Merger of Strand Associates, Inc.® and FOX Engineering Associates enhances environmental and civil engineering experience in Iowa.

Madison, WI, January 5, 2022 – Strand Associates, Inc.® is excited to announce its merger with FOX Engineering Associates, based in Ames, Iowa, effective, January 1, 2022.  Strand has been providing exceptional civil and environmental engineering services to clients nationally since 1946. Beginning as a civil engineering and land surveying firm in 1959, growth and specialization of the environmental division in water and wastewater treatment facility planning and design led to creation of FOX Engineering Associates in 1993. As a result of the merger, the firm’s Iowa office will be known as FOX Strand, Inc.

“There is synergy between the two firms in that both were built on water and wastewater engineering services, have similar cultures and care for employees, and highly value long-term relationships with clients. The merger will broaden our base of experience and knowledge so we can provide more creative and comprehensive solutions to meet the continually evolving needs of each client,” says Matthew S. Richards, P.E., President and CEO of Strand.

Strand and FOX are well known and respected consulting firms that have been serving Iowa for more than 20 years. Both are members of the American Council of Engineering Companies and have won engineering excellence awards at the state and national levels.

“We are immensely proud of the many innovative projects we have designed and completed in Iowa; however, we are most thankful for the relationships we have formed over the years. We are excited to continue serving Iowa communities, businesses, and industries as FOX Strand, Inc. Merging with Strand, an exceptional service-oriented firm, will enable us to grow these relationships by providing expanded services,” states FOX Engineering President, Steve Troyer, P.E., BCEE.

About Strand Associates

Established in 1946, Strand is a dynamic, multidisciplinary engineering firm serving the needs of public and private sector clients throughout the US. Strand has 11 offices across the country, including offices in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Joliet, Illinois; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Columbus, Indiana; Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Phoenix, Arizona; Brenham, Texas; and Ames, Iowa.  In 2021, Strand was ranked 178 in the Top 500 Design firms in the US by Engineering News-Record.



Joan Petersen, Director of Marketing


FOX Engineering is an environmental engineering firm based in Ames, Iowa. We specialize in water and wastewater solutions for our diverse municipal and industrial clients. Our work varies in size and scope and can be found throughout the Midwest and beyond.