About Us

Geotest was founded in July 1979 by Dr. V.N. Vijayvergiya to provide personal attention and high-quality service in geotechnical engineering and materials testing to corporate clients and government agencies.  During its thirty-eight-year history, Geotest has established a reputation for providing cost-effective and reliable service.  The company’s commitment to customer satisfaction and high-quality work has resulted in numerous long-term relationships and a substantial amount of repeat business from its clients.  It has also helped Geotest to serve a broad range of industries and clients.  With nearly fifty employees and full-service laboratories, we have the expertise and resources to meet your engineering, testing and inspection needs.

GEI has participated in over 2,000 projects and has managed individual projects with testing and inspection fees in excess of $1 million.  Various types of projects on which Geotest has worked are given below.

Highways and Bridges Athletic/Sports Facilities
Port Facilities Education Facilities
Airports Petrochemical Facilities
Parking Garages Railroads
Auditorium/Arena Facilities Academic Facilities
Municipal Facilities Land Development
Hospitals Office Buildings
Commercial Buildings Hotels and Motels

GEI is located in a 15,000 square-foot facility at 5600 Bintliff Drive in Houston, Texas.  This facility consists of engineering offices and 8,000 square feet of laboratory.  In this facility, GEI maintains a fully equipped soil mechanics laboratory and a construction materials laboratory for testing of soils, concrete, asphalt and steel.

Calibration and maintenance records are kept on each piece of equipment and are maintained on intervals required by ASTM, TxDOT and AASHTO test methods.  For most of standard test procedures we maintain at least two pieces of equipment.  Examples include 10 compression machines, 8 ovens including a 168 cubic foot drying oven, 6 proctor machines, 8 liquid limit devices and 2 beam breakers.

Geotest is accredited by The American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).  Geotest is also a member of the Texas Council of Engineering Laboratories (TCEL).  We are regularly inspected by the US Army Corp of Engineers, City of Houston, TxDOT, METRO, and the Harris County Flood Control District. In addition, we participate in AMRL, CCRL and TxDOT reference sampling programs.  Geotest is a certified HUB, DBE and MBE with various local, state and federal agencies including the City of Houston, State of Texas, HISD, METRO, Houston Minority Business Council and the Port of Houston.

Geotest Engineering, Inc. is not a publicly owned company.  The company is 100% employee owned by:

Ravi Raj Yanamandala, P.E. President 25 years
Kuo-Chiang “Frank” Lin, MSCE, P.E. Sr. Vice President 40 years
Mohan Ballagere, P.E. Vice President 25 years
Madhu R. Munirathnam, P.E. Vice President 28 years