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  • November 30, 2018Banner Health's New Tower Opened This Month

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  • August 28, 2018S&A's Flagstaff Office Has Moved

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  • May 16, 2018Chandler Freeway Crossing Goes Vertical

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  • April 28, 2018Reanimating this October...

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  • April 09, 2018The Grand at Papago Park - Building Two Groundbreaking

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  • March 16, 201838 Years Strong

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  • February 13, 2018Long Awaited Block 23 is Underway

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  • January 05, 2018Gregg Creaser, P.E., Featured in AZ Business Leaders 2018 Issue

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  • October 23, 2017Our Speedie-Tucson Open House is Right Around the Corner

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  • July 26, 2017Camden North End Underway

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  • September 13, 2016Speedie & Associates Announces New Vice President

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  • August 15, 2016Exciting things on the way at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino.

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  • October 16, 201535 Years In, Speedie & Associates Proudly Looks to the Future

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  • September 24, 2014Speedie & Associates' local Flagstaff office Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary serving Northern Arizona and the local community

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  • April 04, 2014Speedie inducted into Ranking Arizona Hall of Fame

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  • April 02, 2014Tucson based LMT Engineering joins forces with Speedie & Associates, Inc.

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November 30, 2018Banner Health's New Tower Opened This Month

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August 28, 2018S&A's Flagstaff Office Has Moved

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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.

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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
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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.

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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]

January 05, 2018Gregg Creaser, P.E., Featured in AZ Business Leaders 2018 Issue

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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
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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).

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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.

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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.

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April 02, 2014Tucson based LMT Engineering joins forces with Speedie & Associates, Inc.

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