News | May 05, 2016 | Arora
Arora Engineers, Inc. Acquires Burris Engineers, Inc.
“The acquisition of Burris demonstrates our commitment to creating one of the largest minority-owned multidisciplinary engineering firms in the nation delivering Planning and Design, Program and Construction Management, and Facilities Management for the built environment,” said Manik Arora, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arora.
“In addition, Burris’s business aligns well with our new commercial structure and is an excellent strategic fit for our planning and design business, which will benefit from a significantly enhanced service portfolio and delivery capacity in growing markets. We have solidified our bench strength to deliver larger infrastructure design projects in Aviation, Transportation, Education and our philosophy of Rethinking Infrastructure for the next decade.”
The Arora-Burris combination is an excellent strategic fit, presenting a unique opportunity to leverage the complementary strengths of our robust portfolios and rich pipelines,” said Jim Burris, PE, Chief Executive Officer, Burris. “We are merging with not only a great firm that I am familiar with, but we found great synergies to deliver higher level of services to our clients.
For over 30 years Arora has specialized in providing engineering services tailored for clients in aviation, transportation, education, and the commercial sectors. The firm has re-thought the role played by a traditional MEP engineering provider and its practice has evolved to emphasize the technology that connects systems infrastructure, improves operations and longevity, and makes life safer and easier for those who use it. Arora’s comprehensive engineering practice includes oversight, project management, and design of new and existing electrical, mechanical, plumbing, aeronautical electrical, fire protection, and IT building and airfield systems as well as GIS. Arora also provides construction management and facilities maintenance management. Arora is headquartered in the Philadelphia region with offices in New York, San Jose, Boston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, and Fort Lauderdale.
Burris is an engineering design and consulting firm specializing in electrical and fire alarm design as well as power system analysis for commercial and industrial installations. The company is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and is also 8(A) certified by the US Small Business Administration. The firm services clients in the transportation, government, education, and utility/power generation sectors.