Inside Halff: A Look at May 2024

June 11, 2024

Halff Tampa team at State of Tampa Downtown Forum 2024

May was a month to remember, from earning national project recognition to hosting multiple open houses and participating in lots of community engagement! Read more below to see what the month of May held for Halff.

2024 ACEC Gala | HCI Updates | Teaming Together | Halff Bag Travels


Celebrating Our People

Celebrating Our People banner image graphic with confetti congratulationns

Congratulations to our people’s certifications, licenses and accomplishments in May!

    • Jonathan Clemons – earned PE License
    • Anh Mai – passed FE Exam
    • Miguel Jaimes – passed the FE Exam
    • Luis Hernandez Nava – certified in Plumbing Design
    • Mark Sislen – certified in Plumbing Design
    • Aaron St. Amant – passed Arkansas State Surveying Exam
    • David Winter – earned Alabama Professional Land Surveyor License
    • James Aunspaugh – passed Missouri State Surveyor Exam
    • Keaton Ford – passed ASPRS exam to become a Certified Lidar Technologist
    • Brandon Wilkinson – passed ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology Exam
    • Brett Mahan – earned Master’s Degree in Engineering Management
    • Erika Hernandez – earned Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering
    • Wetzel – earned Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering


Halff Celebrates at 2024 ACEC Gala

Halff leaders attended the ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., to celebrate and accept the 2024 National Recognition Award for Bastrop State Park Dam. This recognition marks the fourth prestigious accolade earned by a Halff project in the last three years.

Halff leadership and team at the 2024 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala


HCI Updates

Fort Worth office volunteers attended Career Day at Bonnie Brae Elementary, where they used Ward’s Stormwater Floodplain Simulation System to demonstrate the critical role floodplains play in the life of a watershed, and the impact of unplanned development and human activity in key areas.

Fort Worth office volunteers giving a presentation on a stormwater system

Volunteers from the Richardson office led three “Tree ID: Leaf It to the Girls” workshops as part of Girlstart’s 2024 Girls in STEM Conference.

Girlstart 2024

Halff’s Leadership Team and Board of Directors joined forces with HCI to volunteer at the Network of Community Ministries, where they helped organize and take inventory of food, and presented HCI’s $2,000 donation.

Network Community Ministries HCI event with leadership team at Halff


Teaming Together

Three Halff offices opened their doors for open houses.

The San Antonio office (top left) celebrated 20 years in business at the end of April, while both the Tampa and Tyler (bottom) offices welcomed clients and colleagues to express their appreciation.

Halff Open Houses 2024

Employees from the Tampa office attended the 2024 State of Tampa’s Downtown Forum where they had the opportunity to meet Mayor Jane Castor.

Halff Tampa team at State of Tampa Downtown Forum 2024

Halff sponsored a team during the ACEC Arkansas Clay Shoot, where the Arkansas office took home first place in the event!

Halff's Arkansas office at the ACEC Clay Shoot

Two teams from Halff participated in the Beach to Bay Relay Marathon, where runners start at Bob Hall Pier on North Padre Island and end at Waters Edge Park.

Halff's Corpus Christi offices running in beach to bay relay marathon


Halff Bag Travels

Andy and Lynne Shafer (left) celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary outside the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, with their Halff bag in hand.

Brian Downing enjoyed the islands of the Philippines, where some of his family is from!

Halff Bag Travels for May 2024

Read more about the History of the Halff bag here.


Halff sits at No. 16 nationally in the companies with 1,000 to 2,499 employees in the 2024 Top Workplaces USA award rankings presented by Energage. Halff was recognized as a Top Workplace in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Orlando, Oklahoma, San Antonio and Tampa. We have also been recognized as a Top Workplace in Austin and Dallas nine times each since 2015, seven 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 36 times.


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