For more than 35 years, Construction Materials Engineers, Inc. has operated in northern Nevada under various names and titles. The group was originally established to provide geotechnical engineering services as a part of SEA Engineers, founded in 1954.

As the company grew, the geotechnical materials group expanded to become one of the largest construction inspection and testing firms in the northern Nevada and California region.

In 1997, the owners of SEA Engineers sold the firm to Stantec Consulting Inc. of Edmonton, Canada and the geotechnical, inspection, and testing operations became known as the Construction Services Group.

In 2009, changing economic conditions presented an opportunity for the senior managers to purchase the Construction Services Group in Reno. A friendly agreement was culminated with Stantec and Construction Materials Engineers (CME) began operations on May 30, 2009.

CME continues to grow in size and diversity. We remain as a top tier provider of geotechnical engineering, project inspection, materials testing, materials engineering design, contractor quality control, and construction administration services to the public and private sectors. We are a major sub-consultant providing geotechnical and field services to numerous engineering consultants throughout Nevada and California.

Our goal is to build bridges of understanding between members of the design team, the contractors, and the owners. Our philosophy is simple – provide expertise and promote teamwork so that “Together we’ll build it right . . . the FIRST time!”


Martin N. Crew, PE – President


Mr. Crew has been with the firm since 1978 and is the president of the company with overall responsibility for all projects and services. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Nevada and California and has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada-Reno. Mr. Crew is experienced in all project types including roadways, utilities, developments, airports, power, mining, and dams, and has provided project management and engineering oversight on hundreds of projects in northern Nevada and California.


Verdie Legg – Vice President


Mr. Legg joined CME in 1998 and is the vice president of the firm. His 30 years of experience includes project administration, quality control, and materials engineering services for airports, buildings, bridges, roadways, mines, power, and military facilities. Mr. Legg provides project management on all project types.

Jon1Jon Del Santo, PE – Project Manager


Mr. Del Santo has been with the firm since 1999 and is a project manager responsible for the full range of services provided on projects including roadways, utilities, mining, commercial, contractor quality assurance / quality control, army corps of engineers, residential, and NAVFAC facilities.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Nevada and California and obtained a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada-Reno. In 2011, he was awarded the ASCE Young Engineer of the Year.