May 21, 2018 - Ardmore Roderick announced today it has formed a partnership with Sargent & Lundy. Both companies are prominent engineering firms headquartered in Chicago.
Ardmore Roderick is one of the largest African American owned engineering consulting firms based in Illinois, after recently merging The Roderick Group with Ardmore Associates. Sargent & Lundy is one of the largest independent engineering consulting firms in the world and has been a leader in power industry and energy infrastructure services for more than 125 years.
Ardmore Roderick serves as managing partner of the new venture, ARS&L. Its operations are directed by Ardmore Roderick President and CEO Rashod R. Johnson, PE. Ardmore Roderick is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and ARS&L will be a MBE also.
The formation of ARS&L supports Ardmore Roderick's continued growth in the energy market as well as Sargent & Lundy's initiative to support the advancement of diverse businesses in the power industry supply chain for engineering, project/construction management and consulting services.
The strategic focus of ARS&L is to facilitate current client growth in the energy, facilities and transportation markets as well as new opportunities in the public and private sector across North America.
”This is an exciting opportunity to catapult Ardmore Roderick into a space rarely occupied by diverse firms. The power industry has been ready for this type of collaboration for a while now. We are grateful to partner with Sargent & Lundy and look forward to working closely together,” said Rashod Johnson.
"Our firms have been working together on power projects in the Chicago area for several years," added Sargent & Lundy Senior Vice President Thomas J. Behringer. "Establishing this partnership was an outstanding opportunity to strengthen our collaboration."
About Ardmore Roderick
Ardmore Roderick is a full-service engineering firm providing design, program management, construction management and land surveying services to governmental and private transportation, utility and facility industries. At Ardmore Roderick, our values are demonstrated through our employees, and we partner with clients and develop long-term relationships by using our personalized approach carried out through our strong leadership and hands-on involvement.