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Employees from the Dallas office volunteered their time on Valentine's Day to frame a new house in South Dallas with Habitat for Humanity. Katie Hogan, Andrew Boyle, Robert Thompson, Brandon Gonzalez, Rick Rudin, Sam Meisner, and Trey Shanks worked side by side with Sandra, the prospective homeowner, to construct the interior and exterior walls of the house in one day.

Rick established himself as the "Master of the Hilti" (concrete nail gun) while the rest labored with hand tools. Trey Shanks said, "it's great to be amongst a great crowd of can-do people at Freese and Nichols! The...

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Last year we celebrated our 120th anniversary. This milestone also marked the 10th year of our Community Involvement program. The volunteer hour goal was capped at 100 hours in 2014, allowing employees to reach for a more achievable goal as our company history continues.

Here some 2014 service highlights:

  • 87 employees logged volunteer hours.
  • 40 employees met the 100-hour goal, almost
  • ...

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This month the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program published an article on its blog featuring our culture of Continuous Improvement.

We've used the Performance Excellence Criteria since our journey began in 1995, after a year ending with negative profit.

Since then, we've continued to increase profitability, employee satisfaction and enhance client relationships by building a CI culture. We've applied the same...

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Civil, mechanical and electrical engineering students ventured outside the classroom and into our Fort Worth and Austin offices for our annual externship program on Monday, Jan. 19.

About 50 students from The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin participated in the Fort Worth program. Students were given a company history and overview, then broke out into small groups to learn more about their area of interest from many of our...

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Community Involvement Spotlight is a series on Freese and Nichols' dedication to community service, highlighting employees who donate time and money to organizations they're passionate about.

Jessica Vassar, Water/Wastewater Master Planning, Austin, is one of many Meals on Wheels and More volunteers in the Austin office who work on a...

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We supported a spelling bee that our Fort Worth Adopt-A-School, South Hills Elementary, hosted on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Jim Humphrey, ​Business Technology; Gwynne Morrison, Mechanical and Plumbing; and Rickesh Patel, Transmission and Utilities, served as judges and we provided refreshments for the reception.

Out of 37 participants, winner John Paul Martinez and runner up Alzae Morales will go on to another competition.

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Community Involvement Spotlight is a series on Freese and Nichols' dedication to community service, highlighting employees who donate time and money to organizations they're passionate about.

Engineers Emily Darr and Corrie Bondar regularly participate with the Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program in Raleigh, North Carolina. Along with Raleigh office administrative assistant Liz Byrley, the volunteers run a series of tests to provide the City of Raleigh with water quality data, including a...

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The 3rd Annual Texas A&M University Hispanic Golf Tournament was held this fall and it was a huge success. Freese and Nichols was a sponsor of the event, which funds scholarships for local students in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Over $95,000 was raised for the event and over $225,000 has been raised since the first golf tournament was held.

Juan Sierra, Program Management, DFW Airport, leads the local...

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