J.S. Held Expands Construction Consulting Practice with Acquisition of Antonucci Consulting Corporation
Jericho, NY – November 17, 2017 – J.S. Held, a leading multidisciplinary consulting firm, today announced that it has acquired Antonucci Consulting Corporation, a New York-based construction consulting company. Antonucci Consulting Corporation’s damage evaluation and catastrophe response experience complements J.S. Held’s portfolio of professional consulting services and further strengthens the company’s coverage along the east coast.
Antonucci Consulting Corporation will operate immediately under the J.S. Held brand. Frank Antonucci Sr., founder of Antonucci Consulting Corporation, will join J.S. Held as Sr. Vice President in the company’s New York metro region, continuing his focus on providing expert property damage evaluations, construction claims consulting services, and response to catastrophes throughout the nation. Frank Antonucci Jr., the current CEO, will join J.S. Held as a Vice President, also in New York.
“This is an exciting time for J.S. Held and we welcome our new team members,” said Jon Held, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.S. Held. “I have known and highly respected Frank Antonucci Sr. for 40 years. He is a gifted and valuable resource in our industry. The chance to work with him at this stage of our respective careers is truly exciting. Under the leadership of his son, Frank Jr., Antonucci Consulting Corp. has maintained a level of continued excellence that we and our clients value highly.”
Through a growing team of experts, national distribution of offices, and superior technology and processes, J.S. Held plans to continue to exceed client expectations as they strengthen their network of professional consulting experts throughout the United States.
“With this partnership in place, our clients with have access to a broader suite of services and a larger, more geographically diverse pool of expert consultants. We will also be able to deliver an enhanced client experience, as we adopt the technology and processes that are successfully in place at J.S. Held,” said Frank Antonucci. “Essentially, we will become a more valuable resource for our clients.”
Clients of Antonucci Consulting Corporation will now have access to J.S. Held’s comprehensive line of services, which includes property damage consulting, surety services, construction claims consulting, project and program management, equipment consulting, and environmental, health and safety services.
J.S. Held continues its strong growth trajectory, with this being its tenth acquisition following a 2015 investment from Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investing in financial and related business services companies. Previous acquisitions include Donohue Consulting, Leighton Associates, Spex, Meridian Consulting, CEIPS, U.S. HELM, Lovett Silverman Construction Consultants, Inc., the Property Loss Division of Chroma Building Corp., and Wakelee Associates. Since 1974, J.S. Held has added the capabilities of specialized consulting businesses to better address complex construction and environmental matters globally. J.S. Held now has over 40 offices across the U.S. and Canada.
About J.S. Held LLC
J.S. Held is a leading construction consulting firm specializing in property damage consulting, surety services, construction claims consulting, project and program management, equipment consulting and environmental, health and safety services. J.S. Held’s consultants have provided their expertise on the most complex construction and related matters around the globe. The company serves its clients from over 40 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information regarding J.S. Held, please visit www.jsheld.com.
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