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Acoustics By Design – Daly-Standlee & Associates Merger

Acoustical Consulting Merger

April 18, 2016

Acoustics By Design, Inc. and Daly-Standlee & Associates, Inc., two leading independent acoustical consulting firms, announce the merger of their businesses, effective April 1, 2016. Acoustics By Design, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Daly-Standlee & Associates in Portland, Oregon, provide a full range of acoustical, noise, vibration and audio, video, and lighting consulting services to architects, engineers, facilities directors, municipalities, industrial clients and building owners.

abd-dsa-mergerCelebrating the signed agreement on 4/1/2016

During the next three months, Acoustics By Design and Daly-Standlee & Associates are rebranding to reflect their merger and expanded services, while continuing operations and serving clients with the same staff from the same locations. The combination of Acoustics By Design and Daly-Standlee & Associates professionals provides a deeper portfolio of services and expertise for clients.

Both offices offer a broad range of acoustical consulting services. The Grand Rapids office adds more extensive audio, video, theatrical lighting, and technical systems expertise to the Portland offices’ service portfolio. The addition of the Portland office now broadens Acoustics By Design’s expertise and experience in the environmental noise and vibration arena.

Kenric Van Wyk, President of Acoustics By Design said, “We’re excited to expand our West Coast presence. While we’ve had a small service office in the Portland area, the merger and addition of Daly-Standlee strengthens our firm both geographically and from the position of offering a broader, deeper bench of specialization and expertise, nationally.”

Kerrie G. Standlee, President of Daly-Standlee & Associates, says, “The merger with Acoustics By Design provides a nice complement of services for our clients. We will be maintaining our strong presence in environmental noise work and vibration measurement and control work and enhancing the architectural acoustic services provided by the firm by adding the audio, video, and lighting expertise and architectural acoustic expertise coming from the staff at Acoustic By Design. Long-standing Daly-Standlee clients, as well as future clients, will see a firm with much broader capability and expertise.”

Both firms have long histories in the acoustical consulting industry with Acoustics By Design, Inc. founded in 1962 and Daly-Standlee & Associates, Inc. opening in 1988 as an outgrowth of Daly Engineering, founded in 1969. Each firm is a member of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants and Van Wyk currently serves as President for the organization, while Standlee serves as the Council’s Immediate Past-President.

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