U.S. Forensic Celebrates 15 Years, National Expansion

METAIRIE – U.S. Forensic, a Metairie, La., engineering firm that provides forensic engineering reports, is celebrating 15 years in business this month.

Founded in 2006 by three engineers and a businessman, the company has grown to serve clients in more than 60 locations nationwide, providing everything from reports on engineering building failures to accident reconstructions.

“Fifteen years ago, I was a 51-year-old engineer that lost all of my belongings a year earlier in Katrina,” said company co-founder Mike DeHarde in a press release. “After pitching the idea of forming a new company to a colleague and inviting another engineer to join us, we set out on an unknown path. That path led to success that this mature engineer had only dreamed about.”

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Since then, U.S. Forensic has worked on notable cases, including evaluations of Louisiana State University’s indoor training facility and the University of Texas’ football stadium locker room equipment; failure investigations of high-profile building collapses; and inspections at the home of a celebrated football coach and the studio of a well-known rapper.

“Ours has been a story of people and progress, of laughter and tears (literally), and of success,” said managing partner Gary Bell. When looking back on it all, I am extremely proud of who we have become as a company. Because of our clients’ willingness to give us a shot, stick with us when faced with many options, reach out to us when they had a question or concern, and stand by us through the years we are here.”

Read U.S. Forensic’s full story here.

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