Gannett Fleming Acquires Flaherty Engineering

Gannett Fleming Acquires Flaherty Engineering


January 22, 2024

Flaherty Engineering and Gannett Fleming logos(Camp Hill, Pa.) Gannett Fleming, a leading engineering and infrastructure solutions provider, has acquired Flaherty Engineering, Inc. (the “Company”), marking the firm’s second acquisition in six months.

“Flaherty Engineering is a well-respected provider of construction management services across the Sacramento region and in the Central Valley that shares our client-first mentality,” said Bob Scaer, PE, Gannett Fleming CEO. “Our clients will benefit from the decades of construction and transportation experience that the highly skilled Flaherty team brings.”

Led by founder Keith Flaherty, who will serve as Sacramento area manager at Gannett Fleming, the Company provides added depth for serving public agencies, private sector partners, and water resources clients in Northern California. Known for expertise in construction management, complex project delivery, scheduling, and claims and dispute resolution, Flaherty Engineering shares Gannett Fleming’s commitment to providing excellent service to clients and career growth opportunities for employees.

Gannett Fleming continues to build upon its 109-year history of delivering excellence to clients, now bolstered by the backing of OceanSound Partners. This acquisition is the latest example of a focused, accelerated expansion and investment into target markets, providing enhanced services to local and state agencies throughout California. Gannett Fleming is currently #26 on Engineering News-Record’s Top Design Firms list.

“I’m excited to continue our work with Gannett Fleming – I’ve partnered closely with members of their team for years, so I know firsthand the high quality of work and collaborative culture. We’ll be able to leverage Gannett Fleming’s resources to deepen our client services and deliver greater value together,” said Flaherty.

About Gannett Fleming

Gannett Fleming is an architecture, engineering, and construction (“AEC”) firm partnering closely with our clients on some of the toughest challenges facing our communities today. We offer comprehensive infrastructure solutions to a wide range of markets, including transportation, life sciences, water resources, education, industrial, federal, power, and energy. Founded in 1915, we are the employer of choice for 3,000+ of the best and brightest in the industry. With a focus on making the built environment safer, as well as more resilient and sustainable, our clients seek us out for our expertise and prefer us for our personal service, innovation, and creative minds. For more information, visit

About OceanSound Partners

OceanSound Partners is a New York-based private equity firm that pursues control investments in technology and technology-enabled services companies serving government and enterprise end-markets. OceanSound employs a partnership approach, working closely with founders, entrepreneurs, and executives of middle-market businesses to drive transformational growth. For more information, visit


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