Category Archives: From the Highway

Time’s (Almost) Up!

Time is running out to send us your Alpha “A” pictures! Make sure to get your entries in by September 5th for your chance to win a Go Pro, an underwater camera, or a SOUTHWEST AIRLINES GIFT CERTIFICATE! Send your entries to Marianne at!

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What Can I Win?

With August just around the corner, we thought we’d show you a couple of the prizes you can win if you enter our Where Has Your Alpha “A” Been? contest! There’s still time to enter, so make sure you send your photos to Marianne at!

Contest Update 2

There are more prizes to come! In the meantime, here are a few more contest entries!

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Road Trip!

Looking to escape the Texas heat for a week, or just ready to plan next summer’s vacation? We recommend a road trip to Mount Rushmore National Memorial! Located in South Dakota’s magnificent Black Hills, Mount Rushmore is a definite must see, especially around the 4th of July.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the drive, we have some great places for your family to visit along the way!

First up, the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS where you can learn about the history of space travel, and even see Odyssey, the restored Apollo 13 Command Module. No kid (or adult) can resist imagining life in space or learning the history of rockets!

Next, head to Omaha, NE, where you can visit Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Make sure to visit the zoo’s Desert Dome, which is the largest indoor desert in the world and includes animals and plants from southern Africa’s Namib Desert, the Red Center of Australia and the Sonoran Desert of the southwest United States. Don’t forget to pack those swimsuits, so you can cool off at the Alaskan Adventure splash grounds after a long day of exploring.

Once you make it to South Dakota, we suggest staying in Custer, SD, minutes from Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and much more! If you visit around Independence Day, you might even run into Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln.

If you venture up north, or anywhere else this summer, make sure to take your Alpha backpack and hat so we can see where your Alpha ‘A’ has been!

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Contest Update!

Here’s a look at some of the entries from our “Where Has Your Alpha ‘A’ Been?” contest! Keep sending in those photos to Marianne (, and we’ll reveal the first of our prizes on July 12th! Don’t forget, entries are due September 5th, and winners will be announced September 6th!

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School is Almost Out – Time to Plan that Summer Vacation!

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With the last day of school approaching and the Texas heat cranking up, it’s safe to say summer vacation is right around the corner! Make it a summer to remember using the Texas Bucket List as your travel guide this year – complete with over 40 Texas destinations to keep the fun going all season long.

Cool off by floating one of the many Hill Country Rivers, see the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle’s down in Padre Island National Seashore, or take a hike up to Enchanted Rock’s pink granite dome. The possibilities are endless and right in your backyard!

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Helping Others

It is from a place of gratitude that we give back to the community. Each of our communities in Texas has been a bountiful provider of work for Alpha and I am constantly looking for meaningful ways to give back — to simply say “thanks” or do our part to improve the quality of life for those around us.

Alpha sponsors events and community activities all the time. You may hear of our participation in a golf tournament, clay shoot, or 5K run. What I intend for us all to know is that each sponsorship financially benefits a specific cause. In 2014, one 5K raised funds for academic scholarships. A golf tournament raised money for hopeful, 13 year old hockey players on the Dallas Stars Elite Hockey Club. The 17th Annual Hunt Construction Golf Tournament benefited the Assistance League of Greater Collin County. Another golf tournament supported Honduran Mission and Relief. I hope that as part of the Alpha family, you are proud that Alpha supports these and other causes with our time, talent and resources.

In September, we will support an event close to our Alpha family, a walk to raise money for Type 1 Diabetes. Brian Powell’s daughter Hannah is walking in the event, as she is afflicted with the disease herself. I hope many of you can come out in support of Hannah! Visit our Facebook page for more info about the event and sign up for Hannah’s team Here.

I know others within the Alpha family have personally contributed their time, talents, and money to their chosen causes. Let me share these service stories with the rest of Alpha!

Let me know if we can help in some fashion. Is there an event that needs volunteers? Know of a bake sale that needs workers, baked goods, or hungry buyers? Is there a walk, run, tournament or other event for which I can consider sponsorship? At the least, I can work to connect interested co-workers to your events and causes.

Together, we can make a difference! JGWAlpha Testing, Inc. Logo

One Alpha

Number One - Alpha TestingJust a number?  I think not.  The Number One is significant in our history, and it sets us apart.

One name – since 1983.  The firms that can say this are few and far between.  Looking to the future, we can firmly state that Alpha is positioned to move forward under one management and ownership team as well.

Number One in Service – Since the doors opened for business at Alpha, our goal has been to be recognized as first in service by our clients.

One Alpha – As we have grown over the decades, it has been our mandate that our work product continue to reflect “One Alpha” to our client, no matter the Alpha office serving a project. This includes the same on-time delivery, technical approach, and pre-delivery communication with the project team. The Alpha “DNA” is shared with each office, each department, and each new employee. We do things The Alpha Way.

In 2013, Alpha celebrates 30 years of relationship-driven success for our clients, providing geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and environmental services. That is all we do, and we do it very well.

As we look to the next 30 years, Alpha’s mission is to continue to embrace and solve our client’s challenges in geotechnical, construction materials, and environmental testing.  This, and only this, generates success for our clients and for our employees.

Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, or San Antonio.  No matter where the next project challenge arises, our hope is that you will make one choice when expertise matters – Alpha Testing, Inc.

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