Rimkus Consulting Group buys Toronto-based IRC Building Sciences Group

23 November 2020 Consulting.ca 1 min. read

Rimkus Consulting Group, a Houston-based forensic consulting and engineering firm, has acquired IRC Building Sciences Group and Quebec-based Le Groupe IRC.

Founded in 1983, IRC is an engineering and consulting firm that specializes in the assessment, design, remediation, and quality observation of roofing, building envelope, structural, and pavement systems. The company’s engineers, technicians, and consultants work with a wide range of clients in the commercial, public, and non-profit sectors.

The company today has more than 500 national clients and manages approximately 110,000,000 square feet of roof inventory across the country. IRC has 15 Canadian offices, coast-to-coast, staffed by over 150 employees.

Rimkus Consulting Group buys Toronto-based IRC Building Sciences GroupRimkus’ acquisition of IRC is part of its growth strategy, which includes expanding internationally and growing its core service lines.

“IRC is one of Canada's foremost consulting firms, providing sustainable building performance solutions for both new and existing buildings,” said Robert Kocher, president and CEO, Rimkus Consulting Group. “This acquisition significantly expands our service offerings and geographic footprint in Canada and positions Rimkus as the top choice for our current and future customers in Canada.”

Rimkus provides forensic engineering, technical consulting, and expert witness services to insurance companies, law firms, corporations, government agencies. The firm has 650+ experts in more than 70 offices in the US, as well as international locations in Bristol and London, UK, and Toronto.

“Together, we will continue to provide and expand our professional expertise and customer service to our valued clients across Canada," said Albert Duwyn, president, IRC Building Sciences Group.

Century Equity Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Rimkus on the acquisition.