Goettle began as a small general contracting company in 1956.
The founder, Richard J. Goettle, III, joined with his colleague, Thomas A. Buzek, to help build schools, churches, interstate highway bridges, water supply and treatment facilities.
Many of these projects required deep foundations or earth retention systems. Realizing the growing need for advanced engineering relating to geotechnical construction projects, Mr. Goettle and Mr. Buzek dared to leave general contracting and create a national, geo-construction company specializing in design-build deep foundations, earth retention systems and marine construction.In 1968, Larry Rayburn was convinced by Mr. Goettle to join the efforts to bring this vision to life.
These three entrepreneurs led the company into the world of driven piles, drilled piles, retaining walls and marine work that has expanded as an American, employee owned company, and is composed of a highly respected group of individuals who continue to lend a personal touch and genuine interest to the client’s needs.