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Universal Engineering Sciences Establishes a Strong Midwest Presence by Acquiring Geotechnology Inc.

Universal Engineering | July 09, 2021

Universal Engineering Sciences, a national engineering and consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting, has acquired Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences; exploration; geotechnical engineering; and underground consulting services. With over 300 team members and ten sites across Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, the Geotechnology family of companies has been a part of thousands of major construction projects.

Ed Alizadeh, a 32-year veteran of the industry, will serve as UES President of the Midwest Division. Pat Donovan will continue to lead Geotechnology, LLC, which provides geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing services. Jim Howe will remain, President of Geotechnology Exploration, LLC, in charge of exploration services in the Midwest Division.

UES is well-positioned to serve the requirements of commercial, residential, and civic customers throughout the country, with almost six decades of expertise and recognition as the leading engineering and consulting firm in the geotechnical engineering space. UES has recently merged with GFA International, Inc., NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services, Contour Engineering, Wallace-Kuhl & Associates, Construction Testing & Engineering, SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, P.C., GEOServices, LLC, and McGinley & Associates, making it one of the largest and most resource-rich organizations of its kind in the country.

UES, a privately owned company, is committed to reaching $1 billion in revenue through strategic acquisitions and organic growth. With the acquisition of Geotechnology to the portfolio, UES now has locations in high-growth markets across the South, Midwest, and West.

About Universal Engineering Sciences
Universal Engineering Sciences, based in Orlando, is a fast-growing engineering and consulting firm with over six decades of expertise in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting. UES is regarded as an industry pioneer, at the forefront of new technology, best practices, and influential legislation. Public and private clients are served in projects ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial and education. UES engineers, geologists, certified inspectors, and scientists are unwavering in their commitment to excellence, approaching each project as a chance to develop long-term client relationships.

About Geotechnology, Inc.
Geotechnology offers a wide variety of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences, exploration, geotechnical engineering, underground consulting, soils, rock, construction materials testing, non-destructive testing, special inspections, geophysics, and deep foundation testing. We can now provide you building envelope, occupational health and safety, and building code compliance services as well. The Geotechnology family of firms has been involved in thousands of major building projects across the Midwest and is ranked No. 407 in ENR's Top 500 Design Firms. Geotechnology is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and has offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

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