ZAPATA Group, Inc. (ZAPATA) today announced that the Company has completed the sale of its Environmental and Munitions Response Services (MRS) division under Zapata Incorporated to Dawson Solutions, LLC (DAWSON), a Native Hawaiian-owned company with operations worldwide. ZAPATA will continue to provide primary services of architecture and engineering (A-E) design and construction management to its clients, which services include security and protective design and project management.

“ZAPATA’s strong and reputable work portfolio has earned growing attention in the industry. We are experiencing increased demand for our A-E services both in scope and complexity,” stated Mary F. Richards, President of ZAPATA. “Accordingly, we are realigning our offerings to focus on this growth opportunity which will permit us to maintain our high standards of products and services to best serve our clients.”

The sale of ZAPATA’s Environmental and MRS division marks a significant milestone: Since 1995, ZAPATA has provided munitions and explosives of concern removal/remediation services to the US Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal clients worldwide. ZAPATA and DAWSON, working together as partners since 2009, have completed over 40 MRS contracts. Under the terms of the sale, approximately 20 full-time Environmental and MRS employees will transfer to DAWSON along with multiple Environmental and MRS contracts.

“DAWSON is a respected contractor in the MRS and Environmental industry with whom we have worked closely for over ten years. We couldn’t ask for a better company to step in and assume responsibility for our ongoing contracts,” said ZAPATA senior vice president, Marty Ray.

ZAPATA specializes in architect-engineering services and construction management for clients such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force, US Navy, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and Duke Energy. The Company has experienced significant growth and an expanding client base with new contract awards and design-build partnerships. ZAPATA has hired additional A-E staff in their Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA offices to support growing client needs and future opportunities.

For more information, please contact Marty Ray, Sr. Vice President Strategy and Planning at

ZAPATA® is a full-service architecture and engineering (A-E) and construction management firm. Our diverse team of professionals collaborates with clients to provide sustainable and resilient solutions to complex challenges. We are a trusted partner with proven experience to provide comprehensive facility, infrastructure, and security design services. At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.