History

Arias Geoprofessionals (Arias) was formed in 1996 by Robert P. Arias, P.E, a native of San Antonio with more than 40 years of engineering experience. Since starting in his garage, Mr. Arias has grown the firm into one of the premier engineering firms in Texas. We currently have over 90 team members between our five (5) office locations in, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth and Eagle Pass, Texas. We’ve completed over 5,000+ Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing projects across the state of Texas.


Our team is experienced, responsive, and credentialed. We build long-term relationships with our Clients based on integrity, honesty, open and direct communication, and traditional friendly service. At Arias, we know how our services impact a project’s design, construction, and performance. We see the big picture and strive to assure that our services contribute positively to both the project’s short-term and long-term outcomes.


Arias has been the only testing firm to win the “Best Places to Work” honors from the San Antonio Express News annual contest in two of the last three years. In 2009, we won the “Best Places to Work” under the “Work-Life Balance” category for the City of San Antonio based on all companies of similar size that responded. In 2011, we were the only local geotechnical engineering and materials testing laboratory to receive the “Best Places to Work” award.


Arias is designated as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) by the State of Texas. We are also certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRA) and the North Central Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA) as a MBE.


Our principal geotechnical engineers have more than 30 years of experience with geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing services; our staff engineers have 15 or more years of geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing experience. Most of our construction materials technician staff hold one or more industry certifications including those granted by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), National Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technologies (NICET), Texas Asphalt Pavement Association Hot Mix Asphalt Center, Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and American Welding Society (AWS).


To enhance the services we provide to our customers, the Arias team actively participates in many professional and technical organizations that serve the development and engineering communities such as:

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Institute of Professional Geologist (AIPG)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • ASFE: The Geoprofessional Business Association
  • Associated General Contractors – Building Branch (AGC)
  • Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)
  • National Ground Water Association
  • National Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technologies (NICET)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Texas and San Antonio Council of Engineering Companies (TCEC SACEC)

We also maintain relationships with independent specialty consultants who complement our overall capabilities and provide peer review.  

Externally, Arias is committed to sustaining long-term relationships with our Clients. Internally, we are committed to sustain ourselves as a innovative, learning organization. These commitments have been embraced by our staff. Our professionals have a passion for what we do. Whatever our task – from field testing to final reporting – we endeavor to go above and beyond the expected. We work to establish and cultivate relationships based on trust and teamwork resulting in our Clients coming back to us time and time again.

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Certifications

South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)

  • SBE

  • MBE

  • HABE

  • DBE

North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA)

  • MBE

City of Austin

  • MBE

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

  • HUB

Acreditations

Arias is registered, certified, and/or accredited with the following agencies:

Professional Organizations

Arias is a part of the following organizations:

ACEA: Austin Contractors & Engineers Association
American Concrete Institute
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
American Institute of Architects San Antonio (AIA SA)
American Society of Civil Engineers – Texas Section (TX ASCE)
American Society of Testing Materials
American Welding Society
Associated General Contractors – Building Branch
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce
GBA: The Geoprofessional Business Association
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Professional Engineers in Private Practice (PEPP)
San Antonio Council of Engineering Companies (SA CEC)
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber
San Antonio Mobility Coalition
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT)
Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE)
Texas Council of Engineering Companies (TCEC)
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Corporate Headquarters

142 Chula Vista
San Antonio, TX 78232

Phone: (210) 308-5884
Fax: (210) 308-5886
sanantonio@ariasinc.com

Austin

13581 Pond Springs Road, Suite 210
Austin, TX 78729

Phone: (512) 428-5550
Fax: (512) 428-5525
austin@ariasinc.com

Dallas Fort-Worth

1225 E. Corporate Drive, Suite H
Arlington, Texas 76006

Phone: (817) 812-3500
Fax: (817) 812-3502
dfw@ariasinc.com

Corpus Christi

5233 IH 37, Suite B-13
Corpus Christi, TX 78408

Phone: (361) 288-2670
Fax: (361) 288-4672
corpuschristi@ariasinc.com

Eagle Pass

1295 Thompson Rd
Eagle Pass, TX 78852

Phone: (830) 757-8891
Fax: (830) 757-8899
eaglepass@ariasinc.com

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