Inside Halff: A Look at May 2023

June 7, 2023

Halff employees enjoyed May by giving back, spending time outdoors and much more! Keep reading to discover what everyone at Halff did this month.

Two Rising Stars | HCI Updates | Teaming Together | Halff Bag Travels


Featured Work

The Trinity Forest Spine Trail is a Halff project that will connect southeast Dallas neighborhoods to existing trails near White Rock Lake spillway. It recently won a merit award from the 2023 Texas American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional Awards. This trail is a part of the LOOP Dallas, a 50-mile urban trail linking north, south, east and west Dallas.

Trinity Forest Spine Trail rendering Halff Purpose Graphic

Two Rising Stars

There were not one, but two rising stars at Halff this month!

Public Works/Transportation Team Leader Melanie Cleavelin and Tallahassee Operations Manager Mark Llewellyn Jr. were each honored with 2023 Zweig Rising Star Awards. Read more about their leadership and service in the Rising Star Awards press release.

Melanie Cleavelin and Mark Llewellyn Jr. graphic of Zweig Group 2023 Rising Stars

HCI Updates

Tyson Charlson (left), Keith Courson (right) and Brandon Tanksley (not pictured) of the Richardson office spent the lunch hour serving program members at Feed Lake Highlands. They also delivered a $1,000 donation.

Halff employees Tyson Charlson and Keith Courson deliver donation to Feed Lake Highlands crew

The Jacksonville office delivered a $1,500 check and children’s clothing to Isaiah 117 House. Halff’s Angela McAree also sewed hygiene bags for each child.

Halff Jacksonville office donation delivery of children's clothing to Isaiah 117 House

HCI purchased items for AGE of Central Texas, a regional nonprofit organization that provides education and support to people all along the spectrum of growing older, no matter where they are on that journey. Halff volunteers also delivered the items to them.

Halff employees taking a picture of AGE senior residents after delivering donations

Tavares volunteers packed 48 hygiene kits for Forward Paths, an organization focused on the community’s homeless youth and those who are aging out of foster care.

Halff Tavares office packing hygiene kits for Forward Paths organization

A group of five employees volunteered to pick up trash around the Richardson office, keeping the workplace clean!

4 Richardson Halff employees picking up trash around the office outside

Teaming Together

The Water Resources/GIS team was split between two locations when the Austin South office opened early 2022, but are now reunited. They celebrated everyone moving into the Austin South building with a recent trip to Zilker Botanical Garden!

Austin South Water Resources/GIS team taking a selfie at Zilker Botanical Garden

The Tampa Land Development team putted their way through Tiger Woods’ Popstroke course.

Halff's Tampa Land Development team going golfing at Popstroke course

The Bentonville and Fort Smith offices combined their annual golf tournament with the Little Rock office’s annual kayaking trip. It was a weekend packed with good times and great company!

Arkansas Halff employees kayaking down the White River at Bull Shoals, Arkansas

Everyone met up at Bull Shoals, Arkansas, for golf, kayaking, camping and more.

Halff Arkansas employees sitting around a campfire and golfing together

Shreveport employees tried their hand at pickleball for the first time. The team is already planning their next match with even more players!

Halff Shreveport employees playing pickball together

Halff Bag Travels

Ann Marie Pozniak (left picture, second from right) and Sabrina Kelly (right) recently participated in the Girlstart Girls in STEM conference in Austin, Texas. They met with employees Charity Durr (second from left) and Donna Pizzini (left) for dinner and a night out at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar.

During his trip through Spain and Portugal, Drew Chavchalov made a pitstop in Gibraltar, where he snapped a photo with one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules.

Hannah Fallon recently traveled to Canada, where she hiked to Lake Louise in Banff National Park.

Collage of employee Halff Bag travels in May 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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