Portrait of Gary Manhart

Gary Manhart, CEG

Senior Engineering Geologist

Mr. Gary Manhart is a Senior Engineering Geologist and a key member of LACO Associates’ outstanding geologic team. With over 25 years of experience in geology and environmental science, Mr. Manhart has honed his geologic and communication skills through a wide verity of development work. He originally joined LACO in 1995 and served as a Senior Staff Geologist until 2007 when he moved to Virginia. Mr. Manhart rejoined the LACO team in 2014, as a Senior Engineering Geologist. Mr. Manhart’s experience working all over northern California has given him a wealth of knowledge on the geology and geomorphology and how it affects client’s projects.

Mr. Manhart can work collaboratively with many stakeholders and is easily approachable. He has a strong collaborative nature which allows for good communications between all parties.  Mr. Manhart has developed innovative solutions to problems that have arisen during site development facilitating the successful completion of projects. Mr. Manhart is always willing to share his knowledge and works to help his clients understand the complex geologic issues that often come with site development. Mr. Manhart continually educates and mentors LACO’s geology staff to help them further their careers and promote their professional growth. 

Team Member Spotlight

Hometown? Years in Profession?
“Madison, Wisconsin. 29.”
Before working at LACO, what was the most unusual or interesting job you had?
“Inspecting the bottoms of 60 to 80 feet Caissons.”
What are 3 words that describe LACO?
“Insightful, knowledgeable, diligent.”
What has been your favorite type of project to work on?
“Fault Hazard Evaluations, I get to use my geologic skills that I love the most.”
What are your hopes for the industry?
Better understanding of how important geology is to the foundation of all our projects.”
What is the best advice you can give to a new hire?
“Be thorough but confident in your analysis.”
How do you define success?
“Liking what I do every day.”
Favorite movie?
“Star Wars – A New Hope.”
If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day?
“Buzz Aldrin in 1969.”
What is your favorite holiday and why?
“Christmas- I love the baking, family, and traditions.”