Engineering consulting firm Duenas, Camacho & Associates has acquired three new shareholders: Ann Marie Cruz, Kenneth M. Rekdahl and Eduardo M. Salanatin. They join principal John P. Duenas and his wife, Elizabeth Duenas, and principal Thomas P. Camcho as partners.
All three are longtime employees of the firm. Cruz serves as office manager, Rekdahl serves as chief of special projects and Salanatin serves as chief civil engineer.
“They’ve been with the firm quite a while,” Duenas said. “I’m not getting any younger, so I thought bringing on additional partners would be good for the firm — guarantee our success into the future. The employees are major employees here. They’re very important to the firm.”
With 56 employees, DCA is one of the largest firms on island.
“We have a huge survey capability, so bringing on these additional professionals is really a good thing for the firm,” Duenas said.
The new partnership is a way of keeping the new owners with the firm, rewarding them for their many years of service and enabling them to do more marketing to bring in more work, he said.
Since 1979, DCA has provided civil engineering, planning and surveying, project design and construction management, among other services for Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau. The firm also operates a full-time branch in Saipan.
By Bryce Guerrero
Marianas Business Journal Staff