AUSTIN, TX and LINCOLNSHIRE, IL – National civil engineering and surveying firm Manhard Consulting has acquired an established Austin-area surveying firm Abram Dashner RPLS LLC. This acquisition represents Manhard’s second office in Austin. Both offices will work closely together to provide clients in the greater Austin area the full range of engineering and surveying services.
Abe Dashner started his firm in 2018 after more than twenty years surveying in and around Austin following his graduation from Austin College. He built the practice to include two registered surveyors, three field crews, and several dedicated survey CAD technicians.
“Bringing Abe and his team on was a great fit given our strategic growth around Austin and across central Texas,” said Don Manhard, Jr., President and CEO. “We’ve worked with him on a variety of projects and share the same focus on development work and customer service. With Austin’s growing reputation as a technology hub, combined with our clients in the region and statewide needing more support, we are happy to continue our focus on and investment in the area.”
“We are excited to become part of Manhard Consulting,” said Abe Dashner. “Working with Manhard as a client and meeting with Don, Jesse Conrad, and several others from the firm made it clear that it is full of genuinely nice people. I wasn’t looking to sell, but that positive, collaborative culture is something I’ve come to recognize and appreciate and consider all-too-rare. The cultural fit and our need for more support helped make the decision.”
The acquisition is a win-win for Manhard and Abram Dashner’s team of 11. It provides a complete administrative team to support his experienced survey experts, allowing them to find and focus on completing surveying projects. The team brings deep knowledge of the greater Austin and Central Texas area into the Manhard fold.
Since joining Manhard Consulting, Abe and his team have been surveying hundreds of acres for a number of clients involved with various developments in Seward Junction, an area expected to become a major hub over the next decade. In addition, they are in the process of platting several single-family subdivisions in the Liberty Hill and Largo Vista areas.
This addition of Abram Dashner RPLS LLC to Manhard Consulting gives the firm 13 offices nationwide, with five in Texas–Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, and Austin.