We are the proud recipients of several awards and recognitions, which further illustrates our commitment to our clients, community and our profession.


2018 Women-Owned Business of the Year Award

North San Antonio Chamber, Small Business Leaders Awards

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2017 Employer of the Year Award

Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), Heart of Texas Chapter

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2013 Women-Owned Business, Ranking 38

Austin Business Journal

2014 Women-Owned Business, Ranking 29

Austin Business Journal

2011 National Recognition Award, Water/Wastewater Small Firm Gold Medal

ACEC National
Project: LCRA/West Lake Hills Wastewater Collection System

2012 Women-Owned Business, Ranking 39

Austin Business Journal

2011 Engineering Excellence Award

ACEC Texas

2011 Consultant of the Year Award

City of Austin Small and Minority Business Resources (SMBR)


"“At KFA, more than half of our professional staff are women, and that’s in a State where 9.4% of Texas Professional Engineers are women. So while we may be woman-owned, more importantly, we are powered by diversity.”"

Karen A. Friese, PE

Founder + President

"KFA has shown outstanding attention to detail in the quality of their contract documents, their budget management, and their aggressive schedule and project management. Their design work has mitigated potential problems, resulting in successful construction projects."

Wayne S. Watts, PE, City Engineer

City of Leander

"I was very impressed with the professional service provided by KFA and its employees. They provided great attention to detail and met the sometimes difficult deadlines imposed by LCRA."

Mr. Kelly D. Payne, PE, VP of Water Operations

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

"KFA has consistently designed projects for the city with a deep appreciation of our needs and a commitment to deliver the most constructible and cost-effective solutions to our engineering challenges."

Darwin R. Marchell, PE, Director of Engineering

City of Cedar Park

"We are proud to serve the communities in which we live and work with our time, financial support, and respect. It’s that simple."

Karen A. Friese

Founder + President

"This was a fantastic project to work on, particularly from a teaming standpoint. The owners, engineering firms, and contractor worked well together to make this project a success."

Tom Owens, PE, Executive Vice President

K Friese + Associates

"KFA cares – about our employees, our clients, our communities, and the important work we do together."

Mika Stutts, EIT, Project Engineer

K Friese + Associates

"The Forest North project was a great opportunity to interface between detailed engineering analyses and public involvement."

Charlotte Gilpin, PE, Vice President

K Friese + Associates

"Managing projects is easier with talent and teamwork. At KFA, our employees have both."

Chris Boentges, PE, Project Manager

K Friese + Associates

"I am proud to work for a firm whose clients come back. The quality of our work is matched by the quality of the service we provide."

Matthew Soto, PE, Project Engineer

K Friese + Associates

"Starting as a young EIT without a clear sense of what type of work I wanted to pursue, KFA has given me direct exposure to a range of public engineering projects.  I now get to solve problems that I am passionate about every day, while building great connections with clients and co-workers."

Dan Cryan, PE, Project Engineer

K Friese + Associates

"I love attending kick off meetings and hearing clients express how excited they are to have us involved in their project. I’m proud of our ability to provide trust and confidence."

Joseph Goessling, PE, Project Engineer

K Friese + Associates

"We believe in contributing to something more. That includes participating in the communities we live and serve."

Travis Kaatz, PE, Project Manager

K Friese + Associates

"I love serving the public sector. KFA gives me the opportunity to focus on projects that are challenging and help communities thrive."

Leigh Ruhnau, PE, Project Engineer

K Friese + Associates

"Growth is part of the culture. We are encouraged to take an active role in shaping our future through professional development, planning, and learning from one another."

Ruby Bueno-Garcia, EIT, Project Engineer

K Friese + Associates

"Working at KFA provides the challenging projects a big firm offers while giving me more opportunity to actually work on them."

Trey Stewart, EIT, Project Engineer

K Friese + Associates

"KFA has empowered me to take ownership of my career through their investment and encouragement."

Greg Blackburn, PE, Project Engineer

K Friese + Associates

"Our goal is to be “More than Smart” by being a contributor beyond the technical skills that clients should expect of an engineering and planning firm. For us, it is about the “and” factor; providing an equal level of excellence in technical performance and the customer/employee experience. It is about never limiting ourselves by our current knowledge in order to continue to grow as professionals and people. When clients work with us to tackle their projects, we strive to create both solutions and relationships they can rely on."

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