ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Integral Group, a global network of deeply green engineers and consultants, and Ross & Baruzzini, a technology, consulting and engineering firm, have announced that they are merging their entities under a new brand, Introba. The combined organization will have more than 1,100 employees in 31 offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Serbia and Australia, creating one of the largest engineering and construction consulting companies.
Together, as Introba, the organization will collaborate to transform the built environment with a diverse range of services, including district planning, engineering design, systems integration and performance optimization through digital transformation and sustainable strategies.
Founded in 2008 by Kevin Hydes, Integral Group is a leading deep-ecology company accelerating the adoption of sustainable building design, moving from green, net-zero buildings to regenerative buildings that mitigate global environmental impacts and reduce ecological degradation. Integral Group was a founding signatory of the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Commitment and the Carbon Leadership Forum’s MEP 2040 Challenge. The company has also worked on over 100 Net Zero Energy buildings.
Notable projects include the Google Bay View and Charleston East campuses (USA), the J. Craig Venter Institute (USA), Lululemon World Headquarters (Vancouver, Canada) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (Ontario, Canada).
Ross & Baruzzini was incorporated by Donald Ross, Sc.D., PE and Joseph Baruzzini in 1962. Notable recent projects include physical security planning for the World Trade Center, medical equipment planning for the University from Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, data center and high-performance computing consulting at the Georgia Institute of Technology, engineering and security consulting for Elanco Animal Health World Headquarters, and security vulnerability assessments for the National Safe Skies Alliance.
The new organization will be led by Bill Overturf. Overturf spent 29 years at Ross & Baruzzini, serving as Chairman from 2016 to 2020. In January 2020, he was named CEO and Chairman of Integral Group.
“Together, we now offer more to our clients by combining our skills and resources,” said Bill Overturf, President of Integral Group and Ross & Baruzzini. “Our combined expertise in deep core engineering practice areas with specialist consulting services will continue to create advanced systems that are smart, resilient and highly sustainable. Together, as Introba, we will be a leader in advanced engineering and innovations.
Introba will provide a full range of design services, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering; technological systems; security consultancy; medical equipment planning; aviation baggage handling; and sustainability advice in key sectors including trade, health, government, education, aviation, culture, science and technology. Clients will continue to benefit from the same personalized service and global expertise that characterizes both firms. As Introba merges, the new company will offer new services to provide advanced technology, consulting and deeply green engineering solutions.
“With a focus on decarbonization and resilience, Integral Group has become a global company that provides comprehensive green engineering solutions on some of the world’s toughest projects,” said Kevin Hydes, Founder of Integral Group , which remains in an advisory role. and as a specialist consultant. Hydes will continue to play a crucial role in leading strategic projects and activities. “Through Ross & Baruzzini’s diverse market strategy and advanced technology applications, our unified company will create systems that will uplift communities, protect the health of the planet, and evolve to meet the demands of the future.”
Ross & Baruzzini also announced that Craig Toder, who joined the firm in 1982 as a founding family member, is retiring. Toder served as CEO and Chairman of Ross & Baruzzini for more than 20 years, when he transitioned to Chairman of the Board.
“The business will continue to thrive and grow as Introba under Bill’s leadership,” said Craig. “This is a powerful chapter in our ongoing legacy. Ross & Baruzzini and Integral Group are coming together to form an unparalleled team of over 1,100 employees who will provide tremendous technical depth on a global scale that will enable our clients to have access to unique talents for the toughest construction and infrastructure challenges.
The respective companies will start operating under the Introba name by the end of 2022.
About the Integral Group
Integral Group is an international network of engineers and consultants collaborating under the same “deep green” umbrella. We are pioneers of high-performance engineering at the building and district scales and leaders in the development of sustainable strategies, planning and policies. Welcoming innovators and systems thinkers with big ideas, we help our clients protect the health of our planet through the technical experience to achieve their project goals. www.integralgroup.com
About Ross & Baruzzini
Ross & Baruzzini provides integrated technology, consulting and engineering solutions for safe, durable and resilient installations. Working in various industries, his team brings specialized expertise in medical equipment planning; network and communications; physical security; digital transformation; cyber security; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering. See where innovation gets personal at www.rossbar.com.