The energy industry thrives in the United States. S&ME responds by providing an integrated approach to traditional and emerging markets that addresses the engineering and scientific issues associated with power generation and oil and gas market segments.


Transportation agencies are challenged with reductions of budgets, demands for expedited project delivery and pressures to reduce congestion and modernize transportation networks. S&ME demonstrates value to our clients by our ability to innovate, provide timely solutions, and meet their unique needs.


S&ME can meet your need in new construction, plant expansion, refurbishment of aging infrastructure and regulatory compliance management for on-going operations.


S&ME serves government clients at the Federal, State and Local levels with a wide variety of services to support pre-design, design, construction and post-construction needs.


Whether you’re planning a new facility construction, or needing a property condition assessment to protect your existing investment, S&ME can be there with you every step of the way.


S&ME projects may vary but our clients return to us for our ability to serve them in three areas: schedule, diversity of services, and our practical and effective solutions to their challenges.

What S&ME can do for you

Unpacking an office in "the burgh"

To keep pace with our growth in the shale gas industry, S&ME has opened a Pittsburgh office. Nick Ashcraft and Colin Farrell, both Pittsburghers, are the new face of S&ME locally.

S&ME is excited to move into Pittsburgh. While we are new to the area, Nick and Colin are not new to the challenges of developing pipeline networks. We look forward to integrating our core services of permitting and engineering into the burgeoning shale gas business.

Coal Combustion Product Management

The 2013 World of Coal Ash Conference assembles experts in the field of CCP from across the world to share knowledge on the state of the industry. S&ME presented two white papers at the conference detailing our experience on aspects of the engineering design of CCP management facilities.  Read more…

Celebrating 40 years-Present and Past Presidents

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(Left to Right)
Randy Neuhaus –  President 2008-present
Randy began his career with S&ME in 1988, opening the Knoxville, TN office as the branch manager.
John Browning –  President 2001-2008
John began his career at Soil & Material Engineers in 1976 fresh out of college. He was excited to be part of a new company that shared his business attitudes.
Ron Calsing –  President 1997-2001
Ron began his career at Soil & Material Engineers in 1977 when Glenn Futrell hired him to start the Spartanburg, SC office.
Larry Matthews – President 1992-1997
Larry said he joined Soil & Material Engineers because the company goals and expectations aligned with his personal goals.
Glenn Futrell – Founder and President 1973-1987
Glenn started his career with a major engineering firm where he not only developed his skills as a professional engineer but he also learned to value company ownership.  Glenn trusted his belief in company ownership.  He established Soil and Material Engineers (later, S&ME) based on this value and a management style that promoted growth,  created leadership opportunities, and valued financial success, setting the standard for the way S&ME is run today.
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Latest S&ME News & Information


Quinton Presents at ASFE/GBA Conference

“Covering Your Assets: The ROI of Internal Engagement,” coauthored by Greg Hebeler, PhD, PE (Golder Associates) and Melissa Quinton, PE (S&ME), will be presented at the 2013 Fall Conference of ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business […]