Vice President, Lehigh Valley
Brandon Trate, PG, holds responsibility for project development, multi-discipline project management, and client relationships in Isett’s Lehigh Valley region headquarters region. Prior to being named Vice President of Lehigh Valley in 2022, Mr. Trate served as Vice President of Isett’s Field Division. Mr. Trate often serves as a key client manager, providing an executive level of communication with clients to confirm that our company performs to the level of the client’s expectations. He is a company shareholder.
His career at Isett began in 2005 as a member of the Environmental Services Department—where he performed Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, carbonate geology studies, sinkhole assessments/remediations, hydrogeologic studies, well installations, and GIS mapping. This environmental background informed his ability to serve as special inspector—having worked extensively with subsurface conditions and various earthwork projects.
In 2014, Isett’s Executive Committee challenged Mr. Trate to develop a new Geotechnical, Construction Inspections & Materials Testing Department. As materials testing is an integral part of the construction inspections service, Mr. Trate took on the responsibility of setting up Isett’s own in-house materials testing facility. To complete the umbrella of services required by clients, in 2017 Mr. Trate added geotechnical engineering to the department. Most construction projects require a geotechnical engineer to investigate subsurface conditions to determine the site’s suitability for the intended structure. Isett subcontracted that service for the first 39 years of our history, but in later years our project managers became increasingly dissatisfied with our consultants’ turn-around and quality of service.
Mr. Trate has contributed significantly to the growth and expansion of the company’s field division services throughout his time with Isett.
B.S., Marine Geology/Geography Minor, Kutztown University