Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc. is acquiring another Wisconsin firm. That will boost its workforce to over 250 employees.




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  • 2021-12-03 15:28:10Z
  • By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc. has acquired another Wisconsin firm -boosting its workforce to over 250 employees.

Eppstein Uhen and Performa Inc., with offices in DePere and Atlanta, have agreed to combine the firms as of Jan. 31.

"With this merger, EUA will be able to serve an even broader national footprint, offer more diverse and enhanced capabilities to our clients, and retain and attract talent in our markets," said Rich Tennessen, chief executive officer, in a statement.

The integration of Performa's 50-person team brings EUA new service offerings in mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering, the statement said.

Performa's clients have included Schneider National, the Green Bay Packers' Titletown District, Oshkosh Corp. and St. Norbert College.

EUA's clients include Comcast, Baird & Co., Irgens Partners LLC, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Ascension, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls Inc. and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

EUA and Performa have partnered on several projects over the past year for such clients as Howard-Suamico School District, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Baker Tilly and FORE Development.

"We're excited to elevate our combined firm value for clients and expand the opportunities for our team members to grow and develop," said Doug Page, Performa CEO, in a statement.

Page is joining EUA's board as vice president and leader of the De Pere and Atlanta studios. Additional Performa owners Brian Netzel and Matt Marek will become EUA shareholders.

This is a meaningful opportunity for both our firms," said Kristin Dufek, EUA president. "I'm excited for what the future holds."

EUA also has offices in Madison and Denver.

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee's Eppstein Uhen Architects acquiring Performa

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