BHB is proud to celebrate 30 years of service to our building partners! We anticipate an exciting adventure as we continue to strive to make a positive impact on our communities, stay on the cutting edge of our industry—both in design and technology—and serve our clients with integrity.

Thank you to all who helped us reach our 30th Anniversary! BHB celebrates you, our clients, and employees for being the most important ingredient to our success.



Les Brown joined Bill Baird and Merlin Hampton to establish Baird, Hampton & Brown. They opened their first office on a month-to-month lease Read More


First Project

Early on, Spaghetti Warehouse saw potential in BHB and quickly became a loyal client.


First Industrial Client - Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

BHB has been providing design and study services to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control facility since 1992. We value our long-term Read More


First Project with Quorum Architects

Bill, Merlin, and Les have maintained a strong relationship with Quorum and its founding partners. Opening their doors just one week after BHB, Read More


First Public Client - Keller Independent School District

KISD became the first client to request civil engineering services from BHB. The project included platting for one of the district’s Read More


First Out of Town Project

Due to the extensive experience Bill, Merlin, and Les had with the Department of Veteran Affairs prior to establishing BHB, the firm was selected Read More


Beginning of Thanksgiving Luncheon Tradition

To this day, BHB encourages employees to bring their families and loved ones to enjoy an in-office Thanksgiving feast.


Land Surveying Department Added

For the first three years of business, BHB had subcontracted land surveying services. Hiring Daniel Joslin marked the start of our surveying Read More


Opened Carrollton Office

BHB opened a second office in Carrollton in hopes of providing a location more accessible to several of the mid-cities and developers we continue Read More


Became Town Engineer for the Town of Edgecliff Village

BHB has served Edgecliff Village for the past 25 years as the Town Engineer and worked with five different Public Works Directors. Today, Skylar Read More


Hired First Intern

BHB hired its first intern as a full-time employee. Ever since, BHB has offered internships throughout the year for all engineering disciplines, Read More


Implemented Current BHB Logo

Staff Accountant Candi Rath redesigned the BHB logo that is still seen across the firm’s brand.


Opened 3rd Office in Granbury

For almost a decade, BHB occupied two offices in Granbury. The office closed in 2008 as work expanded to other areas of the DFW Metroplex.


Headquarters Moved to 6300 Ridglea Place


Opened 4th Office in Grapevine

Senior Civil Engineer (and one of BHB’s first Principals) Konstantine Bakintas was chosen to lead the Grapevine office. From six to 13, this Read More


Completed 1895 Tarrant County Courthouse Renovation

BHB provided CMEP engineering and land surveying services to the renovation of the historic Tarrant County Courthouse. This project was one of the Read More


Starbucks Became BHB's 2nd Largest Client

Thanks to Starbucks, BHB worked on a high volume of retail projects during this time. The firm completed 241 Starbucks locations by 2006 and 1,166 Read More


Won First Trailblazer Award

BHB won its first Trailblazer Award for preservation and adaptive reuse design of 714 Main Street in downtown Fort Worth. Our MEP team completely Read More


Completed Renovations to the Morning Star Building

Formerly the Star-Telegram building in Downtown Fort Worth, BHB provided services for several renovations for this building.


Landscape Architecture Department Added

BHB expanded its services to include Landscape Architecture. Tom Kellogg, RLA was hired to lead the department.


Celebrated 25th Anniversary

BHB employees and clients celebrated the firm’s 25th anniversary and welcomed the tagline building partners.


Founder Les Brown Registered for His 40th License

Over the course of his career, Les Brown attained 40 state engineering licenses. To this day, he has 27 that remain active.


Awarded 1st Zweig "Best Firms to Work For" Award

BHB has won the Zweig award for three consecutive years: 2019, 2020, and 2021.


Structural Engineering Department Added

With nearly 14 years of experience, BHB hired Ronald Ishmael to lead the firm’s first structural engineering department.


Opened San Antonio Office

BHB has a long history of working in Central Texas. To establish a permanent presence, we opened a new office in San Antonio led by Project Read More