After over five decades of devoted service, we announce the retirement of Bill Zehrbach effective April 28th, 2023.  Bill’s career with Earth Systems has been truly remarkable, having served as Vice President and Principal Engineer for the firm’s Hollister and Fremont offices. His years of experience and technical know-how have benefited the company’s staff and clients, and he will be sorely missed.  We thank Bill for his excellent leadership and dedication in service and wish him all the best in the next chapter!

A Note from Bill:

It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from Earth Systems effective the end of the business day on Friday, April 28, 2023.  When my daughters were in high school I would tell the students at the career fair that I play in the dirt and get paid for it.  Of course, the first question out of their mouths was “How much do you get paid?”  Well, after 51 years with Earth Systems, it is time to hang up my shovel, wash my hands, and spend my days playing bridge, learning to play the piano, and watching my grandson play baseball, soccer, basketball, football, or whatever the sport of the month is.

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the greater San Francisco Bay Area grow and being a part of it.  (You know you have been around a long time when projects you worked on are razed and a new development takes their place.)  I leave you in good hands.  Earth Systems has been a part of the development scene since 1969 and I expect them to be around for a long time.  If you have a need for geotechnical, geological, environmental, special inspection, or materials testing services, call our Fremont office (510) 353-3833 and tell them Bill sent you.

As we pack up our belongings and head for Boise, Idaho, for the next stop in our journey I wish you all the best of success and keep the economy humming!

Happy trails to you until we meet again.

~ Bill