Creating Infrastructure That Sustains Communities

Freese and Nichols is a privately owned engineering, planning and consulting firm serving clients across the United States. Founded in 1894, we offer stability as a long-term trusted advisor and use our national expertise to meet contemporary challenges. As the first engineering/architecture firm to earn the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, we consistently deliver award-winning solutions backed by superior client-focused support.

Our Vision and Mission

Freese and Nichols plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects with client service and continuous improvement in mind. Our vision is to simply be the firm of choice for clients and employees. We continually partner with clients to deliver on our mission: Innovative Approaches … Practical Results … Outstanding Service.

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Our Values

Embracing our past and shaping our future, our LEADS Values embody our culture and guide how we work every day.

Learn Continuously: We create an environment where employees can thrive. We are always seeking ways to be better. We know even great things improve if we ask questions and search for answers. We push ourselves and others to learn and develop, and we work hard to be the best at what we do.

Engage as Family: We work together to achieve results because we know that collaboration leads to success. We hold each other in the highest regard and appreciate others’ opinions. We are responsible for our actions and are kind and supportive of our colleagues. We are inclusive and we value the worth and dignity of all people. We have fun and enjoy our work environment.

Act with Integrity: We respect the values of our founding fathers and always do the right thing. We honor our word and take ownership of our mistakes. We take pride in our character and our company. We trust each other.

Deliver Quality: We are disciplined professionals who focus on technical excellence, project delivery, and sustainability. We are responsive to our clients and to our colleagues, and we add value to our work. We excel in everything we do.

Serve Always: We serve with respect and dedication. We are passionate about finding creative, practical solutions. We make safety a priority for our employees and clients. We strive to make the world a better place. We serve because it’s at the core of what we do and who we are.


By the Numbers


Skilled Professionals


Offices Nationwide


Years in Business

Our Leadership

Our employee-owned firm is led by our senior executive team, made up of our President and CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and two Chief Business Development Officers. By cultivating our leaders through consistent development and annual strategic planning, we maintain our culture and LEADS values that make Freese and Nichols unique.

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