Compli, Now a Proud Member of GBA: Elevating Life Sciences Together

LENEXA, Kan. – George Butler Associates, Inc. (GBA) is excited to announce the acquisition of Compli, LLC. GBA identified commissioning, validation and regulatory services in the life sciences industry as a growing sector during strategic planning and made plans to expand capabilities in that space. “Compli has been a long-term partner with GBA, the two groups work very well together, and it is a natural fit for the Compli team to join forces with GBA,” said Tim Ross, GBA President/CEO. “Together, our capabilities and strengths will better serve our clients and future partners.”

Founded in 2001, Compli, LLC was co-owned by Bruce Huval and Steve Wattenmaker. “We are very excited to be joining a company that has been providing services for 50 years and will enable Compli to move and grow into the next 50 years”, said Bruce Huval, Compli founder. “There’s a real synergy between the two companies and the complimentary services we provide. We expect the sum of the parts to be much greater than the whole”, said Steve Wattenmaker.

GBA/Compli closed the deal virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic on December 28, 2020. Terms of the acquisition will not be released.

Through the acquisition, GBA will merge its current services with the offerings of Compli. The company will be a subsidiary of GBA and will continue to operate under the Compli name. Employees will remain with the company and select members of the GBA team will join Compli as the two entities continue to provide remarkable solutions for clients. To learn more, visit

About GBA

Founded in 1969, GBA provides innovative engineering and architectural solutions to clients throughout the United States. Primary markets include transportation, water, environment, buildings, and site development.

GBA and its subsidiaries employ a staff of over 350 headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, with regional offices in Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Members of GBA’s multi-disciplined staff work closely with clients to accomplish the firm’s core purpose – “creating remarkable solutions for a higher quality of life.”

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