Universal Engineering Sciences, LLC Forms Partnership With Nevada Geotechnical Engineering and Testing Firm

NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services’ addition to the Orlando company’s growing portfolio of engineering firms adds to UES’ offices, employee-base and coast-to-coast expansion strategy.

ORLANDO, Fla. – May 6, 2020 – Orlando-headquartered Universal Engineering Sciences, LLC (UES) has announced that Nova Geotechnical & Inspection Services, LLC (Nova Geotech) has joined their family of companies, a move that initiates the westward expansion of UES, already the largest and most recognized leader in Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering, Construction Materials Testing, Construction QA/QC, Environmental Health & Safety consulting and Building Code Compliance Services in the Southeast. The NOVA Geotech partnership is the third equity investment/acquisition made by UES through its relationship with Palm Beach Capital and Gary H Elzweig, P.E.  The combined firm with 29 offices coast to coast and in excess of 1,500 highly skilled professionals is positioned throughout Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada and California and was founded 56 years ago by Seymour (Sy) Israel who is still actively involved with the firm.

“We are delighted to welcome NOVA Geotech and its leadership into the growing UES family of companies,” UES President Mark Israel announced. “NOVA Geotech compliments and adds to our portfolio of services and gives us a strong base for our plans for western expansion. In addition, our knowledge of the company and its leadership convinced us that NOVA is committed to delivering the same high level of quality and professionalism that we have provided our clients for more than half a century.”

NOVA Geotech CEO and President James Bristow echoed Israel’s comments about the new relationship. “We are looking forward to leveraging Universal’s management team, excellent reputation and resources, combined with the market niche Nova Geotech currently enjoys, to duplicate what UES has built in the southeast and expand that throughout the western region to create a network of locations that will benefit our respective clients (NOVA Geotech has offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Irvine, CA).  UES has a “quality first” commitment that matches perfectly with ours.”


About Universal Engineering Sciences – Universal Engineering Sciences, LLC (UES) recently merged with GFA International, Inc. (GFA) and the combined consulting engineering firm specializes in geotechnical engineering, building code compliance, construction materials testing and inspection services, environmental, health and safety and facilities consulting. The company has 1,500 employees in 29 offices serving clients throughout the Southeast U. S. from D.C. Metro to Miami, and west to Nevada. The company is currently ranked Number 175 in Engineer News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms.

About NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services –  NOVA Geotech was established in 2001 in Las Vegas, NV to provide geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, soils inspection and testing, construction materials testing and special inspections and has grown to be the preeminent firm of its type in the Las Vegas Valley, Northern Nevada, and Southern California.

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