From our humble North Texas roots in Fort Worth back in the mid-1950s, Dunaway has expanded over the past six decades to include offices in Austin, Dallas Midland and San Antonio. Dunaway’s recent acquisition of DBI Engineers of Farmersville continues that pattern of growth and also provides Dunaway with an additional business line.
“DBI Engineers provides engineering expertise in water, wastewater and civil infrastructure design projects for water and sewer companies, municipalities and utilities — services that compliment Dunaway’s core strengths of providing civil and structural engineering expertise for public and private infrastructure projects,” explains Ross Eubanks, Dunaway’s Chief Revenue Officer.
DBI Engineers was founded 24 years ago by principal Eddy Daniel, who will continue leading the Farmersville office’s 16 employees. The firm will now be known as Dunaway | DBI. “ DBI’s promise has been to build strong relationships with our clients,” Daniel said. “Our firm is a trusted partner that provides quality engineering, project administration and construction inspection services to customers throughout North Texas.
“We joined forces with Dunaway primarily to keep up with the growth of clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex,” Daniel added. “Dunaway brings a larger pool of resources that will help us build on our past successes and also adds additional multi-disciplined professionals to assist clients in new and unique ways.”
Dunaway | DBI will maintain its office in Farmersville and continue to serve clients now backed by the knowledge and support of all of Dunaway. The firm’s lengthy list of public works projects includes designing elevated tanks, pump stations, large diameter water distribution lines, wastewater treatment plants, ground storage tanks and water wells. Those projects dovetail with Dunaway’s more than half-century history of providing civil engineering expertise in planning and designing water and wastewater systems for municipalities, cities and counties throughout Texas.
The strategic acquisition is part of Dunaway’s overarching vision to expand our presence into the five major growth markets in Texas in 2021 and follows Dunaway’s acquisition of Urban Design Group in July of 2018. DBI Engineers was an attractive acquisition due to its long history of providing expertise and thought leadership in water, wastewater and utility projects, as well as its ability to provide comprehensive design and project administration for all scopes of public works infrastructure projects.
“DBI Engineers exemplifies the work ethic and professionalism that Dunaway values,” said Eubanks. “The firm and its staff are an amazing fit and strengthen Dunaway’s ability to provide the best engineering, design and related services to clients throughout Texas.”
In addition to civil and structural engineering, Dunaway also provides planning and landscape architecture, environmental, surveying and GIS mapping services for public and private sector clients. The new business line of dedicated Construction Inspection Services (CIS) includes construction project management, inspections and project documentation.