LJA Engineering, Inc. (LJA), has acquired GXT, LTD (GXT), a Richardson-based company and a leading pioneer telecommunications design and project management consulting firm. With 54 personnel, their specialties include Telecommunications Project Management, Inside/Outside Plant Engineering, Jurisdiction Permitting, Inspection Services, As-built Drawings, Relationship Development and Business Negotiations, Equipment Configuration, Installation, and Testing.
“GXT is a national leader in design and permitting within the telecommunication field. GXT will contribute to LJA’s strong client base and expand our geographical reach within Texas and beyond,” says Ken Schrock, Senior Vice President of LJA, Central Texas Infrastructure.
Michelle Lenker, who will continue as President of GXT, founded GXT in 2001 and developed the firm into a premier provider of services to the telecommunications industry. With over 35 years in the Telecommunications industry, she has held executive level positions with MCI Telecommunications, NorthStar Communications, and Exelon Infrastructure Services. Prior to her experience in the private business sector, she designed and implemented voice and data communications systems for companies ranging in size from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations encompassing a national scope.
“Michelle’s reputation and strong history in the industry is impressive. Her leadership and success are a great fit with LJA’s already established and growing telecommunications group. We look forward to serving our clients and all of their project needs with an ever-expanding depth of expertise,” says James Ross, President and CEO of LJA Engineering.
GXT’s Richardson location will become LJA’s 37th office and expands LJA’s total North Texas presence to 5 locations, including Dallas, McKinney, Fort Worth, and Arlington, with over 150 employee-owners in the region.