Greenwich Based S.E. Minor Group, Founded in 1887, Acquires Florida-Based Company

The S.E. Minor Group has announced the acquisition of CES Engineering Inc., a leading wastewater and stormwater management engineering company based on the west coast of Florida.

Circa 1940s with S.E. Minor CEO Willard Devaul. Willard DeVaul (far left) joined S.E. Minor in 1924 and eventually succeeded to own the firm, passing it on to his sons Allan and Robert. Also in this photo is the young patrolman David Robbins, who became the Greenwich Chief of Police in 1955.

The acquisition marks S.E. Minor’s expansion into Florida’s West Coast region and further growing its market share in Florida, where it already has a 40+ year presence on Florida’s east coast through its Palm Beach County location.  

Additionally, this acquisition enhances S.E. Minor’s position as a leading provider of innovative, sustainable solutions in the industry and establishes a state-wide service area for its clients.

“Acquiring CES Engineering Inc is an exciting step for our company as we expand our services and expertise in the stormwater and wastewater industry in all of our geographies,” said S.E. Minor’s CEO, Gigi Ma. “Their track record of success and commitment to excellence, combined with our experience and resources, will enable us to deliver best-in-class solutions to our clients and create new opportunities for growth.”

Left to Right: Vince Colangelo, Steven Mueller, Louis Contadino, Gigi Ma (S.E. Minor CEO), and Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo. Contributed photo

Founded in 1991, CES Engineering Inc has built a reputation for excellence in wastewater and stormwater management engineering, providing solutions for institutional clients across the United States for over 30 years. Their expertise includes sustainable solutions for stormwater hazards, the design and construction of wastewater treatment plants, the development of sustainable solutions for wastewater management, and the implementation of advanced technology for monitoring and control.

“This acquisition is a natural fit for our company and will enable us to expand our capabilities in the growing stormwater and wastewater markets,” said CES Engineering Inc’s President, Michael Cammisa.  “Joining forces with S.E. Minor will provide us with the resources and institutional platform we need to continue delivering high-quality solutions to our clients.”

Founded in 1887, S.E. Minor & Company is headquartered in Greenwich and has been the leading land-use firm for over 100 years.

The acquisition was completed March 2023.