Dennis R. LaChaine, PE, GE

Portrait DRLThe President and Founder of LaChaine and Associates, Dennis R. is a registered Civil and Geotechnical Engineer with over 20 years of varied civil, structural, and geotechnical experience.  Prior to founding LaChaine and Associates, Inc. (LAA) in 2007, Dennis worked for public agencies and private firms in Southern California for over 17 years including 7 years with the Metropolitan Water District.  Some of Dennis’ project experience includes design and construction of public works infrastructure, hospitals, schools, reservoirs and dams, as well as land development projects.

Areas of Expertise
  • Heavy Civil Construction
  • Deep/Shallow Foundation Design
  • Marine Engineering
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Seismic Analysis
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Ground Improvement
Highlighted Project Experience
  • Santa Clarita River Trails Restoration
    City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita, CA
  • East-West Channel Upgrades
    City of Lompoc | Lompoc, CA
  • City of Buellton Parks and Facilities Upgrades
    City of Buellton | Buellton, CA
  • LeMil Reservoir Dam
    Private Client | Santa Barbara County, CA
  • GVCH Medical Office Building
    Goleta Professional Buildings, Inc. | Goleta, CA