Engineers build successful Carolinas shoring construction business with participation of employee owners
South Carolina Construction News special feature
Formed in 1995 by three engineers, two structural and one geotechnical, Subsurface Construction Company LLC has grown over time to two regional offices, a staff of 35 and the capability of handling multiple, complex shoring and deep foundation projects at once.
The three founders started in the business as consulting engineers in Raleigh, NC, designing shoring systems for installation by contractors. Greg Sullivan, P.E., Subsurface’s managing member, says the group recognized that there were very few shoring contractors in the area, saw the market need, and launched Subsurface.
“We began in the shoring construction business by installing our driven soil nail walls, a unique shoring system that was developed by our company,” he said.