Larry Eckersley, PE

Chief Operating Officer

Larry Eckersley is Freese and Nichols’ Chief Operating Officer. During his more than three decades at Freese and Nichols, he has overseen expansions of our 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 Construction Services rankings. He most recently has led a continuous improvement initiative to refine internal processes to enhance project quality, efficiency and on-time delivery.

Larry is deeply knowledgeable about the technical intricacies of successful projects thanks to his years in the field. His experience covers all aspects of bidding, contract administration and construction management. Hserved as Construction Manager on a variety of major projects, including the $107 million Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion for the Trinity River Authority. 

Before joining Freese and Nichols in 1990, Larry worked for the City of Dallas Water Utilities department for 10 years in its Construction Management group. 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.