Pond Strengthens Control Tower Expertise Through Transaction with CTBX

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Acquisitions & Office Openings
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ATLANTA – (June 27, 2023) – Pond & Company (“Pond”), a market leading engineering and consulting services firm has acquired long-time partner CTBX, a Florida-based, air traffic control tower (“ATCT”) consulting firm.

The shared capabilities of Pond and CTBX will allow the combined firm to assist clients with their growing funding and regulatory requirements in the aviation sector by leveraging both the global footprint and aviation experience of Pond and the FAA approved tower modeling expertise of CTBX.  

“The partnership with CTBX positions Pond at the forefront of airport traffic control tower technology, allowing us to provide clients with the best expertise starting at project concept.”

“This is another step in executing our strategic vision. The partnership with CTBX positions Pond at the forefront of airport traffic control tower technology, allowing us to provide clients with the best expertise starting at project concept,” said Robert P. Williams, Chief Executive Officer and President of Pond. “As air traffic volume continues to increase and evolve, it will be critical to have the ATCTs properly sited to safely expedite the flow of air traffic, while ensuring future growth potential of the airport is maximized.”

CTBX has been in operation since 2004, providing services in planning, design and construction administration of ATCTs and related facilities for airports throughout the United States. The firm also provides programming support for entrance into the FAA Contract Tower (FCT) Program, control tower siting, ATCT design services, NAVAIDS and communications consulting, as well as construction administration and installation.

“I have looked forward to finding a firm that could continue my legacy of control tower planning and design,” said Brian Lally, Principal & Managing Member of CTBX. “Pond is the ideal firm to do that. Through our prior association on past projects, we have developed a great working relationship. I know they are very capable of continuing the same high-quality service and performance that CTBX clientele have come to know.”

Pond and CTBX plan to work together to ensure a smooth transition for CTBX customers. Mr. Lally and his team will be actively involved with work in progress and new contracts to maintain product quality and continuity.

The partnership represents a meaningful investment in Pond’s specialty service offerings that provide differentiation and technology-enabled expertise in regulated infrastructure related end markets. Pond’s strategy of technology-based project execution in the Federal, Infrastructure, Energy and Industrial end markets has expanded the firm’s backlog, employee base, global presence and position as a leader in engineering and consulting services.

About Pond
Pond is a full-service consulting firm providing integrated engineering, architecture, planning, and construction management solutions to public and private clients since 1965. Our staff, located throughout the U.S. and globally, is committed to delivering tailored solutions. Recognizing that clients benefit the most when multi-disciplined expertise is leveraged, Pond builds teams based on client and project requirements, regardless of location, reinforcing our “One Pond” culture.

About CTBX
Founded in 2004, CTBX specializes in the planning, design and construction administration of control towers, as well as other airport buildings. The company is comprised of airport traffic control tower consultants, professional architects, engineers, designers, graphics artists, estimators, construction administrators and support personnel dedicated to the ATCT market. CTBX’s Founder, Brian Lally has been an Airport Planner and Professional Engineer since 1973 and has completed siting, design, and equipment provision for than 75 control towers in the United States.

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