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Alpha Terra Introduction

24 Years in Business

As we approach our 24th year celebration of service, we reflect on our humble beginnings. In 1996, Ed von Dran completed 20 years of service to our country, having served as both enlisted and officer this “Mustang” struck out to find new challenges. His interest in the environment and sensor technology drove our initial environmental geophysics core business. Ed recognized to drive business forward stronger credentials and further education were necessary. With an advanced degree and professional licensure, Ed revitalized the firm and to show its new direction and strength renamed it Alpha Terra Engineering, Inc. (ATEI). Since the reformation of the firm, the company has enjoyed prosperity and faced challenges. The key is taking the diversity of engineering skills and talents, coupling them with the ingenuity borne from military service and then harnessing them for entrepreneurial endeavors. The result was a company with boundless capabilities across multiple business sectors. Honing and expansion of core skills create new opportunities for ATEI. Environmental capabilities expanded to include health and safety and into work within the built environment. Acquiring new skills means new services. The NEW ATE! offers architectural and engineering design, program / project management, environmental, energy consulting and construction period services.

ATEI is also a licensed asbestos, lead-based paint and mold consultant and routinely performs HAZMAT assessments in which identified materials are in plans and specifications for occupant protection during construction services.

Now with capabilities in both horizontal and vertical assessments, renovations, and new construction, these new skills propel us forward with an ever-growing client base. With work in 38 states, eight countries and the territory of Guam, we are achieving a diverse and quality portfolio. Through our core values, ATEI delivers quality, innovation, ethical, safe, and sustainable solutions in a diverse and ever-changing environment.

The San Antonio Business Journal affirmed A TEI growth by its recognizing it as one of the largest Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms in the San Antonio region.

Drawing on expertise and experience in Government acquisition and as a consultant to our Federal clients, we have developed world class and regulatory compliant policies and procedures for Program and Project Management, Health and Safety, Human Resources, and specialty plans for field work, and engineering and architectural design.

ATEI has been supporting federal, private sector and municipal clients for over 23 years. We have worked in 38 states, 8 countries and the territory of Guam, achieving a diverse and exemplary portfolio. We have been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as one of the largest Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms in the San Antonio area.

Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

ATEI Advantage

  • Experienced Staff
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Quantity Discounts
  • Recommendations are sensitive to your bottom line.
  • Actively Support Clients
  • Responsive and Timely
  • Provide Practical Solutions