Company Profile

GPE was founded in 1977 in Gainesville, Florida by two pioneering geotechnical engineers. Their mission for GPE was to design, manufacture and supply the geotechnical engineering community with testing and inspection equipment, specializing in hard to find items unavailable elsewhere.

The Marchetti Dilatometer was one of the first systems offered by GPE and today, has become a standard insitu soil exploration tool for many geotechnical engineers, testing firms, and state and federal agencies. In 1982, GPE built the first drilled Shaft Inspection Device (SID), for use by the Florida Department of Transportation on the new Sunshine Skyway Bridge across Tampa Bay. Today, engineers are designing more cost-effective foundations now that they are able to visually determine the condition of the bottom of deep shaft excavations, even when slurry is used. Over the years, many projects in the United States and abroad have benefited from using innovative GPE equipment.

Today, GPE offers the geotechnical profession a full range of drilled shaft inspection and testing equipment, soil exploration and analysis equipment, and offering testing and inspection services. Through over 20 years of research and product development, GPE’s commitment to excellence has been unconditional, and will remain that way as we pioneer our way into the 21st century.


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6515 NW 16th Street

Gainesville, FL 32653


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