Hoover Consulting Updated:08/2013

Michael F. Hoover provides geologic, hydrologic, soil engineering and expert witness services to a wide range of clients. His projects run the entire range of the geologic and hydrologic fields, including the identification and cleanup of contaminated soil and ground water, water supply development, geologic hazards, and municipal solid waste facility monitoring and compliance.

Michael founded his consulting practice in 1977. Over the years, the firm grew from a one-person office to a moderately-sized, full-service geotechnical firm capable of handling major projects for industrial and governmental clients. In 2000, Michael revamped the company in order to focus on specific areas of expertise for a more exclusive client base.

Michael has been a Registered Geologist, Certified Engineering Geologist, and Hydrogeologist for over thirty years. He has been certified as a ground water professional by the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers in the past and is currently a certified Manager of Landfill Operations by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). Michael has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology. He is the founder and past vice president of the Central Coast Groundwater Resources Association, a member of the Association of Engineering Geologists, past chairman of the COLAB Task Force evaluating the Santa Barbara County LUFT/SMU process, and a former COLAB Member of the Year. Michael has served as an expert witness on water rights; soil and groundwater contamination; and geologic hazards issues.

In addition to Mr. Hoover’s 20 years of consulting experience, he manages and owns Chicago Grade Landfill & Recycling in Templeton, California, and is responsible for environmental compliance, permitting, and site operations.


Contact Hoover Consulting

Michael F. Hoover
P.O. Box 30850
Santa Barbara, CA  93130
Phone: (805) 569-9670
Fax: (805) 569-9561

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California