Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials consulting engineering services, celebrated its 50th anniversary in April 2015.
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 Columbia, South Carolina, office was established in 2003 when it acquired GAGE Group, Inc. The office has grown to include more than 40 employees with a staff of engineers, scientists and technicians.
“We celebrate our employees this year, who provide quality service to our clients,” said Kevin Sohrabnia, Columbia office manager. “We are also thankful to our clients that have trusted us with their business, communities and dreams for 50 years.”
The Columbia office has contributed to a number of recognizable projects including the Saluda Dam at Lake Murray remediation project, Meridian Office Building, First Citizens Bank headquarters, Main and Gervais Office Tower, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Nephron Pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, University of South Carolina indoor and outdoor football practice facilities, and Williams Brice Stadium Plaza site upgrades.
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.”