Creighton Manning acquires Infinigy's Land Development Group

 Creighton Manning Engineering LLP in Colonie, New York, an engineering and land surveying firm, acquired the land development group at Infinigy Engineering's local office.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition adds four engineers to Creighton Manning Engineering, increasing the staffing level to the low-60s, and bolsters the firm's civil engineering expertise, said Ed Woods, principal.

Creighton Manning was founded in 1965 as a transportation consulting firm, a field that continues to be its primary source of revenue. But the firm sees growth opportunity in the design, permitting and development of commercial construction projects.

High-tech, residential, retail, office and hospitality are the targeted sectors.

"We just have a very small piece of the market share in civil engineering in upstate New York and we feel we can grow that more rapidly than transportation in this area," Woods said.

The other principal is John M. Tozzi. The firm is located at 2 Winners Circle in Colonie.

Creighton Manning expects to finish this year with $7.5 million to $8 million in billings. Billings last year totaled $7.5 million.

Infinigy Engineering will continue its primary focus, serving the wireless telecommunications industry, at its Northeast Region office at 11 Herbert Drive in Latham.

Infinigy is based in Atlanta, but the majority owner, John Stevens, works out of the Latham office. Infinigy had $8 million in companywide revenue last year, about half from the local office.

Stevens said it made sense to sell the land development group to Creighton Manning. Other Infinigy Engineering offices do not offer land development services.

Michael Tucker, a former principal and director of land development at Infinigy, is now leading the land development group at Creighton Manning.

Tucker has more than 22 years of experience in civil/site design and permitting for residential, retail, commercial, and hospitality development.

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