QK Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Zumwalt-Hansen Associates, Inc.


May 14, 2021

QK, a California based engineering, land survey, planning and environmental firm, is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Zumwalt-Hansen Associates, Inc. (ZHA). The acquisition will combine ZHA’s operations with QK’s full suite of consulting disciplines.


Founded in 1949 by C.J. McKee which was reorganized as McKee-Zumwalt & Associates in 1973 and then took its present name as Zumwalt Hansen & Associates, Inc in 1984, ZHA is a highly reputable firm with capabilities to provide Civil Engineering, Land Survey & Planning Services. ZHA is located in Hanford, California, and has 11 employees.


“QK prides itself as a legacy firm serving the entire San Joaquin Valley region for nearly 50 years now.  We are excited to bring on the talented and proven team at Zumwalt-Hansen Associates. Having worked together for years, we’ve always been impressed with their knowledge of the area, technical excellence and strong reputation,” said Ron Wathen, QK’s CEO.


“We have had a longstanding relationship and at times team with QK on projects.  The cultural alignment with a company we know, and trust made the difference for ZHA’s transition.  I am very pleased to have a future for our staff and our clients where I know they will be respected and well taken care of,” said John Zumwalt, president of Zumwalt-Hansen, Associates, Inc.


Terms of the acquisition will not be released.

About QK

At QK, our mission is to serve our clients, communities, and agency partners as “one connected team, working in partnership to make the built environment possible.”   QK provides a full suite of services including but not limited to Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Biology & Environmental Permitting and Planning.  QK proudly serves our clients in the following market sectors: Municipal & Governmental Agencies, Energy, Health Care, Education, Special Districts, and Land Development.  Offices are located in Visalia, Bakersfield, Clovis, Merced, Porterville, and soon, in Hanford. 



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