Dartmouth engineering firm acquired by national company

Aug 3, 2020

A Dartmouth engineering firm known for development and land survey projects all over the South Coast has been acquired by Pittsburgh-based consulting company Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., according to an August 3 press release.

CEC bought the Faunce Corner Road-based SITEC, Inc., which was co-founded in 1989 by current president and engineer Steven Gioiosa, on August 1. Gioiosa joins CEC as a vice president in Civil Engineering.

SITEC is known for design and engineering work on residential and commercial projects in town, most notably cleaning up a State Road junkyard for development of a proposed 288-unit affordable housing complex. It has also developed more than 20 large-scale solar projects.

According to the release, the move will help CEC grow and diversify its existing operations around New England. The company currently offers services in a variety of fields including civil engineering and ecological and environmental sciences.

CEC’s Boston-area operations will now include the firm’s existing office in Raynham as well as SITEC’s existing offices in Dartmouth and Fall River.

Gioiosa has more than 40 years of experience as a civil engineer designing and permitting hundreds of site development projects. 

“Steve [Gioiosa] has helped SITEC build an incredible reputation that has earned them a considerable amount of repeat business and also referrals from developers, solar energy firms, attorneys, architects, and city/town officials and boards,” said Barry VanLaarhoven, vice president and the lead for CEC’s Boston-area operations.

CEC employs more than 1,000 people nationwide, offering services in air quality, civil engineering, ecological sciences, environmental engineering and sciences, manufacturing infrastructure services, survey/geospatial, waste management, and water resources. The Dartmouth office is located at 449 Faunce Corner Road.