EST Inc., a full-service civil engineering firm headquartered in Oklahoma City, acquired Denver’s Hedrick & Associates LLC on December 31. Since January 1, the firm has operated under the EST Inc. name. It has also relocated from Littleton to Denver, now at 1873 S. Bellaire St., Suite 835.

Gary R. Johnson will serves as EST Colorado division manager in Denver. He has 32 years of experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, NEPA project management, roadway design and construction management. He has managed numerous high-profile public works and roadway construction projects.

“I’m extremely positive about the potential of the Colorado market. Fortunately, the leadership and agencies in Colorado have the vision to allocate funds for necessary infrastructure to support current and future growth,” said Michael Vahabzadegan, president of EST Inc. “Our entire team is excited to continue to grow, partner, diversify and better serve Colorado. We are investing in this business for the long haul.”

“This is a company that has consistently invested in high-quality people and equipment. If you’ve got an engineering problem and you want a credible solution, go to EST,” said Ron Brown, Division Three construction engineer at the Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation.

“Even though our company name has changed, and we’ve brought on new members to the staff, clients can be assured that they’re going to receive the highest standard of service throughout all phases of their projects,” Johnson said. “As EST, we will continue to be good stewards of our clients’ projects and budgets. That means we provide value, honest work and responsiveness on every job, doing what it takes to earn our clients’ trust.”