Thompson Engineering Acquires BKI’s Alabama Operations, Expanding Transportation Engineering Expertise in Southeast

MOBILE, Ala., August 1, 2022 –  AGC Member  Thompson Engineering, a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices in eight Southeastern states, announced today the acquisition of Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc.’s (BKI) Alabama operations. The acquisition is an important step in Thompson Engineering’s plan to expand services across the Southeast. It further strengthens Thompson Engineering’s capabilities in municipal infrastructure, site development, roadway/bridge design, and construction engineering & inspection services.
“We’re excited to welcome a talented group of engineering professionals and construction inspectors to our team,” said John Baker, Thompson Engineering CEO. “This acquisition furthers Thompson Engineering’s reputation as the go-to firm for transportation and civil infrastructure design and construction solutions. We’re equally excited about the expansion of our geotechnical, environmental, building envelope, and structural services into a new region in Alabama.” The acquisition includes an office in Tuscaloosa with 12 employees. The acquisition does not include BKI’s Louisiana operations.
“Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. is currently going through a transition to strengthen our Louisiana operations. This strategic acquisition ensures that our faithful employees in Alabama will be able to continue to provide the same high level of services that our clients have come to expect,” said BKI President Michael Chopin. “We are excited for the staff making this transition and the opportunities that lie ahead for them.”
Thompson Engineering now operates in Alabama from offices in Birmingham, Mobile, Orange Beach, and Tuscaloosa. An office in Daphne is scheduled to open later this year.
About Thompson Engineering
Established in 1953, Thompson Engineering is an employee-owned, multi-disciplined engineering firm headquartered in Mobile, Ala. With more than 300 employees in eight states across the Southeast, Thompson Engineering provides full-service engineering design, environmental consulting, and construction management services. For more information, visit
About Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc.
Established in 1910, Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. is a multi-disciplined engineering and planning firm headquartered in New Orleans, La. For over a century, BKI has been providing engineering and planning services for major transportation, flood protection, water, sewer, drainage, and other infrastructure projects that help reshape communities. For more information, visit
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