Willdan Selected for $17 Million in Design-Build Projects at Colorado Schools

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that two Colorado
school districts – Lamar School District RE-2 and Burlington School
District RE-6J – have selected Willdan to provide design-build projects
with anticipated budgets of $8.3 million and $8.9 million, respectively.
The projects are designed specifically to improve energy efficiency,
upgrade aging infrastructure, and modernize the educational facilities.

Willdan will be fully responsible for the delivery of the projects,
including design, construction management, and post-project support
services. Willdan will provide heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning (HVAC) and electrical renovations across three K-12 schools
in Burlington, CO. These renovations include the installation of
electrical circuits and outlets in classrooms that will enable the use
of educational media and emerging curriculum to better position the
district technologically for the long-term.

At Lamar High School and the Partners for Hope Center, Willdan will
redesign and replace the HVAC systems and controls with high efficiency
equipment and digital controls capable of enrolling in automated demand
response. In addition to the major infrastructure and energy efficiency
measures, improvements will also expand the facilities’ responses to
safety and security, including upgrading fire safety equipment, a
districtwide security monitoring platform, and a new emergency power
supply system.

Design is anticipated to be completed by early 2019 with construction
for both contracts expected to be substantially complete by August 2019
for the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

About Burlington School District RE-6J

Burlington School District prides themselves on a strong faculty who
cares about its students and its school and community culture. 100% of
the district’s teachers are Highly Qualified under the requirements for
the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. For more information about
Burlington School District RE-6J, visit their website.

About Lamar School District RE-2

Established in 1887, Lamar School District RE-2 now consists of over 200
employees and 100 teachers, serving more than 1,500 students. The
district has five K-12 school buildings. The district’s mission is to
provide, within a safe environment, meaningful opportunities,
experiences, and guidance, combined with high expectations that will
enable each life-long learner to be a moral, ethical, responsible, and
productive member of society. For more information about the Lamar
School District RE-2, visit their website.

About Willdan

Willdan provides professional consulting and technical services to
utilities, public agencies and private industry throughout the United
States. The Company’s service offerings span a broad set of
complementary disciplines that include energy efficiency and
sustainability, engineering and planning, financial and economic
consulting, and national preparedness. Willdan provides integrated
technical solutions to extend the reach and resources of its clients,
and provides all services through its subsidiaries specialized in each
segment. For additional information, visit Willdan’s website at www.willdan.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not purely historical,
including statements regarding Willdan’s intentions, hopes, beliefs,
expectations, representations, projections, estimates, plans or
predictions of the future are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including,
but not limited to, the risk that Willdan will not be able to expand its
services or meet the needs of customers in markets in which it operates.
It is important to note that Willdan’s actual results could differ
materially from those in any such forward-looking statements. Factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are
not limited to, Willdan’s ability to adequately complete projects in a
timely manner, Willdan’s ability to compete successfully in the highly
competitive energy efficiency services market, changes in state, local,
and regional economies and government budgets, Willdan’s ability to win
new contracts, to renew existing contracts (including with its two
primary customers) and to compete effectively for contract awards
through bidding processes and Willdan’s ability to successfully
integrate its acquisitions and execute on its growth strategy. Willdan’s
business could be affected by a number of other factors, including the
risk factors listed from time to time in Willdan’s reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to,
the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 29,
2017. Willdan cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the
forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Willdan
disclaims any obligation to, and does not undertake to, update or revise
any forward-looking statements in this press release.

Contacts

Willdan Group, Inc.
Stacy McLaughlin
Chief Financial
Officer
714-940-6300
smclaughlin@willdan.com
or
Investor/Media
Contact

Financial Profiles, Inc.
Tony Rossi, 310-622-8221
trossi@finprofiles.com

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