GAI Consultants Acquires Lee-Simpson Associates and RERC

Engineering Firm Enhances Services in Airport Design, Real Estate Development
Jan. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- Pittsburgh, Pa. – GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) – a national engineering and environmental consulting firm – announced today it has acquired Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc. (LSA) and Real Estate Research Consultants, Inc. (RERC) to broaden GAI’s services in airport design and real estate development, respectively. The acquisitions expand GAI’s presence to a total of 23 locations throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeastern United States.

Located in DuBois, Pa., LSA brings more than 50 years of airport engineering and planning experience to enhance GAI’s capabilities in airport design. The firm provides civil, environmental, and electrical engineering services and lends support to GAI’s work in the energy, municipal, and transportation markets. As part of the arrangement, LSA will operate as Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc., a GAI Company, serving its local customers and maintaining its office in DuBois.

RERC is based in Orlando, FL and provides real estate and economic advisory services to public, institutional and private clients. GAI President and CEO, Gary DeJidas, P.E., explained, “GAI has long partnered with RERC and realized the fastest and most effective way to enhance our shared interests in community development, public finance, and public/private initiatives was to formalize and strengthen our relationship.” RERC will continue to operate under its own name as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Mr. DeJidas summarized, “These strategic unions bring together three companies that foster trusted client relationships based on solid technical professionalism and superior customer service.”

About RERC: Based in downtown Orlando and serving clients throughout Central Florida, the state of Florida and the United States, RERC is regarded as one of the most respected strategic advisory firms in the state, especially in the areas of fiscal analysis, economic development and community building. RERC has provided more than 25 years of consulting excellence on some of Central Florida’s most innovative and iconic developments. The reputation of company and staff has become synonymous with creativity, credibility, honesty and integrity in the Florida real-estate and planning communities. For more information on RERC, visit

About Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc.: A civil, energy, environmental, and electrical engineering firm located in DuBois, Pennsylvania, LSA creates designs for airports, infrastructure, electrical systems, wetlands and bridges, and performs inspections, surveys, and testing services. LSA is widely recognized for its expertise in nearly every facet of engineering and has designed projects in nine states, as well as in some foreign countries. For more information, visit

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About GAI Consultants: Transforming ideas into reality® for over 50 years, GAI is an 800-person, employee-owned, multidiscipline engineering and environmental consulting firm, serving our clients worldwide in the energy, transportation, real estate, water, municipal, government, and industrial markets from offices throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeastern United States. For more information about GAI’s history, services, and people, visit

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