May 23, 2022 – G. Holmes Bell, IV, PE, CEO and President of Hussey Gay Bell, a privately held, ENR Top 500/Top Southeast Design Firm and leading regional provider of professional engineering, architectural and surveying services, recently announced the acquisition and addition of Metro – Atlanta, Georgia-based Hayes, James & Associates, Inc. (Hayes James) to the Hussey Gay Bell family of companies. Hayes James, through its Atlanta and Blue Ridge offices, provides civil engineering, planning and surveying services, complementing the existing Atlanta office of Hussey Gay Bell which provides transportation services and civil engineering, as well as architecture. Hayes James will transition operations under the Hussey Gay Bell brand with immediate effect and grow Hussey Gay Bell to 150 professionals.
With offices in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, Hussey Gay Bell’s acquisition of Hayes James will further strengthen the Metro Atlanta brand’s existing presence in key market segments. The strategic partnership allows Hussey Gay Bell to align the company’s vision to grow its existing customer base and technical capabilities, while cross-selling the various professional services Hussey Gay Bell can provide to Hussey Gay Bell’s many long-standing customers. Hayes James.
“The addition of Hayes James to the Hussey Gay Bell family enhances our reach and adds depth to our service teams with the incredible addition of a deep bench of over 30 licensed professional engineers, professional land surveyors, professional landscape architects and their respective support teams.The complementary nature of the companies’ histories, capabilities and cultures provides us with a unique opportunity to increase our ability to continue our 60+ year commitment to serving clients in our core business segments. market throughout the Southeast and especially customers in the Metro Atlanta area,” Bell said.
“The decision to join Hussey Gay Bell was deeply rooted in our leadership commitment to the same core values of customer service and delivering projects that improve our communities. The management of Hussey Gay Bell and Hayes James recognizes that complementary cultures and shared corporate values are at the heart of our business. I look forward to reuniting as we work to realize all the benefits of a united team by blending our company’s resources, services and culture with the Hussey Gay Bell brand,” said Mark Bond, PE, President. by Hayes James.
Mark Bond, PE will continue as president of the Atlanta office of Hussey Gay Bell. Additionally, Christie Sims, PLA; Reid Dyer, APL; and Chris Caudle, AIA, will continue as Vice Chairs.