Terracon Celebrates 50th Anniversary

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials consulting engineering services, is honored to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

Founded on April 22, 1965, Terracon traces its roots to a small engineering firm in Iowa. The firm has expanded into a nationwide operation with more than 150 offices and 3,400 employees.

Terracon’s Oakland office was established in 2012 and has grown to include 33 employees with one of the largest teams of industrial hygienists, scientists, technicians, and certified asbestos and lead professionals in the Bay Area.

“Each member of our team is dedicated to our client’s success,” said Steff Steiner, Oakland office manager. “We are grateful to be a trusted partner to our clients and look forward to contributing to their success for another 50 years.”

The Oakland office has contributed to a number of recognizable projects including the Transbay Transit Center, MacArthur BART Station parking garage, Transbay Block 6, San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Highland Hospital, Nystrom Elementary School and the State of California Historic Stanley Mosk Library, and Courts Building.

Terracon began as Soil Testing Services of Iowa, Inc., with Gerald Olson, P.E., as founder. In 1980, the company was renamed Terracon Consultants, Inc., and became 100 percent employee-owned. David Gaboury, P.E., the current president and CEO has led the company to nearly $500 million in revenues over the last 18 years. Additionally, the company has jumped nearly 30 spots in the past 10 years on Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms ranking, rising to No. 35 in 2014.

“This anniversary is about honoring our clients who have put their trust in us,” said Gaboury, “and our employees who work hard every day to give back to their communities. We’re just getting started and are excited for the next 50 years.”

Anniversary activities will take place throughout the year.

About Terracon
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,400 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices in 42 states. Terracon currently ranks 35th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com.

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