MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Berger Group Holdings, Inc., a global engineering firm with annual revenues of $1 billion headquartered in Morristown, N.J., has acquired Hawthorne Services, Inc. of Charleston, S.C.—a 350-employee firm specialized in facility services and fueling operations at airfields and military bases.

“The acquisition of Hawthorne Services is part of our strategy to grow our operations and maintenance platform,” said Nicholas Masucci, CEO of the Berger Group. “We continue to enhance our support for government operations and maintenance, transportation, fueling services, airfield operations, facilities services and specialized technical services.”

Hawthorne Services is a leading provider of full lifecycle aircraft fuel services and facilities operations and maintenance services across the southeast United States for the Defense Logistics Agency—Energy (DLA-E) and the state of South Carolina. This acquisition follows the 2012 Berger Group acquisition of the enterprises that now form Louis Berger Services, Inc.  Hawthorne will become the fourth division managed under theLouis Berger Services operating company.

“Given the current budgetary pressures across the government, the DLA-E is seeking more efficient, cost-effective ways to install fueling infrastructure, manage fuels and service aircraft and vehicles at Department of Defense installations,” said Steve Townes, president of Louis Berger Services. “Hawthorne is well positioned to participate in that trend. The company has a $100 million backlog, and now has a very strong parent company for enhanced resourcing and increased competitive advantage.”

“Combining the Berger Group’s global footprint and Hawthorne’s government operating and maintenance services makes us better and stronger for our clients and employees,” said Bruce Stoehr, president at Hawthorne Services.

About Berger Group Holdings, Inc. 
Berger Group Holdings, Inc., a top 20 Engineering News-Record firm headquartered in Morristown, N.J., with offices in Washington, D.C., and a number of other cities within the United States and worldwide, is a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firm. With more than 6,000 architects, planners, engineers, economists and environmental scientists, the Berger Group has worked on hundreds of thousands of miles of highway, thousands of miles of railroad and bridges as well as numerous airfields, seaports, buildings, dams, water supply systems and other infrastructure across the United States and in more than 140 countries. Louis Berger Services is the government technical services unit of Berger Group. By utilizing its vast global capabilities and local responsiveness, the Berger Group is dedicated to providing solutions for a better world.