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PHOENIX, Ariz. — SWCA Environmental Consultants announced that it has acquired REAP, a renewable energy and historic preservation firm based in Sanford, N.C.

REAP is a development services consulting firm focused on renewable energy and historic preservation. It offers critical issue analysis, environmental permitting, site selection and control, coordination with government agencies, cultural resource preservation, and management of available tax incentives. The REAP team advances the development of clean, green, sustainable communities through renewable energy and historic rehabilitation projects.

This acquisition adds to SWCA’s presence in the Carolinas, allowing the company to better serve clients throughout the Southeast and MidAtlantic regions. It also expands SWCA’s capabilities in renewable energy and cultural resources in these regions.  

“REAP is a leader in wind, solar, and historic preservation in the southeastern U.S., and we’re thrilled to welcome them to SWCA,” said SWCA CEO Joseph J. Fluder, III. “We’re also pleased to bring our wide-ranging environmental expertise to more clients in this geographic market.”

REAP founder April Montgomery will contribute leadership, technical expertise, and client relationships to SWCA’s Raleigh/Sanford office and across SWCA. “I’m excited to grow the scope of services available to our clients and to play a role in growing SWCA’s presence in the Southeast. This acquisition creates great opportunities for our team, our clients and the region.”  

With the acquisition of REAP, SWCA has 32 offices across the United States and provides a full spectrum of environmental services focused on planning, natural and cultural resource management, permitting, regulatory compliance, water resources, and ecological restoration. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., the company’s growing team of professionals combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost-effective solutions for environmental projects throughout the United States and its territories.