Nicholson Acquires Advanced Foundation System

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 3, 2011 – Nicholson Construction Company has acquired Advanced Foundation Systems, Inc., a geotechnical contractor located in Denver, Colorado. The acquisition strengthens Nicholson’s position in the Western United States, where Advanced Foundation Systems has completed numerous of earth retention, piling, and ground improvement projects.

“This acquisition of a sister company from within the Soletanche Freyssinet Group carrying out similar techniques to Nicholson better aligns our resources and continues our geographical expansion across the country,” said Nicholson President Andrew Walker.

Throughout the Rocky Mountains, Advanced Foundation Systems has established a reputation for developing innovative geotechnical solutions related to earth retention, piling, and ground improvement. Noted projects include the Beartooth Highway in Montana, Keystone Climbing Lane near Telluride, CO, and the RTD Fastracks project in Denver.

“Operating as Nicholson’s new Denver office will allow us to broaden our technical capabilities, and offer our existing and new clients a full range of geotechnical construction techniques,” says Pat West, President of Advanced Foundation Systems.

The Denver office becomes the third office in Nicholson’s expanding Western District. The district also includes offices in Salt Lake City and Austin, TX. The Denver office can be contacted at:

Nicholson Construction Company
7108 S. Alton Way, Bldg. D
Centennial, Colorado 80112

Pat West, Branch Manager
Phone: (303) 926-0411
Fax: (303) 926-0413

About Nicholson Construction Company:

Nicholson is a versatile geotechnical contractor specializing in deep foundations, earth retention, ground treatment, and ground improvement. As the North American business unit of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world’s leading geotechnical contractors, we are part of a global network of geotechnical resources and expertise. We work in a wide range of industries and environments, from power plants and dams, to bridges and skyscrapers. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Nicholson has offices around the country to address each region’s unique geotechnical construction needs.