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About Us

Engineering and Testing Solutions, LLC (ETS) was formed in 1999. The firm’s partners are Michael Whaley, P.E. and Chad Smock, P.E. Both are licensed professional engineers with years of experience providing geotechnical and construction testing services. Our company is staffed with experienced drillers and engineering technicians that are certified by both the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET).

Our  offices are located in Sevierville and Knoxville, Tennessee with laboratories equipped for performing soil and material testing as well as concrete testing and storage/maintenance area for our geotechnical drilling equipment.

We believe the qualifications and experience of our firm as well as our established quality assurance procedures have proven to have been of significant value in the successful completion of many projects in the greater Knoxville area and the surrounding region of east Tennessee.

Drilling Services
• Soil borings for subsurface explorations
• Standard Penetration testing
• Rock Coring
• Undisturbed and bulk sampling
• Slope Inclinometer installation

Construction Testing Services
• Registered engineers
• NICET/ACI certified technicians
• Soil, asphalt, concrete and steel testing and inspection services
• Testing equipment calibrated to ASTM

Engineering Services
• Subsurface exploration report preparation
• Foundation observations and proof-rolling
• Sinkhole investigation and remediation
• Retaining wall design

Laboratory Services
• Concrete strength testing
• Soil testing


For nearly two decades ETS has met and exceeded the goals of clients in the greater Knoxville area and across the Southeast.  Our projects range from Georgia to West Virginia with thousands of locations in between.  We have provided a wide range of services to clients in all kinds of market segments including: commercial, government, education, transportation, residential, etc.

Click the links below to view a just a few examples of projects we have provided services on.

Retaining Wall Design

University of Tennessee- Engineering Quad, Estabrook Road Retaining Wall

Glades Road Retaining Wall

River Landing: retaining walls

Construction Testing & Foundation Observation

SL Manufacturing Facilities

Scripps Networks

LeConte Center

Roane State

Dollywood Coaster- Lightning Rod

Northview Academy

McGhee Tyson Airport

FHWA Tunnel- Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sweetwater Elementary

GSMNP- Cherokee Orchard Rd & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Subsurface Exploration

Lincoln Memorial University

Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Contact Us

Knoxville Office: 865-474-6200

333 Troy Circle, Suite A.  Knoxville, TN 37919

Sevierville Office: 865-428-4468

405 Lane Hollow Rd.  Sevierville, TN 37876


Michael Whaley

Phone: 865-388-3259



Chad Smock

Phone: 865-388-9433



Trenton Smith

Phone: 865-385-1167



Andrew Whaley

Phone: 865-680-5364



Pat Dyke

Phone: 865-388-5622


John Voekel

Phone: 865-755-6563


Rob Smith

Phone: 865-388-3260