RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC was established as a single member (i.e., one Owner) Professional Limited Liability Company in 2018 by Dorothy Richter, CPG, P.G., when she sold her nationally recognized geophysical testing firm after 34 years at its helm to long-time employees in a cordial internal ownership transition. Dorothy is now sole Owner and President of
RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC.
Dorothy vividly remembers starting her former firm on the kitchen table in 1984 and nurturing it to two offices with a nationwide service area for geophysical testing services. She fondly recalls being pleasantly surprised by many of the referrals from professional colleagues for project work in the early years of the firm.
Dorothy is excited to be back at the kitchen table again starting a geological & geophysical consulting practice in collaboration with Gene Simmons, Ph.D., P.G., with a shift in focus from field testing to expert review, technical oversight, and litigation support. Please surprise us again, and send us some interesting projects!
Dorothy is President and Owner of RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC. Dorothy was the founding Principal and President of a leading geological and geophysical service firm with two offices until she sold it to long-time employees in a cordial internal ownership transition after 34 years at its helm. She had been Chief Geologist for an international quarry company for 7 1/2 years and a Research Staff Geologist at MIT for 4 1/2 years before starting her geophysical contracting firm in 1984. Dorothy is a licensed Professional Geologist (P.G.) in seven states (NH, NY, PA, NC, KY, IL, & MN) and is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC is registered in SAM.GOV for government contracting and subcontracting opportunies.
RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC is authorized by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions (NYSED OP) to offer Professional Geology services in the State of New York (Certificate of Authorization #0015497).
RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) for Federal contracting/subcontracting.
RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC is certified as a WBE (Women's Business Enterprise) by WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) , the nation’s largest independent third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.
WBENC's national WBE certification is recognized by several state and municipal agencies for documentation of WBE status.
RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC is certified as a WBE by:
- Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office (SDO)
- New York City SBS
RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC recognizes the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today. RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC can add diversity as well as technical expertise to your subconsultant team. Let RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC’s experts in Geology & Geophysics enhance your project team!
Watch this space for updates as RICHTER GEOLOGY PLLC receives additional certifications.
Gene is an internationally recognized expert in Geology & Geophysics. He was Vice President and Principal Geophysicist of Dorothy's former firm for 29 years. Gene is also Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at MIT where he was Professor of Geophysics teaching and conducting research for 24 years. He was Chief Scientist at NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center (currently Johnson Space Center) during the Apollo Missions to the Moon. Gene is a licensed Professional Geologist in NH, NY, and KY.
Both Dorothy and Gene are active longtime members of numerous national and regional geological, geophysical, and geoengineering professional societies. Dorothy and Gene are longtime members of ASTM Committees C-18 on Dimension Stone and D-18 on Soil and Rock.
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