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T. Baker Smith (TBS) acquired Naismith Marine Services, Inc. (NMS), a hydrographic, geophysical surveying and environmental firm based in Rockport, Texas, in January. Naismith Marine Services specializes in bathymetry, underwater inspection and imaging, oyster and seagrass surveys and wetland delineations. TBS is a multi-disciplinary firm serving the public works, land development, industrial, pipeline and exploration and production market sectors primarily in Texas and Louisiana. This acquisition is part of TBS’ overall growth strategy, enhancing its Texas capabilities and further building on over 20 years of providing client service in the Houston and San Antonio markets.

With additional engineers, surveyors and technical staff joining TBS from NMS, the strength of combining resources expands TBS’ ability to provide responsive, cutting-edge solutions to a collective customer base in coastal South Texas. Kenneth Wm. Smith, PE, PLS, FACEC, Chief Executive Officer of TBS stated, “The synergy that comes from TBS’ first acquisition opens a myriad of client service opportunities in our focus markets in Texas. We’re excited about our ability to now provide a broader array of engineering, surveying and environmental solutions delivered by local experts in the Texas Gulf Coast Region.”

Jim Naismith, founder of Naismith Marine Services, will continue to lead the Corpus Christi area-based office and is charged with growing and expanding the local office. Jim stated, “Naismith is well-known for bringing innovative, efficient solutions to our clients. As a part of TBS, our local office now brings exceptional depth of expertise, allowing us to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions and service to our South Texas coastal clients.” •

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