Feb 4, 2013

Larkin Group of Kansas City joins Lamp Rynearson & Associates

Lamp Rynearson & Associates (Lamp Rynearson), a leading engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska has recently acquired Larkin Group of Kansas City, Missouri. Larkin Group employs 30 people, and will now be known as Larkin Lamp Rynearson.  Lamp Rynearson now has two locations in addition to its Omaha headquarters: Kansas City, Missouri and Fort Collins, Colorado.


Founded in 1946, Larkin Group is a highly regarded regional engineering firm doing business throughout the Midwest. Having initially developed core expertise in civil engineering and water/wastewater, the company has expanded its scope to manage projects in 12 core service areas. Larkin Aquatics, known for planning, design and engineering services for aquatic centers, municipal pools, fountains and spraygrounds, will retain its name and continue to provide leadership in this specialty area. 


Mike McMeekin, president of Lamp Rynearson, said, "The Larkin Group is well respected throughout the Kansas City area. Through this acquisition we have added new water-related services and strengthened our core municipal infrastructure services.  We are looking forward to continuing Larkin’s strong presence in the communities they are working in.”


Under the new corporate structure, Clark Thompson, Larkin Group principal-in-charge, will have a key leadership role in Lamp Rynearson’s operations in the Kansas City area. "Lamp Rynearson’s commitment to outstanding quality and integrity meshes well with Larkin’s philosophy, and we’re excited about the additional opportunities made possible by their network,” Thompson said. “We were careful about taking this next step in our growth, and this was the right move for us."


Lamp Rynearson provides civil engineering, survey, land planning, and project leadership in public infrastructure and private development and redevelopment projects.   The firm has 130 employees with a wide range of services in three locations: Kansas City, Missouri, Fort Collins, Colorado, and Omaha, Nebraska.