Who We Are

Olson Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Mr. Larry Olson, its President and Chief Engineer.  Mr. Olson is well-recognized as one of the pioneers in the development, commercialization of instruments, and application of unique Nondestructive Testing (NDT) technologies.  As a widely known industry leader, to this day Mr. Olson diversifies the applications of NDT.

Olson Engineering is a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) that provides state-of-the-art Structural and Infrastructure Condition Assessment using a wide variety of NDT technologies, and advanced ground imaging with multiple Geophysical methods for geologic, engineering and hydrologic applications.  Investigations are performed domestically throughout the U.S., but also internationally.  Projects are conducted for governmental agencies, commercial & private industry, and educational institutions.

Professional staff at Olson Engineering have been carefully assembled to include world class expertise in a wide range of NDT and Geophysical consulting services.  The staff range from technicians to Ph.D. engineers, with P.E. registration in 27 states.  Collectively the professional staff at Olson have over 100 years’ experience conducting NDT services, and over 90 years’ experience conducting geophysical services.  In general the NDT and Geophysics groups work closely together, working with common clientele but servicing different needs to industry.  The NDT business group is managed by Mr. Larry Olson on the East Coast and Mr. Dennis Sack (Senior VP / Principal Engineer) at the Corporate Office, while the Geophysics business group is managed by Ms. Nicole Pendrigh (Senior Geophysicist) and Mr. Trever Ensele (Senior Geophysicist) at the Corporate Office.

To make Olson have the competitive advantage in both the NDT and Geophysics industry, we have assembled a multidisciplinary group of dedicated people whose educations/degrees include Civil Engineering with strengths in structural, geotechnical, pavement and materials engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, and Geophysics and Geology with strengths in engineering, environmental, and groundwater, and mineral exploration.  Together, this combination of professional strengths enable Olson to develop state-of-the-art test/field procedures, and build instruments and software to meet both the routine and unique project needs.  As a result, Olson has experience in NDT condition assessment of a wide array of materials including concrete, masonry, steel and other metals, timber, asphalt, and other materials.  In addition, the capability to perform geophysical imaging gives Olson the skill present subsurface properties of soil deposits and rock formations in 1D, 2D and 3D using advanced imaging technology.

Below is a short list of services and applications provided by Olson Engineering (expended in detail on this website):

  • Nondestructive Testing for:
    • Structures & Infrastructures
    • Structural Repair/Rehabilitation
    • Forensic Engineering
    • Structural Health Monitoring
    • Vibration Monitoring
  • Geophysics for:
    • Geotechnical and Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Clean-up/Remediation
    • Geologic Investigations
    • Groundwater Exploration / Resource Evaluation
  • Applied Research for:
    • Instrument Design and Development
    • Software Design and Implementation
  • Training Opportunities & Seminars (PDH/CEU):
    • NDT
    • Geophysics

In the 30+ years Olson has been in business, we have conducted projects in all 50 United States, as well as around the world providing NDT and/or Geophysical services in Australia, Germany, Canada, Kuwait, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Africa, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Italy, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom.

Olson has branch offices located across the United States covering the following regions: Rockville, Maryland (greater Washington DC area) and Wheat Ridge, Colorado (greater Denver Metro area) for the corporate office.