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About KFA

About KFA

K Friese & Associates (KFA) provides civil engineering consulting services to our public sector clients with special emphasis on water, wastewater, transportation and drainage planning, design, and management projects.  Based in Central Texas, we serve municipalities, counties, state agencies, and river authorities throughout the State of Texas.

Through value engineering, KFA approaches each client, each challenge, with enthusiasm for finding practical results.  Two examples are the cost-effective design and critical delivery schedule of a complicated sewer relief main in downtown San Marcos, and the innovative solutions proposed to the Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) on the Henderson Street Bridge intersection.  As a trusted advisor, we have established valuable, long-lasting client relationships.  Our philosophy is simple — Serve our communities by providing outstanding client service and technical expertise. 

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2003
  • Headquartered in Austin, Texas
  • Eleven Professional Engineers (P.E.s) on staff
  • 2011 Austin Consultant of the Year
  • No. 29 Woman-Owned Business by the Austin Business Journal


KFA’s mission is to assist our clients in improving their communities.

  • Through active listening and engagement, we strive to understand our clients’ “big picture,” anticipate their issues, and help them avoid obstacles.
  • By employing devoted, talented experts, we bring uncommon technical expertise to their challenges.

As a trusted advisor, KFA provides professional consulting services as well as planning, design, and management of infrastructure projects.


KFA was founded in 2003 by Karen A. Friese, P.E. in Austin, Texas. The company started with a solid base of water and wastewater engineering consulting and design services for municipal and regional utilities throughout Central Texas. In 2006, KFA expanded services to include transportation and drainage design. Now, at our 10-year mark, we employ more than 29 skilled professionals and support staff, and serve 80-plus public sector clients throughout the State of Texas.


Woman-Owned Business (WBE)
  • City of Austin
  • South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)
  • North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA)
Small Business Enterprise
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • City of Austin
Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
  • State of Texas
TxDOT Precertifications
  • 1.1.1 – Policy Planning
  • 1.2.1 – Systems Planning
  • 1.3.1 – Subarea / Corridor Planning
  • 1.4.1 – Land Planning / Engineering
  • 1.6.1 – Major Investment Studies
  • 2.4.1 – Nationwide Permit
  • 2.5.1 – Water Pollution Abatement Plan
  • 2.13.1 – Hazardous Materials Initial Site Assessment
  • 3.1.1 – Route Studies & Schematic Design – Minor Roadways
  • 3.2.1 – Route Studies & Schematic Design – Major Roadways
  • 3.4.1 – Minor Bridge Layouts
  • 4.1.1 – Minor Roadway Design
  • 4.2.1 – Major Roadway Design
  • 8.1.1 – Signing, Pavement Marketing & Channelization
  • 8.5.1 – Highway – Rail Grade Crossing
  • 9.1.1 – Bicycle & Pedestrian Facility Development
  • 10.1.1 – Hydrologic Studies
  • 10.2.1 – Basic Hydraulic Design
  • 10.3.1 – Complex Hydraulic Design
  • 10.4.1 – Pump Station Hydraulics
  • 10.5.1 – Bridge Scour Evaluations & Analysis
  • 11.1.1 – Roadway Construction Management & Inspection


Contact Us

Austin, TX
1120 S. Capital of Texas Highway
CityView 2, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512.338.1704
Fax: 512.338.1784

San Antonio, TX
16170 Jones Maltsberger Road
Suite 109
San Antonio, TX 78247
Phone: (210) 491.2391

Round Rock, TX
411 W. Main Street
Suite 110
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: (512) 338.1704

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