The last few months have been busy for Hanson’s Corpus Christi, Texas, employees.
May included a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a community fishing pier and park. Hanson employees Anna Aldridge, P.E., a vice president and senior project manager; Craig Thompson, P.E., Hanson’s civil sitework discipline manager; and Victor Acosta, EIT, a civil designer, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reopening of the Philip Dimitt fishing pier and park May 13 in Corpus Christi’s Flour Bluff.
The wooden pier was built in 1985 but was damaged after Hurricane Harvey in 2017; then, 2020’s Hurricane Hanna destroyed the parking lot.
Hanson’s Corpus Christi team provided engineering design services for the project, which included improvements such as new picnic tables, benches, fish washing stations and water fountains that can be used by humans and pets. New LED lighting was also included in the pier updates, allowing for nighttime fishing.
In a May 13 Corpus Christi Caller-Times article, Mayor Paulette Guajardo touted Dimitt park and pier’s importance to Flour Bluff and Corpus Christi, saying, “Over the last 37 years, the park and pier has become an iconic community amenity.”
Hanson celebrates with clients, community
On June 29, Hanson’s Corpus Christi team took part in another celebration, inviting clients and community members to an open house at Hanson’s recently renovated and expanded office at 4431 Gollihar Road. More than 100 guests stopped by to visit our office and chat with Hanson’s employee-owners.
Hanson’s presence in Corpus Christi began in 2016, when the company acquired Corpus Christi-based Naismith Engineering Inc., which was founded in 1949 by Conrad Blucher and James S. Naismith, the son of basketball inventor James Naismith. The acquisition allowed Hanson to expand its footprint and services in the southwest U.S. Today, Hanson’s Texas presence includes offices in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.
In addition to its work on the fishing pier and park, the Corpus Christi group has worked on numerous local projects, including the Staples Street improvements program, Gollihar Road reconstruction, Texas A&M University facility upgrades and the Papalote Creek Wind Farm in San Patricio County.