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NOVA Geotechnical and Inspection Services

NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services, LLC (NOVA), established in 2001, has nearly 200 employees with offices in Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, and Irvine, CA. NOVA
provides client forward-focused solutions for geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections and environmental consulting all over the Southwest.
Led by player’s coach and Culture of Kindness warrior, James Bristow and Chief People Officer, Joe Struck, NOVA takes a heart-centered approach to employee development and retention.
The NOVA family accepts the challenge to exceed tough goals set by our wide array of clients including owners, developers, architects, property managers, construction managers, contractors and those who work for cities and counties in the valley.
The team of super-Nova’s consists of engineers, geologists, scientists, inspectors, environmental managers, technicians, nerds and specialty consultants who are driven, highly certified with the latest and greatest experience mandated by local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
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Additional Culture Details

Since NOVA’s investment goes home at night, we want to make sure the team goes home happy. That is why NOVA frequently sponsors happy hours, food trucks and has a massive Christmas party where nearly everyone goes home with a fabulous present.

All-staff meetings can be fun…and profitable. NOVA has a mailbox in the office where teammates are encouraged to fill out a short form entitled “caught you doing something kind.” At the quarterly family meeting, each slip James pulls and reads, the team member gets to chose from a host of fabulous prizes including food and beverage gift certificates, coolers, adult beverages and a host of other fun stuff.

Das Boot. When our inspectors go above and beyond the call of duty and accept last-minute requests for service from our clients, our Dispatch team places their name in a big shoe shaped glass called Das Boot. Whoever’s names are chosen gets to select from similar fabulous prizes!

Spontaneous gastronomy. The team often gets together with each other for lunch. These frequent spontaneous occurrences are a great way for our teammates from all over the world in locals such as Ethiopia, Mexico, Philippines, Iran, El Salvador, Ireland, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Romania, India, Great Britain, Cuba, and Japan to feel welcome and break bread during the workday.
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Culture of Kindness
mantra that guides the NOVA family to have respect for clients and teammates

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Company Snapshots

NOVA Team Color Run
NAIOP Food Drive