October 17, 2019 (San Ramon, California) – Two leading geotechnical and environmental engineering firms have joined forces as ENGEO Incorporated announces a friendly acquisition of Geotechnical Consultants (GTC), a long-time San Francisco local business enterprise (LBE). The transaction creates one of Northern California’s most comprehensive geoscience companies, with more than 80 registered Geotechnical, Geologic and Environmental professionals and a total staff of more than 300 professionals located throughout California, Nevada, Washington, New Zealand, and Australia.
Uri Eliahu, ENGEO’s President and CEO, says, “This merger is all about our clients. We’re eager to extend our absolute dedication to GTC’s clients and focus on their needs. Likewise, GTC’s expertise will bring a new level of service to ENGEO’s clients. Combining the companies will result in a powerhouse of talent equipped to tackle any project. This is a great step in advancing ENGEO’s vision to be the most admired and trusted service firm in the world.”
Neel Neelakantan of GTC, says, “We’re excited to tap into ENGEO’s formidable resources and bring their unique, client-focused and technical capabilities to our clients. In addition, combining ENGEO’s and GTC’s intimate familiarity with the Bay Area’s geotechnical and seismic setting will significantly enhance the value that we bring to our clients.” Neel Neelakantan, a 30-year industry veteran in San Francisco, will continue to serve projects from the firm’s San Francisco office. James Thurber brings 35 years of experience and will continue to lead geologic and hydrogeologic efforts from the Lake Forest office in Orange County.
Since 1964, Geotechnical Consultants (GTC) has provided consulting services in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, and hydrogeology, primarily for public infrastructure projects. They bring expertise in these disciplines to a wide range of infrastructure projects such as the planning, design, and construction of pipelines, tunnels, pump stations, municipal buildings, roads, bridges, light rail systems, dams, reservoirs, water and wastewater treatment facilities, outfalls, retaining walls, embankments, airports, and port facilities.
Since 1971, ENGEO has helped companies and public agencies manage their project development risk, drive down construction costs, and improve schedules. ENGEO is an employee-owned firm of approximately 300 geotechnical and civil engineers, geologists, hydrologists, water resources engineers, environmental scientists, construction-phase field representatives, and laboratory testing specialists. ENGEO serves a diverse range of public and private clients through projects in transportation, infrastructure, water resources, geologic hazard abatement, flood control, energy, industrial development, manufacturing, critical and civic facilities, residential and mixed-use communities, urban infill, Brownfields, and transit-oriented developments. ENGEO has offices located throughout California, Nevada, New Zealand and Australia. A firm that has received many awards for technical excellence and workplace culture, ENGEO is consistently recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Nation by Entrepreneur® and Great Place to Work® Institute, and as a Top Workplace in the Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times and Bay Area News Group.