The Thrasher Group, Inc., an ENR 500 engineering, architecture, and field services firm, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Blue Mountain, Inc., a West Virginia-based survey, mapping and engineering firm. Located in Wadestown, WV (Monongalia County), Blue Mountain is a respected consultant for a variety of natural gas, mining, and governmental clients throughout the Appalachian region. They provide a full suite of geospatial services including geographic information systems (GIS), land surveying, scanning, advanced photogrammetry, LiDAR and aerial mapping for which they are a recognized industry leader. Their civil design and environmental permitting capabilities will bolster existing services provided by Thrasher as well as add new offerings such as asset management and One-Call services.
“We are very excited to welcome Blue Mountain into the Thrasher family. Blue Mountain has earned a great reputation in the energy industry and their mapping services are second to none,” said The Thrasher Group CEO Chad M. Riley, PE. “We share the same entrepreneurial, innovative and hard-working culture that focuses on delivering a great client experience while providing unique career growth opportunities for our employees. Together, Thrasher and Blue Mountain will be one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most comprehensive survey and mapping providers. Our broadened capabilities will allow us to continue to carry out our mission of improving the communities where we live and work through driving infrastructure development.”
With the acquisition of Blue Mountain’s assets and the onboarding of Blue Mountain’s talented team of professionals, The Thrasher Group is one of the largest survey providers on the East Coast, employing over 200 survey professionals.
“We are very excited to be able to join forces with The Thrasher Group, Inc. and allow our employees the opportunity to continue working in Wadestown,” said President of Blue Mountain, Doug Six. “We know this will be an excellent opportunity for our employees and clients. The services of BMI and Thrasher are a great compliment to one another and we look forward to a very bright future.”
About Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain Inc. is located in Wadestown, WV. It was established in 1991 by Doug and Wanda Six in their home with only two employees. Specializing in geospatial services including aerial mapping, survey, and GIS, Blue Mountain has steadily grown and adapted to changing industry needs, and now has over 100 employees.
About The Thrasher Group
Thrasher is an ENR Top 500 firm offering civil engineering, survey, environmental, architecture, and planning services in addition to construction inspection and materials testing services to both public and private clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. With this acquisition, Thrasher now has nearly 500 employees with nine offices in seven states.