Press Release

GEI Consultants Opens New Office in the Philadelphia Metro Area

November 5, 2015

Boston, MA—November 5, 2015— GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that the firm has opened a new office in the Philadelphia area as it continues to expand its services throughout the tri-state area and East Coast. The firm can now be reached at:

100 Campbell Boulevard

Exton, PA

P: 484.872.7000

With rapid access to the city, GEI’s Philadelphia area office is led by Vice President, Dr. Jesús E. Gómez, P.E., D.GE. Dr. Gómez has over 30 years of design and construction experience in geotechnical projects in the United States, South America, and the Caribbean. He has been the lead designer of numerous, complex bridge foundation and below-grade projects throughout the United States, including several landmark projects such as the reconstruction of the Jefferson Memorial seawall in Washington, D.C., the remediation of the seawalls around Ellis Island in the New York City harbor, and the design of excavation support and underpinning at the Automated People Mover stations in Dulles International Airport.

The Philadelphia area office, together with our Mount Laurel, NJ office, will provide full coverage of the city and surrounding areas.  GEI has sixteen offices throughout the East providing public and private clients with integrated civil, geotechnical, site remediation, geostructural, water resources, environmental, coastal flooding, and ecological services. The company works on a variety of project types in the region, including municipal infrastructure; coastal planning; transportation including freight rail; property transaction due diligence; private development and brownfields redevelopment; MGP decommissioning and land remediation; institutional facilities construction and rehabilitation projects; underground engineering; construction oversight; and more.

“Our new Philadelphia area office provides a broader platform for us to serve our existing and future clients,” said Patrick P. King, P.E., LSP, a GEI Vice President and East Operations Manager. “This location complements our already significant presence in the Delaware Valley, supports our company’s continued growth and expansion.”

The following additional key employees will be responsible for shaping the development of the Philadelphia area office:

Andrew C. Baxter, P.G., P.E. is a Senior Professional who has over 15years of experience providing project and construction management, development of construction documents for  specialty foundations, ground improvement, grouting, excavation support, permanent cut walls, dewatering, soil and rock slopes, cofferdams, and other subsurface structures. He is a co-author of the 2014 updated PTI Recommendations for Prestressed Rock and Soil Anchors, and, together with Dr. Gómez, is one of the authors of the new GEC-7 document (FHWA guidelines for soil nail wall design and construction). He was the designer and/or project manager in significant geo-support projects such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, the pier protection of the Commodore Barry Bridge over the Delaware River, as well as a number of dam rehabilitation or improvement projects across the U.S.

George H. Barstar, P.E. is a Senior Professional with over 30 years of experience in geotechnical and geosynthetic design. He has worked on projects with subsurface investigations, waste containment and impoundment design, deep and shallow foundations, permitting, construction management and construction quality control/quality assurance aspects.  He also has experience with expert and fact testimony in design and permitting litigation cases, zoning and land development testimony, public hearings, board meetings, and technical expert in dispute resolution processes.

Darrell S. Wilder, P.E. is a Senior Project Manager with 16 years of experience in foundation design and geotechnical engineering. He has extensive experience in design of deep foundations and excavation support.  Mr. Wilder has been the designer of numerous below-grade projects throughout the United States, including several landmark projects such as the reconstruction of the Jefferson Memorial Seawall and North Plaza in Washington, D.C., the I-95 / I-276 Interchange in Pennsylvania, the rehabilitation of Swinging Bridge Dam in New York, and the Instrumentation and Monitoring of the Cherry Island landfill in Delaware, among many others.

About GEI: GEI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, geotechnical and waterfront engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 50,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information on GEI, please visit

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