Inside Halff: A Look at July 2023

August 9, 2023

July was a busy month with celebrating our 80 interns on National Intern Day, earning two Marketing Excellence Awards, many summer vacations and more! Read on to discover what’s happening at Halff.

Awarded for Excellence | Internships in Full Swing | HCI Updates | Teaming Together | Halff Bag Travels


Featured Work

Halff provided surveying, onsite civil engineering construction plans and construction phase services for the restaurant at Chicken ‘n Pickle.

This pickleball sport center in Grand Prairie, Texas, is DFW’s newest hotspot. Did you know that pickleball has been the fastest-growing sport for the past three years, experiencing a 158.6% growth rate? This loveable sport is a unique cross between tennis, ping pong and badminton. Be sure to enjoy the pickleball courts and grab a bite to eat at the stunning Chicken ‘n Pickle center!

purpose graphic of Chicken N Pickle amenities

Awarded for Excellence

Halff recently received a pair of Marketing Excellence Awards (MEA) from the Zweig Group for the identity rebrand and video categories. In February 2023, Halff unveiled a brand refresh along with a new website and excellent video featuring Halff employees, their friends and family.

Halff won first place for the identitiy rebrand and second place for the video.

marketing excellence award 2023 from Zweig for Halff

Internships in Full Swing

Halff is privileged to have 80 interns learning and working on teams in 22 offices. Here are some of their highlights from July!

National Intern Day was July 27, and Halff interviewed several interns about goals, projects and valuable insights they are obtaining during their time here.
Watch the video on Halff’s LinkedIn post!

Halff National Intern Day grid portrait graphic 2023

Four Little Rock interns joined their team on a tour of several Halff projects in the area. Pictured below is the group’s visit to a North Little Rock wastewater treatment plant.

Little Rock interns touring a wastewater treatment plan in North Little Rock Halff

Interns from Richardson and Frisco attended the July ACEC Dallas monthly meeting with Chief People Officier Jessica Baker Daily.

two Frisco and Richardson interns with chief people officier Jessica Baker Daily at July ACEC Dallas monthly meeting

The Fort Smith (left), Little Rock (middle) and San Antonio offices celebrated their summer interns, sending them off with sweet treats and a big thank you for all their hard work!

Intetrns across Halff offices celebrated the end of their internship

HCI Updates

Several volunteers from Austin teamed up to prepare dinner for residents at the Ronald McDonald House.

Austin Halff employees volunteering at Ronald McDonald House serving meals

Erik Verduzco delivered HCI’s donation to the Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, a nonprofit that provides services and programs to enhance the mental wellness of the community.

Halff's Erik Verduzco holding HCI check donation for Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center

Hagar’s Heart supports survivors in domestic violence crisis and inspires them to rediscover how they are seen, worthy and loved. Richardson volunteers packed “I See You” boxes during their lunch hour.

Halff Richardson employees holding Hagar's heart care boxes

Frisco volunteers distributed school supplies to families during the Frisco Family Services back-to-school drive.

Halff Frisco volunteers holding backpacks at Frisco Family Services back-to-school drive

The Austin and Austin South offices packed 240 kits for Caritas of Austin, a nonprofit organization that supports the unhoused population in downtown Austin.

Halff's Austin offices holding kits for Caritas of Austin nonprofit

Teaming Together

San Antonio kicked off their summer sand volleyball league this month. The “Halff S.E.R.V.E.S.” team came up short in the third match, but gave it their all!

San Antonio Halff volleyball team

The Water/Wastewater team in Tavares tried their hand at miniature golf at Congo River Mini Golf for their team-building event.

Halff Tavares team at Congo River Mini Golf for team building event

The Water Resources team in Conroe climbed to new heights during their rock-climbing outing!

photo collage Halff Conroe team going rock climbing together

A team from Fort Worth let loose at Alley Cats, where they competed against each other in laser tag, miniature golf, bowling and arcade games.

Halff Fort Worth team wearing medals posing for photo outdoors after team outing

Corpus Christi employees sailed out to sea together for a deep-sea fishing trip in Port Aransas.

collage of Halff Corpus Christi employees sailing on boat in Port Aransas for deep-sea fishing trip

Little Rock and North Little Rock offices braved the heat for their third annual Arkansas Travelers baseball night!

Halff's Little Rock and North Little Rock employees and family gathering in group at Arkansas Travelers baseball night

Halff Bag Travels

Yirlesa Marmolejo-Bascue (top left) and her Halff bag went sight-seeing throughout Spain, touring the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, the Temple Sagrada Familia and the Arco del Triunfo in Barcelona.

Russell Lestina (top middle) made a pitstop in Dyersville, Iowa. There he saw the farm where “Field of Dreams” was filmed, snapping a photo in front of the field with his Halff bag and baseball glove.

Contrella Dixon (top right) took a photo with her Halff bag while she attended the 56th National Delta Sigma Theta Sorority convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Willis White (bottom left) posed with his Halff bag in front of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

Jeremy Hancock (bottom middle) visited San Francisco and toured the Alcatraz Island. He and his Halff bag are pictured near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Eric Ratzman and his wife spent time relaxing in Turks and Caicos to celebrate their wedding anniversary!

collage of Halff Bag travels from employees for the month of July 2023

Read more about the History of the Halff bag here.


Halff sits at No. 15 nationally in the companies with 1,000 to 2,499 employees in the 2023 Top Workplaces USA award rankings presented by Energage. In 2022, Halff was recognized as a Top Workplace in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. We have also been recognized as a Top Workplace in Austin and Dallas eight times each since 2015, six times in Houston since 2016 and for the second consecutive year in San Antonio this year.

Cumulatively, Halff has been recognized as a Top Workplace 25 times.


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