Purposed For People: 2023 Year in Review

December 21, 2023

What flies but doesn’t have wings?

If you answered time, you know how fast it can fly by!

It’s that time of year to celebrate, settle down and remember each milestone of the year. Take a glance at Halff’s 2023 — made possible by our amazing communities, projects and people!

1. Halff's New Look

Halff’s historical brand refresh, unveiled in February 2023, kicked off the year with an enhanced look. A project more than a year in the making, the new blue color palette represents trust and dependability, matching Halff’s people-first mentality.

Halff's rebrand in Feb 2023 collage of signage and people


2. New Website

A new-and-improved website was also launched in February along with the new branding. Did you know that there are images and quotes on the website of more than 200 Halff employees and their loved ones?

We look forward to continuing to bring fresh news and insights to halff.com in 2024!


3. 1,843 completed projects in 2023 (Halff)

Halff completed 1,843 projects in 2023! A testament to the hard work and creative collaboration of our people, Halff has improved lives in dozens of communities.

Many Halff services work together from start to finish on these projects.
Learn more about Halff’s services and view some of our work.


4. Award-Winning Firm

Being an award-winning firm is the direct result of having the best people in the industry. We’re proud to have received 37 awards in 2023, 18 of those being firm awards.

Halff leaders at the ENR Texas and Louisiana Design Firm of Year Award ceremony

From left: Mike Fallon, Jim Miller, Mike Moya, Long Nguyen, Michael Barbier, Lance McLeod and Tony Sartori at the ENR Texas and Louisiana Design Firm of the Year Award ceremony.


These incredible recognitions are made possible by our continuous commitment to growth while maintaining our people-first culture. Thank you to all our clients, employees and partners who made these successes possible!

Some of our notable firm awards of 2023 include:

    • Top Workplaces USA (No. 15, Energage)
    • Top 500 Design Firms (No. 85, Engineering News-Record)
    • Top 150 Global Design Firm (ENR)
    • Texas and Louisiana Top Design Firm (ENR)
    • Hot Firm, Zweig Group
    • Top Workplace – Large Employers, Dallas Morning News
    • Top Workplace – Midsize Employers, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle
    • Top Workplace – Small Employers, The Oklahoman, Orlando Sentinel and Tampa Bay Times

View a comprehensive list of firm awards on our Awards page.


5. Expanding Our Horizons

Halff continues to expand our horizons, making a home in five new locations across the southeast region. Offices opened in 2023 include:

The future is bright as we work to serve our clients from our new locations in 2024!


6. Celebrating New Licenses

Our people worked hard to obtain 67 new licenses this year, including:

    • 55 Professional Engineers
    • 6 Professional Landscape Architects
    • 2 Registered Professional Land Surveyors
    • 2 Professional Surveyor & Mappers
    • 1 Professional Land Surveyor
    • 1 Registered Land Surveyor

Congratulations to everyone who earned a new license in 2023!


7. Award-Winning Projects

We’re celebrating a year of innovation and excellence. We’re proud to report that our projects have earned 19 project awards in 2023. Some of those projects include:

3-project awards graphic of East Austin Emergency Utility Repair, Lewisville Healthy Infrastructure Plan (HIP), and United States Courthouse San Antonio

These are only a few of our award-winning projects! Check out the full list on our Awards page.


8. 7 Home Run Awards

People at Halff were awarded seven Home Run Awards in 2023. Winners include: Survey Team Leader Juan Gonzalez, Benefits Analyst Cristi Evans, Survey Party Chief Adolfo Vargas, Project Manager Victor Bivens, Project Manager Emily Acosta, Senior Construction Inspector Jeremy Woods and President/CEO Mark Edwards.

2023 Home Run Awards at Halff collage

The Halff Home Run Award is presented to employees who embody the spirit of Halff through leadership, ownership, excellence and the growth of others.


9. Broadband

Broadband became an official service at Halff over the summer. A timely addition, Halff already has a strong presence in fiber systems planning and design, asset management and funding resources—all contributing to broadband.

Photo collage of connected broadband services throughout Okaloosa County, FL Halff project

Broadband has become an essential part of our daily lives. It enables us to work remotely, collaborate and access a wide range of online services. Our expertise in broadband infrastructure and technologies can help you achieve your goals and unlock new opportunities for growth.

Learn more about how Broadband connects our communities.


10. #HalffInterns

Halff has welcomed 80 interns to the firm this year to learn and work with our professional staff. Our 2023 interns have worked in 23 of our offices and represent more than 30 universities.

Interns (from left to right) Sam Jackson, AJ Sorrells and Sidra Ahmed on a site visit in Fairview, Texas.


Spring career fair season is quickly approaching. Stay connected to find out when we’re headed to your university!

Learn more about our internships.


11. Culture Camps

Culture Camps were launched during the summer of 2023 as fun, interactive two-hour trainings—a unique way for employees to be learn more deeply about Halff’s culture. Led by 30 Halff leaders (“camp counselors”), the goal for Culture Camps was to inspire our “people-first” values into the hearts and minds of everyone, because each person is responsible for maintaining our culture.

Collage of Halff Culture Camps over the summer of 2023

We look forward to continuing Culture Camps for new employees in 2024!


12. Halff Gives Back

Our people take pride in serving the communities where we live and work. In 2023, Halff Community Initiative contributed more than $135,000 in donations and our employees generously served more than 2,400 volunteer hours to support more than 110 charities.

Follow Halff Community Initiative to get updates on how our people are giving back to their communities!

Learn more about HCI.