We started with Frederick J. Converse, whose name became synonymous with soil mechanics and foundations.
Mr. Converse worked on projects over the years including the BART tunnel, power plants and dams for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Saturn
Missile Test Stand for NASA, the California Aqua-duct and deep piers for a suspension bridge in Lisbon, among many other interesting projects.
His involvement in materials testing dated to World War I when he was chosen to develop a laboratory for the old Bureau of Aircraft Production.
Earning the title of Professor Emeritus, Mr. Converse taught at Caltech from 1921-1962, when the school was called Throop Institute of Technology.
After World War II he formed a Pasadena-based consulting firm known as Converse Consultants Pasadena,
and worked on thousands of projects around the world. Fred Converse understood the importance of building solid and lasting foundations. Over 60 years later, we hope to continue the legacy that he began so long ago.
That Was Then, This is Now...
The Converse Professional Group (also known as "Converse Consultants") is known for its work in geotechnical engineering, environmental and groundwater science, inspection and testing services. Converse strives to provide clients with cost effective solutions for their challenging construction needs. We choose to do so with integrity and ethics, and with appreciation and gratitude to our clients for the trust they instill in us.
We encourage you to explore our website and learn for yourselves about the engineering solutions we can provide.