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BHB provided civil, mechanical and electrical engineering design for the 155,000 SF, $72 million renovation and addition […]

BHB’s History

Three engineers were working comfortable administrative positions at Yandell & Hiller in Fort Worth. But they missed […]

Gregory Avenue

Earlier this year, we offered a lunch-n-learn to our municipal clients, titled Roadway Reconstruction, Soft Subgrade and […]

BHB’s New Look

In 2016, a core team of professionals began discussions on a company rebrand to depict the firm’s inventive, long-term […]

25 years of Building Partners

We just celebrated our 25th Aniversary – what a milestone achievement! The festivities took place Thursday, April 27 […]

BHB’s History

Three engineers were working comfortable administrative positions at Yandell & Hiller in Fort Worth. Bill Baird was in charge of Marketing and worked as a Civil Engineer, Merlin Hampton oversaw Production and Electrical Engineering, and Les Brown was a Senior Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer.  But they missed their true passion: building partners through interactive engineering work.

Baird and Hampton left Yandell & Hiller to form Baird, Hampton and Associates. One month later, Brown heard Baird and Hampton had left. He was confident the two would need a good Mechanical Engineer on their team; so, he called Baird and Hampton to ask if they had room available to for one more employee. Baird and Hampton said, “yes” and together they founded Baird, Hampton & Brown, a firm dedicated to principal involvement at every stage to ensure quality results from start to finish. Baird, Hampton & Brown started in a three-room suite with the goal of delivering quality service with the commitment to staying out of debt, developing their own quality client base, and to thoroughly enjoy their jobs. At BHB, principals would also invest in the next generation of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineers, serving as mentors and leading by example. While the company was only anticipated to grow to eight or ten people, the company expanded to nearly 100 employees in the span of 25 years.

Recognizing that they could positively impact the built environment on a broader scale, BHB expanded their suite of services to include land surveying and landscape architecture. Time proved that BHB’s visionary model was sound—and satisfied clients have helped ensure that the firm never lacks for work. Principals are still involved in each project from start to finish, and up-and-coming engineers are still receiving excellent industry guidance.

Ultimately, the founders owe the continuous success of BHB to the talent, creativity, and the dedication of their employees. They believe the diverse work experience, loyalty, flexibility, and quickly-solved problems together have been a unique factor that sets BHB apart from other engineering firms.  BHB doesn’t measure their success by awards or money, but by the impact they continue to have on communities, client retention, and the value and quality of their employees.

Now, with three offices in North Texas and over 25 years of engineering excellence, BHB is looking to the future of the industry. Sustainable engineering practices are needed now more than ever, and BHB is leading the charge in inventive, long-term solutions that will benefit clients and communities for years to come.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • John W. (Bill) Baird, Jr., PE, RPLS

  • Les Brown, PE, LEED AP

  • Merlin Hampton, PE

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TCU DMC
BHB’s History

Three engineers were working comfortable administrative positions at Yandell & Hiller in Fort Worth. Bill Baird was in charge of Marketing and worked as a Civil Engineer, Merlin Hampton oversaw Production and Electrical Engineering, and Les Brown was a Senior Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer.  But they missed their true passion: building partners through interactive […]

Gregory Avenue

Earlier this year, we offered a lunch-n-learn to our municipal clients, titled Roadway Reconstruction, Soft Subgrade and Lessons Learned at Gregory Avenue. This continuing education program was attended by 26 public works professionals representing 9 municipalities. Gregory Avenue was a street maintenance project that after several sessions of edge-mill and overlays, had to be reconstructed. […]

BHB’s New Look

In 2016, a core team of professionals began discussions on a company rebrand to depict the firm’s inventive, long-term solutions for which the firm is known. When Baird, Hampton & Brown (BHB) was established in 1992, we were focused on civil, electrical and mechanical projects. Today, the firm has evolved to also provide land surveying […]

25 years of Building Partners

We just celebrated our 25th Aniversary – what a milestone achievement! The festivities took place Thursday, April 27 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center from 4-8 p.m. Our clients and community are very important to all of us at BHB. That’s why we made sure to integrate both into this commemorative night. By incorporating small […]