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LFA goes above and beyond caring for the community. Our outreach programs range from food packing events to community rehabilitation events, to toy drives. Most notably, we’ve been long-time partners with United Way of St. Joseph County, volunteering at their Learning Chapter and Kindergarten Readiness Camps. LFA is committed to helping the lives of children and families in the communities that we serve. We’re changing our community, helping our community, and helping our neighbors.

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Beery Joins LFA Survey Department

New Face Graces Survey Department LFA recently hired Adam Beery, PLS, as a Senior Surveyor to prepare survey plats and review survey deliverables. Beery comes to LFA from an engineering firm in Indianapolis. Beery transitioned to LFA after working parttime while also being a stay-at-home dad. His new position with LFA allows him to work from his Plymouth, Ind., home most of the week and help raise his boys Ben, 15, and Luke, 11, with his wife, Dawn, a physical therapist for the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Beery’s PLS (Professional Land Surveyor) qualification made him an attractive job candidate…
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Beery Joins LFA Survey Department

New Face Graces Survey Department LFA recently hired Adam Beery, PLS, as a Senior Surveyor to prepare survey plats and review survey deliverables. Beery comes to LFA from an engineering firm in Indianapolis. Beery transitioned to LFA after working parttime while also being a stay-at-home dad. His new position with LFA allows him to work from his Plymouth, Ind., home most of the week and help raise his boys Ben, 15, and Luke, 11, with his wife, Dawn, a physical therapist for the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Beery’s PLS (Professional Land Surveyor) qualification made him an attractive job candidate…
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Sunburst Race a Fun Tradition for LFA Family

LFA Coworkers Participate in Fundraising Race   Fifteen LFA staff, friends and family participated in the 2024 Sunburst Races, June1 to support Beacon Children’s Hospital. The 2024 LFA 5k team placed 5th in the 100 Employees and Under category. This race, now run through some of South Bend’s most iconic neighborhoods and along the lovely St. Joseph River, began in 1984 and grows in popularity each year, often exceeding 4,000 participants. It provides exercise opportunities for a fun walk through a half marathon. Sunburst Race proceeds and donations directly support the Child Life and Creative Services Program at Beacon Children’s…
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Sunburst Race a Fun Tradition for LFA Family

LFA Coworkers Participate in Fundraising Race   Fifteen LFA staff, friends and family participated in the 2024 Sunburst Races, June1 to support Beacon Children’s Hospital. The 2024 LFA 5k team placed 5th in the 100 Employees and Under category. This race, now run through some of South Bend’s most iconic neighborhoods and along the lovely St. Joseph River, began in 1984 and grows in popularity each year, often exceeding 4,000 participants. It provides exercise opportunities for a fun walk through a half marathon. Sunburst Race proceeds and donations directly support the Child Life and Creative Services Program at Beacon Children’s…
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Adams Joins Indy Office as Water Resources Engineer

Adams Ready to Make His Mark in Indy Odise Adams joins the LFA team as a Water Resources Project Engineer in our newly formed Indianapolis office. He will be providing planning, design, and oversight for water resources projects. Adams graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2013 after a few academic shifts at Florida State University and Northern Virginia Community College. He said he nearly completed a Bachelor’s degree in computer science but realized he did not want to sit inside and write code for the rest of his life. His lifelong love of building and making things…
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Adams Joins Indy Office as Water Resources Engineer

Adams Ready to Make His Mark in Indy Odise Adams joins the LFA team as a Water Resources Project Engineer in our newly formed Indianapolis office. He will be providing planning, design, and oversight for water resources projects. Adams graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2013 after a few academic shifts at Florida State University and Northern Virginia Community College. He said he nearly completed a Bachelor’s degree in computer science but realized he did not want to sit inside and write code for the rest of his life. His lifelong love of building and making things…
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Velazquez Joins LFA Full Time

New Engineer Joins Water Resource Department Ruben Velazquez, EI, a fall 2023 civil engineering graduate of Purdue University-Fort Wayne, has joined LFA’s ranks in the Water Resources Department after completing two full summers as an intern here. “The internships were helpful to me, starting my sophomore summer, to learn how a civil engineering works in the office,” he said. “Learning civil engineering in school is one thing but LFA integrated what I was learning in class with the real world.” Velazquez said during his first LFA internship he was able to do “A little bit of everything,” but by the…
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Velazquez Joins LFA Full Time

New Engineer Joins Water Resource Department Ruben Velazquez, EI, a fall 2023 civil engineering graduate of Purdue University-Fort Wayne, has joined LFA’s ranks in the Water Resources Department after completing two full summers as an intern here. “The internships were helpful to me, starting my sophomore summer, to learn how a civil engineering works in the office,” he said. “Learning civil engineering in school is one thing but LFA integrated what I was learning in class with the real world.” Velazquez said during his first LFA internship he was able to do “A little bit of everything,” but by the…
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LFA Opens Indianapolis Office

We are thrilled to announce that Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. (LFA) has expanded its presence with a new office in downtown Indianapolis. This strategic move brings us closer to the state capitol and enhances our ability to serve clients in the Indianapolis area. Our new office, located just three blocks from the Indiana Government Center, will be staffed by two talented professional engineers: Michael Williams, PE, and Odise Adams, PE. Michael will continue to support our structural work, while Odise will contribute to water resource projects. This expansion not only strengthens our presence in the Indianapolis region but also opens up…
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LFA Opens Indianapolis Office

We are thrilled to announce that Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. (LFA) has expanded its presence with a new office in downtown Indianapolis. This strategic move brings us closer to the state capitol and enhances our ability to serve clients in the Indianapolis area. Our new office, located just three blocks from the Indiana Government Center, will be staffed by two talented professional engineers: Michael Williams, PE, and Odise Adams, PE. Michael will continue to support our structural work, while Odise will contribute to water resource projects. This expansion not only strengthens our presence in the Indianapolis region but also opens up…
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LFA Bowling Team Takes 2nd

Company Camaraderie Results in Bowling Trophy LFA played in the Merchant’s Bowling League as the “United States ‘Spare’ Force” this winter against 14 other local company teams and ended up in second place. The LFA team was comprised of four permanent members and a host of substitutes over the 16-week, Monday-night tournament at Chippewa Bowl in South Bend. LFA has participated in this league many years in the past, sometimes with as many as four teams. “It’s fun to do something with my coworkers bedsides just hanging out at work all day. It’s really good for team building,” said team…
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LFA Bowling Team Takes 2nd

Company Camaraderie Results in Bowling Trophy LFA played in the Merchant’s Bowling League as the “United States ‘Spare’ Force” this winter against 14 other local company teams and ended up in second place. The LFA team was comprised of four permanent members and a host of substitutes over the 16-week, Monday-night tournament at Chippewa Bowl in South Bend. LFA has participated in this league many years in the past, sometimes with as many as four teams. “It’s fun to do something with my coworkers bedsides just hanging out at work all day. It’s really good for team building,” said team…
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Construction Group Hires Project Supervisor

Werner Prepared to Work with Clients Abigail Werner joins LFA’s Construction Inspection Department as a Project Supervisor. She will perform full time site-observation for projects and inspect contractor’s work for conformance with project specifications. Her responsibilities also include coordinating construction activities with residents, utility companies, and other public agencies (INDOT, cities, counties), facilitating preconstruction and progress meetings, and resolving differences between designers and contractors. Prior to coming to LFA, Werner was a Field Engineer for a larger general contractor in Tennessee, which gave her experience from the general contractor point of view on projects. She has also worked for St.…
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Construction Group Hires Project Supervisor

Werner Prepared to Work with Clients Abigail Werner joins LFA’s Construction Inspection Department as a Project Supervisor. She will perform full time site-observation for projects and inspect contractor’s work for conformance with project specifications. Her responsibilities also include coordinating construction activities with residents, utility companies, and other public agencies (INDOT, cities, counties), facilitating preconstruction and progress meetings, and resolving differences between designers and contractors. Prior to coming to LFA, Werner was a Field Engineer for a larger general contractor in Tennessee, which gave her experience from the general contractor point of view on projects. She has also worked for St.…
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Lekarczyk Returns as LFA Controller

LFA Welcomes Controller Lekarczyk LFA welcomes its first controller this year, former employee Maricela Lekarczyk. Lekarczyk, worked for LFA for nearly three years in the past but left to earn her Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University-South Bend, and to gain a variety of accounting, finance, and business administration experience. For five years, she worked in government finance for The City of South Bend in the Administration and Finance department. Her most recent position there was as the Director of City Finance. She also has experience in Federal Government Finance and Accounting. “I am looking forward to bringing in…
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Lekarczyk Returns as LFA Controller

LFA Welcomes Controller Lekarczyk LFA welcomes its first controller this year, former employee Maricela Lekarczyk. Lekarczyk, worked for LFA for nearly three years in the past but left to earn her Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University-South Bend, and to gain a variety of accounting, finance, and business administration experience. For five years, she worked in government finance for The City of South Bend in the Administration and Finance department. Her most recent position there was as the Director of City Finance. She also has experience in Federal Government Finance and Accounting. “I am looking forward to bringing in…
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Remote Indy Office Opens; Williams Joins the Team

                      Michael Williams, PE Michael Williams, PE, has joined LFA in the Structural Department as our first Indianapolis remote employee. Michael will be working in the LFA Structural Department on design of bridges and other structures. “I was looking for a new challenge at a company that I could continue grow with as it grows,” he said. “I found the management at LFA to be very welcoming and accommodating which was a huge part of my deciding factor.” With a Masters of Science from State University of New York at…
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Remote Indy Office Opens; Williams Joins the Team

                      Michael Williams, PE Michael Williams, PE, has joined LFA in the Structural Department as our first Indianapolis remote employee. Michael will be working in the LFA Structural Department on design of bridges and other structures. “I was looking for a new challenge at a company that I could continue grow with as it grows,” he said. “I found the management at LFA to be very welcoming and accommodating which was a huge part of my deciding factor.” With a Masters of Science from State University of New York at…
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Summer Interns Gain Experience, Invited to Return

Three 2023 Summer Interns Share Experience As civil engineering majors navigate through their academic career,  most find summer  internships a valuable way to narrow down specialties and learn how engineering firms work. LFA’s robust internship program not only allows college students the chance to do “real” engineering, it also works to meet personal interests and cycle through our five departments. Ruben Velazquez who graduates December 2023 from Purdue University–Fort Wayne, served two summers as an intern for LFA and will join the team full-time after graduation (and a well-deserved trip across the southern United States.) Velazquez, a South Bend resident…
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Summer Interns Gain Experience, Invited to Return

Three 2023 Summer Interns Share Experience As civil engineering majors navigate through their academic career,  most find summer  internships a valuable way to narrow down specialties and learn how engineering firms work. LFA’s robust internship program not only allows college students the chance to do “real” engineering, it also works to meet personal interests and cycle through our five departments. Ruben Velazquez who graduates December 2023 from Purdue University–Fort Wayne, served two summers as an intern for LFA and will join the team full-time after graduation (and a well-deserved trip across the southern United States.) Velazquez, a South Bend resident…
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Blank Rises to Top at LFA

  LFA Vice President Aaron Blank Congratulations to Aaron W. Blank, PS, PE, upon being elected Vice-President of Lawson-Fisher Associates (LFA) adding to the existing executive team that includes Piper C. Tittle, PE, and Michael J. Guzik, PE, as Vice-Presidents and Paul A. Hummel as President. Congratulations, Aaron!
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Blank Rises to Top at LFA

  LFA Vice President Aaron Blank Congratulations to Aaron W. Blank, PS, PE, upon being elected Vice-President of Lawson-Fisher Associates (LFA) adding to the existing executive team that includes Piper C. Tittle, PE, and Michael J. Guzik, PE, as Vice-Presidents and Paul A. Hummel as President. Congratulations, Aaron!
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Two LFA Engineers Earn their PE License

New LFA PEs JJ LaBounty and Trevor Creager Two of LFA’s staff recently passed the Professional Engineering (PE) exam, adding credentials to their names that allow them to stamp projects and advance their careers. Water Engineer JJ LaBounty, PE, and Transportation Engineer Trevor Creager, PE, both attended Trine University where they played baseball together; LaBounty as a third baseman and Creager as pitcher. The two had contacts at LFA who encouraged them to apply after graduation. Creager said he was originally drawn to LFA’s location because he is from South Bend and both his family and his wife’s family also…
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Two LFA Engineers Earn their PE License

New LFA PEs JJ LaBounty and Trevor Creager Two of LFA’s staff recently passed the Professional Engineering (PE) exam, adding credentials to their names that allow them to stamp projects and advance their careers. Water Engineer JJ LaBounty, PE, and Transportation Engineer Trevor Creager, PE, both attended Trine University where they played baseball together; LaBounty as a third baseman and Creager as pitcher. The two had contacts at LFA who encouraged them to apply after graduation. Creager said he was originally drawn to LFA’s location because he is from South Bend and both his family and his wife’s family also…
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