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Bowman Acquires Midwest Transportation and Bridge Design Firm Speece Lewis Engineers

LINCOLN, NE — Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (Bowman), a national engineering services firm delivering infrastructure solutions to customers who own, develop, and maintain the built environment, announces the acquisition of Speece Lewis Engineers (Speece Lewis), a transportation, bridge design, surveying, and hydraulics focused engineering firm based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Since 1974, Speece Lewis has been supporting the improvement of infrastructure throughout the midwestern United States. Led by current principals Tim Farmer, PE and Chris Lane, PE, the firm partners with a variety of clients, including natural resource districts; federal, state, county, and municipal governments; and private and commercial entities. Speece Lewis practice specialties include transportation planning, bridge design, survey and geospatial services, hydraulics engineering, and field oversight services. All Speece Lewis employees have joined Bowman in connection with the acquisition.

“The acquisition of Speece Lewis is a reflection of our continuing commitment to the growth of our national transportation engineering practice,” said Gary Bowman, Chairman and CEO of Bowman. “With Speece Lewis, we add a terrific team of skilled transportation and bridge design experts along with an impressive depth of clients. But we also add an extraordinary collection of hydraulics, surveying and geospatial, and field services experience that will create additional revenue synergies beyond transportation. This is an extremely opportunistic combination of companies, and we are excited to be expanding our presence into the Midwest by joining with such a prestigious firm and talented collection of professionals.”

“Bowman’s commitment to growing their business in areas where we are most focused was a huge appeal to all of us at Speece Lewis,” said Farmer, who is also President of Speece Lewis. “We have built the company through an unwavering dedication to our people, our clients, and our communities. We believe Bowman’s culture and approach to growth is very much aligned with our vision for our future. We are ready to start adding value to Bowman and capitalize on the many synergies we will undoubtedly realize as we combine workforces, clients, technologies, operations, and opportunities.”

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