Geotechnology Joins Universal Engineering Sciences

Geotechnology Joins Universal Engineering Services

It is with great excitement that the Leadership of Geotechnology share with you that as an extension of our company vision, we have partnered with Universal Engineering Sciences ( to help grow and take our combined companies to the next level! Most importantly, we want you to know that we will continue our dedicated service to you and your projects. Ed Alizadeh will be president of the Midwest Division of Universal Engineering Sciences Company. Pat Donovan will continue as President of Geotechnology, LLC overseeing our geotechnical, environmental and materials testing services in the newly formed Midwest division. Jim Howe will continue as President of Geotechnology Exploration, LLC overseeing exploration services throughout the Midwest division.

First, this is an incredible milestone for our business, which is a testament to the outstanding team we have assembled, the business that we have run, and the high regard our firm enjoys in the industry from you, our clients. Second, we are incredibly excited about the potential this unlocks for us in the years to come. Every interaction with Universal reinforced that we share a common vision of our culture, growth, teamwork and opportunity. It became clear that they were the right partners. “We believe we can provide greater impact and better service to our clients and more opportunities for our employees through this partnership,” said Alizadeh. “We look forward to providing you with more details in the weeks ahead.”

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Our employees are our most valuable assets and we appreciate them. Their hard work has contributed to us successfully being a trusted advisor to our clients and a leader in our communities. We will continue to provide the responsive, quality services you have come to expect from Geotechnology.

Geotechnology, a Universal Engineering Company, provides a comprehensive range of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences; exploration; geotechnical engineering; underground consulting services; soils, rock, and construction materials testing; non-destructive testing; special inspections; geophysics and deep foundation testing. We can now also provide you with building envelope, occupational health and safety, and building code compliance services, in addition to our core services described previously.

The Geotechnology family of firms has been part of thousands of major construction projects in the Midwest and Mid-South regions and is ranked No. 407 in ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Geotechnology has offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. We can now support your projects in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Metro DC, California, Utah and Nevada, through the Universal family of companies.

Universal Engineering Sciences, headquartered in Orlando, Florida is ranked No. 85 in ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms.  Universal has nearly six decades of experience and recognition as the premier infrastructure firm in the geotechnical engineering space. For more information, visit or

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