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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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The Corpus Christi office completed a project on schedule, under budget and received positive feedback, all on their own time. Employees volunteered on a rainy weekend to help their community, building a ramp for a couple who can no longer safely navigate their front porch steps.

Photo: Ben Juarez, Ernesto Garcia, Ron Guzman, Kyle Schmidt, Shane Torno and Brian Bresler with the homeowner


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Freese and Nichols' holiday elves gave back to their communities and showed a spirit of generosity this season. Fort Worth and Dallas office employees brought in hundreds of toys for their Salvation Army Angel Trees. These gifts went to children who ended up at a shelter on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day due to a fire, family circumstances or other emergency.

Fort Worth's Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Group provided clothes, gifts, gift cards, and stuffed stockings for a local family in need through the Women's Center of Tarrant County's Adopt-a-Family program. The group also went...

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Thanks to the generosity of our employees, we raised $188,873 for our 2014 United Way campaign, more than ever! That includes employees' contributions, the 100 percent company match, principals' contributions, and proceeds from fundraising activities. It's also $25,000 more than our total in 2013.

Employees designated more than 35 different community organizations, including the general United Way county funds, to receive their contributions.

Below: Richardson office employees compete in a lunch hour Guitar Hero competition to raise money for the United Way campaign. This...

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We are celebrating 120 years of Corporate Responsibility this year. At Freese and Nichols, Corporate Responsibility encompasses wellness, community service, sustainability and professional development. Our founders and our senior leadership have led the way and set the example by supporting their communities and encouraging Freese and Nichols employees to do their part.

“From my early days at Freese and Nichols it’s always been kind of a level of expectation that you’re giving back to the communities,” CFO Cindy Milrany says. “There’s really no question that that isn’t a part of who...

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On Thursday, Oct. 30, through the efforts of Mark Lane, Oil and Natural Gas Engineering, Richardson, Freese and Nichols donated four personal computers to Computers for the Blind.

Computers for the Blind receives donations of usable computers from companies and individuals, wipes the hard drives, rebuilds the hardware and uploads software for blind recipients. The organization aims to give recipients a more...

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