Natick, MA (March 11, 2024) – The HFW Companies (HFW), an expanding professional services firm in the AE industry, entered into a new strategic growth partnership with Kuo & Associates (KUO), a civil engineering and surveying firm serving Houston and Southeast Texas since 1985.

KUO represents the eighth AE firm to join HFW’s growing national network of HFW Partner firms since the firm’s inception in 2020. KUO is the latest to become part of HFW’s long-term vision to build a preeminent network of AE legacy partners across a national footprint that provides a gateway to accelerated growth and leverages its partners’ collaborative expertise, according to Michael Hein, AIA, chief executive officer of HFW.

“We’re excited that KUO has joined us as one of our HFW Partner firms,” Hein said. “Over the years, KUO has built a strong and reputable legacy as a go-to civil engineering and surveying firm all over Houston and the surrounding areas, positioning itself for even greater potential growth ahead. As the most populous metro area in Texas – and one of the five most populous regions in the country, Houston continues to demonstrate a tremendous need for new infrastructure and a great opportunity for KUO. We’re looking forward to providing additional support to KUO ahead as it meets that growing need.”

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 The HFW Companies.

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