Sparks, Md., May 29, 2014—KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the eastern and central United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Redding Linden Burr (RLB), a Houston-based engineering company specializing in mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and energy services.
With sales exceeding $5 million in 2013, RLB is a recognized leader within the Houston building construction and maintenance community. Their portfolio includes a variety of facility types, from office and retail to schools and hospitals. In addition to MEP design, the organization has built a strong reputation for sustainability, including projects that involve geothermal design; LEED certification and commissioning; Energy Star certification; and system commissioning and retro-commissioning.
“Following our successful acquisition of ESPA CORP in 2012, KCI has been looking to build up our presence and offer integrated multi-discipline services in the city to better serve the Houston market,” said Vice President and Discipline Head Jeffrey B. Lookup, PE. “RLB is an established, well run organization that will complement the civil and construction management services we are known for in the area.”
RLB’s work has garnered client, local and regional recognition, with the most recent award when the Association of Energy Engineers honored the Wells Fargo Plaza with Energy Project of the Year in 2013.
“Together, we can offer our existing clients a more complete range of engineering, planning and construction management services and are able to fulfill a complete spectrum of their needs,” said RLB President Stephen M. Redding, PE, LEED AP. “With KCI’s companywide resources behind us, we also hope to expand into new markets and geographies in Texas.”
With more than 40 years of industry experience, Redding founded the firm with Art Linden, Jim Chee and Richard Burr in 2000. A graduate of Rice University with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, he is a registered professional engineer in more than 25 states and a LEED accredited professional. Redding has served as president of Houston chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and is a member of the Rice Design Alliance. In addition, he serves on the board of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and lectures at Rice University.
RLB’s employees will continue to operate out of the firm’s existing offices in downtown Houston.