Long Island’s Rising Tide Waterfront Solutions Joins GEI Consultants

(New York, NY) January 18, 2023 – The professionals from Rising Tide Waterfront Solutions, a Long Island-based full-service waterfront engineering firm, have joined consulting engineering and environmental firm GEI Consultants.

Since its founding in 2014, Rising Tide has provided comprehensive waterfront inspection, regulatory permitting, design, engineering, and construction support services throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Rising Tide team complements GEI’s existing capabilities and increases the firm’s inspection capacity with commercially certified and professionally licensed engineer-divers. This combination of technical expertise and specialized diving services will help accelerate the growth of GEI’s waterfront practice in New York and New Jersey.

“GEI and Rising Tide have partnered on numerous projects, and we recognized a clear alignment between our firms’ visions and goals, including a strong focus on quality, innovation, and client service,” said Patrick King, GEI’s East Region Operations Manager. “We realized our two firms would be stronger together, and we look forward to joining forces to deliver sustainable, resilient waterfront solutions for our clients.”

Rising Tide’s staff will be located in GEI’s three Metro New York/Long Island area offices in Huntington Station and New York City, NY, and Bloomfield, NJ. Rising Tide’s Principal Directors – Adon Austin, PE and Matt Kehoe, PE – join GEI as Waterfront Practice Leaders. Together with Dominic DeSantis, PE, they will expand the firm’s client and project base and deliver best-in-class service.

“We’re impressed with GEI’s waterfront leadership team and its reputation for technical excellence,” said Matt Kehoe. “GEI’s approach to leadership and organization aligns with Rising Tide’s philosophy of ‘floating all boats,’ making us eager to bring our expertise to GEI’s coastal and waterfront practice while also providing our staff with new opportunities for growth.”

“Joining GEI allows us to serve our many long-time clients at a continued high level while offering a new range of additional multi-disciplined services,” said Adon Austin. “We share the same passion and commitment to developing creative solutions for complex and challenging coastal projects.”

For decades, GEI has provided specialized coastal and waterfront engineering services throughout the Northeast. This specialization provides a sound understanding of the coastal environment and the challenges of designing, constructing, and maintaining infrastructure in these conditions. The addition of Rising Tide’s waterfront and coastal engineering capabilities deepens this expertise and supports GEI’s ongoing growth and presence in New York and New Jersey.


About GEI: GEI Consultants, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that delivers professional services that improve our world’s built environment. With more than 1,000 staff and 46 offices in North America, GEI is a leader in providing multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services to a range of private and public sector clients, both domestically and abroad.

As a member of the employee owned GISI family of companies, we foster personal relationships with our clients and support our staff in a partnership model, which is underpinned by continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. We retain proven, recognized experts and attract the best minds to deliver to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit, and innovation that is rare in our profession. We engineer solutions in five primary end markets: Water Resources, Energy, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Industrial. For more information on GEI, please visit www.geiconsultants.com.

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