A Marriage Made in California

This month marks the second anniversary of the merger of Langan and Treadwell & Rollo. On November 1st, more than 250 executives from the real estate, development, legal, design, and construction industry in the Bay Area gathered at the Americano at Hotel Vitale to commemorate the occasion. The event celebrated two privately-held firms joining forces during the recession and in doing so have truly become better together.

Prior to 2010, neither firm had ever taken part in a merger or acquisition; therefore, entering into one was not taken lightly. As part of its West Coast expansion plan, Langan had opened an office in Irvine in 2009, but a major objective was establishing an office in San Francisco, which has been Treadwell & Rollo territory for a quarter century. Yet while the Bay Area was a stronghold, Treadwell & Rollo wanted to open a Southern California office to foster its own West Coast expansion.

Hence, each firm had mutual goals, but the question remained: would there be a culture clash? Answer, in a word, no.

“From the first conversation, we knew joining forces with Langan was the best thing for Treadwell & Rollo,” said Phil Tringale, Director of Western Region, Langan. “We immediately recognized that we shared similar corporate values—a commitment to technical excellence and client responsiveness. And with close to 70 years combined experience, there is little that either firm has not seen and cannot handle when it comes to geotechnical, environmental, and site/civil engineering.”

The results speak for themselves. In just two years, both firms—now one firm—have become involved with many development and redevelopment projects throughout California, as well as other points along the West Coast. From corporate campuses in Silicon Valley to ongoing environmental work for national corporations on both coasts and from multi-family towers in Mission Bay to major sports facilities in Santa Clara, San Jose, and Los Angeles, there were many reasons to raise a glass on November 1st.