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Darin Anderson

Darin Anderson

Salas O’Brien, a Santa Ana-based engineering firm, said it has acquired Richmond, Virgina-based Dunlap & Partners Engineers to create a firm with 39 offices with more than 1,000 employees, including 260 registered professionals. Terms of the deal, which closed Dec. 1, weren’t revealed.

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The Dunlap team adds significant expertise in markets including institutional, healthcare, and corporate, and when combined with Salas O’Brien’s similar experience, will create a team that can offer even more coordinated in-house service to clients across the country, Salas O’Brien said on its website.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be furthering our growth in the Mid-Atlantic by partnering with the outstanding team at Dunlap & Partners,” said Darin Anderson, Salas O’Brien chairman and chief executive. “With our complementary values and similar project experience, the Dunlap team brings leadership and a project approach that we highly value and know our clients will continue to benefit from.”

Salas O’Brien reported sales of $137.5 million for the year ended June 30, an 87% jump from the same period two years prior. It topped the Business Journal’s annual list published in September of fast growers for companies over $100 million.