Holdrege & Kull Is Now NV5

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Geotechnical Engineering

Embracing The Challenges Others Avoid

Environmental Engineering

Specializing In Hazardous Materials Site Characterization And Remedial Design

Construction Quality Assurance

Construction Observation, Special Inspection And Materials Testing

Holdrege & Kull Is Now NV5

NV5 – Holdrege & Kull specializes in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and construction quality assurance. We are civil and geotechnical engineers, geologists, project managers and materials testers. Since 1993, we have provided geotechnical engineering services in the public and private sectors related to transportation, infrastructure, disaster mitigation, emergency response and essential services facilities.

In 2017, Holdrege & Kull joined NV5 Global, Inc., which has allowed us to grow and draw on resources nationwide and abroad. NV5 provides engineering and consulting services related to Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Energy, Program Management, and Environmental. NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work. At NV5, quality assurance starts before construction begins

Our construction quality assurance services include field, laboratory and shop materials testing and inspection, Our technicians and laboratories proudly hold certifications from the California Department of General Services Division of the State Architect (DSA), Caltrans, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

NV5’s local Northern California branch offices are located in Nevada City, Sacramento, Fresno, Chico,  Murphys, Richmond, San Jose and Truckee. We provide a full range of engineering and surveying services, and our professionals are licensed in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and Hawaii.

We approach our design projects from the standpoint of value engineering, providing innovative and efficient solutions for project-specific challenges. We are available to discuss specific cost-saving approaches and design solutions for your project sites.

Geotechnical Consulting & Engineering

  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Deep Foundation Design
  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Slope Stability Analysis and Mitigation
  • Earth Dam Design
  • Shoring Design
  • Distressed Structure Evaluation
  • Forensic Engineering

Construction Quality Assurance

  • Special Inspection and Materials Testing
  • Structural Steel Inspection
  • Reinforced Structural Concrete Inspection
  • Structural Masonry Inspection
  • Spray-Applied Fireproofing Inspection
  • Engineered Fill Testing and Observation
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Testing and Inspection
  • Pier and Pile Installation Quality Assurance
  • Soil and Rock Anchor Quality Assurance

Environmental Consulting

  • Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Soil & Groundwater Investigation
  • Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Assessment
  • Preliminary Endangerment Assessment (PEA)
  • Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA)
  • CERCLA Remedial Site Investigation
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Asbestos Dust Mitigation Plans & Monitoring

Solid Waste Engineering

  • Waste Management Design
  • Construction Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Water Quality Monitoring & Reporting
  • Landfill Gas Monitoring & Reporting


  • Geologic Hazards Reports for Schools & Hospitals
  • Alquist-Priolo Fault Zone Studies & Fault Evaluation


Nevada City
792 Searls Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530.478.1305
10775 Pioneer Trail, #213
Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: 530.587.5156
48 Bellarmine Court, Suite 40
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530.894.2487
940 Algiers Street
Murphys, CA 95247
Phone: (513) 758-1673

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