A Full Service Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental, Construction Materials Testing, and Special Inspections Firm

Hickory, North Carolina

Catawba Valley Engineering & Testing (CVET)

Founded in 2012 with four people, Catawba Valley Engineering & Testing (“CVET”) is a growing multidisciplinary firm with offices in Hickory and Shelby, North Carolina. We offer professional geotechnical engineering services, environmental services, construction materials testing, and special inspection services to developers, architects, contractors, municipalities, and property owners. We pride ourselves on providing our clients the personal service and value of a small firm with the same expertise and experience of larger firms.

Continually maintaining pace with the latest technology and developments in our field, we have all the necessary capabilities in-house to support our client’s project needs and enhance their project experience. Using a multi-disciplined approach to engineering, our diversified team of experts and licensed professionals responsively and seamlessly provide a variety of services to public and private clients.

***Licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Massachusetts***

In their own words…

“Catawba Valley Engineering and Testing is our “go to” firm for so many of our projects !  They have provided resolutions that have offered thousands of dollars of savings for us and our clients without jeopardizing the integrity of the building. They are efficient and very cost effective as well !  I highly recommend them !“

Andy Matthews, Matthews Construction Co., Inc.

“Southside Constructors, Inc. has worked with CVET for close to a decade. In today’s time, with finite site selections, it is important to have experienced geotechnical engineers that can address complex subsurface issues, provide viable solutions necessary to move projects forward while adhering to structural stability requirements coupled with economical approaches. David and his CVET team have the experience, the leadership, and the practical thinking to achieve these requirements.“

Darryl Kellough, Southside Constructors, Inc.

“CVET has consistently provided us with efficient and effective service for our testing and geotechnical needs.”

Jason F. Blackwell, Civil/Heavy Highway Division Vannoy Construction

“We could not be more pleased with the work performed by Catawba Valley on a number of projects. Their staff is consistently prepared to help us when situations arise in the field and our schedule is never delayed. They are our lab of choice on every job.”

Greg Yancey, Provident Company

“David LeGrand and his associates at Catawba Valley Engineering & Testing use a common sense approach to solve problems encountered on our construction sites. They have the most up to date equipment and technology to solve any challenges we face, and have saved our clients thousands of dollars. They are always responsive which keep our projects on schedule and moving in the right direction. We always recommend them to our clients.”

Gary E. Matthews, President, Matthews Construction

“Catawba Valley Engineering and Testing delivers added value at every point in the process. Their expertise and guidance show up throughout the project. They do what they say they are going to do, which is high value when our projects are built on top of commitments.” 

 - Jason Richardson, Colson Park