What Our Members Say!


GBA member testimonials explain better than we ever could why GBA membership is so important for geoprofessionals. Read on to learn why members stay for years and how GBA has helped their firm succeed.


Sanborn Head is an active member of GBA because of the organization’s overall value proposition and ROI.  By actively contributing our industry knowledge and time to GBA, we are exposed to industry peers who openly share their experiences and expertise.  These opportunities combined with exceptional conference presentations and the organization’s reference materials makes our firm’s GBA membership a great investment with a tangible ROI that we see every day through our continued success.”
                                                               Matthew Poirier, P.E., Senior Vice President and Principal Sanborn Head & Associates

“I find this association so valuable because it is the only organization specifically dedicated to the business success of geoprofessionals.  GBA has great resources which help our firms prosper, but their secret sauce is the great friendships kindled at the conferences each year.  I am so thankful to be a part of this great organization! ”
                                                                                               Matt Moler, P.E. , Senior Engineer, Project Manager S&ME
” GBA is probably the highest return on investment that our company makes. Our investment is not just membership dues, it includes involvement through active participation in GBA. There is a cost to being a member but it is absolutely something we choose to do for our employees and our clients.”

                                                                                                      Laura Register, P.E.,   Director of Client Development Terracon

“DOWL has been a GBA member firm since the late 1980s. The culture of GBA members firms is focused on quality, integrity, service, and risk management which has been instrumental to our success as we have grown from 40 to over 500 employees.”

                                                                                                    Stewart G. Osgood, P.E. President & Chief Executive Officer DOWL

“GBA helps our firm get better. Grace and I have rock solid GBA relationships that have helped us immeasurably with significant business decisions. In today’s complicated economy, we need help, and we continuously turn to GBA for that help.”

                                                                                             Thomas W. Blackburn, PE, GE Senior Principal Blackburn Consulting

“Geotechnology has been a member of GBA for over 30 years and one or more of our principals have consistently attended meetings during that period. We…gain so much value from our membership and from attending the conferences. There is no other organization that is laser focused on the geoprofessional business. We have learned about risk management, business development, professional development, financial management and so much more. Most importantly, we have built a network of relationships around the country and have used those to benefit our clients and as peers to share ideas and experiences. Geotechnology would not be where it is today without our GBA membership.”

                                           Edmond D.Alizadeh, P.E., J.D. President and Chief Executive Officer Geotechnology, Inc.

“Of course to get the most out of the organization you have to participate and the more I participated, the more I got in return.”

Richard T. Reynolds, PE, DGE Consulting Geotechnical Engineer

“The most valuable platform for engaging the community of geoprofessionals is our GBA membership. It helps us continually adapt and keep our edge….Geoprofessional consulting practice can be a very tough business and it helps to know there is a family of geoprofessionals that care about each other and share their best insights. The information offered by GBA materials and conferences is valuable. The networking opportunities and bonding between geoprofessionals at GBA is priceless. Thanks to those I’ve met through our association with GBA, I became a more effective business person and geoprofessional. GBA has had a profoundly positive effect on my career and many of our next generation of leaders.”

                                                                           Kurt R. Fraese, L.G. President Fraese & Associates, LLC.

“GBA helps our firm get better   

            Woodward L. Vogt, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, F.ACI, F. ASTM Principal / President Paradigm Consultants, Inc.

“GBA has been an integral part of our corporate culture and staff learning experience since our firm’s inception. GBA provides the best opportunity for geoprofessionals to work together to improve and advance our profession….We attend GBA conferences for the educational presentations that contribute to the successful operation of a geoprofessional firm. The presentations are first rate, but working on a committee with other geoprofessionals to advance the practice is the real reward for attending the GBA conferences.”

David P. Sauls, P.E. Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Chairman of the Board GeoEngineers, Inc.

“I attend GBA conferences because the people I’ve met there and developed friendships with over the years happen to be some of the brightest, most insightful, clever, knowledgeable, successful, sharing, gracious, friendly, helpful and fun people I’ve had the pleasure to know in my 30 years in this business and I can’t wait to spend more time with them. I believe they make me better.”Arthur G. Hoffmann, P.E., D.GE. Corporate Quality Officer Gannett Fleming, Inc.