Fehr Graham, an Illinois-based engineering and environmental firm, has announced a strategic partnership with Trilon Group, a family of infrastructure consulting businesses. The partnership gives Fehr Graham additional capital and resources to expand its services and better serve clients.
Within Trilon, Fehr Graham will play a critical role in expanding the capabilities and reach of Trilon Midwest, which focuses on environmental, transportation, water and community infrastructure projects.
“The key thing that spoke to us is that Trilon has the same approach to business as Fehr Graham,” Gronewold said. “Even as our business has grown, we have maintained our small firm feel while delivering large firm capabilities to our clients. That is what Trilon wants – Fehr Graham to stay Fehr Graham. By partnering with Trilon, we will continue to grow in our markets and expand into other markets. In addition, our 200 employees will benefit from more opportunities for career growth.”
Trilon will support Fehr Graham to accelerate the growth and careers of their employees with additional investment in talent, technology, and targeted mergers and acquisitions.
“We are pleased to have Fehr Graham join the Trilon family, which also comprises Mannik & Smith Group, ESI Consultants and Gonzalez Companies in Trilon Midwest,” said Dean Niese, President of Trilon Midwest. “While Fehr Graham will continue to operate as an independent brand, we see significant opportunity to help our teams deliver sustainable infrastructure solutions to our clients, enhanced by access to a greater array of services, locations and resources. Mick and his team have built a great company that aligns well with our partnership.”
Fehr Graham is Trilon's second major investment in 2023 following the partnership with Phoenix-based Wilson Engineers in January.