SKELLY and LOY Acquired by Terracon – Combination of Forces Expands Resources for Mid-Atlantic Clients

Skelly and Loy is excited to announce that they have been acquired by Terracon Consultants, Inc. (Terracon), a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Olathe, Kan. The new acquisition is supported by Terracon’s existing offices in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. metro areas, Charleston, W.Va., as well as others in the region.

“We are proud of the strong relationships Skelly and Loy has built over our 50+-year history, and that our commitment to outstanding expertise and client service has created this opportunity,” said John Gunnett, P.G., president of Skelly and Loy. “This merger allows us to join forces with Terracon’s national network so that we can bring even greater resources to our employees and clients.”

To make this acquisition seamless, Terracon maintained the existing corporate structure of Skelly and Loy. All of Skelly and Loy’s current services will continue to be provided with the same team members. As a practical matter, nothing has changed. The company name will remain Skelly and Loy, Inc., as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terracon.

With this merger, Sandi Loy Bell, the Chairman of the Board, has retired from the company; John W. Gunnett, PG will remain as the President and will be retiring upon successful completion of the integration. Skelly and Loy’s leadership team will remain intact, led by Sandra K. Basehore, Gerald W. Longenecker, PE, Paul J. DeAngelo, and Barbara J Gundy, PhD.

Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 5,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.
Enjoying its 51st year, Skelly and Loy is an engineering-environmental consulting firm serving public and private sector clients from six Mid-Atlantic offices. Our services include civil, environmental, and mining engineering and permitting activities; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies; natural resource management and protection; hazardous waste and industrial hygiene studies and remediation planning; and cultural resource studies and documentation.