LACO Associates

LACO provides professional consulting services for development, infrastructure, and geo-environmental projects to advance the quality of life for generations to come. We have offices in Eureka, Ukiah, and Santa Rosa, and have served Northern California since 1954. Our mission is to build an enduring professional relationship through your project’s success. Your goals and concerns are our priority, and we have the resources, expertise, and perspective to help you succeed.

Company details

21 West 4th Street, , Eureka , CA 95501 USA

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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Soil and Groundwater
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1954
Employees:
11-100
Turnover:
$1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US

LACO provides integrated solutions for development, infrastructure, and geo-environmental projects to advance the quality of life for generations to come, creating a brighter future through engineering, science, planning, and design.

Since 1954, when we opened our first office on the California North Coast, LACO has grown from a small engineering company to a multi-disciplinary professional consulting firm. From the beginning, we have understood the value of personal relationships, the need for diverse professional services, and the importance of preserving and enhancing natural resources. The foundation of our success has been helping our clients achieve their goals while meeting the needs of our community, environment, and the people who make it their home.

Our team members recognize that their success as professionals is contingent upon the success of your project, and we have the expertise to care for your complex and challenging projects.

These statements enable us to “SEE” continuity in our thoughts and actions, supporting your project’s success.

Service Concern, communication, competence, timeliness, fulfillment, value
We learn, understand, and embody your concerns – and respond promptly. Our goal is to earn your satisfaction through our commitment to measurable, meaningful results.

Ethics Sincerity, integrity, trust, standards, conduct
We conduct our affairs with rigorous standards that care for your concerns, as well as those of our employees, organization, colleagues, shareholders, partners, and community. Our goal is to earn your trust through our integrity, sincerity, and technical expertise.

Excellence Knowledge, technology, accomplishments, leadership, organization, identityWe stri
We invest in people and their accumulation of knowledge, technology, and leadership skills that enable us to produce notable accomplishments and strengthen our identity. Our goal is to help you succeed by providing exceptional services.

Our vision is for our clients, employees, stakeholders, and community to recognize us as a leading professional consulting firm offering integrated infrastructure and development solutions through our commitment to:

  • Client satisfaction
  • Financial performance
  • Operational excellence
  • Community development and prosperity
  • And our core values of Service, Ethics, and Excellence

We envision our solutions advancing the quality of life for generations to come, creating a brighter future through engineering, science, planning, and design.

LACO’s history has played an important role in the development of our culture. Our small-town roots and foundation of knowledge have cultivated a multidisciplinary firm, accustomed to meeting complex challenges, built on the core values of Service, Ethics, and Excellence. These values are fundamental to our mission: to build an enduring professional relationship through your project’s success. We embrace new technologies, education, challenges, ambition, and the accomplishments of fellow staff in pursuit of this mission.

We continue to strive to make our community a better place, with our commitment beginning in our hometown, and stretching outward. 

Some of our community activities include:

  • Adopt a Highway
  • Redwood Coast Music Festival
  • North Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake
  • Annual fundraising to benefit various community programs
  • Friends of the Dunes 2011 Sand Sculpture Festival (Golden Shovel Award Winner)
  • Arcata High School Job Shadow Program

Our employees are actively involved in supporting such organizations as: the American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of America, and North Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters.

LACO has become an Design Firm, a Planning Firm, a Geotechnical Firm, and an Engineering Firm, all in one. As we have grown from our home office in Eureka, adding offices in Ukiah and Santa Rosa, we have responded to our clients’ need for professional support throughout the life cycle of their projects by creating our Integrated Solutions strategy. This approach allows for communication, collaboration, and fulfillment between multiple discourses and a broad perspective of the project at hand. Our Integrated Solutions strategy enables us to achieve the following:

  • Complete projects more efficiently through improved communication and coordination
  • Minimize overall project costs from concept through construction by creating designs that consider both professional costs, as well as construction costs
  • Maximize profitability by anticipating potential threats and opportunities throughout the development and construction life cycles
  • Develop innovative solutions to project challenges through engaging multi-disciplined professionals with their domain-specific views at all project phases

Our goal is to make your project less overwhelming, and more enjoyable. The process should be seamless, ending with a successfully completed project, on time, and on budget. Whether your project is in Humboldt County, Del Norte, Mendocino, Sonoma or beyond, we are here to help.