Terracon Acquires Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc.

November 03, 2016

Establishing Company’s First Virginia Locations



OLATHE, Kan. – Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, announces the establishment of its first Virginia office locations through the acquisition of Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc. (GC&T), headquartered in Woodbridge, with a laboratory in Dulles.

Formed in 1990, GC&T is a privately owned firm primarily dedicated to providing geotechnical and materials testing services. GC&T provides services for transportation and infrastructure, commercial, industrial, retail, residential, office, medical, and hospitality projects throughout the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

David Gaboury, P.E., president and CEO of Terracon, said, “As Terracon continues our strategy of profitable growth and geographic expansion, we seek to build our presence in regions such as the Mid-Atlantic, where we can bring value to even greater numbers of clients nationwide.”

The transition is effective immediately. The company operates as Geotechnical Consulting & Testing, A Terracon Company. Terracon is retaining all 52 GC&T employees.

GC&T is especially well-regarded in Washington D.C. for its laboratory testing capabilities and cost-effective performance of tests on soil, concrete, and reinforcing steel. The laboratory is accredited by the Washington Area Council of Engineering Laboratories, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

“Aligning with Terracon is a great opportunity for our employees and clients,” said Emad Saadeh, P.E., chief engineer and president of GC&T. “This change provides our employees with the support of a national organization, and our clients with an expanded network of resources and complementary service offerings.”

GC&T joins Building Exterior Solutions, Mayes Testing Engineers Inc., and ROC Geotechnical Consulting Engineers as Terracon’s fourth acquisition in 2016.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 130 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 32nd on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit

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