In 1959, Schnabel Foundation Company was founded by Harry V. Schnabel, Jr. in Washington, D.C. Harry’s commitment to innovation and operational efficiency was driven by an intuitive understanding of what his clients valued most – getting out of the ground to street level as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. In 2019, the name was changed to Schnabel to reflect the expanded scope of services that the company provides.

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Over 60 years later, and now with a national footprint, Schnabel still prioritizes innovation and operational efficiency as a proven pathway to success.

We optimize efficiencies by leveraging decades of experience to provide approaches that eliminate complexity and consistently deliver positive outcomes for our clients.

It remains important to us that we be guided by the principles of our founder, and as such, we commit daily to a proven system for success. By doing so, we ensure that for our clients, positive outcomes will be the inevitable outcome, on every project.

We’re a principled and proven company, trusted and transparent, always doing what we say we’re going to do to ensure that our clients and employees are protected from any unnecessary risk.

We are proud to have proven experts throughout the organization, nationwide and as we continue to grow into the future, we look forward with confidence to serving the industry and our valued clients many years to come.

Geotechnical Construction Company

A leading-edge, nationwide contractor, Schnabel is an innovative specialty foundations company that provides design-build earth-retention solutions. Our impressive product range includes soil nailing and soldier piles and lagging, secant piles, sheet piles, deep soil mixed walls, cutoff walls, underpinning, jet grouting, landslide stabilization, tiedowns, tiebacks, bracing, deep soil mixing, and micropile foundations. If you need custom earth retention solutions, we have the tools and experience to meet your highest demands.






Schnabel is among the most operationally efficient contractors in the design and construction of earth-retaining structures and specialty foundations. We optimize efficiencies by leveraging decades of experience and design/build expertise, to innovate processes and approaches that are consistently proven to deliver optimal outcomes for our clients.

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