Fehr Graham co-founder Allen Fehr remembered as fun, adventurous
Allen Fehr loved his family, his community and the business he co-founded. The Freeport, Illinois, native died Sunday. He was 87. He leaves behind a legacy in Freeport and at Fehr Graham Engineering & Environmental, a firm he founded with friend Joe Graham in his hometown in 1973. The firm, which started with five employees in one office, now e...
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Deuchler joins Fehr Graham
Deuchler Engineering, an engineering and environmental firm based in Aurora, joined the Fehr Graham family. Deuchler owners and Professional Engineers John Frerich and Mark Halm decided to join Fehr Graham because the two firms share the same focus on providing value and innovative solutions to clients' problems. "We wanted a firm with similar...
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Engineer Nick La Rosa hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Nick La Rosa as an Engineer. La Rosa focuses on designing future site developments for subdivisions, schools, additions and city parks. He calculates elevations for pipe networks, grading, intersections, parking lots, roads and sidewalks. He also...
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Talent Acquisition Coordinator Ebony Coleman hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ebony Coleman as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator. Coleman, who joins Fehr Graham's administrative team, earned her associate of applied science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources from Rasmussen College. Coleman ass...
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Ottawa YMCA project awarded nearly $2M in Rebuild Illinois grant money
Eleven projects, including a new YMCA facility in Ottawa, will get $16.5 million in Rebuild Illinois Regional Economic Development program grants, according to news announced today by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The grants are intended to fuel continued economic development across Illinois and ...
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Engineer Garrett Haller hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Garrett Haller as an Engineer. Haller helps with construction engineering and inspection. He oversees construction operations through multiple phases of projects and is well-versed in construction observation, including paving, shouldering, rumbl...
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Fehr Graham grand opening a success in Freeport, Illinois
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its new Freeport office location at the former Fifth Third Bank building, which is owned by Freeport Centre, at 101 W. Stephenson St. Adam Holder, Professional Engineer, Freeport native and one of the firm's eight owners, gave a speech to...
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Anna Derocher becomes Certified Professional Services Marketer
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced today that Anna Derocher passed the exam to earn the designation of Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) from the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). This accomplishment has been a personal goal and an important step in Derocher's professional car...
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Gerald Reed passes exam to become Public Water Supply Operator
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced that Environmental Health and Safety Technician Gerald Reed passed the exam to become a licensed, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Non-Transient, Non-Community Public Water Supply Operator. "Gerald is always looking to increase his knowledge to help more of our ...
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Storm Water Solutions highlights Postville, Iowa, project
Storm Water Solutions captured the story on how Postville, Iowa, improved its water quality, stormwater management and public education, earning the 2021 Stormwater and Urban Watershed Partner of the Year. 
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Zack Hoppenjan promoted to Senior Engineering Technician
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Zack Hoppenjan to Senior Engineering Technician. Hoppenjan, who joined Fehr Graham in 2012, works on construction inspection projects for the departments of transportation, municipalities and private developers. He completes field surveys, shop drawing rev...
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EHS Specialist Marie Dinwiddie featured on National Grain and Feed Association’s podcast
We are honored to be part of this important conversation during Harvest Safety Week as our fellow farmers gear up for harvest. In the National Grain and Feed Association's latest podcast, Fehr Graham Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Marie Dinwiddie, who also serves as the Acting Safety Manager for Maplehurst Farms in Rochelle, Illinois, d...
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Engineer Allison Cole hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Allison Cole as an Engineer. Cole helps wastewater operators keep treatment plants meeting permit requirements. She also analyzes stormwater practices and designs wetlands, bioswales and permeable pavement. She recently became certified for inspe...
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Engineer Safiah Elahi hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Safiah Elahi as an Engineer. Elahi focuses on stormwater management designs. She also sizes pond volume, designs pond outlet structures, calculates inlet capacity and completes reports for pipe sizing and stormwater. She also enjoys working on cu...
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Small Illinois municipalities can now apply for American Rescue Plan Act money to offset COVID-19 expenses
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced today that more than 1,250 small, local governments in the state can apply for federal funding to help cover expenses incurred responding to COVID-19.  More than $742 million is available for non-entitlement communities in Illinois. These are cities, towns and villages with popu...
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Project Assistant Kristen Diehl hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Kristin Diehl as a Project Assistant. Diehl has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in ornamental horticulture and joins the team with several years of experience in office management. Her organizational skills, abili...
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Postville, Iowa, named 2021 Stormwater and Urban Watershed Partner of the Year
 Congratulations to our partners and friends at the City of Postville, Iowa, who were named the 2021 Stormwater and Urban Watershed Partner of the Year by the Iowa Storm Water Education Partnership. Fehr Graham Senior Project Manager Jon Biederman designed numerous green infrastructure practices that will protect and improve local water qualit...
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Illinois communities to benefit from $106M in transportation enhancement grants
Nearly 100 municipalities, including 10 Fehr Graham clients, will benefit from the nearly $106 million in Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grants this year. These grants will help expand travel options and enhance the quality of life in communities throughout the state. This year's program is the largest since the passage of Gov. ...
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Ross Grimes named to Rockford Chamber's People You Should Know list
Fehr Graham Branch Manager Ross Grimes has a passion for site assessment and remediation and loves turning eyesores into assets for his hometown. He never seems to mind the uphill climb that sometimes comes with redeveloping sites. He's always invested in the success of clients and the community. Ross Grimes People You Should Know 2021 by Fehr Grah...
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Cody Buelt passes principles and practice of engineering exam
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced today that Cody Buelt passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam. He works in Fehr Graham's Cedar Rapids office. Becoming a Professional Engineer has always been a personal goal and an important step in Buelt's professional career. "Cody is one of our young, ou...
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