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2017


May 2017 – Alpha Testing ranks #308 on the 2017 ENR Top 500 Design Firms! We are honored to be among the top firms recognized by ENR. Thanks to all who made this growth possible! Read more...

 

April 2017 – Alpha Testing was a bronze sponsor at the NSBE's Hidden Figures of Dallas Gala in Irving, TX. The event raised scholarship funds for women pursuing STEM majors and honored scholarship recipients. Read more...

 

March 2017 – Thanks to our clients, Alpha Testing is excited to announce that we outgrew our former San Antonio office! Stop by and see our new digs! Read more...

 

February 2017 – Another great year at the Form Follows Fitness 5K at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas! This year, Alpha Testing sponsored a booth and raffled out Yeti Tumblers. Thanks to all those who came out to support us! Read more…

 

January 2017 – Before drilling operations began at Cannon Elementary School, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD asked Alpha Testing’s Mahsa Hedayati, PhD, PE to speak to the school’s fifth grade students about the geotechnical project in the school’s backyard. Read more…

 


2016


December 2016 – At the end of each year, Alpha Testing recognizes those who embrace “The Alpha Way” with the Founder’s Awards. Meet the 2016 recipients here!

 

November 2016 – Our projects made the list! Alpha Testing is proud to have served on 3 of the projects recognized on the ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2016 Best Projects awards. Read more...

 

October 2016 – Alpha Testing teamed with Archer Western, HNTB, and AGL Constructors for Canstruction in Dallas. It took over 13,000 cans to create the skyscrapers in downtown Dallas. See our project here!

 

September 2016 – Alpha Testing is proud to have been a sponsor at Canstruction in San Antonio. Alpha supported team Muhammad Ali “Knocking Hunger UnCANscious” structure designed by Kimley-Horn and PBK Architects. Project are on display at the North Star Mall. Read more...

 

August 2016 – Alpha Testing’s drilling fleet has grown to 11! The recent additions have increased our crew to 6 ATV rigs and 5 truck mounted units. Read more...

 

August 2016 – Alpha Testing’s Jacob Wadlington volunteered at the “Turn Hunger into Hope” Dallas MobilePack event for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) non-profit organization. In just his shift, the team produced over 95,900 meals – helping FMSC reach their goal of 1 million for the weekend! Read more...

 

July 2016 – Alpha Testing sent three of our staff to play at the Bear Creek Golf Club for the Texas811 Golf Tournament, benefitting The Turning Point. Read more...

 

June 2016 – Alpha was excited to be a sponsor at the 19th annual Hunt Construction Group Golf Tournament, benefitting the Assistance League of Greater Collin County. The Alpha team shot a 62 for the day, taking home the winning score for their flight! Read more...

 

May 2016 – Alpha hosted our 5th Clay Shoot this May at the Dallas Gun Club. Thanks to all who joined us, we couldn't have asked for a better day! Read more...

 

May 2016 – Alpha is grateful and proud to announce our #334 spot on the national 2016 ENR Top 500 Design Firms! Our outstanding Alpha team, leadership, and clients have all made this growth possible and we look forward to the many years ahead! Read more... 

 

April 2016 – Alpha volunteered at Career Day at Dallas ISD's D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School to talk to 6th grade students about engineering and Alpha! Read more...

 

March 2016 – Alpha sponsored the Annual WEAT-NTS Sporting Clays Tournament for the sixth consecutive year. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Scholarship fund. Read more...

 

March 2016 – Our Fort Worth Office hit the 10 year mark this week! Alpha would also like to offer a special thanks to Tim Begole and Robert Begole, Jr. for their leadership and guidance since Day 1! Read more...

 

February 2016 – Philip Johnson, PE and five Alpha engineering interns from UTSA tackled the Engineers Week 5K in San Antonio, all in support of raising funds for a STEM focused scholarship for high school students. Read more...

 

January 2016 – Thanks to all who joined our team at the Form Follows Fitness 5K. Alpha was proud to be a sponsor of the race, which helps support the Dallas Center For Architecture. Read more...

 


2015


December 2015 – At the end of each year, the Alpha Testing Founder's Award is given to those who routinely embrace and solve any challenge, providing exceptional service to both our clients and our Alpha family. Meet the winners and read more...

 

November 2015 – Alpha is proud to announce that the ENR Texas & Louisiana's Best Project awards for 2015 are posted, and Alpha made the list! Read more...

 

October 2015 – Alpha was proud to sponsor Archer Western for their food train exhibition in CANstruction, which benefits the North Texas Food Bank. Projects were displayed at the State Fair of Texas. Read more…

 

September 2015 – Alpha is proud to have been a part of the JDRF One Walk on Saturday in support of Brian Powell, PE and his family. Over 150 joined the Alpha team for the 5K walk that funds research for Type-1 Diabetes. Read more...

 

August 2015 – Our Dallas office had two summer interns this year. Gracie and Lindsey, both students at A&M campuses, worked in our geotechnical department and soils lab under the mentorship of Blain Lehman with support of the engineering team. Read more...

 

July 2015 – Alpha is pleased to announce that Yasser Abdelhamid, PhD has joined Alpha’s geotechnical team in our Dallas office. Read more…

 

June 2015 – Alpha is excited to announce that our PE count just increased by two! Congratulations to Harsha Addula and Mahsa Hedayati, PhD for earning their Texas Professional Engineering License! Read more… 

 

May 2015 – Alpha is blessed to announce our #334 position on the national ENR Top 500 Design Firms list. That’s 50 spots higher than last year! Alpha is thankful for the teamwork inside and out of the office that made this growth possible! Read more…

 

April 2015 – Alpha was chosen to provide services to Dallas County for the expansion of Merritt Road. Roads&Bridges magazine recognized the Merritt Road project for achieving long-term sustainability, while maximizing developmental potential. Read more…

 

March 2015 – Alpha was pleased to sponsor the 6th Annual WEAT-NTS Sporting Clays Tournament for the fifth consecutive year. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Scholarship fund. Read more…

 

February 2015 – Alpha’s Dallas office is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Broussard and Garrett Hass to the Environmental Services team!

 

February 2015 – Alpha is excited to welcome Lee Mitchell, PE to the Alpha team as our Senior Geotechnical Engineer in the Houston office. Mr. Mitchell carries over 19 years experience in geotechnical engineering. 

 

February 2015 – Alpha was proud to be a sponsor for the Form Follows Fitness 5K at Klyde Warren Park benefitting the Dallas Center for Architecture. In addition to sponsoring the event, Alpha brought a team of over 30 runners. Read more…

 

February 2015 – Alpha is proud to announce that the ENR Texas & Louisiana's Best Project awards for 2014 are posted, and Alpha made the list, twice! ENR selected one winning project from each of the 19 categories as best project. Alpha provided services for two of the best projects on the list including the TRWD Richland Chambers Wetlands (read more...) and the West 7th Street Bridge in Ft. Worth, TX (Read more…).

 

January 2015 – Alpha is excited to welcome Lily Monserrat, MBA, SPHR to our Alpha team as Corporate Human Resources Director. Ms. Monserrat comes from a corporate HR background and has a wealth of HR experience in construction industries.

 

 


2014


December 2014 – Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Founder’s Award! Each year, Alpha recognizes our employees from each office who embrace “The Alpha Way” by providing exceptional service. This year’s recipients were Rosie Harding, Koda Shadix, Maxx Begole, Jason Montemayer, and Travis Barrette. Read more…

 

December 2014 – Alpha is pleased to announce that Mahsa Hedayati, PhD, EIT has joined Alpha’s Fort Worth office as a Geotechnical Project Manager. 

 

November 2014 – Alpha is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark McKay, PE as Geotechnical Department Manager for our Dallas office. Mr. McKay brings a wealth of local knowledge including experience in transportation, commercial, and residential.

  

October 2014 – Alpha is proud to announce that our Dallas technician, Chuck Paris will celebrate his 30th year with Alpha this month! 

 

October 2014 – Alpha was proud to sponsor Overland Partners for their exhibition in CANstruction. Their project called Let Hunger Go, featured a sculpture, made entirely of canned goods, of Olaf the snowman from the Disney movie Frozen. Read more…

 

September 2014 – The growth continues here at Alpha! The San Antonio office has expanded its walls and doubled the space before, allowing Alpha to increase our service to the south Texas area. 

 

September 2014 – The Houston office has moved to its new location, which now has an official Alpha Testing sign out front! The new address is 6513 W. Little York Road, Houston, TX 77040.

 

September 2014 – Alpha was proud to be apart of the JDRF One Walk September 27, at Victory Plaza in Dallas in support of Brian Powell’s daughter Hannah. Over 100 family and friends came out to walk for the cure of Type 1 diabetes. Read more…

 

August 2014 – Junior Hernandez found a way to be seen on Good Morning America in New York City. You might not be able to see Junior in the crowd, but thanks to that impressive arm span, the Alpha Testing logo is big and visible. Read more…

 

July 2014 – Dallas – Our Dallas office has four interns this summer, spanning every department.  Sara Garduño and James Darling are interns in the geotechnical engineering department, working with Alpha mentors on drill sites, in the lab, and with test data.  Julian Hernandez, a business student, is working in the construction materials testing department.  Elyse Janish, a Communication PhD student, is an intern for the business development department.  Welcome to the team, Sara, James, Julian, and Elyse.

  

May 2014 – San Antonio – Alpha Testing congratulates Adam Heiman, PE, on his promotion to Geotechnical Department Manager. Adam has nine (9) years of experience in geotechnical engineering in the San Antonio area. For San Antonio, Austin, and South Texas geotechnical projects, please contact Mr. Heiman. Email Adam 

 

March 2014 - Alpha Testing sponsored the 5th Annual WEAT-NTS Sporting Clays Tournament for the fifth consecutive year. Proceeds from the tournament go toward the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Scholarship Fund. Alpha's Jacob Wadlington and Marianne Stanton also participated in the event.

WEAT Clay Shoot 2014

 

February 2014 – Alpha is sponsoring the Dallas Center for Architecture Form Follows Fitness 5K on February 22, 2014, in support of the Dallas AIA. For more information see posts on our Facebook and Blog.

 


2013


December 2013 - Alpha Testing is pleased to announce Brian Hoyt, PE, as the Geotechnical Department Manager in the Alpha Testing Fort Worth office. Mr. Hoyt started with Alpha Testing in 2009. He can assist with your geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and engineering and environmental needs. Email Brian

 

December 2013 - Alpha Testing is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Taylor, EIT, to the geotechnical staff in Dallas. Email Scott   

 

October 2013 - Alpha Testing enters team, “Air Alpha,” in the charity Low-Hoop Slama Jama tournament benefiting Trigger’s Toys. For more information see the Alpha Testing Facebook page, and our own reporters’ write-up on the Alpha blog.

 

September 2013 - Alpha's San Antonio office welcomed Philip L. Johnson, PE, to the team in July! Philip has 29 years of experience in the industry including his work for Precision Engineering, AGRA Earth & Environmental, Cobblestone Engineering, Nova Consulting Group and AMEC Environment & Infrastructure. He is ready to assist in all of your Construction Materials needs. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Email Philip.

 

August 2013 - Alpha added our 9thdrilling rig to the fleet. The addition increased the fleet to five truck mounted units and 4 ATV mounted units. See the Alpha Testing, Inc. page on LinkedIn for more information.

 

May 2013 - The Houston office of Alpha Testing now holds A2LA Accreditation for Geotechnical (click here for scope of accreditation) and Construction Materials Engineering (click here for scope of accreditation). For more information on A2LA, click here.

A2LA Logo

April 2013 - Alpha is exhibiting at Texas Water 2013 on April 9-13 in Galveston, TX. Texas Water is the largest regional water conference in the United States. Click here to visit their webpage, and look for Alpha at the event!

April 2013 - Alpha was an exhibitor at the CEFPI Southern Region Conference in Austin, TX. Click here for additional information about this event.

March 2013 - While celebrating 30 years of service in 2013, it is only fitting to announce that Brian Powell, PE has been named President of Alpha Testing, Inc., completing a 10-year transition process for the firm. Email Brian

 

 

 

March 2013 - Alpha Testing was pleased to sponsor the 4th Annual WEAT-NTS Sporting Clays Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. Proceeds from the tournament go toward the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Scholarship Fund (click here for additional information). Alpha's Greg Silva and Jacob Wadlington also participated in the event. 

WEAT Clay Shoot


March 2013 - Alpha Testing is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark McKay, PE, has joined Alpha's Dallas office as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer. Mr. McKay brings a wealth of local experience to the Alpha team, and can assist you with any geotechnical engineering needs. Email Mark

 

 

February 2013 - Alpha Testing was a proud sponsor of the Form Follows Fitness 5K, organized by the Dallas Center for Architecture. In addition to sponsoring the event, Alpha also fielded a team of over 25 runners! Congratulations to Alpha's Adam Harding for placing first in the Men's 15-19 age division! Click here for additional information about the race, or check out Alpha's Facebook page for more pictures of our team.

FFF 5K

January 2013 - Alpha Testing is celebrating 30 years of service in 2013. Alpha's mission since 1983 has been to embrace and solve our clients' project challenges as our own. Alpha looks forward to continued service for the next 30 years!

 


2012


December 2012 - The North Texas Municipal Water District selects Alpha Testing to provide construction materials testing services for all five sections of the Lake Texoma Outfall to Wylie WTP Raw Water Pipeline, a $300 Million project. The pipeline will allow water from Lake Texoma to once again be used by cities in north Texas. For details on the project, click here or here.

December 2012 - Alpha Testing is pleased to announce that Joe Culley, SET, has joined Alpha as the CMT Field Services Manager for our Houston office. Mr. Culley brings over 19 years of experience in the industry to Alpha, including experience in the K-12, institutional, and municipal markets. He can assist with your construction materials testing needs. Email Joe

October 2012 - Alpha Testing was a proud sponser of the CEFPI North Texas Chapter Golf Tournament.  Alpha's Jeff Wilt and Greg Silva attended this annual event. Click here for additional information.


CEFPI Golf Tournament

September 2012 - Alpha Testing hosted its Third "Annual" Sporting Clays Shoot at Elm Fork Shooting Range. Thank you to all who attended the event!

Clay Shoot Clay Shoot 

  Clay Shoot  

August 2012 - The Houston office is up and running! Here are some of Houston's recent soil samples.

 

July 2012 - Alpha Testing is proud to announce the addition of Paul Muller to the business development staff in San Antonio, TX. Please feel free to contact him directly with any geotechnical, construction materials, or environmental needs in the San Antonio area.

July 2012 - The Houston, TX office is open for business! With a senior geotechnical engineer, laboratory, and field staff in place, Alpha is able to efficiently handle your south Texas needs. Click here for location information. 

June 2012 - The San Antonio office moves to its new location! Alpha's San Antonio office has expanded and moved into larger and new offices. Its new address is 12766 O'Connor Road, San Antonio, TX, 78233Click here for complete location information.  

A. Heiman

May 2012 - Alpha Testing is proud to announce the addition of Adam Heiman, PE, to the geotechnical staff in San Antonio, TX. Mr Heiman brings 7 years of local geotechnical experience to Alpha.  Please feel free to contact him directly with any San Antonio geotechnical needs.

April 2012 - University News: Southern Methodist University (SMU) selects Alpha to provide construction materials testing services for the new Residential Commons project. The new facility will house 1,250 students and will also include dining facilities, classrooms, and faculty housing. Click here for more information on this project. 

Texas Tech University selects Alpha to the consultant pool for geotechnical and construction materials testing services for all campuses in the TTU System. Alpha is proud to be a part of the growth of these institutions.

March 2012 - Alpha Testing was a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual WEAT-NTS Sporting Clays Tournament for the third consecutive year. Proceeds from the tournament go toward the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Scholarship Fund (click here for additional information). Alpha's Greg Silva also volunteered at the event. Alpha looks forward to sponsoring the event in the future!

WEAT Clay Shoot   

March 2012 - Alpha Testing is a Silver Sponsor of the OAC 2012, the ICSC Open Air Summit in Dallas, Texas. We are happy to support this retail event, and all of our national and regional retail clients, including Trader Joe's, Kroger, McDonald's, Wal-Mart, and many more. The 3-day event is being held at the Dallas Ritz-Carleton February 29-March2, 2012. Contact Alpha for your next retail development! 

February 2012 - Alpha Testing is pleased to announce the addition of Rick Hagmeyer, EIT, to the geotechnical staff in Dallas.

January 2012 - Alpha Testing is selected by the City of Cedar Hill to provide geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing under a master services contract. 


2011

December 2011 - Alpha Testing - San Antonio recently completed the AASHTO Accreditation and USACE Validation processes. Click here for a copy of their certificates.

October 2011 - Alpha Testing has been awarded a University of Texas System OFPC contract for geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing. The contract covers multiple campuses within the UT System. We are honored by, and excited about, this multi-year award!

September 2011 - Alpha Testing is now on the City of Fort Worth master contract for Geotechnical, Materials Testing, and Environmental services. The effort was led by Alpha's Greg Silva.

August 2011 - Alpha Testing is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Adams, EIT, to the geotechnical staff in Dallas. He is a recent graduate of Missouri University of Science & Technology, and has completed two summer internships with Alpha.

 

February 2011 - The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) issues Alpha Testing a Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the construction materials testing for Chisholm Trail Parkway Section 2B. Alpha is currently completing similar services on Section 2C of the project.

Southwest Parkway

January 2011 - The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) has awarded the construction materials testing and inspection for the multi-year George Shannon Richland Chamber Constructed Wetland, Phase II. Alpha is excited to be an integral part of this significant water supply project, working closely with Alan Plummer Associates, McCarthy, and TRWD. 


2010

November 2010 - Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison opens its doors to patients. Alpha provided both geotechnical and construction materials testing services on the $60 million facility. Working under strict time deadlines, Alpha was able to provide prompt, accurate services. Click here for additional information on this project.

Methodist Hospital

June 2010 - Kevin Tosh and Chris Pape join the environmental department.  Tosh brings a wealth of subsurface experience and Pape brings aviation expertise.

April 2010 - Alpha is awarded the construction materials testing consultant contract on the Chisholm Trail Parkway Section 2C, by the NTTA.  Alpha serves the North Texas Tollway Authority from our Fort Worth office.


2009

 

June 2009 - Alpha welcomed Brian Hoyt, EIT to the firm in June 2009.  Brian is assisting with major water retention and transportation projects in Texas.

March 2009 - "Alpha goes to the SCCA Runoffs in 2008" Jeff Wilt participated in the 45th Annual SCCA Runoffs, carrying the Alpha Testing logo to Heartland Park in Topeka, KS in his Formula Vee racecar. Click here for the Dallas/Fort Worth Construction News article about the race.


2008

 

November 2008 - Star-Telegram quotes Alpha's Chris Talamini, PG on Oilfield Cleanup — Click HERE to read more.

chris fw star telegram
 

September 2008 - Trinity University Recognizes Jeff Wilt — Click here to read more.

May 2008 - Alpha Sponsors the 2008 SCCA Sunburn Grand Prix. The sponsorship benefitted the Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC), a program within CitySquare that helps youth leaving the foster care system at age 18. More information about TRAC can be found here.

President Jim Hillhouse, PE tests fits the Tired Dog Racing Formula Vee email Tired Dog Racing

Tired Dog Racing


2007

June 2007 - "Passing the Reins" - Alpha Testing, Inc.'s Jim Hillhouse, PE and Brian Powell, PE are featured in an article about the ongoing leadership transition., with a background of our work at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Click here for the full article.

April 2007 - Alpha office personnel meet, greet and stand on our new team member.

alpha fluffy