Steele Foundation LLC Announces Retirement of Founder Ronald W. Steele, P.E.
As Managing Member, Ron Steele led the regional firm for 53 years
July 29, 2022 — Steele Foundation LLC announces the retirement of Founder and Managing Member Ronald (Ron) W. Steele, P.E. Ron Steele has directed field operations of the regionally owned and operated foundation design and construction firm since he co-founded it in 1968. He is succeeded in leadership of the firm by his son, President J. Andrew (Andy) Steele, P.E., D. GE.
With more than 50 years in the design and construction of excavation support systems, façade preservation and shoring systems for structural modifications, Ron Steele is renowned for his knowledge and experience throughout the industry.
Ron Steele earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. His support of the foundation industry extends to active committee roles over the years in the Post-Tensioning Institute and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Says Andy Steele, “Steele Foundation is one of the few firms that specializes in engineered foundation construction, which requires the skills and talent of highly-trained licensed professionals. My father’s business acumen and unique expertise in this essential construction and consulting niche built the company into the leading firm it is today. He is now retiring to California, knowing that he’s created a first-class firm that will endure because of the organizational reputation he’s built and the professional staff that he has mentored.”
About Steele Foundation LLC
Co-founded in 1968 by Ronald W. Steele, P.E., Steele Foundation LLC is an award-winning regionally owned and operated design and construction foundation contractor.
Steele Foundation serves the Washington, DC-Baltimore region as a project partner in solving deep foundation engineering and construction obstacles for complex construction projects. The engineers and craftsmen of Steele Foundation work closely with project designers, developers and owners to provide cost-effective and safe project design and building solutions for sheeting, underpinning, micropiles, and shoring and shoring systems for façade preservation and structural modifications.
Projects include well-known federal government buildings, international airports, landmark and historic structures, hospitals, embassies and universities.
J. Andrew (Andy) Steele, P.E., D.GE, President