WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — Friday, July 23, 2021 — DHS Group Holdings today announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire two leading engineering and energy services companies, Access Holdings. These acquisitions position the combined company as the leading end-to-end provider of energy and sustainability solutions and services for high-performance buildings. The combined entities play critical roles in reducing energy consumption within the built environment across the United States.
Access Holdings is a national engineering design firm focused on energy-efficient buildings and delivering energy savings performance contracts for hospitals, universities, K-12 schools, federal facilities, and municipalities. AH is a Midwest-based design engineering and construction management firm that works primarily within healthcare and K-12 schools to plan, design, and manage construction for facility upgrades and new buildings.
Access Holdings and DHS Group expand AH’s offerings, bringing over 150 professional engineers focused on energy efficiency and sustainability. Together, the company offers comprehensive services and solutions to address the entire lifecycle of a building. These energy-focused services include planning and design, installation and implementation, operations and maintenance, and refurbishment and renovation.
The acquisitions also expand AH’s geographic reach across the United States and end markets to support municipalities, universities, K-12 schools, and hospitals as facilities are upgraded to reduce energy costs and usage.
John Taylor, CEO of Access Holdings, said, “The combined platform creates a leading energy services company that drives energy reduction and cost-savings in buildings across the United States. The AH and DHS Group teams are a perfect fit culturally and bring world-class expertise, creativity and will play a vital role as we continue to grow AH.”
Fernando Aguirre, Vice Chairman of DHS Group, said, “We are excited about joining the Access Holdings family. We look forward to using our energy expertise in building design and performance contracting services to help drive the company forward and expand across new markets.”
Ramiro Solis, President of AH, said, “We are thrilled to have found partners that share the same goals and values as DHS Group. Joining this team brings new opportunities to our companies, employees, and customers, and we look forward to contributing to AH and Tillman Holdings as a whole. With expanded capabilities in sustainability, infrastructure solutions, and financing, we can expedite our positive impact on our current and future customers.”
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Steven Palmer, Vice President of Communications