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Portland’s Baker Design Joins GEI Consultants in Maine

PORTLAND, ME — GEI Consultants announces that Baker Design Consultants (BDC), a Freeport, Maine-based civil, marine, and structural engineering consulting firm, has joined GEI.

Under the direction of Barney Baker, PE, BDC has served public and private sector clients since 1996 on waterfront projects that include pier facilities, boat launches, marinas, seawalls, beach nourishment, slope stabilization, living shorelines, and coastal resilience studies. The addition of BDC further strengthens GEI’s New England Coastal and Waterfront Engineering practice. Baker Design Consultants staff will be based out of the GEI Portland, Maine, office.

“Joining GEI is a terrific opportunity for both our clients and our employees,” Baker said. “Together, our combined teams provide the range of site assessment, planning, and engineering expertise that is necessary to address an increasingly challenging coastal environment that must consider climate change and sea level rise. Our expanded services will not only better service our existing clients, they add the resources to develop new clients and services in Maine and beyond.”

“Barney Baker founded Baker Design Consulting in 1996 and has delivered exceptional value to waterfront and coastal clients in Maine for many years,” said Ron Palmieri, GEI’s President and CEO. “As a Waterfront Engineer, and an avid boater and sailor, Barney has a deep appreciation for the commercial, environmental, and recreational importance of the Maine coastline. Barney’s commitment to his clients, and the broader waterfront and coastal community of Maine, aligns with GEI’s, and we are excited that he and his team are now part of Team GEI.”

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