Larry Eckersley, P.E.
Chief Operating Officer for South Central Region
Larry Eckersley is Freese and Nichols’ Chief Operating Officer serving clients in Texas and Louisiana. During his years as Division Manager and Group Manager, he oversaw expansions of Freese and Nichols’ Construction Services, Program Management and Transportation disciplines. His strategy of aggressively pursuing third-party construction management projects enabled that group to expand beyond in-house work; the ensuing growth propelled Freese and Nichols into national rankings in both Construction Services and Program Management. As Construction Services Group Manager, Larry drove the formation of FNB Project Partners, a Freese and Nichols LLC dedicated to delivering projects through Alternative Project Delivery (APD) methods, including Construction Manager at Risk, Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships. He has conducted numerous APD workshops, informing owners about these new delivery methods and helping them successfully apply these methods to their projects.
Before joining Freese and Nichols in 1990, Larry worked for the City of Dallas Water Utilities department for 10 years in their Construction Management group, receiving their Excellence in Service Award in 1990. Larry currently serves on the University of North Texas College of Engineering Advisory Board, and he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.