• Located in Tempe, Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Florence

Survey | Engineering | Geotech | InspectionsAlta Southwest

Dan Speck and Dan Vermeer founded Alta Southwest, after they were happily retired. The last thing on their minds was starting a business… until they both realized that their contacts in the industry and business management expertise could be the start of something great.

Alta Southwest is a leading Engineering Consulting Firm providing professional services for Geotechnical Engineering, Surveying, Material Testing, Civil Engineering & Vertical Inspection. With offices in Tucson, Phoenix, Florence and Sierra Vista, our staff includes 5 registered land surveyors, 26 certified material technicians & inspectors, and 6 professional engineers.

“When we were first starting out, I was thinking bigger picture about our company and soon realized I needed to seek help putting processes and policies in place to ensure the well-being of our employees” – Dan Vermeer

“We’ve worked to attract the best employees in the business: technicians, engineers, inspectors and surveyors…  and we want our employees to feel that they have a meaningful career with our company” – Dan Speck

The Alta Southwest engineering staff has over 100 years of project experience involving residential, commercial, government, and industrial projects.

We look forward to working together!

Alta SouthwestManagement Team

Dan Speck

Partner & Shareholder

Dan Speck has spent over 40 years in the mining, materials, and testing industries ranging from mine site engineering to executive management

Dan Vermeer

Partner & Shareholder

Dan is a Shareholder in Alta Arizona, which he co-founded with Dan Speck, Dan’s role includes strategic planning & operational excellence.

Sean Fabor, PE

Geotechnical Principal and Director

With over 20 years of dedicated service in the Phoenix area, Sean brings a wealth of experience our Civil and Geotechnical testing divisions.

Meg Lassarat

Advisory Board

Meg is an experienced independent board member with over 25 years of global experience in driving growth and identifying strategic alternatives.

Leanne Meyer

Environmental Vice President

Leanne is a Professional Engineer and Environmental Vice President of Alta Environmental, Safety and Sustainability.

Nate Curtis

Chief Financial Officer

Nate joined Alta after more than 20 years working as a consultant in the field of forensic accounting and crisis business management.

Jeff Fields

Project Manager

With over 30 years of management and leadership experience Jeff brings a wide array of knowledge to his clients as a land survey professional.

Phil Fedor

Project Manager

Phil has worked in New York State, Indiana, and the last 19 years in Arizona, providing land survey services in both the private and public sector.

Jamie Floyd, PE

Senior Project Manager

Jamie has over 15 years of experience in the geotechnical, construction materials testing and special inspection industry.

Matt Flores

Senior Project Manager

Matt has 11 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and currently serves as a Senior Project Manager at our Tucson location.

Patricia Gajda, PLS

Survey Manager

Patricia has over twenty-two years of professional experience related to land surveying and right-of-way.

David Pounders, PE

Senior Project Manger

With over 13 years in civil and environmental engineering, David has worked on projects involving design, research, and site assessments.

Miles Reed

Human Resources Manager

Miles graduated from ASU in 2004 with a degree in accounting, laying the foundation for his journey in the world of finance and business.

Ashly Domeier

Business Manager

Meet Ashly, a business manager with a passion for fostering a collaborative work environment, empowering teams, and optimizing processes.

Greg Bauer

Survey Project Manager

Meet Greg, a seasoned Survey Manager with 39 years of expertise in Southern Arizona's surveying domain.

Marissa Raleigh, EIT

Project Manager

Marissa has over 8 years of experience in the construction materials testing and special inspection industry.