KEHOE TESTING & ENGINEERING, INC. (KTE) specializes in direct push sampling for environmental & geotechnical projects. Throughout California, KTE operates 8 direct push rigs (5 truck mounted rigs, 1 track mounted rig, 2 limited access rigs) with capabilities to sample deeper than many conventional direct push rigs. Our limited access rigs are very portable for sampling inside buildings or tight access areas. We also operate two four-axle 30-ton CPT rigs, which are heavier than most other CPT rigs in the United States. We have been in business since 1998 and have worked on thousands of sites throughout California.
Our services include direct push continuous soil sampling (macrocore or dual tube system), discrete soil sampling (various intervals), groundwater sampling (aka hydropunch) & vapor sampling (aka soil gas), Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), shear wave measurements (CPT), small well installation, hand augering & chemical injection.
KTE is a licensed drilling contractor (C-57 License #786163) and a certified small business enterprise with owners who are actively involved in the operation of the company. As a licensed Professional Engineer, Steve Kehoe has been performing direct push sampling & CPT for over 20 years. Our General Manager, Rich Koester, has also been in the drilling industry for over 20 years & often provides invaluable help in planning investigations. Our Senior Project Manager, Charlene Arthur, oversees all project related matters (such as estimates, scheduling, contracts, insurance, licenses, permits, etc.). Each field operator receives 40 hr hazardous waste training as well as extensive equipment & operation training.
KTE's goal is to provide environmental & geotechnical consultants with the highest quality direct push sampling & testing services possible. We strive to be a resource for our clients rather than just another vendor. KTE owners are experienced engineers & are very involved with each project. We understand the concerns & expectations of geoenvironmental consultants & strive to ensure each project is a success.
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