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QRI and Stell – Working Together to Better Meet our Clients’ Needs


November 2, 2020

To: Clients, Partners, Teaming Members and Colleagues

I am pleased to announce QRI’s upcoming acquisition of Stell Environmental Enterprises, Inc. (Stell). QRI and Stell have executed a binding letter of intent; the closing of the acquisition is expected to occur prior to the end of calendar year 2020. Following the acquisition, QRI will be doing business as “QRS”.

Established in 1986 by Fonda Lindfors New, Quaternary Resource Investigations, LLC (QRI) is a Woman Owned Small Business headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA. Over the past 34 years, QRI has grown through acquisitions and the hard work of our Staff by believing in and adhering to our Core Values of Team, Adaptability, Productivity, Quality, Reliability and Integrity. In turn, we have attracted experienced, committed professionals and invested in their development and growth. As a result of those efforts, we have expanded into multi-disciplinary sectors across the Southeast and Southwest US. Our growth has also been directly related to the success our clients have had in their business and personal pursuits.

Stell began its professional practice in 2004. Stell’s growth over the past 16 years has been predominantly internal, stemming from referrals of their client base and the professionals they work with. The growth and development of their professional staff have evolved in a similar manner. They have attracted high quality, committed professionals and invested in their training and development. As a result of those efforts, Stell has experienced respectable business growth over the past several years.

We have decided to join our companies and capabilities to enable a wider depth and breadth of services to better serve you. As you know, identifying and retaining excellent people is a constant challenge. A larger organization will also mean our employees will benefit from working together, with even stronger career opportunities.

Partnering with Stell has exceeded our expectations; it is a firm we can combine with and continue the tradition we have for excellent service, deep expertise, and an environment our clients and employees want to be a part of. Stell shares our values and we are excited to move forward with the combined strengths of each organization.

We will be able to provide you many new services and areas of expertise in the future and look forward to discussing those in more depth soon.

There are several things we want to highlight that will not change:

  • We will continue to be a woman-owned small business and disadvantaged business enterprise.
  • We will continue to provide our full range of services and the exceptional quality you deserve.
  • You will continue to maintain current working relationships as all our employees are being retained in their present roles.

If you have any questions about this exciting news, please contact us at any time. We look forward to introducing you to our new partners.

We are grateful to you for the continued opportunity to provide you with ongoing services and are confident that our increased capacity will serve us all very well.


Fonda Lindfors New, CEO


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