Otak Acquires Tarr Whitman Group LLC
We are proud to announce today that we have strengthened our project control and construction support capabilities with the acquisition of Tarr Whitman Group LLC (TWG). TWG will operate as a business unit within Otak and remain focused on providing exceptional project control and related services to the full spectrum of Otak and TWG clients. CEO Jim Hamann had this to say about bringing TWG into the fold.
“We are seeing our clients’ delivering projects that are becoming larger and more complex. Project Controls brings a focus on cost and schedule that is essential in completing projects on schedule and within budgets. TWG’s specialized data-focused services allow clients to see beyond the basic costs and schedules to gain a real view of the decisions that need to be made now to achieve their goals for completion. As projects become more complex change management is key, and TWG’s services strengthen our client’s ability to manage the cost and schedule impacts of changes during project implementation. TWG’s services essentially pay for themselves through more efficient project delivery.”
A specialized project controls and construction support consulting firm, TWG has a long history of excellence in the A/E/C industry, with extensive program work at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Sound Transit, and the Port of Seattle, among others. In the current environment of increasing project spending and staffing shortages, TWG joining Otak will elevate both firms’ capabilities in assisting clients to deliver their projects within schedule and on budget. TWG’s experience in mega-projects will increase Otak’s capabilities to compete for larger program and project initiatives. Walter Tarr, TWG’s founder, said this about combining with Otak:
“Our joining of Otak means that TWG now has the ability to provide integrated services and serve a large client and project base. It positions us well to help clients manage the increase in federal and local infrastructure spending. With Otak’s support, our senior staff can focus their efforts on pursuing more clients, hiring quality staff, and providing a greater range of services. We are excited about the merger and think it will strengthen our relationships with our existing clients. We can now offer a wider range of integrated services that will strengthen our ability to quickly respond to our clients’ needs.”
Otak is proud to bring an accomplished organization like TWG onboard. Joining forces means a greater ability to serve both the public good and private sector interests.