On the Scene: Texas & Louisiana
Freese and Nichols engineer Lizanne Douglas teaches children about the cost of water during the city of Houston’s WaterWeek event. To illustrate how relatively inexpensive tap water is, Douglas and other Texas American Water Works Association (TAWWA) volunteers asked student groups to use pennies to guess the price of a five-gallon bucket of tap water, one gallon of milk, one gallon of bottled water and one gallon of gasoline.
On June 18, GE Johnson Construction employees joined Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor, director and producer Mark Harmon and 20 of his friends on a home build for Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity. “We were here in 2013 and saw the devastation from the Moore tornadoes. That’s what ignited our desire to help build homes in Oklahoma,” said Harmon. The group framed the house that belongs to Nikoletta Boyd, a teacher in Oklahoma City Public Schools who provides for her two sons and her handicapped parents. Pictured is the GE Johnson team with Mark Harmon, Boyd and her mother.
The Better Business Bureau of Houston recognized PRISM Renderings with a 2016 Winner of Distinction Award, which is based on overall company excellence and quality in the workplace. The judges for this award reviewed company business practices, client relationships and reputation in the community, among other criteria.
“This award highlights our commitment to customer service and gives our clients greater confidence in choosing PRISM for their 3D rendering and animation projects,” said Jing Johnson, president of PRISM Renderings, pictured at left with Valerie Delafosse. PRISM was recognized at the recent annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence reception. This was the first time that PRISM has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau for service excellence. Proceeds from the event help fund the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation, which educates consumers about scams and fraudulent business practices in the Greater Houston area.
E.E. Reed Construction recently celebrated the topping out milestone at the Wilshire Condominium project, which is located in the Galleria area of Houston. This 288,966-sq-ft, 17-story, 96-unit luxury residential condominium tower is scheduled for completion in spring 2017. E.E. Reed is working with owner Pelican Builders and architect Kirksey on this project.