CEO and President Patrick Sheehan on Founders Day at GZA

At a Glance


Founders Day is the day we celebrate GZA’s birthday – November 1, 1964.  58 years ago, our Founders, Don Goldberg and Bill Zoino (the G and Z in GZA) started a different kind of geotechnical consulting firm, one that valued a collegial working environment, technical excellence, professional development, innovative problem solving, integrity, a strong connection to the communities we work and live in, and employee ownership. 

58 years later, here we are, a 700+ person employee-owned firm.  Today we do much more than geotechnical engineering, but we are still connected to each other and guided by the same set of values.  

While Founders Day is certainly a recognition and celebration of our past, it’s really more about our future.  Just as the GZA of today was created by all those who contributed to our success between 1964 and 2022, the GZA of tomorrow will be created by all of us.  So, whether you are just beginning your professional journey or are already well into your career, you will shape GZA’s future - and I can’t wait to see all the things we will do together as One Company.

Happy Founders Day and Happy Birthday GZA - thank you all for everything you do to make GZA the great firm we are today, and the great firm we will be tomorrow.