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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Meet the Braun Intertec Construction Materials Testing Consultants and Geotechnical Engineers in Texarkana

Braun Intertec

Over the past decade, the city of Texarkana has transformed into a major transportation corridor thanks to the intersection of several interstate highways. This local transformation has increased demand for new business in the area, as well as the infrastructure required to support it. Braun Intertec, a geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and testing firm with locations across the Central United States, has had an office in Texarkana since 2015. With the support of our companywide resources, we can provide several professional consulting services to the growing Texarkana region, which primarily include: Construction Materials TestingGeotechnical EngineeringEnvironmental Consulting About our Team Our...

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Sean Kim, PE, Joins Braun Intertec in Houston

Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce Sean Kim, PE, has joined the firm as a senior geotechnical engineer in our Houston, Texas office. Kim brings more than 12 years of experience in geotechnical engineering as well as project management within the public, private and commercial sectors in Texas. “We are thrilled to welcome Sean to our employee-owner team at Braun Intertec,” says Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson. “Sean’s depth of experience as a senior geotechnical engineer, project manager and mentor for up-and-coming engineers closely aligns with our...

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Kim Macy, SET, DBIA, Joins Braun Intertec in North Texas

Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce Kim L. Macy, SET, DBIA, has joined the firm as a Principal and the Regional Consulting Director for North Texas operations. Macy brings nearly 25 years of leadership and project management experience serving clients within the public and private sectors on environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing projects in Texas. “I’m incredibly pleased to welcome Kim to our team,” says Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson. “With a strong reputation for being a trusted client advisor and developing collaborative teams,...

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Volunteering at Texas High School Civil Engineering Club

Civil Engineering Club

"It is a difficult task, to not only get a small group of shy high school students to pay attention but to engage and wonder." Alexis Clark, PE, Structural Engineering Trade Manager, CE Club Founder Randy Deatherage, a project engineer from our Arlington, Texas office, recently visited O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth, Texas to present to the school's new civil engineering club. The new club is the first of its kind on the west side of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, and will host weekly presenters from various civil engineering fields who will speak with the class about their engineering...

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