UES Welcomes Contour Engineering to the Family

Universal continues growth momentum with acquisition of Contour Engineering

ORLANDO, Florida. Universal Engineering Sciences (“Universal”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Georgia-based Contour Engineering, LLC (“Contour”). Through its family of companies, Universal Engineering Sciences, LLC (UES), GFA International, Inc. (GFA), Nova Geotechnical & Inspection Services, LLC (Nova Geotech) and now Contour, Universal is a leading provider of professional engineering and environmental consulting services for a wide array of markets, clients and projects.

The addition of Contour demonstrates Universal’s commitment to driving long-term growth by identifying and acquiring companies that enhance Universal’s strategic footprint, client base and services. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, Contour provides the same core services as Universal including Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering, Construction Materials Testing, Construction QA/QC, Environmental Health & Safety Solutions and Building Code Compliance Services.

“This is an exciting new chapter for our team, we couldn’t be prouder to be joining such a well-respected company that values building long-term client relationships.” said David Hesterlee, Senior Vice President of Contour. “This will enable us to expand the comprehensive services and capabilities available to our valued customers.”

The Contour partnership is the fourth investment made by Universal through its relationship with Palm Beach Capital. Operating from 34 offices coast-to-coast with more than 1,500 highly skilled professionals, Universal is positioned throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada and California.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome Jack Rebeiz, David Hesterlee and the talented team at Contour to the UES family,” said Mark Israel, P.E., Chief Executive Officer of Universal Engineering Sciences, LLC.  “It was evident from the beginning of our discussions that Contour shares our commitment to client service, core values and business principles—enhancing our ability to become a leader in this industry.”

“Aligning with Universal is a great opportunity for our employees and clients. Finding a partner that shared the same commitment to providing quality services to our customers, is dedicated to its team members, and has a similar culture as Contour was important for us.” said Contour President, Jack Rebeiz, P.E., “This provides our employees with the support of a national organization, and our clients with an expanded network of resources and complementary service offerings.”

Contour Engineering, LLC (www.contoureng.com) is a multi-discipline consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, special inspections, construction material testing services, and environmental sciences. From its inception in March of 2000, Contour has been dedicated to meeting the geotechnical and Material Testing and Inspection services, challenges and demands facing developers throughout Alabama, Florida and Georgia.