J.S. Held acquires Donohue Consulting; Donohue named senior vice president; Fallon will join firm as assistant vice president in Pittsburgh

October 03, 2017 - Long Island
Sean Donohue, J.S. Held


Erin Fallon, J.S. Held


Jon Held, J.S. Held


Jericho, NY J.S. Held, a leading global multi-disciplinary consulting firm, has acquired Donohue Consulting LLC, a New York-based construction consulting firm. Sean Donohue, founder and president of Donohue Consulting, joins J.S. Held as senior vice president. Erin Fallon, a key member of the Donohue Consulting team, will join J.S. Held as an assistant vice president in the company’s Pittsburgh office.

Founded in 2011, Donohue Consulting quickly established a reputation for providing objective and detailed project advisory and dispute resolution services, including schedule delay analysis, cost damage assessment, project management and expert testimony. Donohue’s experts have analyzed hundreds of claims on construction projects globally, with a focus on methodical analyses and reliable findings. 

“Our goal, as a company, has always been to provide clients with the information needed to make smart business decisions,” said Donohue. “By joining J.S. Held, we have access to wide-ranging resources and depth that will allow us to enhance our support of our clients and their projects.”

“This is a terrific partnership for both J.S. Held and Donohue Consulting. J.S. Held clients will benefit from the addition of innovative risk management consultants, while clients of Donohue Consulting will now have access to experts and specialists in complementing service segments,” said Jon Held, president and chief executive officer of J.S. Held. “J.S. Held and Donohue Consulting both boast a strong client commitment and we look forward to seeing innovation, operations, and industry expertise magnified as we continue to expand in this market.”

This is the ninth acquisition J.S. Held has made since receiving a controlling investment in 2015 from Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investing in financial business services companies. Previous acquisitions include Leighton Associates, Spex, Meridian Consulting, CEIPS, U.S. HELM, Lovett Silverman Construction Consultants, Inc., the Property Loss Division of Chroma Building Corp., and Wakelee Associates. Since 1974, J.S. Held has added the capabilities of specialized consulting businesses to better address complex construction and environmental matters globally. J.S. Held now has over 35 offices across the U.S. and Canada.

J.S. Held is a leading construction consulting firm specializing in property damage consulting, surety services, construction claims consulting, project and program management, equipment consulting and environmental, health and safety services. J.S. Held’s consultants have provided their expertise on the most complex construction and related matters around the globe. The company serves its clients from over 40 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. 



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