N.D.-based engineering firm acquires Goldsmith Heck

From staff reports

A North Dakota-based engineering firm that expanded to Sioux Falls this summer has joined forces with Goldsmith Heck Engineers Inc.

The organizations, which have collaborated on projects for more than a decade, will operate jointly as KLJ.

“During that time, we have recognized that we work well together and that greater opportunity exists together,” said Dean Anagnost, CEO of KLJ, which is headquartered in Bismarck.

Goldsmith Heck, which was founded in 1999, employs 10 people in Sioux Falls and two in Mobridge. The Sioux Falls staff will continue to work out of their office at 524 N. Sycamore Ave. but eventually join KLJ in a combined location. KLJ’s new office, which opened with two staff members, is at 4800 E. 57th St.

“Our established relationship with KLJ, their business model and dedication to exceptional service is what drove us to take an in-depth look at the company, and when they opened an office in Sioux Falls this summer, it seemed like the right time,” said Todd Goldsmith, president of Goldsmith Heck. He will become the senior project/client manager for the Mobridge office.

The addition of Goldsmith Heck plays into KLJ’s growth strategy, which includes geographic expansion and a focus on the company’s core business of engineering infrastructure.

“Together, our team offers the experience and services needed to truly reimagine what projects can become,” Anagnost said.

With the addition of an office in Mobridge, KLJ is in 25 locations across six states. The firm specializes in planning, designing and supporting infrastructure projects of all shapes and sizes, from roads and runways to pipelines and parks.

“Goldsmith Heck’s expertise in civil engineering and surveying services will allow us to expand our services together, to current and future clients,” Anagnost said.

When KLJ entered the Sioux Falls market, Anagnost said he expected to add 15 to 20 staff members here. The addition of Goldsmith Heck achieves that goal.

“However, we remain committed to expanding in South Dakota, specifically the Sioux Falls area,” he said. “In fact, we currently have two job opportunities for senior-level engineers in South Dakota.”

KLJ will hold a ribbon-cutting event with the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at 4:30 p.m. Oct.  11 at the 57th Street office, followed by an open house to celebrate Goldsmith Heck joining the team.

N.D.-based engineering firm acquires Goldsmith Heck

A North Dakota-based engineering firm that expanded to Sioux Falls this summer has acquired Goldsmith Heck Engineers Inc

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