Crafton, Tull & Associates and SPARKS merged into one A/E firm: Crafton, Tull, Sparks & Associates will have 320 employees with offices in Birmingham, AL; Little Rock, AR; Oklahoma City, OK; Rogers, AR; Russellville, AR; Tulsa, OK, and Wichita, KS.

The announcement was made by Tom Hopper; president of Crafton, Tull & Associates; and Gary Sparks, president of SPARKS Companies, Inc. In the new organizational structure, Hopper serves as president and Sparks serves as executive vice president and on the board of directors.

“This merger will make us the largest, full-service architecture and engineering firm based in the state of Arkansas and positions us for growth across the country,” said Hopper. “We have similar cultures and philosophies, both of us are client focused which makes it a natural fit.”