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Bernhard Capital Partners Management, LP (“Bernhard Capital”), a services-focused private equity management firm, has acquired the Engineering Testing Services family of companies. Along with two additional infrastructure management companies, Moreland Altobelli Associates and PAVETEX Engineering and Engineering Testing Services, the three businesses form Atlas Technical Consultants (“Atlas”).

This combination has created one of the largest project delivery (construction and program management) firms in the United States. The combined company has more than 30 offices in 11 states and more than 1,000 employees. Major offices include: Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Salt Lake City, Boise, Portland and Honolulu. Atlas will provide public and private sector clients with comprehensive support in managing large-scale infrastructure improvement programs including engineering, design, program development/management, acquisition and project control services, as well as construction engineering & inspection and materials testing.

Geosphere Consultants Inc. was created in 2007 as extension and growth of the previous 10 years of Consolidated Engineering Laboratories Geotechnical Engineering Division.  Geosphere was created to deepen and enhance our engineering capabilities and add additional professional consulting services including Environmental Management and Engineering Geology.  Our professional Engineers, Geologists, and Environmental Scientists have a wide range of experience in numerous sectors. Geosphere Consultants, Inc. with offices throughout California, is an independent company within the Engineering Testing Services (ETS) Family of Companies.

The ETS Family of Companies includes:

Atlas Technical Consultants is a world-class organization of over 1,000 people in over 30 offices. Dedicated to creating lasting infrastructure, Atlas Technical Consultants is uniquely connected to the communities we serve. Our family of companies has over 80 years of collective experience. Atlas’ services have grown to include everything from design, construction engineering, construction management to materials testing and land acquisition services.

Consolidated Engineering Laboratories (CEL) is a leader in providing quality materials testing, and construction inspection services. With corporate headquarters in San Ramon and full-service facilities in Oakland, Santa Rosa and Sacramento, California, CEL’s testing and inspection agency is the largest in Northern California with unequaled resources and capabilities. CEL is also located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Maui, Hawaii.

The United-Heider Inspection Group is capable of performing all aspects of Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Testing and Special Inspection Services. With offices in Ontario, Moreno Valley and Orange County and full service state of the art laboratory facilities, they are able to provide service on construction projects throughout the entire Southern California Region.

Materials Testing & Inspection, Inc. (MTI) provides a full range of environmental, geotechnical engineering, and materials inspection and testing services. Headquartered in Boise, ID, MTI offers services from ten offices in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

CEL Consulting provides innovative solutions to construction problems, as well as quality control testing and inspection for construction material manufacturers around the world. CEL Consulting is headquartered in Oakland, CA.
A Community Learning and Giving
At Geosphere Consultants, Inc., we believe in community participation. Through sharing and understanding both the professional and personal communities of our employees, peers, and clients we are able to empower ourselves to make better professional decisions and lead a balance of work and family. We promote life-long learning by providing our employees with the flexibility and financial assistance to continue their education on the latest technical developments in engineering, science, and business.
We are active in a variety of organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, The Geo-Institute, International Erosion Control Association, The California Geotechnical Engineers Association, and the Association of Engineering Geologists.
The ETS Synergy
The ETS Family of Companies enable us to provide access to a large group of resources bringing a unique blend of capabilities to your project and offering complementary service lines that can respond to any contingencies that may occur in the geotechnical, materials testing, laboratory, storm water compliance, and related environmental disciplines throughout the entire western United States and Hawaii.