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


2020 Engineering Excellence Award, Water Resources Category Silver Medal Winner

ACEC Texas
Project: 45 Southwest

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

K Friese + Associates (KFA)

"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

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