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About us

WHO WE ARE

A consulting Geotechnical and Construction Materials Testing Company with proven experience in Geotechnical Engineering Services, Construction Consulting Services, and Special Inspection & Testing Services. These include but are not limited to  Subsurface Exploration, Roadway & Transportation Studies, Reinforcing & Structural Steel Inspections, Concrete, Masonry, Drilling, Specialty Testing Installation, and Quality Control & Quality Assurance.

ETS has team of engineering professionals that is knowledgeable, responsive, timely, and cost-conscious.  ETS is celebrating serving the design and construction community in Hampton Roads for over 21 years as an integral member of design teams on local, municipal, federal and VDOT projects.

OUR TEAM

The ETS team includes Licensed Professional Engineers, PhD’s, Structural Steel Inspectors, Geologists, ACI and VDOT Certified Construction Inspectors, Laboratory Managers, and office personnel poised to serve your business in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware.

ETS Inspectors and Technicians have the most demonstrated local project experience, highest number of VDOT and ACI Certifications, and unmatched site knowledge that results saving to our clients time and money on each project. Our conscientious staff brings knowledge, professionalism and consistently delivers timely, quality reports and a personal responsiveness to all of our clients unmatched by any other firm.

ETS is a Virginia VDOT, Delaware DelDOT, and Maryland WBE/DBE, certified by the Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) as a Small Women-owned business (certification # 650066).

COMPANY HISTORY

Our staff has over 145 years of extensive knowledge and understanding of subsurface soils conditions in Hampton Roads, Virginia, as well as state rules and regulations.

ETS has extensive knowledge and understanding of local soils conditions. Because of our proprietary database of soils conditions in Hampton Roads, we’ve been building for over 21 years and our team is uniquely poise to be an invaluable asset to any project.

OUR MISSION

ETS, Inc. is committed to serving our clients with integrity, responsiveness and professionalism. Our company and employees value the relationships we build, the impact our work has on the community and the companies we have the opportunity to serve every day.

We strive to promote a healthy balance for our employees between work and family, and the company supports professional development with on-going training. The cornerstone of our success will continue to be industry knowledge, quality results, cutting- edge technology, and demonstrated cost savings to our clients in all areas of our expertise.

WHY CHOOSE ETSWe take pride in our best traits

Professionalism
Exceptional Service
Attention to Detail
Accurate
Timely
Cost Savings

ETS Certified By

OUR TEAM

Colleen Nabhan

G.C. and President

Colleen Nabhan is a licensed General Contractor with over 33 years of demonstrated experience in Team Leadership, General Management, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Marketing, and Finance including; 21 years of construction, engineering staff management, and oversite of material testing services.  Colleen’s experience includes; in field and in laboratory testing, laboratory management and certification, general contracting and construction, staff management, contract negotiations, corporate fiscal oversight, organizational development, policy creation and implementation, Human Resources, recruitment and training, and industry marketing.

Class A General Contractor, RSO- Radiation Safety Officer, Certified Nuclear Gauge Officer, Certified DDI Administrator, Achieve Global PSS Certified trainer and coach. 

Charlie T. Nabhan

P.E., Principal Engineer

Charlie T. Nabhan, P.E., Principal Engineer has over 34 years of experience in providing geotechnical and construction material testing services. His experience includes both the technical and managerial aspects of projects. His experience includes both the technical and managerial aspects of geotechnical engineering from building facilities to pavement and utility structures.

Technical aspects include geotechnical and material testing engineering for government, transportation, and commercial projects. His experience entails design and analysis of shallow and deep foundation systems for various size buildings, bridges, roadways and earth retaining structures.

In addition, Mr. Nabhan’s design background includes slope stability analysis; evaluation of liquefaction potential; slide repair and earthwork design using geotextile fabric and geogrid material; and pavement design recommendations using AASHTO methods. His quality control experience includes field and laboratory testing of soil and concrete; subgrade and foundation soil inspection; and monitoring of test pile installation and load and PDA testing.

He is proficient in the use of gINTV8, LPile, Blastware, Geosystem, PDA, GRLWeap, and Stabl.

Jennifer Hibbs & Sasha Matar

Office Operations & Communications

Jennifer Hibbs – Office Operations & Client Relations Director

With over 17 years of dedicated service at ETS, Jennifer Hibbs is a seasoned professional in office operations and client relations management. Her extensive experience and expertise have been instrumental in running the day-to-day operations of the company and ensuring smooth functioning across all departments.

As the Office Operations and Client Relations Director, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of ETS’s unique organizational dynamics. Her strategic approach to office and client management has been pivotal in optimizing processes, enhancing productivity, and fostering a positive work environment.


Sasha Matar – Operations & Communications Manager

Sasha has recently joined the team to support in office operations and internal & external communication.

She is a dynamic professional who recently joined ETS Support, bringing expertise in office operations and internal & external communication. With an undergraduate degree in International Business Management and a Master’s in Mass Communication, Sasha is well-equipped to handle the diverse challenges of the role. Combining her strong business acumen with her passion for effective communication, Sasha excels in streamlining processes and enhancing organizational efficiency.

Anthony Konwea

PhD, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer

Anthony Konwea has over 25 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry. Konwea’s extensive experience includes conducting advanced laboratory tests such as Triaxial, Direct shear, RCC and soil cement design, consolidation tests, soils classifications, laboratory classification tests, and slope stability analyses. His experience also includes designing retaining walls, rigid and flexible pavement sections based on AASHTO pavement design methods and VDOT methods, and piles. With a proven track record of being a leader in the construction quality control industry, Mr. Konwea is experienced in the development, implementation, and maintenance of construction quality control plans.

He is also proficient in the use of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MATLAB, ABAQUS, HEC-RAS, SAP 2000, Revit, DARWIN, APILE, LPILE, SETTLE3D, SLOPE/W, SHAFT, GRLWEAP, and MSEW.

Maroun Waked

EIT, CCM, Assistant Project Manager & Geotechnical Engineer

Maroun Waked is a highly skilled professional with over 4 years of experience in the construction industry. He has a diverse background in vertical and roadway construction, and has successfully delivered engineering inspection services on numerous projects both in the United States and internationally. With a keen eye for detail, Maroun recognizes the utmost importance of providing comprehensive and accurate project documentation. His expertise extends to various aspects of construction, including soils, masonry, and concrete materials. Furthermore, he possesses a strong foundation in soils, aggregate, asphalt, and is well-versed in interpreting roadway plans.

Thanks to his extensive experience and educational background, Waked excels in applying complex mathematical formulas and engineering principles. This enables him to provide insightful recommendations for field adjustments, contributing to the success of construction projects. Recognized for his technical expertise and leadership abilities, Waked consistently provides guidance and supervision to fellow inspectors and testers, ensuring that projects adhere to the highest standards of quality and compliance.

Waked is also proficient in utilizing a range of software programs, including MS Office (WORD, EXCEL) and Revit, enabling him to streamline project management and enhance efficiency.

Samrat Raut

EIT, Geotechnical Engineer

Samrat Raut has over 3 years of experience in the construction industry with a strong background in vertical and roadway construction. His expertise extends to reinforced steel, masonry, and concrete materials, ensuring meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of construction. Additionally, he possesses a solid foundation in soils, aggregate, asphalt, and a working knowledge of roadway plans. Raut is well-versed in VDOT terminology and knowledgeable about state and federal environmental, safety, and EEO guidelines and regulations. He has successfully provided engineering inspection services on multiple projects in Virginia.

Proficient in a variety of software programs including MS Office (WORD, EXCEL), Plaxis 2D, gINT, Apile, Lpile, and Gstabl, Raut utilizes these tools to enhance project management efficiency and accuracy. He demonstrates exceptional competence in reading and interpreting roadway plans and contract specifications, guaranteeing precise implementation of project requirements.

Leveraging his experience and education, Raut is capable of applying complex mathematical formulas and engineering principles. This enables him to provide valuable recommendations for field adjustments, ensuring optimal project outcomes. He consistently exhibits technical supervision and leadership, providing guidance and support to fellow inspectors and testers.

Nathan West

Geotechnical Engineer

Nathan West has over 2 years of experience in the construction industry. With a diverse background in vertical and roadway construction, he has provided engineering inspection services on multiple projects in Virginia. Recognizing the significance of detailed and accurate project documentation, West ensures meticulous attention to every aspect of his work. His expertise spans reinforced steel, masonry, and concrete materials, reflecting his in-depth knowledge in these areas. Additionally, he possesses a strong foundation in soils, aggregate, asphalt, and maintains a working knowledge of roadway plans. Nathan is well-versed in VDOT terminology, as well as state and federal environmental, safety, and EEO guidelines and regulations.

West is proficient in various software programs such as MS Office (WORD, EXCEL), Plaxis 2D, gINT, Apile, Lpile, PDA, CAPWAP, and Gstabl. He utilizes these tools to enhance project management efficiency and precision. He also demonstrates exceptional proficiency in reading and interpreting roadway plans and contract specifications, ensuring accurate implementation of project requirements. West routinely provides technical supervision and leadership, offering guidance and support to fellow inspectors and testers. His ability to effectively oversee projects ensures adherence to the highest standards of quality and compliance.