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Environment of Success for Geo-Hydro Engineers

May 14, 2015

This article is number 11 in a series of profiles of the Cobb Chamber’s 2015 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year. Check back with Chamber Ink everyday in May for a new profile on a different Top 25 Business. We will wrap up the series on June 1 with the announcement of the 2015 Small Business of the Year.

Geohydro LogoFor some people, environmental engineering is not an exciting topic, but the people at Geo-Hydro Engineers have become leaders in the field. The company prides itself on providing innovative and groundbreaking (literally, in some cases) solutions for developments and construction.

In business since 1980, Geo-Hydro Engineers have been leading the field when it comes to environmental and geotechnical engineering and constructional materials testing services – that’s things like developing environmental remediation plans, performing subsurface explorations and pavement and dam construction. Company employees regularly participate in industry group, sharing cutting edge technology and ideas. By being up to date on industry trends and standards, Geo-Hydro has saved clients over $1 million.

Business profile:

Owners: Philip Barber, Mason Berryman, Mike Riddle, Luis Babler, Paul Feist, Chris Busch, Brian Ingram, Doug Smith, Terrell Reece, Jenny Woody, Michael Woody, Doug Cozzens, Marty Peninger, Johnny Beckman and Thomas Baglivo

Industry: Environmental Engineering

Year Established: 1980

Location: Kennesaw

Number of Employees: Full-time: 57, Part-time: 6, Sub-contractors: 68

Percentage of Growth in 2014: 11%

Did You Know?: Geo-Hydro was purchased from its two founders by 15 employees. They created an ownership transition plan by educating key employees on the process and developing a plan acceptable to all parties.


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