Posted on 10/02/2023 in News & Announcements

Hennessey Engineers Acquires Access Engineering

Hennessey Engineers expands its services and geographic reach by acquiring Access Engineering – a well-respected DBE firm focused on Transportation Engineering

SOUTHGATE, MI October 2, 2023 – Hennessey Engineers, a multi-faceted civil engineering firm based in Southeast Michigan, announced today that it acquired Access Engineering, a Milford-based DBE firm specializing in transportation engineering. The joining together of two exceptional teams of civil engineers will accelerate Hennessey Engineers’ plan to expand its range of services with a focus on Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Local Agency Program (LAP) projects.

“Bringing together our two teams will enhance our capabilities and strengthen our focus on MDOT and LAP projects,” said Joan Hennessey, president of Hennessey Engineers. “By expanding our transportation engineering services, we will continue to positively impact Southeast Michigan communities by improving public infrastructure. The Access Engineering team will increase our ability to improve Michigan roads and bridges and elevate the quality of life for countless residents.”

Access Engineering was founded in 1998 by Elizabeth Harding, P.E., and Annette Stroman, P.E. As recognized leaders in the transportation engineering industry, Harding and Stroman concentrated on road and bridge projects for MDOT and local agencies. As a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and an MDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), the firm’s expertise centered on work zone traffic design, roadway design, and traffic engineering. They are MDOT prequalified in several service classifications: Design – Roadway, Design – Roadway: Intermediate, Design – Traffic: Pavement Markings, Design – Traffic: Signing – Non-Freeway, Design – Traffic: Work Zone Maintenance of Traffic, and Design – Traffic: Work Zone Mobility and Safety.

“We are thrilled to begin a new chapter in our firm’s history!” said Annette Stroman, P.E.   “Hennessey Engineers’ core values align with ours. They are passionate about making a positive impact in Southeast Michigan and serving communities by improving public infrastructure.”

From left to right: John Hennessey, P.E., Joan Hennessey, C.P.A., Elizabeth Harding, P.E., and Annette Stroman, P.E.