Portfolio of Companies

Recent mergers with GFA International, Inc., NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services, Contour Engineering, Wallace-Kuhl & Associates, Construction Testing & Engineering, Inc. and SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, P.C. have made UES one of the largest, most resource-rich organizations of its kind.

With over 3,000 professionals and nearly 70 national branches, UES hosts a broad range of services, including Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing & Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Building Envelope. The leadership, personnel, and most importantly, the exemplary service typical of each of the acquisitions remains unchanged.

Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.

Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. (UES) has provided professional geotechnical engineering services throughout the southeast since founder and CEO Seymour Israel first opened our doors in 1964. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and led by Sy’s son and company president, Mark Israel, UES’ foundation of community, technical expertise, and the relentless pursuit of excellence remains stronger than ever.

Now in our sixth decade, UES has grown into one of the largest geotechnical engineering firms of its kind in the country. Employing nearly 1,200 professionals from the DC Metro Area to Miami, UES has provided a broad range of geotechnical engineering services such as building code compliance, environmental engineering, construction materials testing and threshold inspection, and facilities consulting on some of the most prominent and significant projects in the United States.

GFA International, Inc. (GFA)

Founded in Palm Beach County in 1988, GFA International, Inc. is a full-service Engineering Firm providing Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Consulting, Construction Materials Testing and Inspections, Building Code Compliance, and Health & Safety Consulting Solutions. The entrepreneurial spirit and dedicated leadership of GFA’s founders, Frank Frione and Fred Kaub, have helped the company to grow and expand its service offerings to numerous clients in the public and private sectors.

Headquartered in Delray Beach, GFA operates 6 offices strategically located to service clients throughout the State of Florida and beyond. Their staff of nearly 300 professionals is comprised of civil, structural, geotechnical, and environmental engineers, geologists, and industrial hygienists, construction inspectors and technicians; multi-discipline building code experts and support staff. The experience of their team presents a firm that is highly qualified to accomplish projects varying in size, scope, or complexity.

With an emphasis that has always been to aggressively pursue the interests of their clients, GFA has forged a reputation within the engineering and construction community for their technical knowledge, rigorous standards and added value through innovative abilities. Their success can be exhibited by their tenure with clients, many of whom they have served for over 25 years.

NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services

NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services (NOVA), formerly Owens Geotechnical, Inc. (OGI), was established in 2001 in Las Vegas, NV to provide geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, soils inspection and testing, construction materials testing and special inspections to the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding areas. Led by James Bristow, a creative materials engineer, and Martin Jensen, one of Nevada’s most established and well-respected geotechnical engineers, NOVA has provided the highest quality of services required and expected.

With 30+ years of knowledge and technical expertise, you will find the difference James, Martin, and their team of professionals make to be significantly beneficial to your projects. NOVA’s recommendations have saved our clients time and money while also striving to minimize liabilities and promote an efficient construction process. NOVA’s professional staff of engineers, geologists, scientists, inspectors, technicians, and specialty consultants has over 100 years of collective engineering and construction experience and 300 certifications and/or licenses.

Contour Engineering, LLC

Contour Engineering, LLC (Contour) specializes in geotechnical engineering, environmental/natural resource consulting, and construction materials testing services. Operating from our Kennesaw, Douglasville and Buford Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama, and Tampa, Florida offices, Contour’s staff consist of qualified and experienced engineers, environmental scientists, ecologists, and geologists. Our professional staff possesses registrations within their disciplines.

The job of Contour is to act as your advocate and to identify issues long before they become a costly problem. Our commitment to this principle will help our clients avoid unnecessary delays with their projects. We strive to provide the best service and technical expertise to meet project needs.


Wallace-Kuhl & Associates

Wallace-Kuhl & Associates (WKA) is Northern California’s premier full-service geotechnical, geologic and environmental engineering consulting firm.

WKA has earned a reputation for building long-term client relationships and responding to their needs with practical, cost-effective solutions. The success of Wallace-Kuhl & Associates is based on our record of integrity and professionalism. Our team encompasses engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, technicians, and support personnel in our two offices, in West Sacramento and Stockton, California.


Construction Testing & Engineering, Inc. (CTE)

Located in San Diego, Riverside, Pasadena, and Ventura, California, Construction Testing & Engineering, Inc. (CTE) provides geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering, survey, construction inspection, and materials testing services to the development and construction communities.

CTE is a leading engineering firm purposely diversified in its technical abilities in order to provide project owners with a single source firm to accommodate numerous project design and construction requirements.


SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, P.C. (SUMMIT)

SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, P.C. (“SUMMIT”) is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm offering engineering expertise through full-service departments including Environmental, Geotechnical, Subsurface Drilling, Special Inspections, Materials Testing, Forensic and Structural Engineering.

Serving clients from offices located in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, and Columbia, Greenville and Charleston, SC, the firm has experienced consistent and steady growth in all its service sectors, capabilities, clientele and staff size.



GEOServices, LLC

GEOServices, LLC is a geotechnical engineering, materials testing, construction services and environmental services firm. Since its inception in 2006, founding partners and Principals, Dennis A. Huckaba, PE and Lloyd R. Monday, PE, have provided the guidance and dedicated leadership that helped the company to grow and expand its service offerings to numerous clients in the public and private sector. Today, GEOServices is the leading engineering, environmental, design, and testing firm serving the Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Sevierville, and Tri-cities regions of Tennessee.  Today the firm's multi-disciplined staff includes over 130 licensed professional geotechnical design engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, wildlife and fisheries biologist, and over 80 civil engineering technicians.

From assisting our clients with their environmental assessments or foundation and pavement design to inspecting the integrity of existing buildings and ensuring the quality of new construction, GEOServices has the engineering knowledge, experience, and team of dedicated professionals needed to see your project through to completion.


McGinley & Associates

McGinley & Associates, based in Nevada, is a leading environmental engineering and consulting firm committed to impeccable service, technical skills and professionalism. Specialties include hydrogeology, geochemistry, air quality permitting, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), soil and groundwater investigations, site remediation, spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans, stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), biology, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) services, and much more. The McGinley team is dedicated to the details that ensure success for any project. Experience and expertise are the foundation upon which the environmental solutions are built. The McGinley team delivers products and services that raise the bar for value in the environmental consulting industry.



Geotechnology 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. The Geotechnology family of firms has been part of thousands of major construction projects in the Midwest 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.


Alpha Testing

Alpha Testing®, was first established in 1983 as a professional geotechnical engineering firm headquartered in Dallas, TX, and provides geotechnical, construction materials, and environmental testing. Alpha Testing is a registered Texas Engineering Firm (#813) and Texas Geoscience Firm (#50341). Additional locations include Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. The company serves clients in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas and is ranked #288 on the ENR's Top 500 Design Firms. Clients include owners of, and consultants to, the commercial, institutional, residential, and municipal market sectors. Alpha Testing works in both the public and private aspects of these end markets.


GSI Engineering

Founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1973 by Mel Cerny, PE, GSI Engineering was formed to better serve clients. A geotechnical engineer, Cerny believed that client care was the most important aspect of his business and that philosophy continues to this day. Forty-nine years later, GSI continues to provide a high level of personalized customer care and site-specific solutions and has expanded the service line to include environmental and EHS site services.

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