Gausman & Moore is thrilled to announce we’ve merged with consultant Ayres, resulting in an approximately 350-person firm with offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, Colorado, California, and Wyoming. The move strengthens and diversifies both firms while preserving the rock solid partnerships Gausman & Moore enjoys with the architectural firms we’ve teamed with for years. We look forward to further growing those relationships and teaming on even more projects with you.

Ayres provides the following diverse services: civil and municipal engineering, transportation, structural design and inspection, environmental, geospatial, planning and development, river engineering and water resources, and telecommunications and subsurface utility engineering.

Ayres has Wisconsin offices in Eau Claire (headquarters), River Falls, Green Bay, Madison, and Waukesha, as well as offices in Fort Collins, Colorado; Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Tampa, Titusville, and Cape Coral, Florida. Gausman & Moore has an over 80-year history of providing MEP consulting services, and Ayres was established 62 years ago in the engineering and architecture fields, expanding into many more service offerings over the ensuing decades.

Both we and Ayres enter the merger with ambitious growth plans. We’ll continue to team with our longtime base of architecture clients to design efficiency into buildings with our MEP, energy modeling, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and renewable energy expertise. Our energy and MEP services can also be employed on Ayres’ utility, dam, moveable bridge, renewable energy, industrial, municipal, and street lighting/signalization projects. This energy expertise also adds breadth to the vision Ayres’ planning and development experts can provide as they imagine the potential of sites that developers are transforming in the Southeast, Midwest, and West.

Our firms’ philosophies dovetail perfectly. Ayres possesses a drive to provide smart, creative solutions; to treat clients as partners; to conduct business with integrity; to show its commitment to community; and to challenge, support, and recognize its employee owners. At Gausman & Moore, we’ve always been passionate about solving problems, responsive to clients’ needs, eager to deliver highly efficient systems built for the future, and quick to give back to the communities where we work.

“The merger of Ayres and G&M brings together two world-class companies whose combined resources and services allow us to better serve our customers,” says Daniel Sandoval, PE, president of Gausman & Moore.

“Ayres and Gausman & Moore share strong reputations in the government and commercial markets, and our combined experience in the education, energy, health care, residential, and industrial markets will bring our clients even greater confidence in our leadership in these areas,” says Bruce Ommen, PE, president and CEO of Ayres.

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