Company Profile

Company Profile

LaChaine & Associates, Inc. was established in 2007 along the Central Coast of California in Buellton, CA by Dennis R. LaChaine, PE, GE. A 6th generation Californian and son and brother of professional civil engineers, you might say engineering runs in the family.

Starting out primarily serving the Central Coast of California, LaChaine and Associates, Inc. has since expanded to offer services from Los Angeles County to Monterey County and into the Central Valley of California. The company initially focused on providing analysis and design for earthwork related projects requiring services from geotechnical investigations and reports to grading and drainage plans and inspections work. Today the firm has expanded to provide services within Civil, Geotechnical, and Structural Engineering from initial planning through project completion.

The engineers at LaChaine and Associates, Inc. have years of varied experience working with regulatory agencies through the planning and permitting stages and following up with design phase services where we take a very transparent approach, providing our clients with frequent progress updates and opportunities to provide input so that they are satisfied with the end product. Many of our projects involve preparing progress plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E’s), and final construction documents for permits and competitive bidding purposes, where we also assist with the advertising and bidding process and contractor selection.

We also provide project/construction management as well as construction support services including survey staking and special inspections for many areas including soils, concrete, and foundation elements. After the project is completed, we also can provide our clients with as-built record drawings which are sometimes required by regulatory agencies and can be a helpful resource for future development. Having one company follow through with a project from beginning to end has proven to be an efficient and reliable approach for many of our clients.

We strive to provide our clients with the best value obtainable.
No two projects are exactly the same so we approach each and every project
with a conscious and dedicated effort to provide efficient and reliable solutions.