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Hillis-Carnes Acquires Atlantic Geotechnical Services, Inc.

Expansion Continues with Acquisition of Central Virginia Engineering Firm


Annapolis Junction, MD – Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates, Inc., a leading consulting engineering provider of geotechnical, environmental, facilities, and construction materials testing and inspection services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Atlantic Geotechnical Services, Inc. in Ashland, VA.

Atlantic Geotechnical Services, Inc. was established in 1992. Locally owned and operated for the past 24 years, Atlantic is known as one of the top providers of geotechnical, environmental, and construction quality assurance services in the central Virginia market.

“This acquisition allows us to significantly expand our presence and service offering in the state of Virginia,” says William M. Carnes, PE, President and CEO of Hillis-Carnes. “We believe Atlantic’s staff and local area knowledge complement our existing services and enhance the value and depth of resources we bring to our clients both locally and regionally.”

“This is a great opportunity for our company, our employees, and our clients,” says Michael Noggle, PE, President of Atlantic Geotechnical Services, Inc. “Joining forces with a Mid-Atlantic region leader like Hillis-Carnes allows us to provide additional services, including drilling, geostructural engineering, geoscience, building envelope consulting, and specialty geo-construction services to our clients.”

The transition is effective immediately and the company now operates as Atlantic Geotechnical Services, Inc., A Division of Hillis-Carnes.