Hargis + Associates Inc

Hargis + Associates Inc

Hargis + Associates Inc

Hargis + Associates, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm specialist in hydrogeology & engineering. We are headquartered in San Diego, California and have offices in Mesa and Tucson, Arizona. Our practice areas include all aspects of hydrogeology and engineering. Our areas of practice focus on investigation and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination, water resources assessment and development, litigation support, and mine permitting, dewatering, water supply and surface water control. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our firm and the services we provide. We welcome the opportunity to discuss our consulting expertise directly with you.

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9171 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 375 , San Diego , CA 92122 USA
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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Regionally (various states or provinces)
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Hargis + Associates, Inc. (H+A) provides consulting services in hydrogeology and engineering. We pride ourselves in serving clients with attentiveness and efficiency. For the past 30 years, we have successfully managed projects ranging from investigation and assessment to remedial design to litigation support. Communication and coordination with the client is the hallmark of our style. We are the client's advocate in regulatory negotiations involving establishment of technical requirements, cleanup goal, and deliverables. We ensure that project objectives are achieved and the solutions are technically sound and economically feasible. Our extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements, and experience in successful negotiations with regulatory agencies saves money and time.

Hargis + Associates, Inc. (H+A) is a privately owned consulting firm specializing in hydrogeologic and engineering services for private and public sector clients. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the firm has branch offices in Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona. H+A employs a total staff of approximately 60 hydrogeologists, geologists, hydrologists, engineers, industrial hygienists, and project support personnel.

The firm was established by David R. Hargis, PhD, RG, in 1979. With an initial client base of mining and energy-related companies, H+A soon became a recognized leader in dewatering, water supply, and water quality assessments. Recognizing a changing marketplace involving environmental regulations, H+A expanded its expertise in performing soil and groundwater investigations and contaminant characterizations, especially those associated with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) involving Superfund sites.

Engineering services were added in 1986 to complement H+A's hydrogeologic expertise including feasibility studies; design; treatability testing; permitting; construction management; operation and maintenance of groundwater and wastewater treatment systems. With an integrated approach from assessment to remedial action strategies, H+A offers innovative and cost-effective solutions for site restoration, remediation of groundwater and soil, development of water resources, and engineering services for mining operations.

Since its founding, H+A has developed special expertise involving hydrogeologic assessments, water resource development, groundwater modeling, contaminant characterization, and remediation of groundwater and soil that has been impacted by chlorinated solvents, pesticides, hydrocarbons, dense nonaqueous phase liquids, and metals. Dr. Hargis and other H+A principals are regularly called upon for expert witness testimony and technical consultation by clients, attorneys, and potentially responsible party groups (PRPs) concerning water quality assessments, water resource management, contaminate source evaluation, PRP identification, cost allocation, and cost recovery issues.

H+A's multidisciplinary technical and support staff includes professionals in geology; hydrogeology; civil, chemical, and environmental engineering; and industrial hygiene. Support services include computer-aided design and drafting, computer modeling, database management, and health and safety.