Larry W. Shook, PE serves as Regional Manager of our Bay City and Traverse City offices providing project management expertise in the areas of environmental and geotechnical engineering. He also provides oversight and QA/QC of field activities and report preparation, and serves as project manager for HMA quality assurance testing on MDOT Bay Region paving projects. Larry is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan, a Michigan Certified Underground Storage Tank Professional (CUSTP) and a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Technical Service Provider. He has a BS degree in Geological Engineering and an MS degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Larry’s environmental engineering project management includes hydrogeological investigations relating to subsurface contamination, underground storage tank (UST) projects, remedial action design, and remedial system installation and operation. He has managed multi-million dollar remediation projects utilizing soil vapor extraction and air sparging techniques, and has served as manager for remedial evaluation and remedial cleanup for several utility sites impacted by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Projects included excavation and offsite disposal of PCB of over 20,000 tons of impacted soil at state and federally licensed landfills. Larry’s geotechnical engineering project management includes shallow and deep foundation investigations, foundation design and oversight of foundation construction quality control and quality assurance.

Larry is known for communicating in a direct yet light-hearted manner. In whatever fashion solutions are delivered, SME’s clients always benefit from Larry’s ability to apply his education, resources and 34 years of experience to help them solve their most difficult problems in a simple and cost effective way.

When not at work, Larry enjoys outdoor activities including hunting and fishing.

Projects

Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation

Inactive for several decades, former gas manufacturing sites posed threats to people and the environment until remediation began in the 1990’s and continues today.

Bioremediation of Volatile Organic Compounds

Air sparging removes contamination and dramatically reduces a client’s annual operation and maintenance costs.