Press Release

Hayden Consultants Inc. Joins GEI

October 1, 2018

Dallas, TX – GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI), one of the nation’s leading engineering and science consulting firms announced today that Hayden Consultants, Inc. (Hayden), a Dallas-based civil engineering consulting firm has joined the company. The merger of the two firms will strengthen GEI’s operations in Texas by bringing significant depth in the transportation, infrastructure, and water resources market sectors to GEI. The combined operations will provide the opportunity to serve new and existing clients in the rapidly growing Texas market.

Hayden was founded by Rachel Hayden in 2000. The firm has grown significantly over the past 18 years to provide services to leading clients in both the public and private sectors. Hayden has distinguished itself as a market leader in providing outstanding technical solutions and quality client service. In her decision to join GEI Hayden stated, “I am excited about the opportunity to join GEI – both for our clients and our employees. The new combined operations offers significant capacity to serve our existing clients, while adding the resources needed to develop new clients and services in Texas and throughout the Southwest.”

On Hayden joining GEI, President Ron Palmieri states, “We are so pleased to have Hayden join GEI. Their commitment to technical excellence, client service, and employee development and engagement are exceptional and consistent with GEI’s culture. We are excited to have Rachel and her team drive our Texas growth strategy going forward.”

The transaction closed on September 28, 2018. Bulkley Capital, LP served as a financial advisor for Hayden Consultants.

About GEI Consultants
GEI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, geotechnical and waterfront engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 50,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information on GEI, please visit

About Hayden Consultants
Hayden Consultants is a Dallas-based engineering partner serving public agencies and private industry, specializing in civil and transportation engineering design services for projects in North Texas, statewide and in the surrounding states. Hayden Consultants has earned a reputation as the go-to firm for design of complex street reconstruction, highways and tollways, water resources, rail and transit facilities, and Low Impact Development (LID) and sustainable design practices. For more information, please visit

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