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FGI-Sterling Acquisition

Farnsworth Group Acquires Colorado-Based Sterling Design Associates

BLOOMINGTON, IL … October 5, 2023 … Farnsworth Group, a national full-service engineering, architecture, and survey firm, announced today that it has acquired Sterling Design Associates (SDA), a 7-person planning, civil engineering, and landscape architecture firm located in Littleton, CO.

The addition of Sterling Design will further complement Farnsworth Group’s civil engineering and planning capabilities in Colorado and introduce landscape architecture to its full-service disciplines in the Western region.

“Sterling Design aligns seamlessly with Farnsworth Group’s mission and culture, and we eagerly anticipate the integration of this top talent joining our team,” said Farnsworth Group President & CEO Karen Jensen, PE. “Their track record of delivering exceptional client service, their experienced design team, and their unwavering commitment to a ‘client-first’ philosophy are all qualities that resonate closely with Farnsworth Group.”

Sterling Design was established in 1998 and claims a client mix that includes commercial retail centers, restaurants, office/warehouse projects, K-12 education, as well as urban redevelopment, parks and recreation facilities, and military base campus projects. With the resources of Farnsworth Group, Sterling Design will be able to offer its clients a full spectrum of engineering and architectural services while Farnsworth Group benefits from Sterling’s expanded capabilities.

“We believe this partnership is a natural fit due to Farnsworth Group's renowned surveying expertise and architecture in Denver, seamlessly complementing our civil and landscape architecture services within the Denver community,” said Wayne Sterling, Sterling Design Associates founder, owner and principal. “We highly value the growth opportunities it presents for our existing team members, and we're confident that the unique skills brought by our seven professionals will make an immediate impact at Farnsworth Group.”

Sterling Design will assume the Farnsworth Group name and brand, with employees relocating to the Company’s Denver office location in the Denver Tech Center.