A trusted partnership in the field of hydrogeology and environmental compliance leads to business union.
Collingwood, ON: Tatham Engineering (“Tatham”), a multi-disciplinary civil, electrical and mechanical engineering consulting firm, has recently announced the purchase of Collingwood-based, environmental consulting firm Whitewater Hydrogeology Ltd. (“Whitewater”).
Tatham has worked with Whitewater in the environmental compliance and hydrogeology field for the past ten years, jointly completing many successful projects. During that time, the two companies established a mutual respect and excellent working relationship that has resulted in the vertical integration of Whitewater into Tatham.
“Formalizing this partnership makes perfect sense,” says Tatham President Dan Hurley of the acquisition. “We have had a very collaborative and positive working relationship with Whitewater over the past decade. In particular, the firm has an impressive reputation in the aggregate industry, and we want to continue to expand our services to this important market.”
In the past, Tatham has provided water resources, hydrological and environmental compliance monitoring services, but the addition of Whitewater will broaden Tatham’s technical services by incorporating hydrogeology and aggregate industry specific expertise.
Tecia White, a senior geologist and hydrogeologist with over 25 years of experience, is the President of Whitewater. She will join Tatham to assist with bringing current and future projects into the fold.
“As a groundwater focused firm, Whitewater has relied on Tatham’s surface water expertise to assist with projects across the province for many years,” said Tecia. “When looking for a partner to help grow my business and take the client experience to the next level, Tatham was the natural choice.”
Tecia will be working with Alicia Kimberley, a senior hydrogeologist who joined Tatham earlier this year to lead the new Hydrogeology Group within the firm’s Water Resources Department.
For Tatham, the addition of Whitewater further strengthens their market share in the water and environment sectors, while expanding their engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients.
About Tatham Engineering
Tatham Engineering is a Canadian employee-owned, consulting engineering firm that specializes in Coastal, Land Development, Municipal Infrastructure, Structural (Buildings and Bridges), Transportation, Water Resources, Water & Wastewater, Electrical and Mechanical engineering, and provides specialized services in Air & Noise, Climate Resilience and Hydrogeology. The firm was founded in Collingwood, Ontario, in 1988 and currently employs 200 staff with branch offices in Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge and Ottawa.
About Whitewater Hydrogeology Ltd.
Whitewater Hydrogeology was established by Senior Hydrogeologist Tecia White. Since 2009, Whitewater has assisted clients in planning and permitting new projects as well as understanding the hydrologic impacts and environmental constraints facing existing operations.
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