McKim & Creed Acquires Pittsburgh Firm Loftus Engineers, LLC

Posted: 2nd August 2018 10:00

McKim & Creed, Inc., one of the largest engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firms headquartered in the Southeast, announced today that it has acquired Pittsburgh-based Loftus Engineers, LLC. Going forward, Loftus Engineers will provide service to clients as Loftus Engineers, a McKim & Creed Company.

Loftus Engineers provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural (MEPS), and energy services for commercial, heath care, higher education, sports and recreation, institutional and industrial clients. The company began its current professional practice in 2002 and employs 37 people. Loftus has provided MEPS engineering services for such recent notable projects as:

  • Hampton Outpatient Center, a 44,000 SF facility for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
  • Three Crossings, a 20-acre mixed-use development in the vibrant Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Loftus designed all MEP systems for over 500,000 SF at three different facilities.
  • A 37,433-SF, four-level addition and renovation to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

"Loftus Engineers has a long and distinguished history of providing outstanding mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering with exceptional employees who, like our current employee owners, are dedicated to the success of their clients and solving their challenges," said John T. Lucey, PE, president and chief executive officer of McKim & Creed. "Combining McKim & Creed's strengths with those of Loftus enables us to offer more of our services in the Pittsburgh area, and supports our current and growing Pittsburgh office. We are excited to significantly grow our engineering business in the dynamic Western Pennsylvania market."

In 2015, McKim & Creed established an office in the Pittsburgh area that specializes in industrial water and wastewater engineering and design-build services. Joining forces with Loftus Engineers adds a second McKim & Creed office in the Pittsburgh area and provides MEPS support for the current office.

Loftus CEO Patrick Branch, PE, LEED AP, will oversee the company's Pittsburgh-area MEPS engineering services. "By joining forces with McKim & Creed, we believe we can best serve the growing Pittsburgh market with expanded services. In addition, McKim & Creed is an employee-owned company, which means that our employees can own a part of our organization while enjoying enhanced career opportunities," said Mr. Branch.

The deal was closed July 31, and terms were not disclosed.

About McKim & Creed

McKim & Creed is a 500-person, employee-owned engineering, geomatics and planning firm with offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Pennsylvania. The company was established in 1978 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. McKim & Creed has won numerous awards and accolades, and has been named one of the top 200 design firms and one of the top 100 environmental firms in the country by ENR magazine. McKim & Creed specializes in civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering and design-build services. McKim & Creed also offers advanced surveying technologies; airborne and mobile LiDAR/scanning; unmanned aerial systems (drones); subsurface utility engineering; and hydrographic and conventional surveying services for the energy, transportation, federal, land development, water and building markets. For more information about McKim & Creed, visit

About Loftus Engineers

Founded in 1923, Loftus Engineers represents one of Pittsburgh's oldest consulting engineering firms. Its recent merger with Branch Engineers established the firm as a leading MEPS engineering firm in the Pittsburgh market.

Today, Loftus continues the legacy and quest for innovation and excellence in an integrated engineering design practice, while maintaining a reputation that remains true to our core values of professionalism, corporate and personal integrity, and respect for their clients and their needs.

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