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November 17, 2017
Antonucci Consulting Corporation Joins J.S. Held
Antonucci Consulting Corporation Joins J.S. Held

J.S. Held bolsters professional consulting services and further strengthens resources along the East Coast.


Jericho, NY – November 17, 2017 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held announced today that it has acquired Antonucci Consulting Corporation, a New York-based construction consulting company. Antonucci Consulting Corporation’s damage evaluation and catastrophe response experience complements J.S. Held’s portfolio of professional consulting services and further strengthens the company’s coverage along the east coast.

Antonucci Consulting Corporation will operate immediately under the J.S. Held brand. Frank Antonucci Sr., founder of Antonucci Consulting Corporation, will join J.S. Held as Sr. Vice President in the company’s New York metro region, continuing his focus on providing expert property damage evaluations, construction claims consulting services, and response to catastrophes throughout the nation. Frank Antonucci Jr., the current CEO, will join J.S. Held as a Vice President, also in New York.

“This is an exciting time for J.S. Held and we welcome our new team members,” said Jon Held, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.S. Held. “I have known and highly respected Frank Antonucci Sr. for 40 years. He is a gifted and valuable resource in our industry. The chance to work with him at this stage of our respective careers is truly exciting. Under the leadership of his son, Frank Jr., Antonucci Consulting Corp. has maintained a level of continued excellence that we and our clients value highly.”

Through a growing team of experts, national distribution of offices, and superior technology and processes, J.S. Held plans to continue to exceed client expectations as they strengthen their network of professional consulting experts throughout the United States.

“With this partnership in place, our clients with have access to a broader suite of services and a larger, more geographically diverse pool of expert consultants. We will also be able to deliver an enhanced client experience, as we adopt the technology and processes that are successfully in place at J.S. Held,” said Frank Antonucci. “Essentially, we will become a more valuable resource for our clients.”

By joining forces with J.S. Held, Antonucci Consulting Corp. gains access to additional resources and experts to provide clients with an expanded suite of technical and scientific, financial, and strategic consulting services.

J.S. Held continues its strong growth trajectory, with this being its tenth acquisition following a 2015 investment from Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investing in financial and related business services companies. Previous acquisitions include Donohue Consulting, Leighton Associates, Meridian Consulting, CEIPS, U.S. HELM, Lovett Silverman Construction Consultants, Inc., the Property Loss Division of Chroma Building Corp., and Wakelee Associates. Since 1974, J.S. Held has added the capabilities of specialized consulting businesses to better address complex construction and environmental matters globally. J.S. Held now has over 40 offices across the U.S. and Canada.

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.
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