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Our Culture.

INVOLVEMENT.
High quality design and development is important to us, but so is caring for our community.

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.

LFA TEAM & NEWS.

Meet our newest employees, read project spotlights, and much more!

Office Staff Grows At LFA

LFA Happy to Welcome Cochran to the Accounting Department   New accounting assistant Isabel Cochran joins the LFA team. Cochran comes to us after serving as a staff accountant for South Bend's Valor Partners, LLC, where she helped create its sister company Soma Support, Inc. Soma is a not-for-profit firm that helps provide accounting services on a sliding scale to those in need. The City of South Bend partners with, and helps fund, Soma. Cochran still serves as treasurer there. While she said she very much enjoyed her work at Valor, working with a single client was a career goal. [...]

By |September 9, 2022|LFA Team & News|

Smith Joins LFA Water Department

Water Department Gains Engineer in Smith   LFA welcomes Chelsie Smith to the Water Engineering Department! Smith is a University of Notre Dame student scheduled to graduate this semester. She joins us part time as she completes her master's degree in environmental engineering and then will join LFA full time as an engineering intern upon graduation. With a bachelor's degree in biology, Smith's specialty was ichthyology. She has worked for Disney and Discovery Cove, a Sea World subsidiary, in aqua culture and water chemistry. "Working there showed me how important water quality and filtration are. I wanted to learn more [...]

By |August 30, 2022|LFA Team & News|

LFA Solves Parking Lot Drainage for City of South Bend

LFA Solves Parking Lot Drainage for City of South Bend   LFA responded to the City of South Bend’s request addressing drainage issues occurring within the Solid Waste parking lot in 2021. These services assessed the existing runoff patterns and drainage infrastructure within the South Bend Solid Waste CNG fueling and maintenance building parking lot. The 2021 assessment helped to identify areas with drainage issues where remedial solutions were needed including the CNG fueling area, washout area on the SW corner of the building and the trash can storage area in the NW corner. LFA identified and enumerated deficiencies found [...]

By |August 30, 2022|LFA Team & News|

LFA Addresses Drainage in LaGrange County

US 20 Over Stoner Ditch in LaGrange County Gets Makeover   In 2018 LFA was asked to look for alternatives on a small structure replacement project regarding Stoner Ditch under US 20 in LaGrange County. The existing structure was a 48-inch CMP corrugated metal pipe in poor condition. The original was built in 1964 and upgraded in 1986. It had become hydraulically inadequate to handle the storm water runoff of Stoner Ditch. The hydraulic inadequacy of the structure   was causing drainage issues upstream.  This project was developed through a two tier approach first involving an Engineering Assessment process with [...]

By |August 29, 2022|LFA Team & News|

New Field Survey Technician Joins the Team

Rich Garrett Joins LFA as Field Survey Technician   Rich Garrett Second day on the job, new survey tech Rich Garrett works at the Ironworks Phase III Ice Rink Construction project in Mishawaka Richard Garrett joins the LFA survey department coming from Pure Green Farms, a hydroponic lettuce farm in South Bend. There he managed the seed-sewing machinery. A graduate of South Bend's James Whitcomb Riley High School's engineering magnet program, Garrett said he was always looking for a way into this industry and the survey department is a perfect introduction "This job offers me the [...]

By |August 19, 2022|LFA Team & News|

Spray Paver Shortens US 30 HMA Overlay Project

Spray Paver Shortens US 30 HMA Overlay Project   During the summer of 2022 LFA is working on an HMA resurface project on US 30 in Plymouth, Indiana. The contractor at this site is using a spray paver to install the HMA surface. This new concept uses the paver to apply the tack coat at the same time the HMA is being placed. There are several advantages to this method. The main advantage is the tack coat is placed on the pavement and is not subjected to construction traffic such as delivery trucks or the HMA transfer vehicle. Utilizing this [...]

By |July 7, 2022|LFA Team & News|
INVOLVEMENT.
High quality design and development is important to us, but so is caring for our community.

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.

LFA TEAM & NEWS.

Meet our newest employees, read project spotlights, and much more!

Ball Band Biergarten

LFA was in attendance Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mishawaka [...]

By |October 15, 2020|LFA Team & News|
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Hunger Action Month

October 16, 2020|

September is Hunger Action Month. Many organizations, like the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and The Mishawaka Food [...]

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