COLUMBIA, MD – Koffel Associates, an international provider of fire protection engineering, fire and building code consulting and related life safety services announced that it has completed the acquisition of RTM Consultants of Indianapolis, IN. RTM is a leading provider of fire protection and building code consulting services for architects, engineers, building owners, attorneys and others.
This expansion brings together two well-respected brands in the industry and increases the technical expertise and resources available to provide fire protection systems design, fire protection programs, fire modeling, healthcare accreditation services, code consulting, seminar development and instruction, construction administration, and expert witness services.
Together, these highly regarded firms offer timely insights and cost-effective solutions from passionate professionals with decades of real-world experience and industry accomplishments including leadership, authorship, education and consulting for organizations such as AFAA, ASHE, ICC, NFPA, NFSA, SFPE, TJC, University of Maryland, and others. This level of thought leadership and industry involvement enables our team to offer reliable, innovative insights and solutions along with a strong commitment to personalized service. That capability will now increase for a global list of clients.
Both firms have a history of providing a positive work environment and employee-oriented corporate culture resulting in high employee and client retention rates. The future leadership has committed to maintaining this positive corporate culture and customer focus.
Ed Rensink, a Partner in RTM, stated that “we are looking forward to our enhanced professional presence in the market by entering into this relationship with a nationally recognized firm with such a great reputation. The acquisition holds the promise of expanding our own market while enjoying the benefit of the depth of experience and reputation of Koffel Associates. We are confident that this acquisition will also provide a more firm base to serve our present clients.”
After talking to employees at RTM and Koffel Associates, Bill Koffel, President of Koffel Associates, said “The positive reception by the employees of both firms further convinced me that this was the right thing to do and it will be a good opportunity and experience for both companies, our combined clients, and the employees. While both firms serve more than just health care clients, we are in a much better position to serve the large health care organizations around the country.”
The merger was effective June 1st.