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January 18, 2018
Allied News

Keast & Hood Structural Engineers Announces Sale of D.C. Practice

By AGW Communications

[Philadelphia, Pa.] Keast & Hood structural engineers announces the sale of its Washington, D.C., practice to Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH®). The 18-person office led by Matthew J. Daw, PE, LEED AP, will join the SGH team effective 1 February 2018. Daw will become an SGH Senior Principal.

Keast & Hood’s operations in Philadelphia, Pa., and Charlottesville, Va., will be unaffected by the sale. The few projects being jointly run across offices will be transitioned seamlessly.

“Though we will miss the D.C. presence, this divestiture serves the strategic interests of both firms. From our perspective, it creates the opportunity to sharpen our focus on client service and growth in our traditional markets in the northeast while devoting additional resources to our rapidly expanding presence in Virginia and surrounding states,” said Keast & Hood Principal Constantine G. Doukakis, PE. “This transaction positions us for future growth, enabling us to build on our firm’s 65-year legacy.”

In a strategic growth move in November, Keast & Hood promoted three new principals: John Davis, PE, and Denise Richards, PE, are based in Philadelphia; Craig Swift, SE, LEED AP, manages the Charlottesville office.

About Keast & Hood
Keast & Hood is a structural engineering firm founded in 1953. Over the course of its history, the firm has earned a reputation for committed client service and high quality, technically astute engineering. In addition to structural design for new buildings, the firm is a nationally recognized leader in building diagnostics and the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic structures. For additional information, visit www.keasthood.com.

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