Geotechnical Engineers, Inc. (GEI) was founded by five graduates of Harvard University and MIT in 1970. The company's roots were planted early on in the nuclear power field, completing projects at more than 20 nuclear power plant sites over the years, and to the present day. As the years progressed, the company earned an international reputation as a leading geotechnical consulting firm providing innovative solutions to complex geotechnical issues. At the same time, the firm gained strong national presence in the environmental and water resources engineering consulting sectors. Over the past 15 years, GEI has also acquired leading firms that provide highly complementary services and expand our national footprint. Acquisitions include:
- Atlantic Environmental (acquired 1997), a leading Connecticut-based firm founded in 1985, was acquired for its strong expertise in environmental engineering and consulting.
- Bookman-Edmonston (acquired 2003), the renowned California-based Water Resources consulting firm founded in 1959, has been instrumental in many of the most important water resources projects in the Western United States over the past half century.
- Chadwick Environmental Consulting (acquired 2006), one of the nation’s top aquatic ecology consulting firms and testing laboratories, founded in 1979 and based in Littleton, Colorado.
- Energy and Environmental Analysts, Inc., (acquired in 2012), bolstered GEI's New York City metropolitan area services, particularly in environmental due diligence and site remediation. EEA is a national leader in marine studies, shoreline restoration, wetlands/ecological surveys, and environmental permitting. Founded in 1979, EEA has completed more than 6,000 projects for industrial clients, utilities, municipalities and private corporations.
An employee-owned corporation, GEI has participated in over 35,000 projects in all 50 states, across Canada, and more than 20 countries.