Olathe, Kan.-based Terracon Consulting Engineers & Scientists announced in a press release issued last week that it now has its first Virginia office locations through the acquisition of Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc. (GC&T), headquartered in Woodbridge, Va., with a laboratory in nearby Dulles, Va.
The press release described GC&T as a privately owned firm formed in 1990 and primarily dedicated to providing geotechnical and materials testing services. GC&T provides services for transportation and infrastructure, commercial, industrial, retail, residential, office, medical, and hospitality projects throughout the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
David Gaboury, P.E., president and CEO of Terracon, said, “As Terracon continues our strategy of profitable growth and geographic expansion, we seek to build our presence in regions such as the Mid-Atlantic, where we can bring value to even greater numbers of clients nationwide.”
The release noted that the transition is effective immediately, with the corporate title Geotechnical Consulting & Testing, A Terracon Company, and retention of all 52 GC&T employees.
“Aligning with Terracon is a great opportunity for our employees and clients,” said Emad Saadeh, P.E., chief engineer and president of GC&T. “This change provides our employees with the support of a national organization, and our clients with an expanded network of resources and complementary service offerings.”
GC&T joins Building Exterior Solutions, Mayes Testing Engineers Inc., and ROC Geotechnical Consulting Engineers as Terracon’s fourth acquisition in 2016.
The press release described Terracon as “an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 130 offices with services available in all 50 states.”