Raba Kistner, Regional Engineering Firm, Buys National Construction Program Manager - Project Control - and National Sports Arena Builder - PC Sports

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Raba Kistner, Inc. and Project Control of Texas have joined forces, having worked together on complex construction projects for almost 30 years, including the AT&T Center, the AlamoDome in San Antonio and the Texas A&M Kyle Field Expansion in College Station Texas. PC Sports, also purchased in the deal, is known for Program Management and Owners' Representative services on many sports projects across the country, such as the FedEx Forum in Memphis and the KFC Yum! Center.

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"In the last 10 years, Raba Kistner has doubled its number of employees (to almost 400 staff) and almost doubled its billings."

The Board of Directors of Raba Kistner, Inc. announced that as of April 29, the engineering firm has acquired San Antonio-based Project Control of Texas (PCT), Inc. Project Control will become a division of Raba Kistner Facilities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc., but will maintain its name while still performing the same complex Construction Program Management services that have made Project Control a well respected name in the construction industry. The purchase includes all of PCT’s holdings, including PC Sports, LLC, Project Control Houston, LLC, and Project Control Entertainment, Inc.

The Raba Kistner companies have been great colleagues with PCT for almost their entire history, providing Engineering, Environmental and Quality Assurance services on numerous PCT projects. The firms have built very strong personal and professional relationships and have successfully partnered together to provide services on many complex and demanding projects. Current clients for the two firms include the Texas A&M Kyle Field Expansion and the San Antonio Convention Center Expansion.

As part of Raba Kistner Facilities, Project Control will help lead and expand the Program and Project Management services already being delivered by Raba Kistner. Leaders from both companies think this new affiliation gives PCT a substantial platform for growth, with additional expertise now available in-house, attractive to a wider reach of clients.

Since its beginning in 1968, Raba Kistner has cultivated a strong presence and reputation in Texas, which has allowed the company to expand its multi-disciplinary services. In the last 10 years, the company has doubled its number of employees and almost doubled its billings. “We are on track to grow that much again by 2018,” said William Raba, President of Raba Kistner, Inc. “We saw acquiring Project Control as a prudent way to expand Raba Kistner’s existing capabilities in the Program Management field due to their excellent reputation and well-known, experienced staff. “

According to Bob Crittenden, Chief Executive Officer of Project Control, PCT has been a recognized leader in Program Management Services and was a pioneer in the field almost from their beginning in the late 1970’s. PCT is one of the largest privately owned Program Managers in their field of service. PCT has worked on projects all over the United States, including many “Fortune 50” clients, completing more than $6 Billion in total projects. Recent projects include the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky; the Pinnacle Bank Arena and West Haymarket Entertainment District in Lincoln, Nebraska; and the Nustar Corporate Headquarters in San Antonio, to name just a few. Other local clients include Valero Energy Corporation, Frost and Broadway Banks and Security Service Federal Credit Union. “Over 50% of our projects are either repeat business or direct referrals from previous clients, which we attribute to our level of service,” said Crittenden.

Raba Kistner’s innovative approaches and experienced professionals have also been widely recognized within the profession. They are the largest privately owned firm of their type in the Southwest part of the United States. For 18 years, the company has ranked as a “Top 500 Firm” by Engineering News-Record, and has been consistently ranked as one of the top firms for both Engineering and Environmental services in the Southwest. In both 2011 and 2012, Raba Kistner received the prestigious “Best of State” Award for Civil Engineering in the State of Utah the last three years. In addition to San Antonio, Raba Kistner has offices in Austin (2), Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, New Braunfels, McAllen, Utah, New York and Mexico.

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Founded in 1968, RABA KISTNER Inc., is an Engineering News-Record “Top 500 Firm,” operating in ten different markets in Texas, Utah, New York and México. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Raba Kistner provides project management and oversight services; facilities assessment and rehabilitation; construction materials engineering, testing, and observation; geotechnical engineering, testing and pavement consulting; geology and environmental engineering and consulting; and infrastructure oversight and quality management programs. For more information on the Raba Kistner companies, please visit http://www.rkci.com.

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Project Control, a San Antonio-based company started in the late 1970s, provides owner representation and program and project management services for commercial and industrial construction. Project Control’s managers represent an owner's best interests on all development issues and alleviate the demands of day-to-day management responsibilities and technical issues associated with major construction projects. PCT’s core competencies include due diligence, feasibility, reporting, budgeting, scheduling, contractor selection, project delivery and value analysis. Learn more online at http://www.projectcontrol.com.

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