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January 06, 2022Speedie & Associates, Inc. Grows Its Geotechnical TeamRead Article
September 28, 2021ASU Topping Out Ceremony for its $115-million Multi-Purpose ArenaRead Article
September 17, 2021 Creighton University Phoenix campus Ribbon CuttingRead Article
September 17, 2021$125 million Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU breaks groundRead Article
August 23, 2021Speedie & Associates Announces New Environmental Division LeaderRead Article
July 02, 2021Oscar Goldman said, "We have the technology..."Read Article
March 17, 2021Zachary Herman receives professional engineering (PE) licenseRead Article
September 15, 2020S&A Announces Retirement of Ken Karaba, RGRead Article
July 01, 2020Celebrating 40 YearsRead Article
March 24, 2020Speedie & Associates' COVID-19 StatementRead Article
January 07, 2020Skysong 6 In the NewsRead Article
November 08, 2019Nick Vitale receives professional engineering (PE) licenseRead 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
January 06, 2022Speedie & Associates, Inc. Grows Its Geotechnical Team
Phoenix, AZ, January 6, 2022-Local consulting engineering firm, Speedie & Associates, Inc. (S&A) grows its Geotechnical team with the hiring of Todd Hanke, P.E., as Senior Geotechnical Project Manager. Hanke is a registered professional engineer for the State of Arizona with more than 22 years of experience in geotechnical and geological engineering as related to commercial/industrial projects as well as airports, roadways, and civil works. Hanke received his Bachelor of Science in Geotechnical Engineering and Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin.
Hanke started his career in 1999 as a staff engineer in Rochester, Minnesota for Braun Intertec. His first project there was construction oversight of a large Mayo Clinic expansion. He moved to Phoenix in 2001 and worked for Speedie from 2001 to 2015. For the last six years, he has worked for the Transtec Group in Austin, Texas focusing on pavement projects (highways and airports), including being one of the lead engineers on the 202 South Mountain Freeway. He brings with him a varied resume that includes projects throughout the United States.
Hanke's duties will include providing supervision on geotechnical and forensic investigations, authoring and reviewing technical reports, providing technical guidance and support to the professional staff, and assisting with business development efforts.
"Todd is a great fit for the Speedie team and culture. He brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience," said President Gregg A. Creaser, P.E.
Away from the office, Hanke and his wife of 15 years enjoy traveling, working out in their home gym, and participating in obstacle course races.
September 28, 2021ASU Topping Out Ceremony for its $115-million Multi-Purpose Arena
PROJECT BUZZ //
Tuesday, September 28th, Arizona State University held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the final placement of the steel beam for its new $115-million multi-purpose arena. Located in the Novus Innovation Corridor, the 185,000-square-foot arena will feature 5,000 seats and be the home to Sun Devil men's hockey and wrestling and women's gymnastics. The arena is expected to open in late 2022.
S&A is honored and excited to work with Mortenson on this project.
September 17, 2021 Creighton University Phoenix campus Ribbon Cutting
PROJECT BUZZ //
Creighton University held its ribbon cutting on September 9th, 2021. The 180,000-square-foot, $100 million Health Sciences Campus - Phoenix Campus at Park Central will teach up to 900 students training to be physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physician assistants, and more. S&A is proud to have provided geotechnical and construction materials testing services for this project.
September 17, 2021$125 million Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU breaks ground
PROJECT BUZZ //
The new Omni Hotel, located at Mill and University in Tempe held its groundbreaking today September 17, 2021. The 265,000 gross square feet project will include a full kitchen, lounge, gift shop, fitness center, and full amenity deck equipped with swimming pools and an outdoor bar. Additionally, there will be 38,000 square feet of ballrooms and meeting space. S&A completed its soils investigation in 2018. Now our construction materials testing and special inspection professionals have been on-site as this project takes shape.
#OmniHotel #ASU Arizona State University
August 23, 2021Speedie & Associates Announces New Environmental Division Leader
Phoenix, AZ, August 23, 2021-Local consulting engineering firm, Speedie & Associates, Inc. (S&A) welcomes Christina Vickers. She has taken on the role of the Environmental Division Leader and Senior Project Manager effective April 9, 2021. Vickers brings over 10 years of experience performing and managing environmental inspections and assessments for a variety of agricultural, commercial, multi-family residential, and industrial/manufacturing properties throughout the Midwest and Southwest geographical regions. She will be responsible for managing a team of dedicated environmental professionals based in Phoenix. Vickers joined S&A in November 2020.View PDF
July 02, 2021Oscar Goldman said, "We have the technology..."
"Better than [they were] before. Better -- stronger -- faster."
Phoenix Suns fever has spread throughout the state as the hometown team has made it to the NBA finals for the first time since 1993. The amalgamation of minds that envisioned the future of training for the sport's best athletes created a facility that elevates every aspect of training and performance. There is an army of excellence in the host of designers, contractors, specialists, and consultants that took this vision, put it to paper, and brought it to life. For those who may not have had the privilege of watching the facility as it was built at an incredible pace, the Verizon 5G Performance Center is now a reality. S&A was honored to be a part of this project providing geotechnical engineering services early on in the project and subsequently, construction materials testing once the project began construction.A Deeper Look into the Suns' High Tech Training Center
March 17, 2021Zachary Herman receives professional engineering (PE) license
Phoenix, AZ, March 17, 2021- Speedie & Associates, Inc. (S&A) is proud to announce one of our staff engineers, Zachary Herman, received his professional engineering license in March 2021. Zachary is an Arizona State University graduate and has been with S&A since 2015.View PDF
September 15, 2020S&A Announces Retirement of Ken Karaba, RG
Ken Karaba Retires After a Rewarding 45-year Career in Engineering
Tucson, AZ, September 8, 2020-Local consulting engineering firm, Speedie & Associates, Inc. announced the retirement of Ken Karaba RG. He joined Speedie & Associates Tucson office in 2014 as a Geotechnical Project Manager.
"He made a tremendously positive impact in our Tucson branch that will have a lasting positive impact to the firm, and its employees. He truly made a difference and we thank him for that contribution." said Brett P. Creaser, P.E., Senior Vice President and CFO.
Karaba provided Southern Arizona-based geotechnical and environmental support to the firm. His career spans 45 years of experience in the fields of geotechnical engineering, CMT, and environmental consulting in the western US, the last 37 have been in Southern Arizona.
"... I have had the pleasure of working with ... among the most enjoyable and capable people I have ever met, and I admire you, each in your own way, for your dedication to excellence. And so, thank you Speedie and Associates for providing me the opportunity to be part of the Speedie family and to end my career on a high note," Karaba said on his last day with Speedie.
Karaba brought an outstanding local reputation and strong technical abilities in the geotechnical field to Speedie & Associates and he will be greatly missed.
July 01, 2020Celebrating 40 Years
The month of July kicks off S&A's 40th-anniversary celebration. Founded in 1980, Speedie & Associates is a locally-owned and operated Arizona business offering expert consultation in geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials testing alongside inspection services. Since our inception, we have helped thousands of clients across Arizona. Speedie credits its continued success to a dedication to only the highest levels of client service and satisfaction.
S&A remains one of Arizona's few locally owned engineering firms. Operating out of these Arizona offices; Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Safford, and Show Low. S&A is appreciative of the continued support and confidence expressed by its loyal clientele over the last 40 years.
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
November 08, 2019Nick Vitale receives professional engineering (PE) license
Phoenix, AZ, November 8, 2019- Speedie & Associates, Inc. (S&A) is proud to announce one of our staff engineers, Nick Vitale, received his professional engineering license in October 2019. Nick is an Arizona State University graduate and has been with S&A since 2018.View PDF
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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