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The B&A team has decades of combined experience and training in geotechnical engineering, inspection services, material testing, and aerial surveying.

Our senior staff, field and laboratory technicians, and administrative support move your project, seamlessly, from begining to end. Please reach out, directly, we are here to make your goals a reality!

“When you need your consultant ON-TIME and ON-SITE – We’re There”

Barron & Associates, PC 

James S. Barron, PE

President / Geotechnical Engineer

As the fouder of B&A, Jim has over 40 years of geotechnical and environmental engineering and management experience. As principal owner, Jim is responsible for all aspects of company operations and services provided, including geotechnical engineering services for both private and public projects.

Jim received his B.A. in Physics from SUNY Geneseo in 1975 and his BS in Civil Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology in 1977. Jim received his Master of Geotechnical Engineering in 1979 from Cornell University.

Jim holds a professional engineering license in New York State.

Email:     [email protected]

Phone:   (716) 759-7821  ext. 102

Andy Camping, PG

Senior Geologist

Andy has been at B&A for over 20 years. Initially as a field technician, Andy has become a senior consultant.

Andy’s duties include overseeing field and laboratory procedures, supplies and equipment involved in geotechnical investigations and special inspections projects; compilation and interpretation of laboratory and field data; supervision and management of laboratory soil/rock evaluation and classification, special inspection practices, Crosshole Sonic Logging techniques for deep foundations, probe-inclinometer testing of slope failures, site preparation (i.e. test boring layout and survey), and environmental soil / water sampling and studies.

Andy received his B.S. in Geology from the University at Buffalo. Andy is licensed as a Professional Geologist in the State of New York and is an active member of the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists.

Email:     [email protected]

Phone:   (716) 759-7821 ext. 108

Dan Barron, PE

Geotechnical Engineer

Dan has nearly two decades of experience in deep-foundation design and construction. After earning an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University at Buffalo in 2016, Dan worked at the NYS DOT as a Project Engineer.

Dan duties at B&A include project acquisition, design and construction consulting.

Dan also earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University in 2010. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Staate of New York.

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Phone:   (716) 759-7821 ext. 106

Joseph Colletti, PhD

Geotechnical Engineer

Joe is responsible for geotechnical designs, construction submittals, and special inspection and material testing management.

Joe earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University at Buffalo in 2019.  Joe is also an EIT in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Phone:   (716) 759-7821 ext. 120

Matthew Kroening


Matt joined B&A in the fall of 2019 as a geologist.

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Phone:   (716) 759-7821 ext. 104

John Monell, GISP

UAV and Geospatial Scientist

John combines multiple learned skills and experiences to deliver an exceptional work product to B&A clients. Always on the cutting edge, he is able to marry the latest available technologies to projects, resulting in time and budget savings for B&A clients.

His latest endeavor with UAVs and laser scanning services combines all the skills he has developed over the years at GHD and now with B&A.

With over 30 years in the service industry, he has developed a strong sense of loyalty that he passes along to B&A’s many clients and his co-workers.

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Phone:   (716) 759-7821 ext. 103

Brad Smith

Laboratory and Field Manager

Brad is one of the hardest workers at B&A. Responsible for day-to-day field and lab operations, Brad has a wide-breadth of the local geology, stromwater inspection, construction, and material-testing best practices.

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Phone:   (716) 759-7821

Aaron Watts

Laboratory and Field Technician

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Emma Jensen

Laboratory and Field Technician

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Dalton Edwards

Laboratory and Field Technician

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Kristen Skeet

Office Manager

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Phone:   (716) 759-7821 ext. 100

Jessica Lucca Wallace

Office Assistant

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Phone:   (716) 759-7821 ext. 107