.”

GradyMinor is Pape-Dawson’s second Florida acquisition in Florida. Last year, Pape-Dawson acquired Orlando-based Poulos & Bennett, which has a second location in Jacksonville. 

“We are thrilled to be joining the Pape-Dawson family,” GradyMinorPresident Mark Minor says in the statement. “We look forward to drawing upon the expanded resources and support that Pape-Dawson offers to our employees and clients alike. Together, we are well-positioned to continue serving communities across Florida with more capabilities than ever before.”

Founded in 1965, Pape-Dawson announced a strategic partnership with Palm Beach Capital in 2023.



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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