BRINGING ENGINEERING
BUSINESSES & SERVICES
TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Investing in Partnerships

WHO WE ARE

We are a national network of market leading blue-chip engineering, geotechnical, environmental, inspection and testing firms. We provide innovative cost-effective solutions from preliminary investigations through final completion of your project, with the highest level of integrity and personal attention and an unparalleled network of construction quality assurance firms.

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WHAT IT MEANS TO PARTNER WITH US

  • Partnership with a great team

  • Resources, talent & network the relationship brings to a new partner

  • Economies of scale on procurement

  • Engineering acumen at a national level

  • Widespread geographical coverage for your national clients

  • Better healthcare at a lower cost for your employees

  • Financial de-risking

  • Access to cost effective capital for major purchases

  • Better/more cost-effective capital

  • Bid on larger projects

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

IF YOU'RE A ONE-OF-A-KIND, TYPE A BUSINESS OWNER AND YOU HAVE A WELL-RUN GROWING BUSINESS WITH SIMILAR SERVICES TO OUR BRANDS, WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT JOINING OUR FAMILY OF COMPANIES.

JOINING OUR FAMILY OF COMPANIES WILL BE BENEFICIAL IN MANY WAYS.

A Greater Geographical Footprint

You would be able to service your client’s projects and engineering needs with a much bigger geographic footprint.

A Greater SHARE OF THE PROFITS

You would not only participate in the profit of your company, but you will now participate in the capital appreciation of your partner firms in some of the hottest markets in the country.

GREATER RESOURCES AT YOUR DISPOSAL

You will have unlimited resources and support to grow your business.

GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR TEAM

You will create significant opportunities for advancement for your valued team.

GREATER LIQUIDITY FOR YOU & PARTNER COMPANIES

You will create significant liquidity for you and all your equity partners while still maintaining significant ownership.

GREATER POWER TOGETHER THAN ALONE

You still operate your business as you have before the transaction, but now you will have a partner creating economies of scale when purchasing benefit packages, insurance, equipment, legal, accounting and so many other overhead items.

CAPITAL INVESTMENT

We explore a spectrum of investment options that – with our operating expertise, professional network and capital – possess the opportunity for greater reward through both revenue and profit expansion.

We are an opportunistic growth investor looking to partner with incredible management teams of engineering businesses.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE

Our management team is made up of experienced engineers and investment professionals that have a deep understanding and expertise in the engineering services space.

We use business intelligence and data to help drive strategic solutions and decisions.

Leverage our powerful network of like-minded professionals and companies because together we can perform better than ever.

 

GO BEYOND

WE LEVERAGE THE EXPERIENCE OF OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM AND YOUR COMPANIES CORE COMPETENCIES TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

LET US HELP YOU CHART THE COURSE FORWARD

EXPAND AND GROW CORE BUSINESSES

EXPAND YOUR CURRENT OFFERINGS

LEVERAGE THE CORE COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES OF YOUR SISTER COMPANIES

TAP INTO OUR NETWORK TO EXTEND YOUR SERVICE OFFERINGS

HELP GUIDE THE BOARD AND PLAN FOR THE FUTURE AHEAD

REVIEW AND IMPLEMENT QUALITY BUSINESS PROTOCOLS AND PROCESS

RISK MITIGATION STRATEGIES

RESTRUCTURING AND TURNAROUND STRATEGIES

GET IN TOUCH

Obsidian Group Holdings, LLC
Obsidian Group Acquisitions, Inc.

Gary H. Elzweig, PE, SI, F. ASCE
President & Co-Founder

THE UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING TEAM

We understand the challenges a management team faces because we have lived them. Our team works together – seamlessly and tirelessly – to leverage creativity, knowledge and experience.

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Mark Israel, P.E.
CEO
Universal Engineering Sciences

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Sy Israel, P.E.
Chairman
Universal Engineering Sciences

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Nate S. Ward
Co-Founder
Palm Beach Capital

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Gary H. Elzweig, PE, SI, F. ASCE
President & Co-Founder
Obsidian Group Holdings, LLC | Obsidian Group Acquisitions, Inc.

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Brian T. Kirkpatrick
Chief Financial Officer
Obsidian Group Holdings, LLC | Obsidian Group Acquisitions, Inc.

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Frank Frione
Chief Executive Officer
GFA International

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Frederick G. Kaub, P.G., L.A.C.
President
GFA International

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James Bristow, P.E.
President
Nova Geotechnical And Inspections

Jack Rebeiz

Jack Rebeiz, P.E.
President
Contour Engineering

David Hesterlee Contour Engineering

David Hesterlee
Senior Vice President
Contour Engineering

Brian Eller IQC Southwest

Brian Eller, P.E., ASNT NDT Level III
Principal/CEO
IQC Southwest