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Tighe & Bond Acquires RT Group

Acquisition expands services and geographic footprint of both firms


Tighe & Bond, a Northeast leader in engineering, design, and environmental consulting announces it has acquired Rhode Island-based RT Group, Inc., a firm with expertise in waterfront engineering, dam safety, and geotechnical services.

The integration enables the firms to expand on the key service offering of waterfront engineering. Tighe & Bond’s current Rhode Island office in Providence is now complemented by RT Group’s North Kingstown office, bringing the total number of Tighe & Bond offices to 12 across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Maine.

This strategic acquisition is a key component in better serving and being even more responsive to clients across Southeastern New England, and aligns with the firm’s vision of being a trusted advisor by offering clients a comprehensive, single-source solution to their design and engineering needs. Tighe & Bond President and CEO Bob Belitz said, “As our industry continues to address issues of coastal resiliency, expanding our waterfront and marine capabilities has been a clear objective. RT Group is a firm that shares the same vision, culture, and technical excellence our firm values. We welcome this talented team to our firm.”

Jim Russell, RT Group’s founder, added, “From prior collaboration, we recognized our two highly accomplished firms would be stronger together. We look forward to offering our services to clients throughout the Northeast and providing new opportunities for our employees.”

About RT Group, Inc.

RT Group is a team of specialized engineers with in-depth professional experience in geotechnical, waterfront, structural, civil, geo-environmental, and construction engineering. With over 45 years of collective experience covering a broad range of federal, state, city, and town, commercial, and private projects, the firm remains committed to providing responsive service and cost-effective solutions to its clients.

About Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond is an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary consulting firm in the Northeast specializing in water and wastewater engineering, site planning and landscape design, full-service engineering for real estate development, infrastructure improvements, and environmental services. By focusing on bright ideas, green strategies, and clear solutions, the Tighe & Bond team develops creative, collaborative responses to complex challenges.