January 4, 2016

Raba Kistner digs deep, strikes gold in acquisition of Red River Archeology

Raba Kistner acquires rival Red River Archaeology.

Raba Kistner, a project management, engineering, testing and environmental firm in San Antonio, Texas, is acquiring Dallas-based archeology firm Red River Archaeology (RRA). The latter specializes in cultural resource compliance service to engineering and consulting firms. It also services energy and transportation clients.

Steve Tomka, the cultural resources program director for Raba Kistner, believes the acquisition will expand his company's offerings in the area.

"This acquisition is important to Raba Kistner as it enhances our capability to provide archeological professional services in this marketplace," said Tomka. "This new affiliation gives Raba Kistner more internal scientific capabilities and strengthens our services platform from which we supply top level services to our clients throughout both regions. I've followed Red River Archeology's work for years and can't think of a better group of archeological scientists with which we could bolster our capabilities in the field."

Those in RRA are excited about the acquisition as well, citing Raba Kistner's reach in the region and experience.

"Raba Kistner has a large statewide staff with increased geographic coverage, broadened research capabilities, resources, technology, and laboratories which will allow RRA to expand our reach and help provide our clients and project partners greater value in addressing their cultural resources compliance needs," said senior archeologist at Raba Kistner Charles Neel.

When acquired, Raba Kistner will now have opportunities to service new markets in north Texas and Oklahoma.