In the News
March 24, 2020Speedie & Associates' COVID-19 StatementRead Article
January 07, 2020Skysong 6 In the NewsRead Article
July 23, 2019Marana Unified School District Opens New CSTEM K-8 SchoolRead Article
May 17, 2019X Phoenix Breaks GroundRead Article
April 30, 2019Tempe's Lakeside Landscape on the RiseRead Article
March 26, 2019Block 23 Construction UpdateRead Article
November 30, 2018Banner Health's New Tower Opened This MonthRead Article
August 28, 2018S&A's Flagstaff Office Has MovedRead Article
May 16, 2018Chandler Freeway Crossing Goes VerticalRead Article
April 28, 2018Reanimating this October...Read Article
April 09, 2018The Grand at Papago Park - Building Two GroundbreakingRead Article
March 16, 201838 Years StrongRead Article
February 13, 2018Long Awaited Block 23 is UnderwayRead Article
January 05, 2018Gregg Creaser, P.E., Featured in AZ Business Leaders 2018 IssueRead Article
October 23, 2017Our Speedie-Tucson Open House is Right Around the CornerRead Article
July 26, 2017Camden North End UnderwayRead Article
September 13, 2016Speedie & Associates Announces New Vice PresidentRead Article
August 15, 2016Exciting things on the way at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino.Read Article
October 16, 201535 Years In, Speedie & Associates Proudly Looks to the FutureRead Article
September 24, 2014Speedie & Associates' local Flagstaff office Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary serving Northern Arizona and the local communityRead Article
April 04, 2014Speedie inducted into Ranking Arizona Hall of FameRead Article
April 02, 2014Tucson based LMT Engineering joins forces with Speedie & Associates, Inc.Read Article
March 24, 2020Speedie & Associates' COVID-19 Statement
S&A's Laboratories and Offices Remain Open and Operational
It is important for us to remain transparent while keeping the safety and health of staff as our top priority. While we weather this storm of uncertainty with regard to increasing issues and impact related to COVID-19, Speedie & Associates' offices and laboratories remain open and operational. We have implemented a business continuity protocol in response to the dynamic climate surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are constantly monitoring the situation and have adopted all recommendations from the CDC as the safety and well-being of our staff, clients, and community is of the utmost importance. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
We value our relationships with our clients and offer our ongoing commitment to serving you during this difficult time.
January 07, 2020Skysong 6 In the News
Skysong 6 is planned to be a new six-story, 340,000 SF, Class A office building and adjacent parking garage located on a 2.75-acre site at the SEC of the Skysong development on Scottsdale and McDowell Roads. The new building will feature a three-story open courtyard. The accompanying seven-level parking garage will house a total of 1,361 parking spaces.Read More about Skysong 6 at ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
July 23, 2019Marana Unified School District Opens New CSTEM K-8 School
Arizona is Raising the Bar with CSTEM
Construction is complete on this first-of-its-kind CSTEM school in Marana Unified School District. The 100,000 square foot, K-8 school integrates computer, science, technology, engineering, and math into every class and subject taught. S&A provided geotechnical services and construction materials testing services.
Contractor: Chasse Building Team
May 17, 2019X Phoenix Breaks Ground
X Marks the Spot
X Phoenix, a new residential concept for Phoenix, broke ground this week. S&A provided the geotechnical investigation for this urban site that will add another tower to the burgeoning skyline of Phoenix.
The 20-story apartment, retail, and office project is situated on Van Buren Street between Second and Third Avenues. The building is expected to be online in fall of 2021.
April 30, 2019Tempe's Lakeside Landscape on the Rise
The Watermark Set to Open in October
The tallest building along the north side of Tempe Town Lake has completed vertical construction and is on track to open in October.
The Watermark Tempe, a $150 million mixed-use development on the lake's north shore and west of Scottsdale Road, will be a 16-story, 265,000-square-foot Class A office building, and include 44,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space.
Speedie & Associates completed its soils investigation on site for this mixed-use project in January of 2016. As the project moved from design into construction, our construction materials testing and inspection professionals have been on site as the structure has taken shape.
March 26, 2019Block 23 Construction Update
PROJECT BUZZ // The skyline continues to change in Downtown Phoenix! We've been anxiously watching as the once long-awaited Block 23 emerged from below-grade and starting crawling upward. Today, this is the view from near the northwest corner. This RED Development project will be completed near the end of the year and feature 330 residential units in a 17-story tower along with 200,000 square feet of office space. Downtown residents will welcome the addition @FrysFoodStores and the recently announced Blanco Tacos & Tequila, a Fox Restaurants Concept!
S&A has been involved with the project since 2015 and has provided geotechnical services as well as ongoing construction materials testing.
Project partners: RED Development, Street Lights Residential, Whiting-Turner
November 30, 2018Banner Health's New Tower Opened This MonthMore About the Project on AZCentral.com
August 28, 2018S&A's Flagstaff Office Has MovedView PDF
May 16, 2018Chandler Freeway Crossing Goes Vertical
Local Demand for Class A Office Answered
Earlier this year, Mark IV Capital broke ground at Chandler Freeway Crossing. This week vertical progress on the 153,370 SF office building shows the first exterior walls rising three stories above grade. S&A began structural special inspections and construction materials testing in January, shortly after construction began. The project is on track for a 2018 completion.Click Here for Project Updates and Additional Information
April 28, 2018Reanimating this October...
"This is no dream, it's really happening!"
This quote from Rosemary's Baby (1968) says it all. Like any good haunting, the Speedie Spooktacular is back this fall. Stay tuned to your social media channel of choice for event updates and some of our favorite scary movie quotes.
- Save this Date: October 25th, 2018
April 09, 2018The Grand at Papago Park - Building Two Groundbreaking
The Grand Adds New Dimension to Tempe Skyline
Lincoln Property Company and Goldman Sachs held a groundbreaking celebration this morning for The Grand at Papago Park Center - Building Two. The Grand is the final phase of Papago Park Center, a 350-acre mixed-use business park in Tempe, Arizona. S&A has been on site providing geotechnical and construction materials testing since 2014.Click Here for Project Updates and Additional InformationView PDF
March 16, 201838 Years Strong
A Visit with Jim Speedie
S&A's founder, Jim Speedie, stopped in the Phoenix office for lunch and to catch up with long-time staff and some surprise guests this week.
Jim and Henrietta Speedie formed Speedie & Associates in 1980. From a handful of dedicated employees at that time to over 125 employees and three Arizona offices today, the S&A family is proud to carry on Jim and Henrietta's vision.
(L to R: Gregg Creaser, President/CEO; Brett Creaser, Sr. Vice President/CFO; Jason Wells, Vice President; and Don Cornelison, Vice President. Front/Center: Jim Speedie, Founder)
February 13, 2018Long Awaited Block 23 is Underway
The long-awaited Block 23 is not only underway but moving fast. This highly anticipated mixed-use project is slated for completion in 2019. The project adds a new dimension to the CityScape skyline offering over 200,000 SF of office, retail, residential space with above and below-grade parking. [More info: https://lnkd.in/evWUizQ]
October 23, 2017Our Speedie-Tucson Open House is Right Around the Corner
Speedie & Associates, Inc. has been a part of the Arizona AEC industry for 37 years. As one of the few locally owned and operated specialty engineering firms in Arizona, we have been proud to serve the communities throughout Southern Arizona providing geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing expertise to public and private clients alike. What better reason to celebrate this history as we look forward to a bright and prosperous future with our friends and colleagues! Join us on November 1st at our Tucson Office and Laboratory for an Open House from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- Time: 4pm - 8pm
- Date: November 1, 2017
- Location: 3125 E. 47th St., Tucson, AZ
- RSVP: RSVP@speedie.net
July 26, 2017Camden North End Underway
The next Camden property, Camden North End, is located in North Scottsdale and if you've driven along Mayo Boulevard near 68th Street lately, you've seen it beginning to take shape. The new multi-family development sits on 35 acres and will feature 441 luxury units as part of the first phase of construction. Interesting fact, upon inception, was the largest multi-family development planned in the Valley. S&A has been a part of the project since 2014 providing soils testing and environmental analyses and is currently on site providing construction materials testing.
September 13, 2016Speedie & Associates Announces New Vice President
Jason Wells, P.E., Joins Speedie Ownership Team
Local consulting engineering firm, Speedie & Associates, Inc. announced the promotion of Jason C. Wells, P.E. to Vice President. The announcement was made by Brett P. Creaser, P.E., Senior Vice President and CFO.
"Wells has been an integral part of the firm's stability, growth, and success. He has consistently demonstrated that he understands our mission as an engineering-based, customer service oriented, and employee-centric for-profit firm and comprehends the delicate balance between each of these elements," said Creaser.
Wells joined the construction materials testing division of Speedie & Associates, Inc. in 1996 and due to his diligence and skill, advanced to the role of Field Services Division Manager. He specializes in construction materials testing and special inspections for vertical construction and is highly regarded by our clients for his expertise, delivery, and follow-through. As Vice President, Wells joins the ownership team and his role will continue to grow as he assumes greater corporate responsibilities, including guiding the definition and implementation of Speedie & Associates, Inc.'s vision.
Mr. Wells received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona and a long-time member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
August 15, 2016Exciting things on the way at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino.Sundt Yates Breaks Ground on Harrah's Ak Chin Casino
October 16, 201535 Years In, Speedie & Associates Proudly Looks to the Future
Our Success Stems From Putting Our Clients' Needs First
Many engineering and construction companies would like to be one-stop shops. As it celebrates its 35th year in business, and with a history of organic expansion in the services it offers, Speedie & Associates has come closer to the mark than many.View PDF
September 24, 2014Speedie & Associates' local Flagstaff office Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary serving Northern Arizona and the local community
Speedie & Associates, Inc, a leader in geotechnical, environmental and construction mate- rials testing consulting engineering services statewide, celebrated 20 years in Flagstaff with a Charity BBQ for clients, vendors and employees as a thank you for its continued growth and success. The theme was "mining for gold" with attendees gold panning for prizes, a tour of the facility and whole pig BBQ provided by local restaurant Bigfoot Bar-B-Q.
In addition, to give back to the community, S&A contributed $5 for each attendee who came to the event. S&A is proud to provide the United Flagstaff Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1505 Charities with a check for $500.00. We were fortunate to have four of our brave local firefighters also attend the event and be treated to a sumptuous BBQ meal before having to rush out on a call. In keeping with the "local" flavor of the event, keg beer was also provided by Lumberyard Brewery.
Twenty years ago, Speedie & Associates officially opened its Flagstaff office and materials laboratory primarily of- fering QA/QC and Construction Materials Testing services for heavy highway and civil work in Northern Arizona.
As recognition of our Flagstaff office grew among Speedie's existing clientele, so did requests for additional ser- vices, including geotechnical, environmental and materials testing for commercial work in Northern Arizona. Due in part to a small local staff and limited laboratory capabilities, this work was primarily managed out of the Phoenix office. As a result of the increased demand, Speedie & Associates decided, as a part of its overall strategic plan- ning, to expand the Flagstaff office to "stand alone" in its ability to provide the same services as the Phoenix office. To do so included hiring a committed staff of experts and support personnel as well as ensuring that the materialslaboratory was sufficiently outfitted with all the necessary equipment to provide local testing services. Today the Flagstaff office maintains a highly qualified staff of 10 +/- qualified personnel (including 2 professional registrants), is managed by a dedicated Regional Manager, Clay Spencer, R.G. who is a local Flagstaff resident and who has been with the Speedie family for over 25 years, and has a completely operational materials testing laboratory facili- ty to fully service the Northern Arizona region.
Company Sr. Vice President and CFO, Brett Creaser, said "Speedie & Associates 20th anniversary in Flagstaff is a tremendous milestone for the company." "With over 34 years of statewide Arizona experience, to be regionally recognized as a local leader in our field is the ultimate compliment. There are many factors which have contributed to this success, underlying them all is a steadfast commitment to meet our customers' needs and which has car- ried us through challenging economic times, Creaser continued."
Speedie & Associates, Inc. was established in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980. As one of Arizona's few, locally owned specialty engineering firms, Speedie offers a highly qualified statewide staff of 120+ professional engineers, regis- tered geologists, field and laboratory technicians and support personnel. In addition to its Flagstaff office - which was established in 1994 - Speedie maintains additional office and laboratory facilities in its Phoenix Corporate of- fice location and in Tucson, Arizona. Each office is managed by an experienced Branch Manager - local to the specific area - and is fully staffed and equipped to provide geotechnical investigations, construction materials testing, laboratory testing, special structural and architectural inspection, environmental engineering and site as- sessments, asbestos inspections, forensic analyses of problem sites and specialized testing services, including floor flatness testing, embedded anchor pull-out testing and GPR scanning of concrete and masonry. As a recog- nized leader throughout the State, Speedie & Associates is consistently ranked as one of Arizona's top engineering firms and is proud to have been ranked No. 1 in Ranking Arizona for 10 years in a row.
April 04, 2014Speedie inducted into Ranking Arizona Hall of Fame
Speedie Inducted into Ranking Arizona Hall of Fame
Today Speedie was recognized by Ranking Arizona as one of the Best of Arizona Businesses. According to the magazine Speedie is a great company to work with and work for!
Our success is due in large part to being responsive to clients, excellent customer service and being actively engaged in the community.
April 02, 2014Tucson based LMT Engineering joins forces with Speedie & Associates, Inc.
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