Vidaris acquires CBI Consulting, Inc.

January 12, 2018 - Front Section

Boston, MA Vidaris, a leading architectural consultancy for building envelope, energy efficiency, specialty engineering, code and construction, has acquired CBI Consulting, Inc. (CBI), a 33-year-old architecture, interiors and engineering firm. The partnership will broaden both practices and solidify Vidaris’ leadership in the local market where CBI is headquartered.

CBI has more than 30 employees providing services to clients in the corporate, government, institutional, higher education, housing and real estate development markets. CBI will conduct business as CBI Consulting LLC, a Vidaris Company.

“Some of the world’s best consultancy companies are part of the Vidaris practice,” said Marc Weissbach, Vidaris’ CEO. “CBI’s decision to partner with us immediately expands the services they provide their clients and provides exciting professional development opportunities for its employees. At the same time it strengthens Vidaris’ presence in New England. CBI has earned a stellar reputation with its clients and we know that they share our commitment to excellence in all aspects of their practice. Their project portfolio complements Vidaris’ existing architectural and building engineering practices, and brings to Vidaris a distinguished portfolio of historic preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse projects. The partnership will be transformative for both companies, and will create a firm with expanded reach, enhanced capabilities, and terrific value for our clients. We welcome CBI to our team.”

“The joining of CBI and Vidaris unites two market leaders and allows CBI to bring even greater resources as well as a broader range of services to our clients and the market,” said Michael Teller, a CBI Consulting principal. “CBI is now an important part of a larger organization that has a global architectural presence and is one of the world’s top consultancy firms. This is a tremendous opportunity for our staff and our clients.”

CBI Consulting is a leading New England architectural design and structural engineering firm with a well-deserved reputation for meeting the architectural and engineering needs of its clients. With over 33 years of customer service throughout the nation, CBI has earned the loyalty and respect of its clients, both large and small. Attention to detail, commitment to client needs, and focused problem-solving are the cornerstones of the practice. CBI provides a full-service approach to architectural design and structural engineering for building renovation and historical restoration of existing structures as well as new buildings.

Vidaris, together with its affiliate, LPI, Inc., help real estate owners, architects, institutions and other stakeholders realize their goals and objectives in the areas of building envelope, energy efficiency, construction, code and engineering. The group employs over 280 professionals in eight offices. In Massachusetts, professional services are provided through “CBI Consulting LLC.”



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