Irvine Firm OCMI Acquires Illinois-Based Construction Cost Firm Morris Wade Associates


OCMI announces the acquisition of Morris Wade Associates (MWA), a cost estimating firm specializing in US Department of State facilities. Justin Peterson, OCMI Principal-In-Charge, stated, “MWA’s stellar portfolio, coupled with their hands-on reputation for service, will greatly enhance our firm’s capabilities on government-secured projects. Morris Wade will continue to operate as Morris Wade Associates, Inc. under the OCMI management structure and will offer additional preconstruction services, including scheduling, construction due diligence, and program/project construction management.”

MWA was founded in 1995 as a small business headquartered in Yorkville, IL, and has worked on over 400 secure government facilities worldwide and domestically for the Department of State. Experience includes cost and value engineering expertise on design-build, design-bid-build, and design excellence projects involving new construction, renovation, and rehabilitation of diplomatic facilities and compounds.

Phil Wade, President of MWA, said, “We are thrilled to be working as an OCMI company and to continue to provide the same high-quality client service with additional benefits that include expanded services, additional offices nationwide, and being part of a service-disabled veteran-owned small business.”