GEI acquires Traverse City firm

MARQUETTE — GEI Consultants Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, ecological science and engineering firms, announced its recent acquisition of Inland Seas Engineering, a Traverse City-based engineering consulting firm. The merger of the two firms will strengthen GEI’s operations in Traverse City and northern Michigan and will provide the market with a full range of engineering, environmental and natural resources services.

The acquisition happened Oct. 27, according to a press release from GEI.

Becky Smits founded ISE in 1993 and has grown the firm to provide services to clients across the state of Michigan and beyond.

“We felt the opportunity to join GEI was in the best interest of our employees and clients,” Smit said in the release. “This merger brings immediate benefit to our existing clients through new services and will allow our staff to service additional clients in our community.”

With the acquisition of ISE in Traverse City, GEI now has offices with engineering and environmental services throughout Michigan, including Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Iron River and Iron Mountain.

“We could not be more pleased to add the staff and capabilities of ISE to our company, their commitment to technical excellence and client service is a perfect match for the GEI family,” GEI President Raymond Hart said in the release.