"CEL provided an experienced and seasoned project team with extensive experience at the University of California Seismic Retrofit projects."
Bob Fox, University of California Berkeley

Chris N. Kavalaris, P.E.
Vice President/Professional Engineer

Mr. Kavalaris has specialized in the testing and inspection business since the mid 1970s; having over 34 years of experience in the construction industry pertaining to commercial, private, residential, hospital, school (private and public) and a variety of projects. Mr. Kavalaris is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the states of California, Washington, and Hawaii.

Greg LeRoy, P.E.
Staff Engineer

Mr. LeRoy has over 20 years experience in the construction industry. He joined CEL in 2005 and performs field inspection activities, quality control functions, and report and submittal reviews As well as being a licensed professional engineer, he is ICC certified in reinforced concrete and structural steel.

Cliff Lowe
Field Supervisor

Mr. Lowe is a highly-skilled special inspector who is now devoting his skills and energy to oversee and facilitate the outstanding performance of our inspectors on a daily basis out in the field. As an inspector with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Lowe provides technical input to designers, contractors, and our own field staff to ensure the high –quality performance of our project team.

Wilson Ye, P.E.
Laboratory Director

Mr. Ye joined CEL in 2012 as Laboratory Supervisor and is now CEL’s Laboratory Director. With over 5 years of experience in the construction industry as well as a degree in Civil Engineering from UC Davis, Mr. Ye’s experience and intellect are an asset to the team. As a Project Engineer, he contributed to the successful completion of hundreds of projects in the SF Bay Area. In his current role as Laboratory Director, he oversees testing and provides technical analysis and solutions for our clients. Mr. Ye is also certified by NICET and Caltrans in Soils, Asphalt, and Concrete materials testing.