Another year at Baird, Hampton & Brown has come and gone, and we are proud to now be on our 27th year of serving DFW and surrounding communities.
2018 brought us lots of opportunities, growth, ideas and perspective. Since January, we have had 21 new employees. We are proud to continue to grow our staff in all three of our locations – Fort Worth, Grapevine and Weatherford – so that we can be building partners in all the communities we touch. We also had four employees become Professional Engineers (PE), with another three who earned their Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.
BHB has worked on numerous projects this year—including 839 new projects—all varying in size, location, services required, and cost, but they all have one thing in common: we strive for excellence in everything we touch to engineer solutions that are built to last. After talking to a few of our engineers about the projects they enjoyed working on the most, some of the 2018 favorites were:
HEB Hudson Oaks: BHB provided civil engineering services for North Texas’ eighth HEB that is set to open in May of 2019. The supermarket is located north of I-20, between Weatherford and Fort Worth.
All Saints’ Episcopal School Student Union: Located in Fort Worth, All Saints’ Episcopal School recently opened the new student union building that connects the lower, middle and upper schools, and includes a kitchen, dining hall, classrooms, and support spaces. BHB provided the HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, lighting, and power engineering design for the 29,600 square-foot space, as well as the expansion of the existing chapel on campus.
Parks of Aledo: BHB provided project management, land surveying, and civil engineering services for Parks of Aledo, a single-family residential development in Aledo, Texas. The multi-faceted project consisted of construction plans for the phased 559 lot site, storm drainage, a flood study, regional detention pond, water and sanitary sewer design, and multi-use nature trails.
Chapel Hill Academy: BHB provided the civil engineering design for Lena Pope’s 43,000 square-foot new main building adjacent to their Hulen Street campus in Fort Worth. The facility recentralizes the organization’s administrative and counseling staff and programs, as well as their Early Learning Center.
From hosting a client Lunch-N-Learn, and attending multiple groundbreakings and dedication ceremonies, to competing in a dodgeball tournament and volunteering at local nonprofits, BHB employees enjoyed getting out and about in the community while building relationships with clients. These past 12 months have also brought many personal celebrations for our staff including multiple engagements, weddings, and four babies born!
We are grateful for all the opportunities and experiences 2018 has given us, and we can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store. From all of us at Baird, Hampton & Brown, we wish you a very happy New Year.