↑ The Texas Health Resources Waxahachie Ambulatory Surgical Care project in Waxahachie, Texas, has strong female representation from the owner, architect and contractor. Jamie Cotton of Texas Health Surgery Center Waxahachie, Pam Estes of Surgical Care Affiliates, Katherine Bailey of Surgical Care Affiliates, Lindsay Lauderdale of Brasfield & Gorrie, Karen Coggan of Texas Health Surgery Center Waxahachie and Rebecca Bowen of Grace Herbert Curtis Architects commemorated Women in Construction Week at the jobsite during their March owner, architect and contractor meeting.


↑ Freese and Nichols staff conducted daylong river cleanups in April along the Trinity River, which has forks running through both Dallas and Fort Worth, and along the Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt in Austin. In Dallas, a group of staff members ventured out in two-person and single kayaks and canoes to collect hard-to-reach trash along the banks and in the river as part of the Trinity Park Conservancy’s Corporate Week of Service. Dominique Bordes (left), Freese and Nichols support specialist, and her cousin, Salina Robinson, used a kayak to collect harder-to-reach trash.


The team at ↑ Ryan Gootee General Contractors recently hosted their annual crawfish boil to celebrate both the spring and crawfish seasons. Ryan Gootee, president, CEO and founder of the firm, treats the RGGC team to a crawfish boil that he prepares himself using his personal, closely guarded recipe—which includes cheezie weenies, of all things. The team says it never disappoints.