Alberici Acquires Atlanta Firm WWPS

Staff | September 28, 2010

Alberici Constructors has announced the acquisition of WWPS, an Atlanta-based construction firm specializing in water and wastewater facilities. The newly combined firms will continue to focus and expand on the construction of water and wastewater facilities in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and the Southeastern United States.

WWPS was founded by Keith and Lisa Willis in 1997 and has worked primarily in the greater Atlanta area, completing projects at many of the city's water/wastewater treatment facilities, in addition to several municipal projects. Keith Willis will join Alberici as the general manager of the Southeast region, as well as continuing his lead role for WWPS. Lisa Willis will continue as president and majority owner of Willis Professional Services (WPS), a certified woman-owned business enterprise (WBE).

"The acquisition of WWPS is consistent with our long-term strategy to grow our heavy public infrastructure business in the Southeast," said Greg Kozicz, CEO and president of Alberici.

Alberici and WWPS recently worked together and successfully completed the city of Atlanta's $37-million Custer Avenue Combined Sewer Overflow Storage Facility.

Founded 90 years ago, Alberici provides general contracting, construction management, specialty contracting, and design-build services across various markets including automotive, energy, food and beverage, general building, health care, industrial, manufacturing, and water/waste water. In addition to its Atlanta office and St. Louis headquarters, Alberici has offices in Detroit, Canada and Mexico.