PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Golder Associates Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of global engineering and environmental services organization Golder Associates, has acquired the assets of geo-environmental contracting company InterGEO Services, Inc. This enhances Golder’s design/build offerings in the geo-environmental industry in areas that already align well with Golder’s core practice including linings and geosynthetic materials, ground improvement, mechanically stabilized earth, and sediment remediation.

A 12-year-old firm based in the Philadelphia area, InterGEO has the diversity to operate as design/build, general contractor, specialty contractor or construction manager and serves the same primary industries as Golder including waste management, manufacturing, power, oil & gas, transportation, and mining.

Golder and InterGEO have worked closely together in larger remediation projects at Superfund sites as well as within the Marcellus Shale, designing and installing surface water impoundments.

“InterGEO’s field operations and management staff provide a variety of construction capabilities with a strong commitment to safety, quality, and technical excellence,” said Rick Keenan, Golder’s Construction Division Leader. “This experience complements the existing contracting services we provide in the U.S, especially in the Northeast Region where construction management and other contracting services are a strong and growing portion of our business. InterGEO’s capabilities and clientele are well suited for growth beyond the Northeast, allowing us to enhance our construction services across the U.S.”

InterGEO’s focus on safety is parallel to Golder’s culture of safety first and has afforded it the ability to be pre-qualified by some of the largest companies in the country, including being named as one of only two contractors building mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) berms for key clients in the waste management industry.

InterGEO provides many specialized services that are consistent with Golder’s core consulting and design capabilities, including: ground improvement, brownfield redevelopment, sediment remediation, vapor barriers, stormwater management, reservoirs and water treatment lagoons, and erosion control.

“We are pleased to be joining Golder as both of our organizations have a passion for innovative yet cost-effective technical solutions within the design/build community,” said InterGEO President Archie Filshill, who will be Golder’s Construction Operations Manager, Northeast Region.