Naren Patel becomes Project Management Professional
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced today that Naren Patel, PE, earned the designation of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. This accomplishment has been a personal goal and an important step in Patel's professional career. He is the first Fehr Graham employee to ear...
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Sam Ertl promoted to Staff Engineer
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Sam Ertl to Staff Engineer. Ertl is responsible for designing site plans and municipal transportation projects, reviewing designs and leading state and federally funded projects. He also helps design and manage construction on rehabilitation and reconstruc...
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Paige Pierce promoted to Staff Engineer
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Paige Pierce to Staff Engineer. Pierce, who works in the firm's West Union office, is responsible for general engineering work, including site design, stormwater management and wetland delineation. She also designs and helps manage street rehabilitation an...
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Fehr Graham hires Ashton Rutherford as Associate Engineering Technician
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Ashton Rutherford as an Associate Engineering Technician. Rutherford, who works in the Rockford, Illinois, office, observes and inspects construction projects to ensure work is on track. He is a graduate of Oregon High School. 
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Sarah McKinney hired as Project Assistant
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Sarah McKinney as a Project Assistant. As a Project Assistant at the firm's Rochelle, Illinois, office, McKinney handles clerical and administrative work. She helps maintain company data, supports her colleagues on project needs and manages the d...
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Max Boes hired as a Hydrogeologist
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Max Boes as a Hydrogeologist. He contributes to environmental projects, including Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, field work and reporting. He also helps with odor and well maintenance monitoring. Boes earned a bachelor's and maste...
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Fehr Graham hires Jen Hubbard as Marketing Coordinator
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Jennifer Hubbard as a Marketing Coordinator. Hubbard helps with marketing and brand management. She is well-versed in marketing, social media campaign management and optimization, graphic design and customer service. Hubbard earned a bachelor's deg...
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Fehr Graham hires Mark Decker as Landscape Architect Project Manager
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Mark Decker, PLA, as a Landscape Architect Project Manager. Decker, who works in the Aurora, Illinois, office, leads all phases of the design process, including planning and programming and design development. He focuses on reimagining and designin...
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Dale LeBaron Memorial Award presented to Adam Holder posthumously
The Greater Freeport Partnership held its Annual dinner Oct. 27. Members were updated on what the group accomplished throughout the year and their focus in 2023. They also highlighted the accomplishments of others with annual awards for businesses and people who have made significant contributions to the community. Among them was the Dale LeBaron M...
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John Frerich retires after three decades
Following a notable career in civil engineering that spanned over three decades, Professional Engineer John Frerich is retiring from Fehr Graham. The Aurora native joined Deuchler Engineering in 1991 as an intern. He rose quickly through the ranks, and in 2006 he became a principal of the firm, eventually rising to President in 2016. Frerich spent ...
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Fehr Graham hires Tyler Sassmann as Engineering Technician
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Tyler Sassmann as an Engineering Technician. Sassmann, who works in the West Union, Iowa office, performs topographic surveys and preliminary drafting for proposal projects. He also completes topographic surveys and helps with legal and constructio...
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Fehr Graham hires Tom TeBeest as Senior Project Engineer
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Tom TeBeest as a Senior Project Engineer. TeBeest is helping grow civil engineering in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, area while serving municipal and private development clients across the firm. He brings experience in design and construction of s...
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Fehr Graham hires Jim Anderson as Senior Engineering Technician
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Jim Anderson as a Senior Engineering Technician. Anderson, who works in the West Union, Iowa, office, performs Civil CAD drafting for stormwater infrastructure improvements, site improvements and more. He also works on presentation renderings for r...
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Plans for former Barber-Colman property unveiled
Rock River Current Managing Editor Kevin Haas details next steps for the former Barber-Colman property in southwest Rockford. Fehr Graham helped with site remediation for the property. J.Jeffers & Co., a Milwaukee-based real estate development firm that specializes in historic and adaptive reuse, unveiled plans Tuesday at a Zoning Board of...
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Kirsten Kendell joins Fehr Graham as Human Resources Assistant
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Kirsten Kendell as a Human Resources Assistant. Kendell, who joins Fehr Graham's administrative team, helps onboard new employees and checks in with them to ensure they have the resources to succeed. She supports the Human Resources department wi...
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Brownfield grant next step to fund Pillsbury plant demolition
The long abandoned Pillsbury plant in Springfield, Illinois, is one step closer to being torn down, thanks to efforts by the nonprofit Moving Pillsbury Forward and Fehr Graham.Fehr Graham conducted a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment at the 18-acre site, which is one of the largest brownfield sites in central Illinois. The plant...
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Former Pillsbury plant closer to demolition
Fehr Graham is helping regenerate one of the largest brownfield sites in central Illinois. The Pillsbury plant on the north side of Springfield closed 20 years ago but left behind 20 buildings on 18 acres that cause neighborhood dangers and struggles for the 12,000 people who live within a mile.  Ridding this blight will stabilize the communit...
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Fehr Graham hires Omar Benitez as Engineering Technician
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Omar Benitez as an Engineering Technician. Benitez works in the firm's Aurora, Illinois, office. He performs various survey projects, including topographic, boundary and construction stake-out surveys. He also retrieves flow meter data from sewer n...
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Andy Rainwater hired as Senior Project Manager
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, hired Andy Rainwater as a Senior Project Manager. Rainwater serves clients in southern Illinois where he specializes in water, wastewater, water resources and transportation projects. He supports the Champaign market by overseeing projects like roadway improvements, sanitary sewer l...
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Darin Stykel promoted to Project Manager – Client Operations
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Darin Stykel to Project Manager – Client Operations. Stykel continues to work with municipalities and private development companies throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin by building and developing client relationships while helping them find ...
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