Who We Are

Olson Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Mr. Larry Olson, its President and Chief Engineer.  Mr. Olson is well-recognized as one of the pioneers in the development, commercialization of instruments, and application of unique Nondestructive Testing (NDT) technologies.  As a widely known industry leader, to this day Mr. Olson diversifies the applications of NDT.

Olson Engineering is a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) that provides state-of-the-art Structural and Infrastructure Condition Assessment using a wide variety of NDT technologies, and advanced ground imaging with multiple Geophysical methods for geologic, engineering and hydrologic applications.  Investigations are performed domestically throughout the U.S., but also internationally.  Projects are conducted for governmental agencies, commercial & private industry, and educational institutions.

Professional staff at Olson Engineering have been carefully assembled to include world class expertise in a wide range of NDT and Geophysical consulting services with P.E. registration in 27 states. Olson's multidisciplinary group of employees are dedicated people whose educations/degrees include Civil Engineering with strengths in structural, geotechnical, pavement and materials engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Geophysics and Geology with strengths in engineering, environmental, groundwater, and mineral exploration.  Together, this combination of professional strengths enables Olson to develop state-of-the-art test/field procedures, and build instruments and software to meet both the routine and unique project needs.  As a result, Olson has experience in NDT condition assessment of a wide array of materials including concrete, masonry, steel and other metals, timber, asphalt, and other materials.  In addition, the capability to perform geophysical imaging gives Olson the skill to present subsurface properties of soil deposits and rock formations in 1D, 2D and 3D using advanced imaging technology.

Below is a short list of services and applications provided by Olson Engineering (expanded in detail on this website):

  • Nondestructive Testing for:
    • Structures and Infrastructures
    • Structural Repair/Rehabilitation
    • Forensic Engineering
    • Structural Health Monitoring
    • Vibration Monitoring
  • Geophysics for:
    • Geotechnical and Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Clean-up/Remediation
    • Geologic Investigations
    • Groundwater Exploration / Resource Evaluation
  • Applied Research for:
    • Instrument Design and Development
    • Software Design and Implementation
  • Training Opportunities and Seminars (PDH/CEU):
    • NDT
    • Geophysics

In the 30+ years Olson has been in business, we have conducted projects in all 50 United States, as well as around the world providing NDT and/or Geophysical services in Australia, Germany, Canada, Kuwait, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Africa, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Italy, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom.

Olson's corporate office is located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado (greater Denver Metro area). A branch office in Rockville, Maryland (greater Washington DC area) serves the East Coast.