30th Edition | 4th Quarter 2022

Director's Note

Celebrating Our Greatest Asset

Since its inception, the growth and prosperity of GEL Solutions has largely been driven by one simple thing: our reputation. Our achievements and successes over the years can be directly linked to the dedication and integrity of our team. As we reflect on another great year, we are incredibly grateful for our employees. For their expertise, their creativity, their drive and their unwavering commitment to our Core Values and their dedication to providing exceptional service. They are and have always been our greatest asset.

To our clients, industry partners and GEL Group associates, we thank you for putting your trust in GEL Solutions this year. It's hard to believe that we are in the final stretch of 2022! We look forward to providing you with the best in Subsurface Utility Engineering, Surveying and 3D Laser Scanning services in 2023.

We wish you many blessings and a happy and safe holiday season.

J. Derek Bradner P.E., PLS


Company News
Our Newest Team Members

Santiago Perez | Survey Technician

Raleigh, NC

Zachary Willard | SUE Technician

Raleigh, NC

It was great seeing you at these 4th Quarter events!

ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference 2022

GEL Solutions was proud to be a platinum sponsor at the ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference held in Raleigh, NC on November 30 - December 1. Derek Bradner, P.E., PLS, Parks Icenhour, P.E., PLS and Greg Tyler were in attendance and had a wonderful time. 

We also attended the ACEC-SC/SCDOT Annual Meeting in Columbia, SC on December 14. Derek Bradner, P.E., PLS, Parks Icenhour, P.E., PLS and Scott Smith enjoyed connecting with peers in the SC transportation industry.

We look forward to both of these events every year and we hope to see you there in 2023!

Career Opportunities
Your next opportunity is waiting for you!
We are always looking for highly motivated, energetic professionals who share our culture, core values and goals. If you fit that description and would like to be part of a well-respected firm, enhance your skill set, and work with some of the most knowledgeable professionals in our industry, we invite you to apply. 

Greensboro, NC

Survey CADD Technician

Charleston, SC

SUE Technicians I, II, III

Visit our careers page for a list of regularly updated postings.
Upcoming Events

GEL Solutions will be attending, presenting, or exhibiting at the following events:

NC Transportation Summit

January 18-19 | Raleigh, NC

We hope to see you there and we'd love to talk with you!
Team Highlights

Responding to Victim of House Fire

One afternoon in late September, Mindy Tyler happened to look out her window and thought she had seen smoke coming out of the neighbor's house across the street. Mindy ran over and was met in the doorway by the 90 year old woman who lived there as more smoke began billowing out of the home. The woman had already called 911 but was hesitant to leave the home. Mindy kept her calm and assisted her to safety until firefighters arrived. Thankfully, no one was harmed and the home was saved.

We applaud Mindy for quickly jumping into action for a citizen in need.

Mindy Tyler

Keen Awareness on Sewer Project

Throughout his tenure at GEL, Tony Mangum has displayed a proven track record of safety awareness and response in the field. Back in October while performing a SUE investigation on a sewer project, the GEL team observed sewer workers cutting into a sealed manhole which was thought to be a Sewer ARV (Air Release Valve.) Tony and his crew immediately recognized the dangers and distanced themselves from the potentially catastrophic hazard.

We commend Tony once again for his vigilance and alertness, ensuring the safety of himself and his team.

Tony Mangum
Project Highlight

Terrestrial LiDAR Scan of Aircraft Hangar Door and Support Rails

3D laser scanning, also commonly known as terrestrial LiDAR scanning, has become a popular method of investigation for a growing range of industries and applications due to it's ability to cover of large areas in a short amount of time while delivering precise results.

In the summer of 2021, the GEL team conducted terrestrial LiDAR scans at Piedmont International Airport (PTI.) The scan data was used to create a plan view showing the path of the centerline of the four support rails and the deviation from the true linear rail along with the plumbness between the upper guide beams to the lower rails. Scans of the outer surface of each wheel was used to create a visual interpretation for our client, depicting the relative alignment.

Contact us or visit our website for information about our 3D Laser Scanning Services.

Subsurface Fun Facts

Could this Recent Discovery Lead to

Cleopatra's Lost Tomb?

After nearly two decades of searching, a tunnel beneath the ancient Taposiris Magna Temple in Egypt has been discovered which experts believe could lead to the lost tomb of Cleopatra VII. Dr. Kathleen Martinez, a criminal lawyer turned archaeologist, is credited with the discovery which was revealed during an excavation project that she led. Martinez had faced skepticism by the archeological community throughout her pursuit which began began in 2004.

The discovered 1.3km rock cut tunnel contained two Ptolemaic-era statues along with other findings that could offer more clues to the famous queen and the Ptolemaic dynasty which she ruled from from 51 to 30 BC. "Martinez’s team discovered coins in the tunnel that bear the image of Cleopatra and Roman politician and general Mark Antony. They also found skeletons, mummies, burial rooms, tablets stating the name of the temple, and underground passages."

Read more about this discovery in the referenced article by LSJ Media.

In North Carolina, any engineering and surveying services are performed by GEL Engineering of NC, Inc. from the Greensboro and Raleigh locations.