CHA Consulting, Inc. announced Nov. 17 it has continued its expansion in Florida with the acquisition of Eckler Engineering, Inc. Based in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area, Eckler provides engineering services to commercial, industrial and municipal clients. Their services include water supply, treatment and distribution, as well as wastewater collection and treatment and water reclamation.

“Having Eckler join CHA adds technical breadth and geographic reach to our growing water resources team to address the complex challenges of resiliency and water/wastewater management facing our clients in Florida and across our national footprint,” said Jim Stephenson, CEO of CHA Holdings. “Maintaining clean drinking water systems and designing infrastructure for water treatment and stormwater management is a priority for many municipalities and industrial clients that we are committed to helping solve.”

This is CHA’s third acquisition in Florida in less than two years. The addition of Eckler Engineering brings CHA’s water resources team staff count to over 160 and company-wide staff count to just over 1,500 across 45 offices. Eckler’s office in Broward County is strategically located to serve clients in the Broward County area and support CHA’s other south and central Florida locations.

“We are very happy to have this opportunity to join the CHA team,” said Eckler Engineering President Doug Hammann. “It is an exciting time for CHA with its growth in Florida and across the southeast in recent years. This collaboration will bring expanded technical capabilities and resources to our clients in Southeast Florida.”

Eckler will be rebranded to CHA Consulting, Inc. effective immediately.