"I am most grateful for all of our employees, past and present, who have helped us on our journey. The best part of our team is their willingness and ability to work as a team in serving our customers. Our role as an independent laboratory has always been to produce and provide accurate test results, to be honest, reasonable and to do what is right. As we continue to grow and learn, Arias is committed to innovation in order to improve the quality of our services. We wholeheartedly thank our present and future customers for their support."
Robert P. Arias, P.E.
President & CEO
Arias is designated as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) by the State of Texas, and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the City of Austin. We are also certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRA) and the North Central Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA) as a MBE.
Arias & Associates, Inc is founded by Robert P. Arias, P.E. in his garage with the dream and vision to grown the firm into one of the premier Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing firms in Texas.Learn More
After nine months of performing professional Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing services out of Robert's garage, Arias & Associates, Inc. moves to its first office location at 10821 Gulfdale Dr.Learn more
After two years of servicing the San Antonio area, Arias & Associates, Inc. opens its second office location in Eagle Pass, Texas.Learn more
Four years into business, Arias & Associates, Inc. opens a third office location in Houston, Texas. The office was closed in 2005.learn more
Arias & Associates, Inc. officially moves into current headquarters office building at 142 Chula Vista Dr. in San Antonio, Texas. The building includes approximately 8,000 square feet of office space, and approximately 4,000 square feet of laboratory space.learn more
Arias & Associates, Inc. establishes North Richland Hills office location servicing the Dallas-Fort Worth area including providing Owner Verification Testing (OVT) services for the TxDOT/NTTA North Tarrant Express highway project. The North Richland Hills project was closed upon completion of the project in December 2014.learn more
Arias & Associates, Inc. opens a full-service Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing laboratory in Austin, Texas, located at 13581 Pond Springs Road, Ste #210.learn more
Our technical field and laboratory staff are certified through agencies such as: The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Welding Society (AWS), the Pre-cast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), the Post-Tensioned Institute (PTI), and Texas Asphalt Pavement Association (TXAPA). All work is conducted under the guidance and direction of a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed to work in the State of Texas, as required by law.
Our laboratories meet the standards of the American Standard Testing Materials (ASTM) specifications of ASTM E-329 for Inspection and Testing Agencies for soil, concrete, and bituminous materials as used in construction. All of our equipment is calibrated internally or by an independent testing agency in accordance with the National Bureau of Standards. In addition, Arias is accredited by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).