Benesch Acquires Nashville-Based S+H Group

People | November 17, 2020


Photo showing S+H Group is now Benesch

NASHVILLE, TN — Benesch has acquired S+H Group, LLC, a Nashville-based engineering firm serving private and local agency clients with utility design, geotechnical engineering, land development, construction administration and capital improvement planning. S+H will become a part of Benesch’s Tennessee Division.

“This acquisition marks another milestone in our growth strategy. We’re excited to expand our team in Tennessee and offer additional services to clients,” says Benesch CEO Kevin Fitzpatrick. “S+H has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality work and client-focused service – our core values are closely aligned.”

S+H was co-owned by Chip Howorth and Tripp Smith. “We are very excited to expand the scope of services we can provide our clients, now with Benesch’s deep bench strength,” Howorth says. “S+H and Benesch complement each other very well, both in culture and with the work we do. We’re excited to join the Benesch team,” adds Smith.

The acquisition is part of continued plans for growth in Benesch’s Southeast Region, where the firm has also acquired offices in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina in recent years. With the additional expertise of S+H, Benesch can offer an expanded range of services to clients in Tennessee with the ability to draw from a network of over 750 engineers, planners, landscape architects and other professionals.

Benesch is ranked #119 on Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firm List and provides a broad range of infrastructure-related engineering services, as well as civil/site and landscape architecture. Read more about Benesch here.