Kenall Geo is a Houston based firm specializing in the Geotechnical Engineering and Pavement Engineering services. Our office is located at 8101 Westglen Drive, a 5,500 SF facility that houses an A2LA and USACE accredited geotechnical engineering laboratory. Our vision is to provide highest quality Geotechnical Engineering and Pavement Engineering services to our clients while maintaining our core values of honesty, integrity, respect, and collaboration and working with the highest ethical standards. We deliver these results with an unwavering commitment to Safety.

Our team has extensive experience of working in the private consulting industry. We decided to invest our expertise and knowledge to start Kenall Geo. We aim to build this company into a trusted engineering partner for owners and project teams. Collaboration and teamwork are the hallmarks of our team and these continue to be the foundation of Kenall Geo’s success.

Whether your site is located in the compressible water bearing soils along the gulf coast or the highly expansive soils of north and central Texas or the caliches and sandstones of West Texas, our team has the ability to provide tailor-made solutions consistent with the local construction practices. Our extensive experience with soils and construction practices across the state provides a unique and thorough understanding of complex problems and benefits each project. By using the latest software and best practice models to create appropriate design solutions we provide long-term value to our clients.


Vivek Chikyala, P.E., D.GE

President and Principal Engineer

After working in the consulting industry for over fifteen years, Vivek decided to invest his proven Geotechnical Engineering and Pavement Engineering experience to establish a new consulting company, Kenall Geo. His technical experience includes the design of foundations, retaining walls, MSE walls, slope stability, pavement engineering and failure analysis. Vivek holds a master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

Vivek is precertified in all of the TxDOT Geotechnical Engineering work categories i.e. 14.1.1, 14.2.1, 14.3.1, 14.4.1 and 14.5.1. For his contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering, Vivek was inducted into the ASCE Academy of Geo-Professionals as a Diplomat in Geotechnical Engineering, the highest certification given to a geotechnical engineer. Vivek was selected as the top 20 young professionals under the age of 40 years by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas-Louisiana 2021.

Throughout his career, Vivek performed in various roles including field logger, laboratory technician, CMT technician, pavement core testing, geotechnical engineer, CMT engineer, geotechnical project manager and a division Principal. This varied experience working from grass roots level up to managing projects and people gives him a unique perspective of understanding the project risks and issues at all levels to formulate solutions that are pragmatic and simple to implement for the owner and the contractor.

Frank Atuegbu, EIT

MS in Civil Engineering
Project Engineer and Lab Supervisor

Frank has been in the geotechnical consulting industry serving in various roles including field logger, CMT technician, lab manager and project engineer. Frank’s field experience includes logging of soil samples, field inspection of concrete, field density tests of soil and asphalt, rebar inspection, and other construction inspection services. He has hands on experience with various basic and advanced geotechnical and CMT laboratory tests. He is well versed with operating and troubleshooting our inhouse Trautwein GeoTAC automated triaxial testing equipment. Frank has successfully delivered laboratory testing services for several Army Corps of Engineers projects along the Gulf of Mexico.

Tushar Gondane

BS in Civil Engineering
Project Manager and Field Operations

Tushar has more than 18 years of experience in civil construction works. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is an ACI certified Concrete Construction Special Inspector. His project portfolio includes airports, levees, building construction, channels, weirs, bank stabilization, dredging, and stone placement. He is experienced in managing field personnel, scheduling drilling, traffic control and overseeing field operations. His technical expertise includes the monitoring construction activities to verify conformance with the project plans and specifications, reviewing field and lab test data and resolving non-conformance test results.