Gannett Fleming’s Nationwide Expansion Continues with Acquisition of SAGE Engineers

Innovative engineering and infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming has acquired one of California’s most well-respected geotechnical companies, SAGE Engineers Inc. This marks the fourth acquisition for Gannett Fleming in seven months and the second in California

“Gannett Fleming’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit is critical to our culture, so we always look for that same characteristic when evaluating other firms – SAGE is the perfect match,” said Bob Scaer, PE, Gannett Fleming chairman and CEO. “We’re eager to expand our geoscience, geostructural, power, and dams services in California, but even more excited to welcome SAGE’s thought leaders to our team.” 

Founded in 1997, SAGE is home to more than 50 engineers and geologists based out of offices in Roseville and Oakland. SAGE is known for its work on some of California’s marquee infrastructure projects, including the Oroville Dam Spillway and the Folsom Dam Raise. They serve clients as diverse as Pacific Gas & Electric Company, California Department of Water Resources, Northern California Power Agency, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

“It would be difficult to find two firms more closely aligned in culture, dedication to client service, technical excellence, and innovation,” said Steve Sanders, PE, GE, former president of SAGE and now a vice president at Gannett Fleming. “Our union with Gannett Fleming enables us to continue providing top-notch engineering and geology solutions, except now with the strength and multidisciplinary resources of a national firm.”

Gannett Fleming is a global infrastructure and engineering firm that provides progressive solutions for transportation, earth sciences and natural resources, geospatial, water, power, and facilities projects. Founded in 1915, our experience spans 65 countries and thousands of successful projects. Our 2,450 employees deliver excellence in planning, design, technology, and construction management from more than 60 offices around the world. We consistently rank among the industry’s top design firms and embrace sustainability, innovation, and advanced solutions to solve our clients’ complex challenges and improve the communities they serve. We are ISO 9001:2015 Certified, which assures clients that we meet the most rigorous and independently audited quality standards. Gannett Fleming achieved $483 million in revenues in 2018. For more information, visit