Chuck Kull, PE, GE – Vice President

Chuck Kull - Vice President
Chuck Kull – Vice President

Chuck Kull, PE, GE, has designed and overseen construction projects throughout California and Nevada since 1984. His professional background includes mine reclamation plans; shoring design with tie-back and soldier beam and wood lagging; structural design and rock bolting for large penstock thrust blocks, bridge abutments, and towers; and extensive grading projects in difficult soil. Chuck has designed and overseen the construction of large and small earth dams and concrete spillways in Northern California. Analyses have included seepage calculations, slope stability, and borrow material selection. Several of the dams are under the jurisdiction of the Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD). He excels at developing alternative design approaches to mitigate challenging site conditions. He is currently involved with test development, grading, and enforcement of the California Certified Engineering Geologist certification. He also serves as an expert witness on California Department of Transportation construction disputes. Chuck is a founding principal of Holdrege & Kull.


  • M.S. Civil Engineering, San Jose State University
  • B.S. Engineering Geology, San Jose State University


  • Professional Engineer, CA No. 46701
  • Geotechnical Engineer, CA No. 2359
  • Professional Geologist, CA No. 5159
  • Certified Engineering Geologist, CA No. 1622
  • Professional Engineer, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and Hawaii



  • Deep foundation design
  • Tie-back retaining wall design
  • Rock bolt design
  • Shoring design
  • Construction-phase project management
  • Reinforced earth retaining walls with Geogrid Geosynthetics
  • Earth dam and spillway design



  • Geoprofessional Business Association
  • California Geotechnical Engineers Association
  • Association of Engineering Geologists