About Our Firm

Founded in 1989, Construction Testing & Engineering, Inc. (CTE), a Universal Engineering Sciences company, commenced operations with two professional engineers and one engineering geologist. For over 30 years, CTE has been a large, regional, and multi-disciplined engineering company employing more than 150 local professionals. CTE is a leading engineering firm primarily doing business in the southwestern United States. From offices located in Escondido, Chula Vista, Riverside, and Oxnard, California, CTE provides geotechnical engineering, environmental, civil engineering and survey, materials testing and inspections, and building sciences services for owners, developers, contractors, and public entities within our communities.

In early 2021, CTE strategically merged with UES, joining a family of well-established, engineering firms from across the country. UES is the largest, most experienced, and resource-rich organization of its kind with over 3,100 professionals at 67 national branches in nearly 20 states. This unprecedented union of like-minded, leading firms has allowed CTE to expand its services, as well as tap into national resources and expertise that help strengthen the firm's capabilities. CTE's reputation for building long-term client relationships and responding to client needs with practical, cost-effective solutions paired with UES' geographic range and depth of resources has produced a firm unmatched in expertise, performance, and reliability.

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CTE Office Escondido

Mission, Vision, and Values

At CTE, our goal is to work closely with our clients and their design and development teams to complete their projects within budget and on schedule. Our staff adheres to quality assurance standards and procedures and recognizes producing a high-quality product as the company's primary goal.

Now that CTE has joined the UES family of companies, the firm has taken on a new mission that aligns with the national, industry-leading company. UES strives to become the most sought-after, respected, and successful engineering firm in the country by making notable contributions to the industry and the communities in which we live and work. To do so, UES provides the highest quality geotechnical engineering services, built on our strong foundation of deep industry expertise, trusted relationships, superior customer service and agility, and a reputation for safety and quality to ensure the success of its clients and the national growth of the business.