DEVITA acquires Elm Engineering in Charlotte, NC

GREENVILLE, SC, September 5, 2017 — DEVITA, a Greenville, SC-based engineering firm serving commercial and precast clients coast to coast, has acquired Elm Engineering, Inc., in Charlotte, NC.

Elm Engineering was the first engineering firm in the Charlotte area to focus solely on sustainable engineering, energy efficiency, LEED consulting and commissioning. DEVITA acquired the firm as the next step in its growth strategy, having previously opened branch offices in the greater Atlanta area and Petersburg, VA.

“We’re excited to have Elm join us,” said Darren Springer, President of DEVITA. “Their expertise in renewable energy and vast project experience with sustainable systems, including LEED services, will add value to all of our commercial and institutional projects.”

Kim Humiston, Elm’s president, joins DEVITA as a principal and the newly expanded firm plans to raise its profile in Charlotte and other cities in North Carolina. Elm’s expertise in sustainable engineering will help DEVITA better serve its clients, particularly in education and government, while DEVITA will provide production support for the former Elm engineers in Charlotte.

“As the owner of a small firm that specializes in sustainable engineering, I understand the importance of culture in a company’s growth,” said Kim Humiston. “Darren and our new colleagues at DEVITA share our values and way of doing business — we’re looking forward to offering more talent, experience and bandwidth to our current and new clients.”

For more information on DEVITA, Elm Engineering or the acquisition, contact Darren Springer, DEVITA President, at 864.527.0305 or


DEVITA is a full-service engineering firm based in Greenville, SC with offices in the greater Atlanta area, Charlotte and Petersburg, VA. The firm has MEPS (mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural) and precast engineering divisions, and is licensed in 48 states and Puerto Rico. The MEPS division offers engineering with a specialization in sustainable engineering, energy efficiency, LEED consulting and commissioning. The structural precast division works with precast producers. For more, visit