Strategic Partnerships

The Start of Something Meaningful

Each one of the UES companies has its own story. A solitary man and his truck in pursuit of a better future, a partnership struck between two friends and penned on a napkin, a desire to fill a void in an industry that lacked innovation—the unique beginnings of the companies that make up UES are more than just dates on a timeline.

Their origins not only tell the story of when they were created but why they were created. Each of them, despite not knowing it at the time, was answering the same call to create a new standard of customer experience. Now, as we grow together across the nation, pushing the boundaries of what was once believed to be impossible, we remain irrevocably united by our passion for serving with the same client-focused spirit that these companies were built upon.

Who We Are

We are a national network of market-leading blue-chip engineering, geotechnical, environmental, inspection and testing firms. We provide innovative cost-effective solutions from preliminary investigations through to the final completion of your project, with the highest level of integrity and personal attention and an unparalleled network of construction quality assurance firms.

What it Means to Partner with Us

  • Partnership with a great team
  • Resources, talent & network the relationship brings to a new partner
  • Economies of scale on procurement
  • Engineering acumen at a national level
  • Widespread geographical coverage for your national clients
  • Better healthcare at a lower cost for your employees
  • Financial de-risking
  • Access to cost-effective capital for major purchases
  • Better/more cost-effective capital
  • Bid on larger projects

Our Value Proposition

If you’re a one-of-a-kind, type business owner and you have a well-run growing business with similar services to our brands, we want to talk to you about joining our family of companies.

Joining our family of companies will be beneficial in many ways.

A GREATER SHARE OF THE PROFITS | You would not only participate in the profit of your company, but you will now participate in the capital appreciation of your partner firms in some of the hottest markets in the country.

GREATER RESOURCES AT YOUR DISPOSAL | You will have unlimited resources and support to grow your business.

GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR TEAM | You will create significant opportunities for advancement for your valued team.

GREATER LIQUIDITY FOR YOU & PARTNER COMPANIES | You will create significant liquidity for you and all your equity partners while still maintaining significant ownership.

GREATER POWER TOGETHER THAN ALONE | You still operate your business as you have before the transaction, but now you will have a partner creating economies of scale when purchasing benefit packages, insurance, equipment, legal, accounting and so many other overhead items.

Capital Investment

We explore a spectrum of investment options that – with our operating expertise, professional network, and capital – possess the opportunity for a greater reward through both revenue and profit expansion.

We are an opportunistic growth investor looking to partner with incredible management teams of engineering businesses.

Knowledge & Expertise

Our management team is made up of experienced engineers and investment professionals that have a deep understanding and expertise in the engineering services space.

We use business intelligence and data to help drive strategic solutions and decisions.

Leverage our powerful network of like-minded professionals and companies because together we can perform better than ever.


We leverage the experience of our management team and your company's core competencies to take your business to the next level.

  • Let us help you chart the course forward
  • Expand and grow core businesses
  • Expand your current offerings
  • Leverage the core complementary services of your sister companies
  • Tap into our network to extend your service offerings
  • Help guide the board and plan for the future ahead
  • Review and implement quality business protocols and process
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Restructuring and turnaround strategies

Statement of Qualifications

Portfolio of Companies

  • Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.
  • Aries Consultants, LLC
  • McGinley & Associates, Inc.
  • Geotek Engineering Company, Inc.
  • GFA International, Inc.
  • Nova Geotechnical and Inspection Services, LLC
  • Contour Engineering, LLC
  • IQC Southwest, LLC
  • Wallace-Kuhl & Associates
  • Quality Control Consultants, Inc.
  • Construction Testing and Engineering, Inc.
  • IQC Southwest, Inc.
  • Summit Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, Inc.
  • GEOServices, LLC
  • Geotechnology, LLC
  • Alpha Testing, LLC
  • GSI Engineering LLC
  • Rock Engineering and Testing Laboratory
  • Dan Brown and Associates
  • Speedie and Associates
  • Carmichael Engineering
  • Faulkner Engineering
  • Grubbs, Hoskyn, Barton & Wyatt, LLC Consulting Engineers
  • Riner Engineering
  • GEO Solutions
  • Biome Consulting Group