Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading West Coast environmental science and planning consulting firm, announced today that Vigil-Agrimis, a Portland-based professional design firm specializing in water and natural resource management, has joined with ESA. The merger supports ESA’s strategy to deepen technical services through added expertise in ecosystem restoration, landscape architecture and water resources engineering.
“We have teamed with Vigil-Agrimis on several projects in the Northwest and we realized that we complemented each other nicely through shared core values including a commitment to client service, technical excellence, product quality and fiscal responsibility. This was a logical step in formalizing that relationship and expanding both firms’ capabilities and service offerings throughout the lower Columbia and Oregon,” said Gary Oates, President of ESA.
Ken Vigil, PE, President and founder of Vigil Agrimis stated, “By joining ESA, Vigil-Agrimis can provide our clients with greatly expanded staff resources and capabilities. Further, our staff will have added opportunities to expand into regional environmental planning and ecosystem restoration.”
Ken Vigil and Paul Agrimis will become ESA Vice Presidents and lead strategic business integration and expansion of environmental hydrology in the Pacific Northwest alongside Marjorie Wolfe, ESA’s Watershed Program Director. Ken and Paul bring more than 40 years of successful, award-winning experience in river, wetland, and coastal restoration. Ken Vigil, Paul Agrimis and their staff of more than 20 engineers, hydrologists, landscape architects, and environmental scientists have been providing clients with premier environmental services for over 14 years. They join a team of 50 staff located in ESA’s Portland and Seattle offices and more than 300 in offices throughout California and Florida.