Meet the Team: Tyler Office Spotlight

Who We Are The Braun Intertec office in Tyler, Texas is home to over 20 of our dedicated employee-owners who are eager to serve their clients in a variety of market sectors. Our Tyler office is supported by a nationwide network of employees and resources and currently offers a wide range of professional consulting services which include: Construction Materials TestingMaterials LaboratoryEnvironmental ConsultingGeotechnical Engineering Our talented team in Tyler is part of a greater network in North Texas and has a deep understanding of client’s needs in the area. This expertise allows us to work in a variety of market sectors...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet Kevin Nicoletta

Kevin Nicoletta: Dallas Project Engineer Kevin Nicoletta is a project engineer who works out of our office in Dallas, Texas. We sat down with him for a conversation to learn more about his background, professional role and path to becoming a Braun Intertec employee. What is your role at Braun Intertec and what do you specialize in? I’m a project engineer and construction materials testing (CMT) project manager. I handle the day to day operations with CMT projects as well as some geotechnical report work. I also do some work on proposals and a bit of business development, but I...

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Braun Intertec Attends Texas City ISD Groundbreaking Ceremonies

Texas City ISD groundbreaking ceremony

On Monday, July 29th, a few of our team members joined Texas City Independent School District for groundbreaking ceremonies on the sites of three future elementary schools: Guajardo Elementary School, Simms Elementary School and Hayley Elementary School. In 2018 Texas City ISD voters approved a $136.1 million school bond referendum to rebuild four schools within the district. These new schools will bring much needed improvements for the district and the local community, which was affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and required many students and teachers to relocate to temporary facilities.  The Texas City ISD groundbreaking ceremonies kicked off construction...

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Meet the Team: Houston Office Spotlight

Who We Are Braun Intertec introduced itself in Houston, Texas in 2017 and has rapidly grown to offer a wide range of professional services and industry expertise. With the support of our nationwide employee network and technical resources, we provide professional consulting services which include: Geotechnical EngineeringConstruction Materials Testing and InspectionsEnvironmental ConsultingBuilding and Structure Sciences Consulting Services Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, with a population of more than 4.5 million throughout the greater Houston area. Due to its massive size and rapid growth, the city has a great need for infrastructure development and construction of...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet Rosalie Balderaz

Rosalie Balderaz: Houston Materials Lab Coordinator We sat down with Rosalie Balderaz, who is a materials lab coordinator working from our office in Houston, Texas. We interviewed her to learn more about her professional background, role and experience as a Braun Intertec employee. What is your role at Braun Intertec and how long have you been working here? I started at Braun Intertec almost two years ago as a level three geotechnical lab technician, and I recently got promoted as the materials lab coordinator, which means I essentially run the geotechnical lab. Currently, I am learning how to do specialty...

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George Ellswick Joins Braun Intertec in La Porte, Texas as a Project Manager

George Ellswick, Project Manager at Braun Intertec Braun Intertec, a Minneapolis-based engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the United States, is pleased to announce George Ellswick has joined its La Porte, Texas office as a project manager. Ellswick has an extensive background working on large-scale projects throughout Texas and Louisiana and is well known for his expertise in the petrochemical industry. “I’m delighted George has joined our team of employee-owners,” says Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson. “His impressive background and reputation in the Texas petrochemical industry will further enhance our ability to deliver quality service to our clients...

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Co-Op Mentor Spotlight with Houston Operations Supervisor Michael Hernandez

Co-Op Program - Texas co-ops

Michael Hernandez is an operations supervisor who works out of our Houston, TX office. Previously, Michael also served as one a mentor for our co-op internship program, which offers current students the opportunity to gain industry experience and guidance from seasoned professionals to help them grow professionally. With our co-op program ramping up again this summer, we asked Michael a few questions about his experience as a co-op mentor and working at Braun Intertec. How long have you worked at Braun Intertec and what is your current role?I’ve been with Braun Intertec close to five years and I’m currently the...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet John Holman

We sat down with Senior Engineer John Holman, who works out of our La Porte, Texas office and specializes in deep foundations engineering to ask him a few questions on his background, expertise, and his time at Braun Intertec. Here’s what he had to say: What is your role at Braun Intertec and what do you specialize in? I am a Senior Engineer and I specialize in deep foundations engineering, construction materials testing, and structures evaluation. When I’m sent out on projects I verify that what is being built (buildings, bridges, oil and gas facilities, etc.) meets the geotechnical and...

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Braun Intertec Expands Texas Drill Rig Fleet with Purchase of Two All-Terrain Drill Rigs

To accommodate our increasing workload in Texas and demand for all-terrain drill rigs, Braun Intertec has added two all-terrain drill rigs to our fleet. The new rigs are a CME 750 Rubber Tire Mounted ATV rig and a 6620DT Geoprobe rubber track push-probe rig equipped with a GH62 Autohammer. Both rigs were specifically selected to allow us to access challenging sites to better serve our clients on the toughest projects.  The Braun Intertec Drilling fleet is deployed from North Dakota to Texas to work on a wide range of projects such as geotechnical evaluations, environmental services, in-situ testing and mineral...

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John Focht, PE, Joins Braun Intertec in Dallas as Senior Geotechnical Engineer

John A. Focht III, Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Braun Intertec Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the United States, is pleased to announce John A. Focht III, PE, has joined the firm as a senior geotechnical engineer in northern Texas. Focht brings nearly 38 years of leadership, project management experience and technical expertise serving clients within the public and private sectors on geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and construction materials testing projects across Texas. He also has significant geotechnical engineering experience in Mexico and construction experience in Saudi Arabia. As a senior geotechnical engineer at Braun...

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