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Freese and Nichols Fosters Growth by Expanding Oklahoma Presence

November 30, 2015

Freese and Nichols is expanding its presence in Oklahoma by occupying a new office at 6303 North Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City. The move enables the firm to foster growth opportunities and increase its services and overall investment in the state of Oklahoma.

Since opening its Oklahoma City office one year ago, Freese and Nichols has invested heavily in communities throughout the state by hosting brown bag discussions and conducting seminars that highlight strategies for combining innovative approaches, practical results and outstanding service with technical expertise. The company is further elevating its presence throughout the state by sponsoring trade conferences and delivering technical presentations.

In addition to its new office, Freese and Nichols is also expanding its Oklahoma-based team. Tricia (Trish) Hatley, P.E., a vice president and firm principal, serves as the Oklahoma Regional Manager. Jennifer Wasinger recently joined the firm’s Oklahoma City team as an account director, bringing over 20 years of experience working with state and municipal clients.

“The new office is strategically located to increase accessibility to our existing clients in Oklahoma, build upon our successes, and better position ourselves for future opportunities throughout the state and surrounding region,” said Robert F. Pence, president and CEO of Freese and Nichols. “Trish has provided invaluable leadership for the last 22 years in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. As an Oklahoma native and graduate of Oklahoma State University, she can now leverage her extensive contacts and relationships to grow the firm’s Oklahoma portfolio in water/wastewater, stormwater, transportation, and urban planning services.”

Freese and Nichols continues upon its strong presence in Oklahoma. In addition, the company currently has a number of ongoing projects across the state.

Current/ongoing

  • Atoka Dam Spillway and Chute Rehabilitation (City of Oklahoma City)
  • May 2015 Storm Recovery Projects (City of Norman)
  • Comprehensive Plan (City of Choctaw)
  • Upper Elk Creek Dam Modification Study (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
  • Kaw Lake Water Supply Project (City of Enid)
  • Northwest Water Complex Elevated Storage Tank (City of Edmond)
  • Alternative Water Supply Study (City of Lawton)
  • Spring Creek Lift Station and Force Main Replacement; Chisholm Creek Lift Station Rehabilitation (City of Edmond)
  • Lake Thunderbird Water Reuse Project (Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District)
  • Rock Creek Road Paving and Drainage Improvements (City of Norman)
  • 33rd Street Lift Station (City of Edmond)
  • Rock Creek Road Intersections (City of Norman)

Completed

  • Comprehensive Transportation Plan (City of Norman)
  • Danforth Road Pump Station and College Pump Station Rehabilitation (City of Edmond)
  • Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Airport Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance (City of Midwest City)
  • Downtown Master Plan (City of Edmond)
  • Round Timber Well Field Evaluation (City of Altus)