San Diego-based structural engineering company Hope-Amundson and Coffman Engineers have agreed to merge, it was announced Sept. 21.

The deal calls for Hope-Amundson, which also has as an Orange County location, on Oct. 27 to become part of Coffman Engineers.

In San Diego, Hope-Amundson’s 33 employees will eventually join Coffman San Diego’s 11 employees in one office.

Coffman has 14 offices, most of which are on the West Coast, and will have 470 employees post-merger.

Scott Twele will continue to be the general manager of Coffman’s San Diego office, with Chuck Hope and Jim Amundson from Hope-Amundson as principals.

Hope-Amundson specializes in earthquake engineering, peer reviews, design-build engineering, due diligence reports, feasibility studies, seismic retrofits and seismic certifications. The company stated the merger will allow it to expand its services.

"Please know that you can expect from the new firm the same focus, same high level of quality, and same team of professionals you have come to know," stated an announcement from Hope and Amundson.

Terms of the deal, which began taking shape at the beginning of the year, are not being disclosed