Central Florida Architecture and Design Firms Announce Merger
The Lunz Group, Polk County’s largest architecture firm, joins forces with WMB-ROI
A collaborative project among two Central Florida architecture firms sparked an idea to create something greater. Today, The Lunz Group and WMB-ROI Inc. announced they are merging as part of a move that transforms the two largest Lakeland-based architecture and design companies into a regional firm spanning the I-4 corridor.
After working together last year on the design of Lakeland Economic Development’s Catapult 3.0, a 40,000 square-foot community co-working space and entrepreneurship center, the leaders of both firms saw an opportunity to combine their expertise and offer clients a broader range of services by partnering together.
“Both of our firms have been in the industry for more than 30 years and had a strong mutual respect for each other,” said Brad Lunz, president of The Lunz Group. “This merger brings more than added value to our clients through our services. It also allows us the opportunity to recruit and retain talent through leadership and mentorship opportunities. With our new size and capacity, our clients have a local option for any scale of project.”
The company will operate under the name The Lunz Group and will include five offices along the I-4 corridor from Dunedin to Melbourne, specializing in design-driven solutions through services such as visualization, master planning, virtual reality capabilities, program management and more.
“After working with Brad and his team at The Lunz Group on the Catapult project, we saw a glimpse of what we could accomplish when we work together and the added value we could bring to our clients,” said Steven Boyington, CEO of WMB-ROI. “Not only are the values and culture of our firms similar, but by combining our expertise, we introduce greater knowledge into our market sectors.”
The Lunz Group and WMB-ROI are known for their work in multiple sectors, including workplace, healthcare, higher education, municipal design, distribution, logistics and aviation. Their portfolios include projects such as the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, LEGOLAND® Florida Beach Retreat, Saddle Creek Logistics, the new Lakeland Country Club, Watson Clinic Highlands Campus, BLUE ORIGIN and many more.
“These are exciting times for our firm,” Lunz said. “As we think about our future, this merger puts us in a strong position for sustainable growth, allowing us to foster leadership within our company while continuing to provide the professional, timely and personal service our clients expect.”
About The Lunz Group
The Lunz Group is a full-service architectural and interior design firm providing thoughtful, well-designed built solutions throughout Central Florida and beyond. Headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., The Lunz Group provides a broad range of services for a variety of clients ranging from healthcare to logistics – both at a regional and national level. They use a value-based, client-centered design process that focuses on solutions backed by decades of design experience. Visit lunz.com for more information.
WMB-ROI is a full-service architecture firm with expertise in master planning and architectural program management. This specialization in ROI-focused services ensures client’s business development goals remain the top priority from project conception through occupancy. Since 1980, WMB-ROI’s team of architects, engineers, program managers, interior designers and visualization artists have delivered ROI solutions across residential, commercial and industrial sectors.