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Putting people first: Greg Shipley Vice president of Morrison-Shipley Halff (Richardson, TX), a consulting firmwith a passion for providing smarter solutions with a distinctly human touch.
By LIISA ANDREASSEN Correspondent
S hipley – former president of Morrison-Shipley Engineers and current vice president, Morrison-Shipley Halff – shares that his firm was officially acquired in November 2021 by Halff, one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms. Zweig Group represented Morrison-Shipley in the transaction. Morrison-Shipley will now do business as Morrison-Shipley Halff. “Being part of the Halff family is a big step forward for us,” he says. “Our firm prides itself on excellent culture, accelerating growth, and continuing to put our clients first. This acquisition allows Morrison-Shipley Halff to expand our professional services and to provide more resources and tools for our employees and clients to achieve their goals.” The acquisition adds 50 employees to the Halff family and expands the company to 27 offices located in five states: Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Florida.
A CONVERSATIONWITH GREG SHIPLEY. The Zweig Letter: What was the impetus for the acquisition and how has it gone? What are the top benefits to each? Greg Shipley: When Halff first contacted us, we were not looking to sell. We had discussed M&A as a growth strategy, but with Morrison-Shipley Engineers being the acquirer. As our discussions progressed, it became clear Halff and Morrison- Shipley Engineers shared many of the same core values – the first being putting our people first. We also viewed this as an opportunity to greatly expand service offerings to Morrison- Shipley Engineers’ existing clients. The acquisition has gone remarkably well. It has been great to watch Morrison-Shipley Engineers’ employees get plugged into Halff’s training and philanthropy opportunities and other pursuits. Everyone at Halff has been so kind and welcoming to
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