Founded in 1978 by John Harnly, P.E., Foundation Design, P.C. is a professional corporation located in Rochester, New York. During the first 20 years, Our Firm maintained steady slow growth, increasing from a sole proprietor to a staff of six people. In 2001, ownership of Foundation Design, P.C. transitioned to in-house staff members James Baker, P.E. and Jeffrey Netzband, P.E. Services have expanded from geotechnical engineering consultation to include geotechnical instrumentation, in-house lab testing services, vibration monitoring, and SWPPP inspections.

Foundation Design, P.C. provides time-tested geotechnical consulting experience for public, private, and not-for-profit clients. We work with the owner and the building and site designers to ensure our projects are founded on solid ground. Our holistic approach implements our mission statement; Striving to identify soils issues before they become problems for our clients. In addition to interaction during a project, our reports are presented in a manner emphasizing important aspects of the study, allowing the client to evaluate our engineering approach and to take appropriate action on the recommendations.

James M Baker, PE
James M. Baker, P.E.

New York (P.E.)
Massachusetts (P.E.)

Jeffrey D Netzband, PE
Jeffrey D. Netzband P.E.
Vice President

New York (P.E.)
Pennsylvania(P.E., P.G.)