Michigan engineering company acquires Newark-based Karins


In its second acquisition of the year, Atwell has acquired Karins and Associates, Pike Creek, an engineering, surveying, and planning firm operating in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Terms were not disclosed.

According to a release, this acquisition continues to strengthen Michigan-based Atwell’s resources and capabilities in the Mid-Atlantic, building upon the acquisitions of Bay Engineering in 2023 and Ben Dyer Associates in 2022.

 Karins has been in operation since 1973 and employs more than 50.

The addition of Karins will expand Atwell’s engineering and surveying services in the region, covering land development, transportation, water resources, and public works.

“The core values of Karins and Atwell are well-aligned,” said Dev Sitaram, president of Karins. “We’re focused on providing clients with the highest standards of quality and service. We look forward to working closely with our new teammates at Atwell, to expanding our capabilities, and providing improved services to our clients and new opportunities to our employees.”


This acquisition follows a year of expansion through internal growth and strategic acquisitions across the United States for Atwell. The acquisition of Karins follows Atwell’s most recent acquisitions of Banks Engineering, an engineering and surveying firm based in Fort Myers, FL; Summit Engineering, a civil engineering and land surveying firm in Heber City, Utah; and Mead Gilman & Associates, a land surveying firm located in Woodinville, WA.

Atwell, LLC is a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm with over 1,800 professionals.

Atwell recently secured a $200 million senior credit facility with a group of banks as its expansion continues.