Merrick Acquires Mountain Waterworks

Merrick & Company, an international engineering, architecture, surveying, and geospatial solutions firm, has acquired Idaho-based Mountain Waterworks. Mountain Waterworks specializes in delivering water/wastewater engineering solutions to communities. The combined team brings Merrick’s water team to more than 100 employee owners and adds services in infrastructure funding, water rate development, and utility operations and management assessments. The acquisition adds three new office locations for Merrick in Boise, Lewiston, and McCall, ID.

“We’re excited to welcome Mountain Waterworks to our family of employee owners and to support the Mountain Waterworks team and their client partners across Idaho,” said Christopher Sherry, PE, CEO and President of Merrick. “Merrick’s roots are in serving clients in the Rocky Mountains, with a commitment that mirrors Mountain Waterworks’ history of providing Idaho communities with personalized, hands-on engineering consulting services.”

As part of Merrick, Mountain Waterworks will continue the strong relationships built in communities and with clients across Idaho. Tim Farrell, PE, Principal Engineer of Mountain Waterworks, said, “Our clients and our employees are our highest priority, and this alliance with Merrick strengthens our commitment to meeting our clients’ infrastructure replacement needs. Our clients will continue to see the same level of professional service in their day-to-day interaction with Mountain Waterworks. We remain committed to providing our clients cost-effective solutions that result in affordable water and sewer rates, and that commitment, shared by Merrick, is now backed by a greater depth of resources.”

“We feel as strongly about Idaho as we do about Merrick’s Colorado roots,” said Michael Martin, PE, SVP of Merrick’s infrastructure business unit. “Our newly combined water team is passionate about the water infrastructure of both the nation and the region.” John Kuosman, PE, Water Practice Lead at Merrick added, “The combined cultures and resources of Mountain Waterworks and Merrick allow us to continue to deliver resilient and reliable systems in the decades to come.”

Merrick’s water team provides comprehensive professional services, including capital project funding and financing expertise, in water and wastewater utilities, water resources, drainage, and whitewater recreation.


Merrick & Company ( serves domestic and international clients in infrastructure, national security, aerospace, nuclear, life sciences, energy, and manufacturing. The employee-owned company has worked across all seven continents and maintains offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and United Kingdom.

Mountain Waterworks, Inc. ( is a Pacific Northwest-based water engineering firm committed to reliable water service, sustainable infrastructure rehabilitation, and long-term utility planning. We provide planning, commissioning, design, construction, and operational optimization services to cities, municipal utility districts, industrial and private water and wastewater systems, and private developments.