About SpecTest

At SpecTest, we are your trusted partner for all your Geotechnical Materials Testing, Inspection, and Consulting needs. With our expertise and specialization in both commercial onsite testing and in-lab analysis, we deliver unparalleled results that surpass industry standards. Our comprehensive services ensure that your projects are handled with precision and accuracy, guaranteeing optimal quality and compliance. Choose SpecTest for reliable, efficient, and top-notch testing and consulting solutions. Let us help you achieve excellence in every aspect of your operations.

Meet Our Team

Nickolas Ward


About Nickolas

Nickolas Ward co-founded SpecTest in November 2020.  Previous to the inception of SpecTest, Mr. Ward was responsible for leading the expansion of engineering services as well as overseeing corporate operations into the Oklahoma markets.  He has 20 years of experience in the Geotechnical, Materials, and Non-Destructive Testing industries.  Along with an education in construction management, Mr. Ward’s credentials include ASNT NDT Level III certifications, CWI (Certified Welding Inspector), and an active member with ASNT and AWS.

Brad Cox

Vice President Financials/Operations

About Brad

Brad Cox co-founded SpecTest in November 2020.  Mr. Cox has a BS degree in business from Missouri State University, along with 15+ years experience in the industrial/construction fields.

 Stephen Nickerson

Geotechnical Engineering Manager

About Stephen

Stephen Nickerson joined SpecTest in 2023 to lead our geotechnical engineering services. Previously, Mr. Nickerson served in leadership roles in geotechnical engineering, consulting and ground improvement/deep foundation construction. He has 15 years of experience in geotechnical engineering design and management. Along with a BS in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, Mr. Nickerson is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is an active member of ASCE and Urban Land Institute.

If you are in need of a company to come alongside you and ensure you are prepared for your construction project, contact us today!