3350 NW 53rd Street, Ste. 101

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Phone: 954.475.3070

Fax: 954.475.9550
Email: office@floridaplanning.net


The Mellgren Planning Group has provided services to numerous cities throughout Florida for over two decades. We have a breadth and depth of knowledge in all facets of current and long range planning, community development, urban design and, writing and applying zoning codes and land development regulations. We know from experience what works. We understand the importance of attention to every detail, and embrace the close relationships with our clients that we form. We are known for our extraordinary ability to foster innovation from project creation through implementation.


AUGUST  2020SEPI, Inc. (SEPI), a full-service engineering, land planning, land development, environmental, infrastructure design, geomatics, construction inspection and asset management and maintenance consultancy headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., announced the acquisition of two planning and design firms, The Mellgren Planning Group in Fort Lauderdale, FL., and Palmetto, FL.-based Foley/Kolarik, Inc.

The acquisitions support SEPI’s long-range strategy of diversifying their service offerings, building and expanding their existing planning and land development services, and expanding throughout the Southeast. Together the companies’ broad base of expertise will provide an enhanced client experience benefiting both our public and private sector clients.

“The opportunity to add two amazing firms to SEPI and expand our footprint in the Southeast is one we couldn’t pass up,” said Sepi Saidi, President and CEO of SEPI. “These acquisitions position us as a powerhouse firm across a variety of service offerings pertaining to urban design, land development, and across the A/E/C industry as a whole. We look forward to welcoming The Mellgren Planning Group and Foley/Kolarik to the SEPI team.”

Saidi founded SEPI in 2001 and has transformed the company to be a premier multi-disciplinary engineering firm ranked annually in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms with a mission to serve clients as a trusted resource, contribute to projects that improve the quality of life in its communities, and provide a rewarding employee experience through its diverse and inclusive team culture. She has continued to lead the firm to be $40 million in revenue, with more than 300 employees in several states across the southeast. This growth has been the catalyst and underlying theme for the past two years.

“It was important that I find the right company that offered a breadth and depth of talent along with a human dimension,” said The Mellgren Planning Group Founder & President, Michele Mellgren. “SEPI offers all of that, and I am thrilled to become a part of the team.”