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Don James, Water Resources Design, Fort Worth, presented a Geologic Overview at the Fort Worth Nature Center this spring. The afternoon event drew close to 30 participants, who listened to Don’s presentation and joined him for a short walk outside as Don pointed out geological contacts, formations, and earthen processes that form the Center's unique and beautiful setting.

The speaking opportunity arose...

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Earlier this spring, employees from our Austin office participated in Clean Sweep, a citywide service day hosted by Keep Austin Beautiful. Chief Marketing Officer Mike Nichols; Will Huff, Stormwater; Tom Dixon and Patrick Garnett, Environmental Science; and Patrick's son, Tucker, donated their time to clean up Great Hills Park. This is the second year our Central Region has taken part in this event, and one of many creek cleanups in which they have participated. 

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Almost 40 of our employees, family and friends participated in the 19th annual Victory Over Violence 5k and 1k Walk/Run in Fort Worth's Trinity Park on Saturday, April 12. Freese and Nichols is a Red Ribbon sponsor for the race, which benefits anti-violence programs of The Women's Center of Tarrant County.

Our fastest runners this year were:

  • Daniel Steinshouer, Construction Services, Fort Worth, placing second in his age division and 22nd overall
  • Andrew Boyle, Water/
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Our Houston and Pearland offices collected over 60 books to donate to the Rodeo ROPES (Reading Opens the Path to Education and Success) program, a partnership with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Trailblazer Committee, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and local non-profit Books Between Kids.

Eric Potts, Account Director, Pearland, has served on the rodeo's Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Steer Auction Committee for many years, and Dorothy Bergesen, Program Management, Houston, and Amanda Gandolfi, Administrative Assistant, Pearland, helped him spread the...

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TagsCorporate Responsibility, houston rodeo, books between kids, barbara bush houston literacy foundation,

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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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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TagsCorporate Responsibility, Externship, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin,

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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TagsCorporate Responsibility, Meals on Wheels, Meals on Wheels Austin, Meals on Wheels and More, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired,

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