Texas engineering firm opens Rogers office

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Fort Worth-based engineering firm Freese and Nichols Inc. has opened a Northwest Arkansas office.

The company has signed a lease inside Founders Plaza at 5001 W. Founders Way in Rogers. Jason Cocklin, a civil engineer specializing in water/wastewater treatment, is relocating with his family from Texas to staff the office.

“We believe that Northwest Arkansas is an ideal location to establish a new office, leveraging and building on our existing experience, contacts and projects,” executive vice president Tricia Hatley said in a statement. “As a full-service firm with local and national expertise in water/wastewater and stormwater, we have the ability to provide clients with customizable solutions.”

Freese and Nichols has worked on Arkansas projects since the 1940s. In the past two decades, the firm has completed 14 projects in the state, including levee certification and rehabilitation, pump stations, comprehensive planning and watershed studies.

The company recently helped Siloam Springs complete its comprehensive plan and also has teams working on projects with the city of Fayetteville, Rogers Water Utilities, American Electric Power and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Cocklin is a board-certified environmental engineer with master’s and bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He is currently the acting project manager on an elevated storage tank rehabilitation project for the city of Fayetteville.

Freese and Nichols has more than 1,000 employees and 30 offices (including Rogers) across nine states.