Gannett Fleming acquires KEH, expanding water services

Global infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming has acquired the assets of KEH & Associates Inc. KEH, formed in 2006, is a respected water and wastewater engineering firm based in Southern California. Effective Aug. 31, 2018, KEH will now operate as a business group of Gannett Fleming, which now expands its national water team with the acquisition.

“When considering an acquisition, Gannett Fleming leadership first looks at a company’s culture,” said Bob Scaer, Gannett Fleming chairman and CEO. “Are employees valued and encouraged to continually learn? Do they contribute to improving their community? Are they committed to amazing their clients with innovative solutions? KEH checked all of those boxes and more. We will now be able to provide California water clients access to specialized, local expertise backed by the resources of a global infrastructure firm.”

KEH is known for its comprehensive water, wastewater and recycled water portfolio, particularly in large pump station and pipeline design, treatment facility design, operations support, and program management services. They are recognized for their innate understanding of water reclamation and reuse, developing public sector programs that help ensure safe, clean, and reliable water supplies. All KEH employees have been retained.

“Our current and future clients from California and the surrounding states can now benefit from Gannett Fleming’s full range of engineering, construction management, and program management services,” said former KEH president Ken Hume, who will now take the position  of West Region Water Business Line leader for Gannett Fleming. “We will continue to focus on client needs and the unwavering commitment to service excellence that is the foundation of both firms.”

KEH, with offices in San Diego and Ventura counties, has successfully undertaken assignments for many public sector clients in Southern California. Their project portfolio includes the City of San Diego’s Morena Sewer Pump Station and Alvarado Trunk Sewer Projects; Wastewater Operations Support Services for the City of Oxnard; Water Replenishment District of Southern California’s Groundwater Reliability Improvement Program; and the Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System startup and commissioning.

Gannett Fleming is a global infrastructure and engineering firm that provides progressive solutions for water, transportation, earth sciences and natural resources, geospatial, power, and facilities projects. For more information, visit

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