S&ME delivers engineering, design, planning, environmental, and construction services for the built environment. Founded in 1973, we have grown to an 1200-person corporation operating from 36 offices across the US. S&ME is owned by its employees who remain faithful to our core values of safety, quality and client service. Our goal is to provide practical solutions to our clients’ infrastructure, development, and environmental challenges. We care about our clients and devote our abundant resources and technical expertise to helping them safely and efficiently meet their objectives.


S&ME (formerly, Soil & Material Engineers) was founded in 1973 in Raleigh, North Carolina and remains headquartered there. In 1987 Westinghouse acquired S&ME and by 1992 decided to exit the environmental market allowing a group of S&ME’s original owners to buy back portions of the company. Since 1992 S&ME has operated as an employee-owned company dedicated to quality service, employee growth and responsible fiscal operation. We have expanded through organic growth and acquisition of several firms, including QORE Property Sciences in 2010 and BBCM Engineering in 2011, thereby expanding our geographic footprint while maintaining strong core services.  With the most recent purchase of Littlejohn in December 2014, now a subsidiary of S&ME, we are able to provide additional engineering, design, planning, environmental and construction services to better serve our clients as a single resource.


President, Chief Executive Officer – Randy Neuhaus, PE
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President – Bruce Altstaetter, CPA
Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President – Brad McLester, PE
Human Resources Director, Vice President – Rosemary Thompson, PHR
Legal Counsel, Vice President – Jim Attaway, JD, PE
Safety Director, – Dave Duke, MS, CIH, CSP
Business Development Director, Vice President – Marty Baltzegar, PE, LEED AP
Marketing Director – Kathleen Chambers, CPSM
Technology Director – Chris Headley
Quality Improvement Director, Vice President – Wes Lowder, PE

Board of Directors

Randy Neuhaus, PE, President & CEO
Bruce Altstaetter, CPA, Senior Vice President, CFO
Brad McLester, PE, Senior Vice President, COO
Forrest Foshee, PE, Vice President
Mike Marcus, PhD, Vice President
Elizabeth Porter, PG, Vice President
Jim Littlejohn, PE, Vice President
Everett Cowan, PE, Outside Director
Dave Van Arnam, PE, Outside Director