FTC&H And WCR Announce Merger

Staff | September 28, 2010

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTC&H) and Wetland and Coastal Resources (WCR) merged in January. WCR principals and staff joined FTC&H in FTC&H's Lansing, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; and Farmington Hills, MI, offices.

FTC&H is a professional engineering, environmental, architectural, and construction management firm. WCR is an environmental consulting firm specializing in ecological services. Founded in 1999, WCR is dedicated to the management, protection and restoration of wetlands, surface waters and natural resources; specifically, wetland delineations, wetland mitigation design and monitoring, coastal assessments, lake studies, stream bank stabilization and erosion assessments, flood plain and river restoration, natural features inventories, threatened and endangered species assessments, aquatic assessments, and watershed management.

Tom Bennett and Mike Nurse, both principals of WCR, join FTC&H in key positions of senior environmental scientists; Aaron Snell and Cheryl Pitchford are members of FTC&H's Water Resources Group.

"FTC&H has long been sensitive to meeting our clients' needs in innovative and environmentally conscious ways. We have had a successful working relationship with WCR staff for nearly five years. We have a high regard for their technical talents and successful track record as one of Michigan's renowned ecological service firms," said FTC&H Senior Vice President James E. Smalligan, P.E.

"In recent years, the growing awareness of environmental and regulatory issues has fueled the demand for our specialized services," said WCR's Bennett. "I'm proud to say that our legacy will continue under the FTC&H banner. Together, with a significantly greater array of environmental and engineering services, we can better serve our clients."

In business for over 50 years, FTC&H has over 360 employees and offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, MI; and Farmington Hills and Cincinnati, OH.