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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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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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Michigan State Student Interning at LFA

LFA welcomes Michigan State University junior Kortney West to its summer internship staff. West is from Niles, but living in South Bend this summer. She said she learned about LFA through word of mouth and appreciated its wide portfolio of different types of engineering shown on the website. She said she is most looking forward to working with each department at LFA to help her refine what engineering specialty she’d like to go into. When interviewing, she said, “It was really comfortable. I didn’t feel nervous.” So far this summer, West has gotten to work with the Water Resources, Survey…
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Michigan State Student Interning at LFA

LFA welcomes Michigan State University junior Kortney West to its summer internship staff. West is from Niles, but living in South Bend this summer. She said she learned about LFA through word of mouth and appreciated its wide portfolio of different types of engineering shown on the website. She said she is most looking forward to working with each department at LFA to help her refine what engineering specialty she’d like to go into. When interviewing, she said, “It was really comfortable. I didn’t feel nervous.” So far this summer, West has gotten to work with the Water Resources, Survey…
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Summer Intern Parlays Talents into Full Time Job at LFA

Freeman Patterson,  a recent Purdue University graduate, joins the LFA team full time as an EI (engineering intern), having passed the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam. With an emphasis in structural engineering,  the civil engineering major interned at LFA last summer and was offered full time work here in the fall of his senior year. LFA is delighted to have Patterson return to join the transportation department. Originally, he said he chose to work for LFA because he was impressed with its project portfolio, company size and location close to his Bremen home. During his internship summer of 2022, he…
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Summer Intern Parlays Talents into Full Time Job at LFA

Freeman Patterson,  a recent Purdue University graduate, joins the LFA team full time as an EI (engineering intern), having passed the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam. With an emphasis in structural engineering,  the civil engineering major interned at LFA last summer and was offered full time work here in the fall of his senior year. LFA is delighted to have Patterson return to join the transportation department. Originally, he said he chose to work for LFA because he was impressed with its project portfolio, company size and location close to his Bremen home. During his internship summer of 2022, he…
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LFA Takes on Engineering Intern in the Transportation Department

LFA would like to welcome Cory Enfield to the Transportation Department. Cory graduated magna cum laude this spring from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering concentrating in civil and architectural engineering. Enfield grew up in Kankakee and moved to South Bend a year ago to be closer to family. He said as he looked for jobs, he considered larger firms in Indianapolis and Cincinnati but, as a smaller firm LFA “just seemed more interested in my personal development than a larger firm.” A member of the Sugar Grove Church in Elkhart, Enfield said…
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LFA Takes on Engineering Intern in the Transportation Department

LFA would like to welcome Cory Enfield to the Transportation Department. Cory graduated magna cum laude this spring from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering concentrating in civil and architectural engineering. Enfield grew up in Kankakee and moved to South Bend a year ago to be closer to family. He said as he looked for jobs, he considered larger firms in Indianapolis and Cincinnati but, as a smaller firm LFA “just seemed more interested in my personal development than a larger firm.” A member of the Sugar Grove Church in Elkhart, Enfield said…
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New Technician Joins LFA CAD Department

LFA would like to welcome South Bend native Philip Viner to our CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Department. Viner will work creating drawings and plans for LFA engineers as well as on INDOT and other client documents. A U.S. Army Veteran, Viner has his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Arizona. He has worked as a main battle tank mechanic, a satellite communications professional, an information technology (IT) technician and more. His interest in architecture led him to learn drafting. He is now enrolled in the CAD program at Ivy Tech Community College and expects certification May 2024. LFA reached…
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New Technician Joins LFA CAD Department

LFA would like to welcome South Bend native Philip Viner to our CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Department. Viner will work creating drawings and plans for LFA engineers as well as on INDOT and other client documents. A U.S. Army Veteran, Viner has his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Arizona. He has worked as a main battle tank mechanic, a satellite communications professional, an information technology (IT) technician and more. His interest in architecture led him to learn drafting. He is now enrolled in the CAD program at Ivy Tech Community College and expects certification May 2024. LFA reached…
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