Benjamin D. Crawford, PE, GE Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Ben is the Founder and President of Crawford & Associates, Inc. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a concentration both in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology. He has managed complex projects throughout Northern California, including water/wastewater, tank, and pump stations projects. Ben has over 12 years of experience providing geotechnical recommendations for roadways, bridges, schools, residential and commercial structures, water and communication towers, retaining walls, pipelines, and airports.


Rick Sowers, PE, CEG Principal Engineering Geologist

Rick has practiced geologic and geotechnical engineering at various professional levels for over 35 years with experience in California, Nevada and Guam.  He has extensive experience directing, coordinating, supervising and reviewing efforts of project managers and project engineers/geologists for bridge foundation investigations, major highway/interchange projects, buildings, dams, retaining walls, landslides, water tanks, pipelines, fault studies and timber harvest plans. Rick has served as project director and engineering geologist for well over 100 bridge foundation investigations involving the State Highway System and County roads throughout California.