Bleyl Engineering, a civil engineering firm based in Conroe, has acquired Austin engineering firm Garrett-Ihnen Civil Engineers. Bleyl Engineering is located at 100 Nugent Street, Conroe, although the acquisition will primarily affect its Austin location.

Bleyl Engineering, which specializes in the design of municipal and private development projects, made the acquisition to gain a stronger foothold in central Texas, according to an Oct. 1 company news release.

With the addition of Garrett-Ihnen’s 14 employees, Bleyl Engineering has grown to 82 employees and now has 26 licensed engineers on staff.

Bleyl Engineering, which has an office in south Austin, will move its employees to Garrett-Ihnen’s office space at 12007 Technology Blvd., Austin.

Garrett-Ihnen will operate as a subsidiary of Bleyl Engineering for the remainder of the year. In 2020, Garrett-Ihnen will mark its 35th year in business and formally change its name to Bleyl Engineering to represent its absorption. 936-441-7833.