RICHARDSON, Texas — Halff Associates Inc. (Halff), a Richardson, Texas-based engineering/architecture consulting firm, announces the acquisition of Tampa-based GGI LLC (Genesis) and its construction engineering and inspection company, Genesis CE&I Services LLC (Genesis CEI). Genesis will do business as Genesis Halff, and Genesis CEI will do business as Genesis Halff CEI.

Genesis, a multi-discipline civil engineering firm, has been transforming communities since 1987 with its expertise in transportation, land and site development, public works, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), community planning, and landscape architecture. Genesis CEI has extensive knowledge in transportation, infrastructure, and construction engineering and inspection, including utility coordination, contractor quality control (CQC), scheduling, claims analysis, and dispute resolution.

The firm employs 100 people in six locations throughout Florida, including two in Tampa (one as headquarters), Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Miramar Beach, and Chipley.

“Genesis and Halff are an excellent match because we are similar in our capabilities, yet both firms bring unique expertise to the table that will strengthen the service we provide our clients,” said Pat Kunz, president, Halff. “We’re also both committed to providing excellent career opportunities to our people, delivering quality service to our clients and operating with a high level of integrity.”

Mark Llewellyn, president, Genesis, said, “Joining forces with Halff will provide new and exciting opportunities for the Genesis team and provide expanded resources to better serve our clients. We look forward to moving our 31-year legacy into the future. Bringing together great people to do great things can only lead to success.”

Llewellyn, who has more than 35 years of civil engineering experience, will serve as executive vice president over Florida operations for Genesis Halff and Genesis Halff CEI.

This strategic acquisition expands Halff’s services into the Southeast, growing the firm into a multi-region presence. For more information, visit