CHA Acquires Coler & Colantonio
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Albany, NY: CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Coler & Colantonio, Inc., one of Boston's largest engineering firms, creating a 1,400–person global firm.

Coler & Colantonio has 175 staff in eight offices in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Texas, and Vermont. They offer energy infrastructure, land development, geospatial, government, environmental, water and wastewater design and operation, transportation and specialty high order survey engineering. They also have proprietary utility asset management software.

"Coler & Colantonio's staff have a skill set that meshes well with ours," said Ray Rudolph, PE, CHA's CEO. "They bring tremendous expertise to the table, particularly in utility infrastructure." Notably, Coler & Colantonio offers asset management tools, including their flagship INTREPID™ software, that allow utilities to efficiently and cost-effectively manage their infrastructure.

"Our combined talent sets us apart," said Jim Colantonio, PE, Coler & Colantonio's former CEO. "Clients don't hire firms; they hire experts. Both firms have some of the most respected professionals in a wide range of subject matters. Working together, the possibilities are endless." He noted that the acquisition will allow their clients to benefit from CHA's full range of architecture, engineering and construction services.

Despite the difficult economy of the past four years, CHA is on track to achieve its growth targets. "The acquisition of Coler & Colantonio reinforces our commitment to grow by adding expertise that creates value for our clients," Rudolph noted. The firm anticipates having a workforce of 2,000 by 2016.

For more information about Coler & Colantonio, visit

CHA is a highly diversified, full service engineering and construction management firm providing a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients worldwide. Recently, the firm was selected by ENR-NY as their 2012 Design Firm of the Year. For more information, visit

Scott Keating
Communications Manager, CHA
Ph. 518.453.4516

CHA Acquires Coler & Colantonio
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