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  • July 29, 2022Zach Herman, P.E. graduates from Leadership in Engineering Administration Program (LEAP)

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  • June 22, 2022The opening of the new Terminal 4 concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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  • June 16, 2022Founding father of Speedie & Associates, James A. Speedie, passed away peacefully on June 13th, 2022

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  • June 14, 2022Here are 12 West Valley healthcare projects to watch

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  • June 07, 2022Vote now, vote often! VOTE for SPEEDIE! Polls close July 31st

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  • May 25, 2022Ribbon-cutting for the new FedEx Freight service center

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  • May 19, 2022The Speedie Spooktacular Returns... SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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  • May 12, 2022Phoenix Suns are Relentless!

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  • April 22, 2022Speedie was selected to receive the Arizona Association for Economic Development EDDE for Provider of the Year.

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  • April 16, 2022Ribbon cutting of the Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department's Fire Station 5.

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  • March 30, 2022HOT OFF THE PRESS: Speedie & Associates, Inc. ranks in The Best of Arizona Business 2022.

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  • February 16, 2022The Latest View of the new Omni Hotel

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  • February 10, 2022Topping Out Celebration for The Beam on Farmer

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  • February 08, 2022West 202 Logistics Groundbreaking

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  • February 07, 202235 Commercial Real Estate Projects to Know

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  • February 02, 2022Bell Bank Park Ribbon Cutting

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  • January 21, 2022Adeline, the 25-Story Luxury Apartment Tower Now Open

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  • January 14, 2022$180M Wild Horse Pass Tower Now Open

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  • January 06, 2022Speedie & Associates, Inc. Grows Its Geotechnical Team

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  • November 11, 2021Wexford Science & Technology, LLC is Open

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  • October 25, 202124-story, 326-unit Multifamily Development Breaks Ground

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  • October 21, 2021Valleywise New Medical Center reaches 50% Completion

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  • October 05, 2021The Latest View of the 10 West Commerce Park

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  • September 28, 2021ASU Topping Out Ceremony for its $115-million Multi-Purpose Arena

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  • September 17, 2021 Creighton University Phoenix campus Ribbon Cutting

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  • September 17, 2021$125 million Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU breaks ground

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  • August 23, 2021Speedie & Associates Announces New Environmental Division Leader

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  • July 02, 2021Oscar Goldman said, "We have the technology..."

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  • March 17, 2021Zachary Herman receives professional engineering (PE) license

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  • September 15, 2020S&A Announces Retirement of Ken Karaba, RG

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  • July 01, 2020Celebrating 40 Years

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  • March 24, 2020Speedie & Associates' COVID-19 Statement

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  • January 07, 2020Skysong 6 In the News

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  • November 08, 2019Nick Vitale receives professional engineering (PE) license

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  • July 23, 2019Marana Unified School District Opens New CSTEM K-8 School

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  • May 17, 2019X Phoenix Breaks Ground

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  • April 30, 2019Tempe's Lakeside Landscape on the Rise

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  • March 26, 2019Block 23 Construction Update

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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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July 29, 2022Zach Herman, P.E. graduates from Leadership in Engineering Administration Program (LEAP)

Zach Herman, P.E., is a graduate of the 2022 Leadership in Engineering Administration Program (LEAP) presented by The American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona (ACEC Arizona). LEAP is a career development program for rising young professionals in Arizona's consulting engineering industry.

June 22, 2022The opening of the new Terminal 4 concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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Fly on over and celebrate the new concourse in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. S&A has been on-site since 2018 providing geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and special inspection services.

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June 16, 2022Founding father of Speedie & Associates, James A. Speedie, passed away peacefully on June 13th, 2022

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that the founding father of our great Speedie & Associates family, James A. Speedie, passed away peacefully on the evening of June 13th, 2022.

Jim and Henrietta Speedie originally moved to Phoenix in 1977, in order to open a branch office for a consulting engineering firm based in Detroit Michigan, Halpert & Associates. At that time, Halpert was an active and growing firm, with a number of very talented young engineers led by an equally talented mentor and old-school geotechnical engineer, Hugo Halpert. Many of those young engineers would go on to great success, with several later becoming leaders of their own firms, including, as it turned out, Jim Speedie.

Prior to joining Halpert, Jim taught at his alma mater, Wayne State University, after getting his BSCE and MSCE degrees in Civil Engineering and Mathematics. After joining Halpert, a life-changing opportunity was presented to them, and Jim and Henrietta soon headed to the Great Warm Southwest, and Jim opened the Phoenix branch office of Halpert & Associates.

Halpert & Associates specialized in geotechnical engineering, construction inspection and materials testing, laboratory testing, and civil design and surveying. The early projects of the Phoenix branch office consisted of large shopping malls, including its first project, Paradise Valley Mall.

Jim Speedie began to build a small team of dedicated and hard-working individuals, and introduced a then-unique approach to serving an engineering firm's clients -an integrated philosophy of hands-on hard work, creative technical solutions, and superior customer service. These client-centric values remain at the core of our firm today.

Unfortunately, during the late 70's the economy turned, slowing construction. Hugo Halpert decided that the Phoenix market could not sustain a branch office, and wanted to pull out. However, Jim, along with Henrietta, saw the great growth potential in the Phoenix market and decided to stay and wait out the storm and continue to build and nurture the local relationships that Jim had already begun to develop. In addition, their two children, Leslie and Michael, had already begun to consider Arizona their home, and the climate, and the small-but-growing town of Phoenix was much more favorable for family life compared to urban Michigan.

So, in a remarkable leap of faith - not to mention at great personal financial risk - in July 1980 Jim and Henrietta made the bold step of purchasing the Phoenix branch office assets from Halpert & Associates, and forming Speedie & Associates. Thence began an incredible journey, a story of great personal and professional growth, not only for Jim and Henrietta, but for all of those along the way who have been part of that adventure in one way or another.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Jim - and to those who knew him well it was always 'Speedie' - and Henrietta spent 20 years building Speedie & Associates into a firm that exemplified the core values that Jim always held dear. But it was time for them to step away, to enjoy life, grandkids, and the success they had achieved and deserved. Upon their retirement in 2001, the four new owners of the firm - all long-time employees, three from the Halpert days - were extremely proud to carry on Jim's legacy.

In retirement, Speedie continued to enjoy life the way he always had - full speed ahead. He loved life, and people, and cats, and having a good time. Jim relished building relationships, having fun with old friends and making new ones. He, and his second wife Lisa, regularly talked of building a house near the beach in Central/South America.

During retirement, Jim also continued to give back to the local community, including tutoring those less fortunate, and inspiring them to be something he knew they could be - but that they hadn't quite realized yet.

Speedie always seemed to have that ability, to spot that certain something in someone that they didn't know they had. That in fact was the very foundation of my professional relationship with Jim. At a time in my life when I was completely lost, he - with my brother's indemnification, no doubt - provided an opportunity to me, in a career field I knew nothing about. Jim always - well, almost always - gave me the benefit of the doubt, and always just enough rope to hang myself. Which I did on a regular basis. But Speedie knew that's how we learn, and grow, and realize our full potential. Professionally, I am who I am today in great part due to Jim Speedie giving me that room to grow.

There's probably a million great memories and stories about Jim Speedie, and I'm hoping that many of these will get shared amongst us over the coming days. If people remember you, you're never really gone.

Rest in peace Speedie.

- Brett Creaser

June 14, 2022Here are 12 West Valley healthcare projects to watch

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Here are 12 West Valley healthcare projects to watch. S&A is proudly working on seven of them - Abrazo Health Buckeye Medical Campus, Apricus Health Surgery Center of Avondale, Banner Health hospital in Buckeye, Phoenix Children's Avondale Campus, Phoenix Children's Sports Physical Therapy Clinic (two locations), and Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital.

12 West Valley healthcare projects - AZBIGMEDIA article

June 07, 2022Vote now, vote often! VOTE for SPEEDIE! Polls close July 31st

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May 25, 2022Ribbon-cutting for the new FedEx Freight service center

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Special delivery! Last Friday, S&A attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new FedEx Freight service center in Litchfield Park. S&A is proud to be part of the project providing geotechnical, construction materials testing, and special inspection services.

May 19, 2022The Speedie Spooktacular Returns... SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

May 12, 2022Phoenix Suns are Relentless!

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The Phoenix Suns are #relentless, and we wish them the best for Game 6 tonight! What an amazing season so far!

Check out these sunrise views of the Verizon 5G Performance Center designed by DFDG Architecture. S&A is a proud team member of this one-of-a-kind sports facility. Practice makes perfect! Go Suns!

#ThisTeamisonFIRE #NBAPlayoffs #Verizon5GPerformanceCenter #RallyTheValley

April 22, 2022Speedie was selected to receive the Arizona Association for Economic Development EDDE for Provider of the Year.

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S&A won Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) Award for Provider of the Year.

S&A was recognized for its support and involvement in AAED's education, advocacy, and collaboration efforts. This includes 22+ years of membership, annual Partner sponsorship, committee involvement, and participation in several of the organization's events, including monthly luncheons, symposiums, golf tournaments, AAED Academy courses, Legislative Lunch on the Lawn, Spring Conference, and Fall Forum.

Thank you Arizona Association for Economic Development. We are humbled and honored by this recognition.

April 16, 2022Ribbon cutting of the Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department's Fire Station 5.

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On April 16th, a ribbon cutting was held for the Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department's Fire Station 5. This $9.4 million project was designed by Perlman Architects of Arizona and constructed by Willmeng Construction, Inc. S&A was proud to be part of this project providing geotechnical engineering services.

Ribbon cutting of the Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department's Fire Station 5.

March 30, 2022HOT OFF THE PRESS: Speedie & Associates, Inc. ranks in The Best of Arizona Business 2022.

Ranking The Best of Arizona Business 2022

#1 Engineering: GEO/Materials Testing

#3 Environmental Firms

#5 Best Real Estate Workplace Culture (40-135 staff)

We are humbled and honored by this recognition! It has been our pleasure to serve you for the past 42 years - our clients, friends and colleagues. Your loyalty and continuous support is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!

February 16, 2022The Latest View of the new Omni Hotel

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Check out the latest view of the new Omni Hotel, located at Mill and University in Tempe. 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. This amazing hotel will be open in Spring 2023! S&A completed its soils investigation in 2018, and now our construction materials testing and special inspection professionals have been on-site as this project takes shape.

February 10, 2022Topping Out Celebration for The Beam on Farmer

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Topping Out Celebration was held on February 10th, 2022, for The Beam on Farmer. S&A is honored to be part of this project. A five-story, 184,000-square-foot, Class A office building located in downtown Tempe. S&A has been on-site since 2019 providing geotechnical engineering, environmental, construction materials testing, and special inspection services.

February 08, 2022West 202 Logistics Groundbreaking

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A groundbreaking was held to mark the official start of construction on West 202 Logistics. S&A is excited to be part of this historic project providing geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing services.

February 07, 202235 Commercial Real Estate Projects to Know

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Here are 35 commercial real estate projects to know. S&A is proudly working on 23 of them.
// ASU Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building VII
Creighton University Health Sciences Campus
Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower and Emergency Department
Chandler Regional Medical Center Tower D Addition
AC Marriott Hotel Downtown Phoenix
Hyatt Place Phoenix Downtown
Prasada Clubhouse
The Westin Tempe
East Valley Commerce Center Phases III and IV
Mark Anthony Brewing
Tolleson 107 Logistics Center
VT303
Gramercy Scottsdale
Kenect Phoenix
Novel Midtown Phoenix
999 E. Playa Del Norte
Cavasson East Office Building & Garage
The Beam on Farmer
The Link Cube
Union at Riverview
Pyramid Peak Water Treatment Plant Expansion
Crosspoint Redevelopment
Goodyear Civic Square

35 Commercial Real Estate Projects - AZBIGMEDIA article

February 02, 2022Bell Bank Park Ribbon Cutting

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Bell Bank Park was flooded with cheers and celebrations for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. S&A is honored to be part of the largest multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex in North America. Since 2020, S&A has been on-site providing geotechnical, construction materials testing, and special inspection services.

January 21, 2022Adeline, the 25-Story Luxury Apartment Tower Now Open

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The skyline of Downtown Phoenix is constantly evolving. Adeline, the new $125 million apartment tower in downtown Phoenix that boasts 379 luxury units, is now open and has welcomed its first residents. S&A is excited to be part of this luxury multifamily complex project providing geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing services.

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2022/01/20/see-inside-apartment-tower-adeline.html?utm_source=st

January 14, 2022$180M Wild Horse Pass Tower Now Open

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It's time to CELEBRATE! Wild Horse Pass has a NEW LOOK! S&A's construction materials testing and special inspection professionals have been on-site since 2019 and are proud to be part of this $180 million expansion.

Wild Horse Pass Tower - AZBIGMEDIA 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.

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November 11, 2021Wexford Science & Technology, LLC is Open

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Wexford Science & Technology, LLC's a stunning new building at 850 PBC (Phoenix Biomedical Campus), Downtown Phoenix. The building encompasses 227,000 SF, stands seven stories, is LEED Gold, and features beautiful pieces from local artists - but that's just the basics. Seeing the finished product after standing on the same site for its groundbreaking in 2019, is always a remarkable transformation to witness and a reminder of the talent, vision, and hard work of a diverse team that spans the life of a project from the land sale to turnover. The Speedie & Associates, Inc. team has been fortunate to work with Wexford Development and Okland Construction on such a significant piece within the PBC where all three state universities are co-located in which collaboration and growth are catalyzing the biomedical industry. The future is bright!

October 25, 202124-story, 326-unit Multifamily Development Breaks Ground

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Exciting changes coming to Phoenix's skyline. JE Dunn Construction and Lincoln Ventures have begun construction on a new 24-story, 326-unit multifamily development in one of the most recent Downtown Phoenix construction projects to break ground. The project will feature luxury amenities, ground-floor retail. S&A is proud to be part of this project providing geotechnical, environmental and ongoing construction materials testing/special inspection services.

Multifamily Development Breaks Ground - AZBIGMEDIA article

October 21, 2021Valleywise New Medical Center reaches 50% Completion

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The 673,000-square-foot, 10-story building is scheduled to open in October 2023 and replace the current medical center at 24th Street and Roosevelt in Phoenix, which opened in 1971. S&A is proud to be part of the project providing geotechnical and ongoing construction materials testing/special inspection services.

Valleywise New Medical Center- AZBIGMEDIA article

October 05, 2021The Latest View of the 10 West Commerce Park

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Check out the latest view of 10 West Commerce Park in Buckeye. S&A provided geotechnical services in the Fall of 2020 and now providing ongoing construction materials testing services.

September 28, 2021ASU Topping Out Ceremony for its $115-million Multi-Purpose Arena

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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.

AZ Big Media article - CLICK HERE

September 17, 2021 Creighton University Phoenix campus Ribbon Cutting

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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

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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

Omni Tempe Hotel - AZ Big Media article - CLICK HERE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Architect: Corgan
Contractor: Chasse Building Team

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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.

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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.

The Watermark Tempe

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

Renderings and more information on Block 23 at CityScape

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

More About the Project on AZCentral.com

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.

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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)

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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]

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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