Crafton Tull acquires B & F Engineering

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HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Crafton Tull, an employee-owned professional services firm based in Arkansas, announced Monday (Feb. 7) it has acquired Hot Springs-based B & F Engineering (B & F). B & F will do business as B & F Engineering, a Division of Crafton Tull as it transitions away from its current name.

B & F employs 40 people including civil engineers, structural engineers, surveyors, and administrative staff. The firm’s professionals have decades of experience working with departments of transportation, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, local governments, private land developers, industries, and educational institutions.

“We are excited to join forces with B & F Engineering,” Crafton Tull President and CEO Matt Crafton said. “Our two firms have worked together for many years, and we have always greatly admired the quality of service and professionalism of their people. We think our common values, mission, and culture align perfectly to form an exceptional expanded capability to serve our clients.”

B & F President and CEO James Montgomery will remain in a leadership role and manage operations and staff in Hot Springs.

“Joining the Crafton Tull family in our firm’s 50th year of business is an exciting new chapter for us,” Montgomery said. “This partnership will provide enhanced service to our clients and generate long-term growth opportunities for our employee-owners.”

James Montgomery, president and CEO of B & F Engineering (left), and Matt Crafton, president and CEO of Crafton Tull, are shown here following the announcement of Crafton Tull’s acquisition of the Hot Springs firm. Montgomery will remain in a leadership role and will manage the Hot Springs office, which includes 40 new employee-owners.   


Founded in 1963, Crafton Tull employs more than 250 people and has offices located throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. The firm is one of three 100% employee-owned Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) corporations headquartered in Arkansas.

The combined company offers professional services including civil and structural engineering, architecture, surveying, landscape architecture, planning, and environmental services to both public and private clients. Clientele include departments of transportation, state and local governments, land developers, educational institutions, healthcare providers, industries, and energy companies.