Natick, MA (March 1, 2024) – O’Dell Engineering (O’Dell), a design firm dedicated to supporting public and private improvement projects, joined Westwood, a nationally renowned design and consulting firm.

The acquisition of O’Dell supports Westwood’s strategy to expand into new regions and grow its existing markets and services. O’Dell is Westwood’s inaugural investment in California and brings four new offices in Modesto, Pleasanton, Fresno, and Merced.

“O’Dell’s culture and people are a strong complement to Westwood’s team. The acquisition expands our geographic reach and the professional services we provide, advancing the capabilities we offer our clients. We look forward to the benefit that this partnership will bring to our clients and employees,” says Chief Executive Officer, Bryan P. Powell, PE.

O’Dell’s President, Dylan Crawford, PLS, reflects on the organization’s focus: “We are excited to partner with the Westwood team and to have expanded capabilities for our clients. This partnership allows us to offer more services to our existing client base and more opportunities for our employees. We are very excited to be a part of Westwood and to help the organization grow in California and the surrounding states together as one team.”

O’Dell will operate as O’Dell Engineering, a Westwood company, for a period of time and continue to serve clients from their current locations.

For more details about this transaction click here.

Morrissey Goodale, a specialized management consulting and research firm exclusively serving the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries, initiated the transaction and advised O’Dell Engineering.

About Morrissey Goodale

Morrissey Goodale has helped hundreds of clients transform and grow their architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting companies into high-level performers through strategic business planning, mergers and acquisition advisory, valuation and ownership transition, market research, marketing and business development, leadership training and development, Lean Operation Strategies, organizational development and management, virtual reality solutions, and executive search. Morrissey Goodale’s team of M&A consultants assist throughout the M&A process, from preparing firms for a transaction to a successful integration. 

Morrissey Goodale’s extensive network of relationships with AE industry decision-makers around the globe uniquely qualifies the firm to identify the right buyers or sellers and guide AE firms through the complex merger or acquisition process, from conception to close.

Weekly real-time market and industry intelligence from Morrissey Goodale.

Read Newsletter

The AE industry’s weekly go-to source for the latest information on M&A deals and trends.

Read Newsletter

Bringing you snapshots of key market sectors, business management ideas, and must-know information for managing and leading your firm.

Read Newsletter

Brining you new ideas for impacting people performance including the latest on company culture, work-life balance, time management, developing next-generation leaders, and new management ideas being implemented in other industries.

Read Newsletter

An insider’s look at the latest trends in attracting, recruiting, retaining, and hiring people in the competitive AE industry.

Read Newsletter

A guide to help you better understand how AE firms are valued and – perhaps more importantly – what you can do to build value now.

Read Newsletter

Overviews on what industry consolidation means and forecasts for where activity, deals, and pricing is headed.

Read Newsletter

At-a-glance snapshots of key market indicators in various market sectors and geographies.

Read Newsletter

Achieve goals and outcomes and reshape your future!

Purchase Today!

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Stay up-to-date in real-time.