Leadership

president

J. Andrew (Andy) Steele, P.E., D. GE

As Steele Foundation president since 2007, Andy drives the leadership and direction of the firm with professionalism, integrity, commitment to quality – and the experience of more than 35 years in the engineering and construction field. Since joining the firm in 1991, Andy has worked on the engineering and construction of nearly 1,000 sheeting, shoring and underpinning projects.

Prior to joining the firm, he performed the structural design of commercial buildings for the engineering firm James Madison Cutts. Previously, he worked for Delon Hampton & Associates performing structural design of bridges.

Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. He is a past director of ADSC The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC-IAFD), past chairman of its scholarship committee and past co-chairman of its Geo-Support Committee. He is also active in the Mid-Atlantic chapter of ADSC.

“Attention to detail is critical in every project, large or small. Design and execution require constant attention to maintain strictest quality. We look at our accomplishments with pride, and we work every day to maintain our profession’s reputation as the region’s top deep foundation expert.”

– Andy Steele, P.E., D. GE, President of Steele Foundation

vice president

Morgan A. Eddy, P.E., MSc

Morgan is a forward-thinking design-build leader who has been on the Steele Foundation team since 2007. He provides oversight of the firm’s teams and projects and collaborates with clients  and other stakeholders to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions to challenging deep foundation construction issues.

Morgan’s strong engineering background, high energy and creative thinking make him a “go-to” guy for clients and the company’s teams.

Prior to joining Steele Foundation, Morgan was an independent engineering consultant and also served as a geotechnical engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He earned his BS, Civil Engineering, and MS, Civil Engineering, from Virginia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Morgan has authored and presented numerous reports and articles on an array of geotechnical and structural engineering topics and served as the ASCE/Geo-Institute Geo-Strata magazine editor.

“My past experience has given me intense, real-time, in-the-trenches construction know-how. No matter how difficult the situation, my mission is to work with clients, tradespeople, project management and suppliers to build solid solutions that are on budget and on schedule.”

– Morgan A. Eddy, P.E., MSc, Vice President, Steele Foundation

Operations manager

Chris Deck

An energetic, detail-oriented manager, Chris oversees the operational functions of Steele Foundation. He tracks daily field activities and project schedules to optimize procedures and to manage costs. To maximize project efficiency, he coordinates and directs the multiple crews that work on scores of projects of all sizes across the Washington, DC metro region.

The foundation for Chris’s success as Operations Manager began when he learned the inner workings of the company through his progressive promotions. After earning a BS, Civil Engineering, from Virginia Tech in 2011, he began his career at Steele Foundation. He started as a project engineer working in the field, performing structural and geotechnical design of sheeting and underpinning projects, estimating and performing project management. Chris’s geotechnical experience also includes three years as a Field Professional for Halliburton Energy Services, where he supervised on-site Measurement While Drilling processes.

“What motivates me every day is to be on this extraordinary team that has an appetite for making each project safe and exceptional, partnering with our clients and stakeholders, and using our talent and skills to help project owners realize the best outcomes.”

– Christopher Deck, Operations Manager, Steele Foundation