Hollywood, Fla. — NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, acquired Bock & Clark Corporation, an established American Land Title Association (ALTA) surveying, commercial zoning, and environmental services firm based in Akron, Ohio. Bock & Clark has eight offices in the U.S. and annual revenues of approximately $39 million. The company was purchased entirely in cash with the exception of restricted stock granted to key employees and will be immediately accretive to NV5’s earnings.
Bock & Clark is the largest company providing ALTA surveys in the U.S. and is organized to serve single- or multiple-site engagements. In addition to ALTA, boundary, topographic and aerial surveys, Bock & Clark’s team of 105 professionals and nationwide network of consultants specialize in the preparation of zoning reports and letters and environmental services. Bock & Clark’s clients include major national law firms, financial institutions, REITs, multi-property owners, and title companies.
Dickerson Wright, PE, Chairman and CEO of NV5, said, “We are so pleased to welcome the Bock & Clark team to the NV5 family. Bock & Clark will not only introduce NV5 into a new market of reoccurring revenue that fits well within our existing service lines, but will bring us into new geographies where we foresee considerable growth. I am impressed with Bock & Clark’s organic growth in gross revenues from $12 million in 2010 to $39 million in 2016 while maintaining profit margins which were well above industry standards. Our goal will be to continue their organic growth by promoting cross selling opportunities within our existing business lines while focusing on strategic opportunities to increase Bock & Clark’s market share nationwide. We especially anticipate opportunities for cross-selling within our infrastructure engineering, surveying, and program management groups and with our financial and transactional real estate clients.”
Jeffrey Echko, President and CEO of Bock & Clark, said, “We are excited to have Bock & Clark join NV5 as their entry point into the commercial real estate market. Being part of NV5 will provide opportunities for both NV5 and Bock & Clark employees with many synergies between the companies. This combination is a great opportunity for our company and we are looking forward to a successful and prosperous future as part of the NV5 family.”