BCER acquires Springs-based Rimrock Group

By Ned Hunter Updated: May 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm • Published: May 1, 2013 | 12:00 am 0

Rimrock Group, a Colorado Springs-based engineering firm, has been acquired by Denver-based BCER Engineering.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rimrock Group's office at 10807 New Allegiance Drive, Suite 400, will remain open and staffing will not be affected.

'There are no plans to eliminate positions at either company, and all employees will continue to work from their current offices in either Arvada or Colorado Springs, ' a news release stated.

Rimrock specializes in the design of Internet technology infrastructure, telecom, audio/visual and security data systems. The company designs those systems for health care facilities, justice and detention centers, K-12 education buildings and corporate and government buildings and higher education facilities. BCER specializes in the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety systems, such as fire suppression systems. Both companies are design subcontractors for architects, said Amy Fortier, marketing and financing manager for Rimrock.

'We are the two firms that work between the walls, ' Fortier said, 'where the mechanical duct work goes and where all the lights and other systems go. '

Rimrock opened in 1998 and has 15 employees, some of which are Denver-area residents who work from home. BCER opened in 1994 and has about 70 employees. Fortier said the acquisition will give the two companies a stronger presence in AEC, the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

'Rimrock Group has been our go-to technology design partner for several years, ' Marc Espinosa, president of BCER, said in the news release. 'This acquisition is a win-win-win for everyone involved: BCER, Rimrock, and both companies' clients who will now benefit from working with one, full-service engineering and design firm. '

Rimrock has designed systems for Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Nor'wood Development Group and Real Time Logic in the Springs, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and others, according to the company's website.

BCER and Rimrock have worked together on several projects, including most recently the new Auraria Science Building and Remodel, the new Children's Hospital in Highlands Ranch, Vestas manufacturing facilities and the Williams Village Towers for the University of Colorado, according to the news release.

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Contact Ned Hunter: 636-0275.

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