NORWALK, Conn. - EMCOR Group Inc. announced that it has acquired Harry Pepper & Associates Inc., a privately held government infrastructure project company headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pepper, with 2010 estimated revenues of approximately $100 million, offers diversified prime contracting services to federal and state government agencies and local municipalities. In business since 1918, Pepper’s clients include the Department of the Navy, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps., and various municipalities, townships, and cities in the state of Florida.

With an estimated current backlog of $150 million, Pepper’s expertise in large, complex infrastructure and building projects includes civil engineering, excavation and land clearing, steel erection and concrete forming, and self-performed mechanical services.

Tony Guzzi, president and chief operating officer of EMCOR Group, said, “We are pleased that Pepper has joined EMCOR. Pepper has leading positions with large government agencies, is a go-to water infrastructure provider for the state of Florida, and will be a valuable addition to EMCOR’s government services capabilities.”

David L. Pepper, president of Pepper, said, “We are delighted to join with EMCOR, an industry leader in specialty construction, operational and maintenance services, and energy infrastructure. Pepper’s 90+ year tradition of providing comprehensive infrastructure services to its customers aligns with EMCOR’s strategy of increasing its portfolio of services to government agencies. We are excited about our future prospects as part of EMCOR’s government group and EMCOR in total.”

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Publication date:12/06/2010