Interact Business Group Officially Joins RDG Planning & Design

April 14, 2022
Public Safety

The acquisition transforms a decades-long partnership into an integrated company offering comprehensive strategic planning and design of public safety training centers.

RDG Planning & Design, a nationally recognized multidisciplinary design firm, has acquired Interact Business Group (IBG), the country’s premier authority on strategic business planning for public safety training facilities. The acquisition transforms a decades-long successful partnership into an integrated company offering business planning, feasibility studies and the design of high-performance public safety training centers.

“The RDG+IBG collaborative partnership is built on a highly integrated teaming experience we’ve developed over 20 years serving public safety clients across the country,” said RDG Partner Frank Buono. “Our combined experience and knowledge will allow our clients to have the best of both worlds to better serve their communities.”

RDG and its predecessor companies have been collaborating with clients to create meaning together since 1965. The firm’s Public Safety market has completed more than 100 public safety training center planning and design projects across 19 states, supporting over 3.2 million training hours annually for the nation’s public safety-first responders. Operating for more than 25 years, IBG is recognized as the national authority in strategic business planning for public safety training centers and has completed over 78 public safety training center strategic planning projects in 25 states. IBG’s team of experienced business planners will continue to collaborate with public safety jurisdictions and design firms working in the public safety sector.

“The need for innovative, thoughtful, forward-thinking training for law enforcement, fire and EMS is clear in cities throughout the nation. We look forward to working together to create training facilities that provide enormous value to first responders and their communities,” said Buono.

Written by Erin Van Zee, Communications Director