On August 1st, Colby Barrett spoke to his hometown Rotary Club about Culture and Values in the Workplace. Through his own experiences as the CEO of GeoStabilization International, he shared a story of innovation with insights that can be incorporated into personal and business journeys. The primary topics were creating a strong company culture and empowering that culture to lead an industry to positive changes and improving standards.
A passionate leader within the geohazard mitigation industry, Colby has worked on stabilization projects for over 15 years; managing projects throughout North America and New Zealand. He has authored numerous papers on landslide and erosion control as well as Geosynthetically Confined Soil® technology. A recent recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Colby has just been named as one of Engineering News-Record’s National Top 20 Under 40. Under his leadership, GeoStabilization International has been recognized as one of “The Best Companies to Work For” by ColoradoBiz magazine.
GeoStabilization’s Rockfall Remediation Technicians (RRTs) mobilized and started their remediation work a large and dangerous rockslide that closed Cove Road in Jasper, Georgia. The fallen material occurred in an area of exposed and fractured rock that had already experienced a similar slide a little over eight years ago.