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Project Control Announces Acquisition of Houston-Based Rice & Gardner

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Project Control, a company of Raba Kistner, Inc., has announced that as of September 2, 2021, Rice & Gardner Consultants, Inc. (Rice & Gardner) has joined Project Control. Based in Houston, Rice & Gardner will operate as a division of Project Control, the project management division of Raba Kistner.

Led by Jim Rice, Rice & Gardner was established in 2005 with core competencies of program management and building commissioning.

“Rice & Gardner is well respected in the project management and building commissioning fields due to their experienced, diverse staff and commitment to serving their clients and the Houston community,” said Dick McNary, president and chief operating officer of Project Control. “They are a great cultural fit for Project Control and the entire Raba Kistner enterprise and, as a result, will support multiple components of our firm’s strategic growth plan.”

“My team and I are happy to be joining Project Control and the Raba Kistner family. Project Control has a broad reach that will enhance our capabilities and provide our employees with growth opportunities. The partnership is an excellent fit for both parties and I look forward to continuing to work with our existing clients as well as new clients, providing the same excellent service we always have,” said Jim Rice.

As part of Project Control, Rice & Gardner staff will help grow Project Control’s project management services in Houston, as well as bring expanded service offerings with building commissioning services across the state. Rice & Gardner brings significant expertise in K-12 education, including their very first client, the Houston Independent School District. Other educational clients include Galena Park I.S.D., Lamar Consolidated I.S.D., Stafford Municipal School District, Episcopal High School and Bellville I.S.D. Leaders from both companies are excited about this new affiliation and the resulting benefits for our clients.

Project Control, a company of Raba Kistner, Inc., provides owner representation and expert, objective consulting in the project management of commercial construction and real estate development projects from conception to completion. Project Control’s managers represent the owner’s best interest on all issues and alleviate the demands of day-to-day management responsibilities and technical issues associated with major construction projects. See us online at

Founded in 1968, Raba Kistner Inc. has grown over our 50+-year history, expanding from our corporate headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, to an Engineering News-Record “Top 200 Firm” of more than 600 employees operating across the U.S. and Mexico. Today we are a company of engineers, geologists, scientists and technologists providing project management and oversight services; environmental consulting; construction materials engineering, testing and observation; geotechnical engineering, testing and pavement consulting; building sciences consulting; and infrastructure oversight and quality management. For more information on the Raba Kistner companies, please visit


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