MRB Group Acquires Parrone Engineering
MRB Group President and CEO Ryan Colvin, PE, recently announced that his firm has acquired Parrone Engineering of East Rochester. Taking effect later this month, the Parrone Engineering team will merge with MRB Group’s staff and relocate to its recently expanded space at the Culver Road Armory in the City of Rochester.
The acquisition will increase MRB Group’s complement of professionals, technicians, planners, and architects to over 130, a number that’s been increasing rapidly in recent months. Colvin anticipates it will continue to grow, as he continues to seek out professionals with top level skills and experience, who want to achieve what he calls “evolutionary success.”
“It’s impossible to ignore the tremendous growth and recognition of MRB Group as a significant presence in engineering, architecture, and municipal services,” said Ed Parrone, founder and CEO of Parrone Engineering. “We want to be a part of that dynamic and stellar achievement. I am confident that our staff will be strong contributors and flourish in the progressive atmosphere at MRB Group,” he stated.
Colvin has reason to agree, having transformed MRB Group from a small, Rochester-based staff to a national firm with offices in New York, Texas, and South Carolina. The acquisition of Parrone Engineering will add civil engineers, surveyors, and project managers to the Rochester staff.
“We immediately were attracted to the impact and value of the engineering and planning projects completed by the Parrone team,” said Colvin. “In addition, we respect the firm’s philosophy of serving communities with core values that mirror those of MRB Group,” he continued.
“Our mutual focus on long-term relationships with clients is paramount,” Colvin said, noting that both firms have worked with many communities continuously for decades.
Colvin also shared his confidence that the blend of combined expertise and collaborative personnel will provide an even stronger pool of available resources for client communities to utilize.
“I’ve known Ed Parrone and Dave Staerr for a number of years and have admired their firm’s success in the municipal and private arenas,” said Colvin. “Ed’s leadership at the national level in the American Council of Engineering Companies, and at the State level with the Association of Consulting Engineers demonstrates the caliber of the firm’s capabilities,” he stated.
Part of the founding family that originated Parrone Engineering, Edward Parrone, PE, FACEC, is a licensed engineer in New York, Ohio, New Jersey, Vermont, and Pennsylvania. His years of senior leadership at Parrone Engineering will transfer to valuable mentorship at MRB Group.
Other Parrone Engineering team members joining MRB Group include David Staerr, P.L.S., a licensed Surveyor and Past President of the Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association, Project Manager Paul Schreiner, Civil Engineer Thomas Fitzgerald, and Construction Observer Anthony Lane. All will continue to serve their former clients directly while fully integrating with the entire team at MRB Group.
“When the opportunity to join forces presented itself, we thought first of the tremendous potential for our clients and our staff. I have great confidence that both will continue to excel under MRB Group’s leadership,” said Ed Parrone.
“We have a long-standing track record of exceeding client expectations,” he continued. “There’s no doubt that we are even stronger as part of the MRB Group team, much to the benefit of client communities,” he stated.
Colvin explained that this is the “evolutionary success” that drives his team members to achieve great things.
“When people are part of a powerful team contributing toward a collective goal of excellence, they are inspired to overcome greater challenges. They push themselves to attain higher goals. The reward is that they evolve personally and professionally,” Colvin continued. He believes extraordinary achievement is encouraged in an environment where leadership fosters innovation, and team members can shape their own future.
“This is the environment we strive to create at MRB Group,” he concluded.
MRB Group is an engineering, architecture, and municipal services firm that works closely with community leaders and local governments to maintain, preserve and support critical infrastructure, facilities, operations and services. To learn more, visit mrbgroup.com.