GEC Acquires California Coastal Firm

GEC has acquired Noble Consultants, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in coastal, structural, harbor, and water resources engineering.

The acquisition of Noble Consultants greatly enhances GEC’s capabilities in coastal restoration and engineering. With the addition of Noble Consultants’ offices in Irvine and Novato, CA, the acquisition also significantly extends GEC’s national reach. GEC will continue to run the California operations as Noble Consultants.

Stephen Spohrer, P.E., GEC’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “This acquisition is a key element in GEC’s strategy to become a more comprehensive coastal firm and to fully participate in coastal restoration activities in Louisiana and the coastal arena nation-wide.”

Ronald M. Noble, P.E. will continue to serve as President of Noble Consultants overseeing the California operations while taking a large role in expanding GEC’s coastal client base. Noble Consultants brings to GEC over 40 years of national and international experience providing a wide array of engineering services on shoreline and other marine projects.

GEC and Noble Consultants have a business relationship dating back to the 1990s. Noble Consultants has teamed with GEC over the years on its past Louisiana DNR environmental and OCPR coastal restoration contracts as well as numerous Army Corps of Engineers contracts including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alaska and New Orleans districts. Currently Noble Consultants is a teaming partner with GEC on both its coastal engineering and its environmental sciences contracts with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA).

Pictured left to right: Verdi Adam, Ronald Noble, Stephen Spohrer