November 10, 2022 — Sigma Consulting Group, Inc., a privately-owned civil engineering and surveying company headquartered in Baton Rouge, announced that it has agreed to merge with Waggoner Engineering, Inc., a full-service economic development, planning, program management, and engineering firm. The business combination went into effect on November 4, 2022. Terms were not disclosed.
Founded in 1987, Sigma has a 35-year history of delivering consulting solutions throughout the Gulf Coast. Named one of the best places to work in Baton Rouge annually since 2014, Sigma’s full-service engineering and surveying expertise spans the transportation, water resources, coastal, and program management markets.
“They offer unique expertise that can supplement and strengthen our current suite of services,” said Emad Al-Turk, President of Waggoner. “We are excited to add these services to the Waggoner profile. This partnership will allow us to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve while amplifying our ability to deliver a full service and seamless offering to new and existing clients.”
Sigma’s leadership will integrate into Waggoner’s, with Miles Williams serving as Louisiana Manager, Gregory Sepeda serving as Executive Vice President, and the rest of the management team continuing in their current positions.
“We are excited to take our expertise, experience, culture, and dedication to the communities we serve to Waggoner,” said Miles Williams, previous President at Sigma. “Their goals, regional footprint, and disciplines align with ours, and we know this next chapter with Waggoner will be of great benefit to all Sigma stakeholders.”
The deal marks the first completed acquisition by Waggoner since forming a strategic partnership with the Trilon Group to accelerate the firm’s growth and lead the national growth strategy in water, municipal services, and disaster recovery while continuing to build an array of services across our existing regional footprint. Trilon, backed by Alpine Investors, partners with like-minded architecture and engineering firms across the nation and aims to accelerate their growth through talent, technology, and targeted M&A investment.
With the addition of Sigma, Waggoner’s diverse team expands to more than 200 employees with an additional office in Pensacola, Florida.
“We could not be more excited,” said Al-Turk. “Like Waggoner, Sigma has built a phenomenal company of individuals who share a passion for serving their communities and clients.”
Ms. Kelsie L. Bankston Earns her P.E. License
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kelsie L. Bankston, P.E., has been awarded her PE license by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.
Ms. Bankston graduated from LSU in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, and has been part of Sigma Consulting Group since October of 2021. She has experience in roadway, bridge, structural, and drainage design, bridge load rating, and plan preparation.
Sigma congratulates Kelsie on the immense accomplishment of achieving her professional licensure and is extremely proud to have her on our team.
Mr. Joshua P. Olivier Earns his P.E. License
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joshua P. Olivier, P.E., has been awarded his PE license by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.
Mr. Olivier earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from LSU and has been a part of the Sigma family since 2018. He has experience in highway and bridge design, plan preparation, and preparation of engineering studies. Mr. Olivier is active in the Baton Rouge Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has served on the ASCE BR Board in various roles since 2019. He is also extremely supportive of the LSU Student Chapter of ASCE and has served as a practitioner advisor for their Civil Engineering competition teams for the past four years.
Sigma congratulates Josh on the immense accomplishment of achieving his professional licensure and is extremely proud to have him on our team.
Jason Crain, PE Receives Envision Sustainability Professional Certification
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. would like to congratulate and recognize Jason Crain, PE for receiving certification as an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. As 1 of only 11 certified Envision Sustainability Professionals in Louisiana, Jason has the knowledge to recognize, capture, and implement potential sustainability and resiliency aspects into a project beyond just transportation improvements, providing additional benefits to the community and maximizing public dollars. You can learn more at sustainableinfrastructure.org.
SIGMA WINS 2019 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN BATON ROUGE
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. has again been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge in 2019!
The survey and awards program was created in 2014 to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Baton Rouge, benefiting its economy, workforce, and businesses. In every year that this survey has been performed, Sigma has consistently placed among the top companies. We are extremely honored to receive this recognition, and we look forward to serving our employees and community into the future.
LSU Steel Bridge Team Achieves Top Ten National Ranking
Congratulations to the LSU Steel Bridge Team for their top ten finish at the national level of competition! The competition was held at Southern Illinois University and featured the top performing college teams from around the United States. Team members are given the opportunity to exercise their engineering education as they design, fabricate, construct, and test their structures around several scoring criteria.
Sigma is proud to have been a sponsor! Geaux Tigers!
Bradley Roberts Judges in Future Cities Competition
Bradley Roberts, P.L.S. attended the 2019 National Future City Competition in Washington D.C. as a judge for the “Best Land Surveying Practice” award and was also given the honor of presenting the fourth and fifth place overall awards on behalf of NCEES. This competition is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future (https://futurecity.org). Sigma would like to congratulate all of the teams that took part in this educational event and we look forward to seeing where these brilliant young minds lead us in the future.
SIGMA WINS 2018 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN BATON ROUGE
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. wins 2nd place for Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge 2018!! For the fifth year in a row, we’ve made it on the list! The awards program is presented by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. This program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Baton Rouge, benefiting its economy, its workforce and businesses. We are blessed to have a wonderful team committed to our company, each other, and our community.
Sigma Donates Adaptive Bike to MFF
McLindon Family Foundation (MFF) provides adaptive bikes to special needs children. Since 2008, MFF has rallied a network of extended family, great friends, dedicated therapists, and compassionate donors to give away over 200 bikes in twenty-seven states. Sigma’s employees are community service oriented and we admire the efforts of McLindon Family Foundation. We want to thank MFF for all they do in our community and we appreciate the opportunity to assist in such a small but valuable way.
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Ms. Fabiola I. Campoblanco Earns her P.E. License
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Fabiola I. Campoblanco, P.E., successfully completed the requirements for the Louisiana Professional Engineering license and was awarded her PE by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Ms. Campoblanco, in accordance with rule 1304 (B), opted to take early the examination on the principles and practice of engineering in the Spring of 2017. The successful completion of the NCEES PE and FE exams early in her career, along with her experience, and professional character provides evidence of her ability to practice competently as a Civil Engineer.
Ms. Campoblanco earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from LSU and has been a part of the Sigma family since 2014. She has experience in highway and bridge design, plan preparation, and preparation of engineering studies. Ms. Campoblanco was also instrumental in launching the Louisiana chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar, an international organization dedicated to connecting women in the transportation industry and encouraging their career success. She is active in the organization and passionate in its mission of education, mentorship, and encouragement of women to pursue and advance careers in STEM fields.
Sigma congratulates Fabiola on the immense accomplishment of achieving her professional licensure and is extremely proud to have her on our team.
Transportation Excellence Awards
It has been traditional to recognize special achievement in engineering and construction projects performed by DOTD and their transportation partners as a part of the Louisiana Transportation Conference. This competition recognizes the “best of the best” projects, demonstrating dedication to providing the highest quality in transportation infrastructure to our customers, the citizens of Louisiana and the users of our highways, transit systems, airports, ports and other public works.
The I-10 Widening (I-49 to Atchafalaya Floodway Bridge) received a 2018 Transportation Excellence Award for a Roadway/Bridge Construction Project over $10 million. Sigma Consulting Group was the road design engineer for the project. Segment 1 from Lafayette Breaux Bridge ($124,743,305) and Segment 3 from Henderson to the Atchafalaya Basin ($63,690,977) are under construction. Segment 2 is still being designed and is scheduled for construction in 2019. Sigma is proud to be a team member on this project and humbled to receive this award as part of DOTD’s project delivery team.
30 Years – A Tradition of Engineering Excellence!
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. celebrates 30 yrs. of providing engineering & surveying services to its clients & community. Sigma recognized the anniversary with several events throughout the year including the Providence Corporate Cup 5k Race, anniversary dinner, employee appreciation luncheon, & capping it off with being honored for the fourth year in a row as one of BR’s Best Places to Work. Sigma appreciates its many clients & the local community for supporting & allowing us to serve their needs for the past 30 yrs. Most importantly Sigma would like to thank its greatest asset – our employees & their families! Thank you for your hard work, dedication, & expertise that has made Sigma such a success & a wonderful company to work for.
Fabiola C. Announced as WTS Louisiana Director of Membership
Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Louisiana Chapter announced their 2018 Board of Directors at their Annual Awards Banquet. Fabiola Campoblanco was announced as Director of Membership after serving as secretary for two years. Fabiola is a founding board member of WTS Louisiana.
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Miles Williams Honored by Cenikor
Miles Williams is honored as Philanthropist of the Year by Cenikor. Cenikor Foundation is a treatment center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that primarily focuses on substance abuse services. They also offer inpatient programs, detoxification, and outpatient and intensive outpatient services. This is one of the many charitable organizations that Mr. Williams supports throughout the year.
Sigma Wins 2017 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. wins 6th place for Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge 2017. The awards program is presented by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and sponsored by the Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resources Management and the Louisiana WorkForce Commission. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Baton Rouge, benefiting its economy, its workforce and businesses. View the list here
Miles Williams inducted to LSU CEE Hall of Distinction
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. President, Miles Williams, becomes an LSU CEE Hall of Distinction inductee. The CEE Hall of Distinction was established to recognize individuals who have made stalwart contributions to the profession. Criteria for election include distinguished professional achievement and service to civil and environmental engineering, as well as creating a substantial impact in their field and to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
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Sigma Employees Participate in Annual Angling Against Autism Tournament
Two Sigma employees, Lance Amedee and Derek Wheat, participated in the annual Angling Against
Autism bass tournament. Mr. Amedee won first place big bass for his 9.26 pound bass. Proceeds from tournaments benefits The Emerge Center of Baton Rouge. The Emerge Center empowers children with autism and individuals with communication challenges to achieve independence through innovative and family-centered therapies. View the full article here
Bradley Roberts Participates as Judge for Future Cities Competition
Mr. Roberts participated as judge for the “NCEES Best Surveying Practices Award” at the national Future Cities Competition in Washington D.C. This award is presented to one competing team that best implements surveying practices in the planning and development of their future city. Mr. Roberts is scheduled to judge again for the January 2018 national competition being held in Washington D.C. For more information about the Future Cities Competition, please follow the link. https://futurecity.org/
Fabiola Campoblanco wins the WTS Louisiana President’s Award for 2016
Fabiola Campoblanco was awarded the WTS Louisiana President’s Award for 2016 at the WTS Louisiana 2016 Banquet. WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. With over 6,500 members, including both women and men, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal through its professional programs, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders.
Sigma wins first place for 2016 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge
Sigma wins first place for best places to work. The awards program is presented by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and sponsored by the Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resources Management and the Louisiana WorkForce Commission. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Baton Rouge, benefiting its economy, its workforce and businesses. View the article here.