It may look like winter outside, but we’re still celebrating Fall Friday. Staff cozied up in warm flannel or camo and enjoyed doughnuts and cider for the last day of our 3rd annual spirit week.
It may look like winter outside, but we’re still celebrating Fall Friday. Staff cozied up in warm flannel or camo and enjoyed doughnuts and cider for the last day of our 3rd annual spirit week.
If there’s one thing F&V staff can agree on, it’s how to throw a great tailgate. Nothing like good food, drinks, games and a friendly rivalry to bring the whole office together. Looking forward to the weekend! Who are you … Continued
F&V staffers are giving spirit for our “Giving Wednesday” charity raffle. Each donation gave staffers a chance to win cool gift cards, live up to our culture principle of “we care and help give back to the communities we work … Continued
Today, we celebrated our F&V spirit with our F&V-branded shirts, sweaters, coats, and of course, coffee mugs.
F&V’s 3rd annual spirit week started off strong! Employees today celebrated Veterans Day and honored those who have served or are currently serving by proudly wearing red as well as participating in card making for 100,000 Thank Yous. Happy Veterans … Continued
Congrats to the City of Hudson on its ribbon cutting and open house Friday for $5.2 million in wastewater treatment plant improvements. About 50 people attended the event, which included a tour of the WWTP improvements. F&V provided studies and … Continued
The Saugatuck Township Fire District, in cooperation with 5 neighboring fire departments, constructed a Live Fire Training Facility. A Live Fire Training Facility is a building specifically designed to train firefighters to enter a building and put fires out. Its … Continued
Congratulations to Village of Saranac on the ribbon cutting for their new trailhead addition! The ceremony took place during Saranac’s annual Bridgefest and was one of many exciting events taking place over the weekend. F&V is proud to have been involved … Continued
Congratulations to the City of Saugatuck on the ribbon cutting for their new dock structure at Coghlin Park! The new dock features 20 slips and is ADA accessible. Funding was provided through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Waterways Grant Program … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) announced today the hiring of Kelly S. Hon as a senior project manager for the Environmental Services Group. Hon, who has nearly two decades of experience leading and guiding drinking water protection initiatives for local units … Continued
“As an award-winning Geologist who has worked on some of the most challenging hydrogeological projects in our state, we are fortunate to have the technical expertise of Jim at our firm. However, what makes Jim special is how he compliments … Continued
The advancement of technology has been the biggest change to the surveying industry. Over my 40 years of surveying experience, I’ve seen the use hand chaining and transit surveys change to the use of GPS, scanners, and drones, as well … Continued
Wenley Q. Smith, PS, was a pioneer of sorts in the southwest Michigan surveying world. The son of the Van Buren County surveyor grew up helping his father survey property and work on drain projects and when Wenley returned home … Continued
“Jeff’s communicative, collaborative approach and broad technical knowledge of municipal engineering has allowed him to establish a deep trust with these clients. I would consider Jeff to be a role model for our aspiring Project Managers. We’re proud to have … Continued
“Doug works efficiently to keep projects on time and budget, especially as demonstrated on his work for KWA. He did an outstanding job to complete the complex water main design in a record setting time! He uses this expertise to … Continued
“Mohamed has been a great addition to the Traffic Services Group and F&V since joining the team last year. He brings a unique perspective from his past experiences and is eager to learning new skills. We are glad that he … Continued
“It’s great to see Anna being recognized for Engineers Week, as she has been a valuable member of our team! Anna continues to expand her capabilities and grow in her career, and recently reached a big milestone in becoming a … Continued
“Blake has a can do attitude and is always willing to a take on any tasks that need to be completed.” – Matt Johnson, PE, Project Manager Name: Blake Nichols Years of experience: 3.5 years. Your hidden talent (or a … Continued
“Brian deeply cares about the work he does every day, and it shows in the strong and positive relationships he has developed with his clients and his co-workers. His commitment to the people around him is a great gift to … Continued
Indiana cities and towns will have two chances this year to apply for up to $1 million in Community Crossings Program grants to fund infrastructure projects that spur economic development, create jobs, and strengthen transportation networks. The first call for … Continued
Flannel (or Camo) Friday brought F&V spirit week to a cozy camouflaged conclusion today. Thanks to all staff for showing off their spirit and making our second annual spirit week success!
Since F&V staff couldn’t be professional football players, they chose to be football superfans. Whether you root for State, Michigan, or a different team, our employees know how to cheer, tailgate, and bring on the friendly rivalry banter. Special thanks … Continued
F&V staffers showed off their crazy socks and giving spirit for our “Giving Wednesday” charity raffle. Each donation gave staffers a chance to win cool gift cards, live up to our culture principle of “we care and help give back … Continued
Wishful thinking? It may be only 50 degrees, F&V staff showed off their Aloha spirit for “Lei’d Back Tuesday” during our 2nd annual spirit week.
F&V’s second annual Spirit Week is off to a sweet start with donuts and cider. We have a lot of fun treats coming up this week that exemplify our culture because at F&V we understand that culture matters. Thank you … Continued
F&V staff helped the American Public Works Michigan Chapter kick off their 2018 Great Lakes Expo “Shut Up & Listen: How to Tell Our Stories” as a sponsor of their wine tour. Guests visited three wineries in beautiful Traverse City: Brys … Continued
Administrative assistants help cross the T’s, dot the I’s, and make sure we don’t leave with the office without our heads on our shoulders. Thank you for making us look good. Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
Name: Sam Lipscomb Surveying Discipline: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Years in the field: 5 Hobbies outside of work: Trying new breweries, riding my bike, and playing video games Fun fact about yourself: For my thesis in college, I spent around … Continued
Name: John Scott Surveying Discipline: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Years in the field: 6 Hobbies outside of work: Playing golf, guitar, and being a Dad. Fun fact about yourself: I have been to 18 different countries. Djibouti, Africa, Afghanistan, Tasmania, … Continued
Name: John DeVol, PE Engineering Discipline: Civil with municipal focus Years in the field: 19 Hobbies outside of work: Boating, hunting, family time When did you know you wanted to be an engineer and what drew you to your specific … Continued
Name: Julie Kroll, PE, PTOE Engineering Discipline: Traffic Engineering Years in the field: 18 Hobbies outside of work: Shopping, travel and shopping while traveling Fun fact about yourself: I have a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate When did you … Continued
Name: Sydney Preston Engineering Discipline: Process Design Years in the field: 1.5 years Hobbies outside of work: Listening to music or going to concerts, spending time with friends and family, visiting one of Grand Rapids’ many breweries Fun fact about … Continued
Name: Tyler Sutkowi, PE Engineering Discipline: Civil Engineer Years in the field: Two years in the oil industry, and almost four years in Civil Engineering Hobbies outside of work: Spending time with my wife and son, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, … Continued
Name: Jay A. Stankiewicz, PE ….(Not JASON….only my mother can refer to me as that…LOL) Engineering Discipline: Civil – Transportation Years in the field: 19 Years Hobbies outside of work: Spending time with my kids, home improvement, backpacking/camping, playing Minecraft … Continued
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) announced today five new Associates and a new Senior Associate. “It’s pretty awesome to welcome so many new Associates and one Senior Associate on our 25th anniversary,” said Paul R. Galdes, PE, … Continued
Twenty-five years ago, an engineering firm was founded on honest and responsive communication, listening to and understanding clients and their needs, and delivering successful projects on-time and on-budget. That firm was Fleis & VandenBrink. Congratulations to the F&V Team and … Continued
By Elaine Venema, as originally published by MWEA Matters Fall 2017 The rapid growth of microbreweries or craft breweries has done much to support the claim that Michigan is “The Great Beer State.” Today, the craft beer craze has moved Michigan … Continued
F&V staff sure knows how to put their best foot forward! Crazy Sock Day kicks off the weekend and brings F&V Spirit Week to a close. Thanks to all F&V staff for making our first spirit week a success!
Trick or Treat! F&V staff celebrated Halloween and the second day of spirit week with a costume contest! Meanwhile, Traverse City staff celebrated the day with a pumpkin carving contest. There were so many Boo-tiful costumes and pumpkins it was … Continued
Over the past 25 years, F&V companies have grown from four employees to over 200! Just as we’ve built our services around the needs of our clients, we’ve evolved our culture around the needs of our employees. This year, we’re … Continued
The City of Harrison today received a $2.028 million check today from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for much-needed water and sewer improvements. “Thanks to the MEDC ICE grant, we’re going to be able to make vital improvements for … Continued
Congratulations to the Village of Deckerville for receiving a $1.26 million grant award Monday from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The Village received an Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) grant for water storage tower improvements totaling $1.4 million. F&V helped write the … Continued
Congratulations to the Village of Vernon for receiving a $1.125 million check Friday from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The Village is one of 14 communities to receive an Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) grant for sanitary and storm sewer improvements. F&V … Continued
Several congratulations are in order for the 14 communities receiving $23.2 million for infrastructure upgrades from the MEDC ICE program. F&V attended two award ceremonies yesterday. Congratulations to the Village of Roscommon for receiving a $2 million check Thursday from … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V), which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in January, has reached a milestone in staffing with the hiring of its 200th employee. Larry Fleis, along with his friend and partner Steve Vanden Brink, started the multi-discipline engineering … Continued
If a Snickers candy bar at one store is priced at 75 cents and the same Snickers candy bar costs $1 at another store, it may make good sense to buy from the first store rather than the second. When … Continued
Co-founder Larry J. Fleis, PE, the President of the F&V Companies, Inc. announced to staff yesterday that the board has moved forward with some leadership transition moves. The Board of Directors has appointed Fleis as the Chairman of the Board. … Continued
Morning traffic seemed to slow to a crawl — almost gridlock — at Main Street and McGillen Avenue in the Village of Mattawan, off I-94 west of Kalamazoo. Not even a new eight-phase, fully-actuated intersection signal could keep school and … Continued
Congratulations to The City of Traverse City on the re-opening of the Boardman River Boat Launch. A new boat launch, piers, universally accessible canoe/kayak launch and resurfacing the parking lot was completed in time for the National Cherry Festival (July 1-8). F&V used a … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink had two employees and one office when it opened nearly 25 years ago. Today, it’s one of the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in North America. F&V’s significant growth, based on a 3-year growth … Continued
A dozen F&V staff and family members ran for shelter Saturday to support Goodwill Northern Michigan in Traverse City. The non-profit organization, which offers programs and services that support the basic needs including the Goodwill Inn, hosted the 5K Run/Walk … Continued
The City of Frankfort celebrated the official opening of South Maish Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 3rd. Mayor Chris McBarnes gave high praise to F&V’s design and inspection work on the reconstruction and stressed the benefits that … Continued
For decades at Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V), Rich Grant was all about safe drinking water. In his spare time, and in most of his time off in the last decade, the professional engineer, principal and head of F&V’s water resources … Continued
The Fife Lake Utility Authority (FLAUA) at Fife Lake, Mich. had a big problem and little money in their reserves to fix sewer issues. And the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) was pushing the northern Michigan utility authority for … Continued
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This week, engineers from our Environmental group participated in fit testing for a respirator. The training was facilitated by a representative from Accurate Safety Distributors who fit the guys with half face piece respirators and sprayed an irritant to confirm … Continued
Our Mass Flow Monitoring (MFM) crew is all smiles as they work out in the sunshine in the Village of Carleton!
A polluted former celery farm separated from the Muskegon River by a man-made earthen dike will be cleaned up and reconnected to the waterway, restoring it to fish passage and habitat for a variety of native wildlife. Muskegon River drone … Continued
F&V field staff spent a week in the City of Pontiac installing mass flow monitoring devices, developing flow profiles of the sewers and working in conjunction with County staff to clean and unclog pipes. Work will help identify sources of … Continued
Lunch was on F&V today! Shout out to our passionate, hard-working fantastic employees for all that you do to make F&V a great place to work and provide top-notch services.
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) has been approved for the Design – Traffic: Signal prequalification. This prequalification allows us to evaluate design signals on MDOT roadways and in municipalities that require MDOT prequalification for signal design in their communities. We can also … Continued
It’s Engineers Week! Engineers help make a difference in our communities so we’re doing our part to share the good they do and how to help future and current engineers dream big! Each day we’ll be featuring our engineers to … Continued
Congrats to Suttons Bay Village officials for showing off their new Village Hall during an open house on Wednesday afternoon. F&V provided architectural engineering services for the 3,000-square foot building which features a spacious meeting room as well as office … Continued
It’s Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day and some of our fierce female engineers share their thoughts on female engineering.
Area residents said Saugatuck city parks are a great place to go, but they want more places to go — restrooms, that is. A survey of parks users showed they want new or improved restrooms at Oval Beach, Mount Baldhead … Continued
The Asset and Infrastructure Management (AIM) Committee, a joint committee of Michigan AWWA and MWEA, has as its first goal to provide information and training related to development of Asset Management Programs. In accordance with MDEQ guidance, Asset Management is … Continued
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is more than a map; it’s a tool that can help communities analyze, assess, quantify and inform. “GIS gives communities the opportunity to have access to any information they want to know about their area. It … Continued
Congrats to Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) project manager Brian Rowley, PE, and the rest of the 2016 graduating class of ACEC MI Emerging Leaders! The Michigan Emerging Leaders Program is for individuals committed to developing their leadership abilities. The program imparts specific skills … Continued
The wheels are continuing to turn on the Linden-Argentine-Fenton-Fenton Township (LAFF) non-motorized trail, as each community in its path commits to support of the project. At Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance meeting on Wednesday, it was announced that Argentine Township has … Continued
The City of Three Rivers has received a $2 million Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The grant will help the city map, assess, clean and televise storm and sanitary sewers. Steve … Continued
The manner in which public utility assets were mapped in the past can’t compare with the level of mapping available today. “Buff Rogers knew this village inside and out,” said Paul Galdes of Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering. “He drew the maps of … Continued
Water Quality Month reminds us to take a long, hard look at what your household and community are doing to protect sources of fresh water. Some simple ways to get involved include: Don’t flush medications – Flushing expired or unwanted medications … Continued
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is offering $12 million in grants to fund transportation safety programs, including $6 million for High Risk Rural Road communities. Deadline for the federally funded 2018 HRRR program is Sept. 2. High Risk Rural … Continued
Big Rapids Daily News – Business and Community leaders in Big Rapids are celebrating the opening of the new Baldwin Street Bridge. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday. Mayor Mark Warba told attendees the construction project added a job … Continued
During the 2016 Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) conference, F&V’s Rich Grant presented “SWIM for Safe Water,” talking about the Safe Water International Ministries which is saving lives worldwide. Learn more and view the SWIM for Safe Water presentation.
The Fife Lake Area Utility Authority (FLAUA) held a ground-breaking ceremony Friday for its $6.5 million wastewater system improvement project. Twenty-five people, including State Rep. Larry Inman and State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, attended the 30-minute ceremony at the treatment plant. … Continued
The City of Saugatuck has reason to celebrate – F&V recently completed their parking lot rebuild project for Oval Beach and it came in under budget. The project included repaving and expanding the park entrance turnaround to accommodate recreational vehicles, … Continued
Our partnership with GEI Consultants is helping the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission restore over 50 acres of fish and wildlife habitat and wetlands. Recently we had a drone adventure to photograph and videograph the wetlands for our mapping … Continued
Congrats to the City of Coleman and project manager Gary Bartow on a six-page spread in The Clarifier. The spring edition of Michigan Rural Water Association magazine featured Coleman’s DPW staff and its ability to televise its own sewer lines … Continued
F&V’s Elaine Venema and Ben Kladder co-authored an article in the Spring edition of the Michigan Water Environment Association’s Matters called “Asset Management: Data at Your Fingertips.” The article talks about the Fife Lake Area Utility Authority (FLAUA) and F&V … Continued
More than $850 million for road and bridge preservation will be available soon for Indiana counties, cities and towns thanks to recent legislative action. Senate Enrolled Act 67 (SEA 67), provides a one-time distribution of more than $430 million from … Continued
We can’t think of a better way to say it than: Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to our administrative staff for all that you do! Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
Today is national Geologist Day and we celebrate the hard work of our “down to earth” geologists! “Due to glacial impacts, the Michigan and Indiana geology is very unique,” according to an F&V geologists. “I enjoy helping communities learn and … Continued
National Surveyors Week, March 20 – 26, is a week-long celebration of surveyors and how they shape our world. Check out our Facebook and Twitter for daily updates to learn more about the surveying profession, the cool work they do, the … Continued
LANSING, MI – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the association’s annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards ceremony. On February 27, design professionals and guests gathered at FireKeepers … Continued
Steve Phelps Sr., the DPW superintendent for the City of Harrison, stepped down Thursday night after 35 years of service to the City. Officials honored Phelps with a retirement open house at the City Hall / DPW Garage. “Phelps has … Continued
F&V’s Gary Bartow will be presenting the presentation “Asset Management Plans: The Road To Success In Coleman & Deckerville” at the MRWA Wastewater Operator’s Conference on February 25th. With collaboration between F&V and local communities, Asset Management Plans provide a … Continued
National Engineers Week, February 21 – 27, 2016, is a week-long celebration of engineers and how we make a difference. Check out our facebook for daily video updates from our engineers talking about the positive contributions engineers make and what they … Continued
EAST TAWAS – The current water crisis in Flint has caused people in other regions to question the safety of their own drinking water, especially when it comes to lead content. But for those along the Iosco County shoreline who … Continued
A panel of project developers from a Kalamazoo engineering firm on Tuesday gave the Hudson City Council several options to improve the city’s aging wastewater treatment plant. The facility along Mechanic Street on the southeast side of Hudson was last … Continued
F&V Operations and Resource Management, Inc. (FVOP) of Grand Rapids announced today the hiring of seven new employees for its expanding operations. Blair Selover, FVOP group manager, said the additions were needed to keep up with a growing client demand … Continued
Since performing its first concert in 1939, the West Michigan Symphony, a professional orchestra in Muskegon, Mich., has been a vital part of the region’s cultural landscape. In spring 2013, the symphony decided it was time to expand its administrative … Continued
Coleman, MI, January 20, 2016: Eric Cozat and Todd Hasenfratz got an inside look in 2015 at the City of Coleman’s sanitary sewer lines – all 12.3 miles – thanks to a new televising truck the city purchased. In the … Continued
This past Tuesday, Fleis & VandenBrink celebrated 23 years in business. Back in 1993, cofounders Larry Fleis & Steve VandenBrink started with just a phone and two card tables. We have seen many changes over the years from fax machines to e-mail, blue … Continued
Cheers to a happy and prosperous New Year from your friends at F&V. Let’s make 2016 great!
May your holidays be filled with love and cheer. Happy Holidays from your friends at F&V!
In a Cadillac News cover story on Monday, F&V’s Brian Rowley, PE and project manager for the Village of Mesick water improvements, explained in detail the upcoming spring project that will include distribution system improvements, such as new pipe, wells, … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) has added four new INDOT prequlifications to our list of services. Complex Traffic Capacity & Operations Analysis allows us to do highly complex analysis of the capacity and operations of traffic. Examples of this include multiple, … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) has been approved for the ‘Design – Traffic: Safety Studies’ prequalification. This allows us to evaluate the safety performance and operations of roadways. MDOT requires a safety analysis on all 3R (resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation), 4R … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink is currently filling internship spots – apply now at on our careers page to reserve your real life experience!
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) water resource specialist Elaine Venema, PE was announced as part of the 2015 class of ACEC MI Emerging Leaders! Congratulations to all! ACEC Michigan
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) added four new employees, three of them senior-level including a director for its expanded Human Resources Department. Allen Wiltse is the new Human Resources director for the full-service engineering and architectural firm, which has nine offices, … Continued
GRAND RAPIDS – The Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission celebrated the completion of a 1.4 mile section of new trail last Thursday on the new pedestrian bridge at Stepping Stone Falls. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the … Continued
F&V staff gathered to sing and wish co-founder, Steve Vanden Brink, a very happy birthday! Check out the videos below:
Northport Village has had an economic boon in the past two years with eight new businesses popping up and officials in the community of just over 500 say they don’t expect the well to run dry. At least not now … Continued
Birmingham’s residents are finding that the West Maple Road restriping from four lanes to three is successfully decreasing speeds, lessening crashes and making their commute more enjoyable. Following Complete Street and Road Diet principles, early local opposition to the geometric … Continued
F&V Operations and Resource Management (FVOP) announced today the hiring of seven new employees for its expanding operations. Larry Fleis, PE, President, said “We’re continuing to grow our business, And we’re still hiring at all levels.” FVOP, which was formed … Continued
The Oakland County Press and Construction News recently published articles highlighting the road funding issues facing the Road Commission for Oakland County. This excerpt summaries the key issues being faced: “Meanwhile the just issued strategic report for the Road Commission … Continued
F&V has added ‘Design – Traffic: Work Zone Mobility & Safety’ to our list of MDOT prequalifications. This allows us to the do the transportation management plan (TMP). These are required for all MDOT projects, from LAP to freeway projects. … Continued
Michigan Trails Week, September 19 – 26, is a weeklong celebration of Michigan trails – from walking and hiking to bicycling and skating, to snowmobiling and skiing, and more! F&V is joining the celebration of Michigan’s 12,000-plus miles of trail by … Continued
Congratulations to MDOT and the City of Walker on their new roundabout! MDOT built the now-largest roundabout in West Michigan to help reduce crashes and improve pedestrian safety. Fleis & VandenBrink provided construction inspection and testing for the roundabout. Learn … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) announced today the hiring of five new employees including three senior staff. Two senior engineers will join the East Michigan Services Group. Julie Kroll, a licensed professional engineer and professional traffic operations engineer, and Dan Cabage … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) announced today the promotion of four employees. This comes on the heels of hiring more than 50 new staff members in the past year across their seven Michigan and two Indiana offices. “F&V’s growth in east … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink’s (F&V) “West Michigan Symphony, Russell Block Building Green Rooftop” project is featured as Greenroofs Project of the Week! The rooftop overlooks Muskegon Lake for a unique view while enjoying fine arts performances. F&V landscape architects designed the … Continued
GRANC BLANC – A safer pathway has been completed for Grand Blanc recreational users and East Middle School students. Last month, City officials celebrated construction of the Perry Road pedestrian bridge, sidewalk and driveway improvements with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “Good … Continued
F&V Operations and Resource Management (FVOP) has promoted a long time treatment plant operator, Brian Lee, to corporate safety manager. Since 2002, Lee has been assisting Metamora and Armada as an operations specialist operating the plants and performing maintenance work. … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) announced today the hiring of 11 new employees in five different communities it serves in Michigan. F&V’s president Larry Fleis, PE said the additional employees were needed because of an economic uptick in Traverse City, Midland, … Continued
F&V attended the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) Annual Conference in Boyne Falls earlier this week. The conference supports learning about preserving, restoring and enhancing water resources. Several F&V Companies staff were honored at the conference. Catherine Garnham, an operator … Continued
Portland city officials celebrated Thursday the end of a much anticipated $706,000 road improvement project and the beginning of what they hope to be a lot of traffic on Cutler Road and an economic boost to the community of about … Continued
F&V Operations and Resource Management (FVOP) announced today the hiring of 11 new employees for its Operations Group. FVOP is a subsidiary of Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) and provides operations and management services for municipal, industrial and environmental systems. Blair … Continued
Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) announced today the hiring of 12 new employees including four professional engineers at its headquarters in Grand Rapids. The new additions bring the number of employees at the rapidly-growing engineering and architectural firm to 167 at … Continued
Sparrow Health System celebrated the opening of its eighth hospital in Michigan with a ribbon cutting, dedication and open house for the Sparrow Ionia Hospital. This is the first new hospital built in Ionia County in more than six decades. The … Continued
F&V staff, working with the Birmingham City Commission and local residents, is overseeing a pilot study to confirm the proposed road diet for the busy Maple Road. Concerns over accidents and unsafe conditions for turning into local residential developments have … Continued
Construction on a water system project is under way in the Village of Northport. The Village received a 2-1/2% Drinking Water Revolving Fund loan for $790,000 through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to help pay for the work. … Continued
The City of Huntington hosted a ribbon cutting on Wednesday to recognize the first three projects of the City’s Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). The event celebrated the completion of WWTP Upgrades, Rabbit Run Phase 1, and the Frederick Street … Continued
Fleis &VandenBrink (F&V), based in Grand Rapids, has added 12 staff members to the firm. David Bluhm, PE is a senior project manager working with his clients on road and utility projects in F&V’s municipal services area. Allen Gelderloos, PE brings … Continued
Children are shuttled to daycare and baseball games. Adults travel to and from work, have lunch at a local restaurant with friends, or enjoy the local parks with their family. Tourists visit the community with sunshine and relaxation on their … Continued
Grand Rapids, MI, September 2, 2014: In response to a tremendous 2014 including significant grant awards for clients through the MDEQ SAW grant program, Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V), an engineering and architectural firm, has added staff. These employees are supporting … Continued
The recently formed Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) in Michigan is developing a pipeline that will bring water from Lake Huron to residents in Genesee County and the surrounding areas. The Karegnondi Water Pipeline, started in July 2013, aims to avoid high water … Continued
FLAUA received a SAW grant to help with the anticipated $2.97 million infrastructure system upgrades. Read the full grant announcement.
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HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – The Board of Public Works approved outsourcing operations and maintenance of Huntington’s sewage treatment facility Monday. Mayor Brooks Fetters says the move will save $400,000 in payroll costs over the next five years. But the future … Continued
Small community. Big traffic problems. Easy solution. Sometimes it really can be that simple. Just ask Tom Anthony, Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of Mattawan. “We were convinced our traffic signal at a busy intersection was not operating … Continued
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, NOVEMBER 2013: Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V), a civil/environmental engineering and architectural firm with nine offices serving clients throughout Indiana and Michigan, is pleased to announce Mitch L. Hansel, PE, has joined the firm as manager of the … Continued
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, NOVEMBER 2013: Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V), a civil/environmental engineering and architectural firm with nine offices serving clients throughout Michigan and Indiana, is happy to announce the addition of several new employees to the firm. John Y. Barber, … Continued
The “Lumber Queen of the World,” as Muskegon was known in the late 1800s, needed to re-imagine its future for the 21st century and allow the community to reconnect to its downtown roots. The city began to develop a vision … Continued
F&V took part in redeveloping downtown Howard City.
The city of Portland has a new boardwalk that has created a second storefront for downtown businesses. Business owners literally have “turned their businesses around” by orienting part of their store or restaurant to overlook the river and the new … Continued
KALAMAZOO–One of the area’s fastest growing civil engineering firms will build its new Kalamazoo facility at Western Michigan University’s Business Technology and Research Park. Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering Inc. will occupy a parcel near the park entrance at the corner … Continued
Some say it’s in response to competition, other say it’s simply fulfilling client needs, but many of the region’s engineering companies are evolving, adding services and geography. Download the full article.