Press Release

Portland’s Baker Design joins GEI Consultants in Maine

January 18, 2022

Baker’s expertise strengthens GEI’s Coastal and Waterfront practice in New England

(Portland, ME) January 18, 2022 – GEI Consultants announced today that Baker Design Consultants (BDC), a Freeport, Maine based Civil, Marine, and Structural Engineering consulting firm, has joined GEI.

Under the direction of Barney Baker, PE, BDC has served public and private sector clients since 1996 on waterfront projects that include pier facilities, boat launches, marinas, seawalls, beach nourishment, slope stabilization, living shorelines, and coastal resilience studies. The addition of BDC further strengthens GEI’s New England Coastal and Waterfront Engineering practice. Baker Design Consultants staff will be based out of the GEI Portland, Maine Office.

“Joining GEI is a terrific opportunity for both our clients and our employees,” says Barney Baker. “Together, our combined teams provide the range of site assessment, planning, and engineering expertise that is necessary to address an increasingly challenging coastal environment that must consider climate change and sea level rise. Our expanded services will not only better service our existing clients, they add the resources to develop new clients and services in Maine and beyond.”

“Barney Baker founded Baker Design Consulting in 1996 and has delivered exceptional value to Waterfront & Coastal clients in Maine for many years,” says Ron Palmieri, GEI’s President and CEO. “As a waterfront engineer, and an avid boater and sailor, Barney has a deep appreciation for the commercial, environmental, and recreational importance of the Maine coastline. Barney’s commitment to his clients, and the broader waterfront and coastal community of Maine, aligns with GEI’s and we are excited that he and his team are now part of Team GEI.”


About GEI:

GEI Consultants, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that delivers professional services that improve our world’s built environment. With more than 900 staff and 43 offices in North America, GEI is a leader in providing multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services to a range of private and public sector clients, both domestically and abroad.

As an employee-owned firm, we foster personal relationships with our clients and support our staff in a partnership model, which is underpinned by continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. We retain proven, recognized experts and attract the best minds to deliver to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit, and innovation that is rare in our profession. We engineer solutions in five primary end markets: Water Resources, Energy, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Industrial. For more information on GEI, please visit

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