Lexington architecture/engineering firm buys Virginia company

Mason & Hanger, the Lexington-based architectural and engineering services company, has bought Virginia-based Hankins & Anderson, the companies said Friday in a news release.

Mason & Hanger is owned by Day & Zimmerman Co., which has more than 50,000 employees specializing in construction and engineering, staffing and defense solutions for corporations and governments around the world.

Mason & Hanger provides architectural and engineering services for federal projects. The company was founded in 1827 as a railroad-engineering and construction firm headquartered in Virginia.

Hankins & Anderson, the company being acquired, is a 200-person architecture and engineering firm specializing in the worldwide design of secure, mission-critical properties for the federal government.

“This step is to better serve the federal government and to provide expanded mission solutions as we support the design of secure, mission-critical facilities,” said Mick McAreavy, senior vice president of government services at Day & Zimmerman.

Mike Matthews, Hankins & Anderson’s president, has been appointed president of the newly combined Mason & Hanger organization.