(Rochester, NY) – Lu Engineers, PC, a leading engineering firm in Rochester, NY has been acquired by Cletus O. Ezenwa, PE. Lu Engineers will continue to offer environmental, civil, and transportation engineering solutions, along with construction inspection, and expand by adding bridge condition inspection to their portfolio. The firm will nearly double its workforce to over 40, and includes the addition of seven Professional Engineers. Ezenwa will serve as Chief Executive Officer, and also manage the bridge inspection department. The previous owner/partners of the firm will remain as members of the board of directors, and continue to practice their respective specialties. The additional employees joining the firm are transitioning from their roles at Prudent Engineering, LLP. Mr. Ezenwa was one of the two founding partners at Prudent Engineering, he recently sold his shares in that firm to the remaining partner, Philip Thayaparan, PE. In a recent interview, Ezenwa stated he was motivated to make the purchase as Lu is strategically positioned for growth. “They have an exceptionally talented team, and enjoy a solid reputation of working closely with each client, providing them with exactly the right solution. I look forward to continuing that tradition of excellence. I also believe that Rochester is seeing a great resurgence, and I’m pleased to contribute to moving the community forward.”
R. Scott Prior, President at Lu Engineers commented, “Merging with Cletus provides the opportunity to increase market share and expand into new locations and sectors. Our clients will benefit from the combined professional services which includes a bridge inspection group that is widely recognized throughout the State. Cletus shares our vision and values and has already proven to be a successful leader in our profession. His legacy will be an important part of our combined company.”
For 35+ years, Lu Engineers has provided premier engineering, technical, and operational services to a broad range of clients across the greater Western New York region. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, and known as the ‘go-to’ firm for civil, transportation, environmental engineering, construction administration and beyond, they are expanding their footprint, adding offices in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Syracuse, New York.