Effective January 4, 2021, Burns Cooley Dennis, Inc., has acquired the business of SoilTech Consultants, Inc., an affiliate firm of Neel-Schaffer, Inc.

SoilTech offers a variety of geotechnical engineering services and equipment that will be merged into the BCD portfolio, and this acquisition will increase the number of BCD full-time employees from approximately 60 to more than 70. BCD will also acquire a new office location in Starkville.

“The acquisition of SoilTech will improve Burns Cooley Dennis’s ability to deliver the best engineered solutions to both routine and complex geotechnical projects for our current and new client base,” said Eddie Templeton, PE, BCD’s President. “By expanding our reach in the market, BCD will have even more opportunities for growth by employing the talents of current SoilTech professionals who will join our company. In turn, BCD will be introduced to new clients who are currently being served by SoilTech.”

“Combining our resources, experiences and abilities will allow for even more opportunities for our company to provide state-of-the-art geotechnical, pavement and construction testing services,” said Randy Ahlrich, PE, BCD’s Vice President. “BCD is excited to announce this acquisition, which will further solidify our company throughout Mississippi and beyond.”

“With the acquisition of SoilTech, BCD is expanding to better provide geotechnical services across the midsouth – in the Memphis Region, Golden Triangle Region and the Pine Belt-Gulf Coast Region,” said Tommy Dunlap, BCD Principal. “We are also pleased to continue offering very specialized geotechnical services all across the United States.”