J.S. Held, a global consulting firm, announced today that it has acquired Werlinger & Associates ("Werlinger"). Werlinger is an industry-leading equipment consulting firm recognized for their expertise evaluating equipment damage, analyzing repair versus replacement, determining actual cash value and replacement cost value, developing recovery solutions, and providing expert witness and litigation support.

This partnership strengthens the J.S. Held equipment consulting practice group through the addition of world-class experts positioned along the East Coast and West Coast. Werlinger was founded in 1978 and delivers support to the insurance and legal communities. The specialized consultants of Werlinger have been called upon for local, national, and international matters involving equipment and system damage assessment, repair/replacement analysis, assessment of production capabilities, RCV/ACV analysis, claim evaluations, and other technical issues involving commercial insurance property claims.

“The expertise of Werlinger & Associates is second to none,” said Jon Held, Chief Executive Officer of J.S. Held. “With such knowledgeable people who are committed to many of the same core principles as our firm, this expansion strengthens our equipment consulting practice in a tremendous way – both internally and externally.”

Werlinger will join the J.S. Held team of more than 800 consultants around the globe. Clients will now have access to J.S. Held’s suite of specialized services including construction consulting; property damage assessment; water and fire restoration consulting; surety services; project and program management; equipment consulting; forensic architecture and engineering; forensic accounting; and environmental, health, and safety services.

“Our firm looks forward to joining forces with the J.S. Held team and gaining additional resources and expertise that will serve our clients,” said Scott Armstrong, President of Werlinger. “Over four decades, we have built upon our reputation which is defined by our core principles and emphasis on a team approach. Knowing that J.S. Held shares the same values as our firm promises the start of a successful relationship.” 

J.S. Held was founded in 1974 and provides specialized consulting to better address complex construction, environmental, accounting, and economic matters globally. Following its continued growth trajectory and commitment to unparalleled client service, Werlinger is the firm’s 20th acquisition since 2015. J.S. Held now has over 60 offices across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.