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ENR Top 500 Design Firms – 2016

Alpha Testing, Inc.We are very excited and proud to share of our #334 spot on the national ENR Top 500 Design Firms! We have come a long way since our incorporation in 1983 – adding 3 additional offices in Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston and growing to a 300+ person firm. But we couldn’t have gotten to #334 alone. Our outstanding Alpha team, leadership, and clients have made this growth possible and we look forward to the many years ahead!

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2015 Founder’s Award

Congratulations to our five recipients of the 2015 Founder’s Award! Every year, we recognize our employees from each office who routinely demonstrate a commitment to embracing and solving any challenge before them. Presented at our Alpha Christmas parties, this award was created to recognize those who give exceptional service to both clients and our Alpha family.

This year’s recipients are Harsha Addula, PE and Junior Hernandez from our Dallas office, Bodie Yarbrough from our Fort Worth office, John Joseph from our Houston office, and Judy Villarreal from our San Antonio office. Congratulations with a heartfelt thank you for being examples to all of us at Alpha!

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Junior a Movie Star?

Junior HernandezAlpha’s Junior Hernandez starred in one of the videos presented at the 2015 World of Concrete conference in Las Vegas, where thousands of concrete enthusiasts come together to discuss, well concrete! Although concrete is one of many materials our testing labs inspects, it is a vital material used in almost every construction project. Alpha’s Construction Materials Testing (CMT) department ensures the integrity of concrete that will be used anywhere from roads to walls. In the video, Junior laid out the bones of Alpha’s intricate CMT services in under one minute – a difficult task for even our 25 year Alpha veteran!Alpha Testing logo

ENR Top 500 Design Firms – 2015

2015 ENR Top 500It is with gratitude and excitement that we announce our #334 spot on the national ENR Top 500 Design Firms. Gratitude for our outstanding teamwork here at Alpha, which made the growth possible, and excitement for our 50th place jump from last year! Keep an eye out around each office for a plaque in honor of this achievement. Thank you to everyone who made this ranking possible!Alpha Testing, Inc. Logo

2014 Founder’s Awards

Founders Award - Rosie Harding

Rosie Harding – Dallas

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Maxx Begole – Fort Worth

2014 Founder's Award - Travis Barrette

Travis Barrette – Houston

Every year, we like to recognize our employees from each office who demonstrate a commitment to service “The Alpha Way”. This year, five employees were recipients of the 2014 Founder’s Award, established to recognize those exhibiting superior service to both clients and our Alpha family.

Founders Award - Koda Shadix

Koda Shadix – Dallas

Announced at our Alpha Christmas parties, this year’s winners are Rosie Harding and Koda Shadix from our Dallas office, Maxx Begole from our Fort Worth office, Jason Montemayer from our San Antonio office, and Travis Barrette from our Houston office.

Jason Montemayor - San Antonio

Jason Montemayor – San Antonio

Congratulations to you all and thank you for your exceptional service!Alpha Testing, Inc. Logo

First in Service – Dallas

Snanley SachinyamaStanley - where it all begins awardCongratulations are in order for the winner of final installment in the four-part series of the 2013 Where It All Begins Awards. And the Dallas office award goes to Stanley Sachinyama for his dedication and devotion to the principles and ideals of Alpha Testing. Stanley joined Alpha in November 2007, and from day one has embraced all that is Alpha. “Stanley has gone above and beyond in his service to our clients and to his coworkers” says Ken Combs, Vice President. Thank you again, Stanley! See Fort Worth’s recipient here, San Antonio’s recipient here, and Houston’s recipient here.Alpha Testing, Inc. Logo

Alpha in the Big Apple

New York – No, we are not opening up in New York, but Technical Supervisor Refugio (Junior) Hernandez took some time away from the Dallas Office and headed North with his family.Junior on Good Morning AmericaOn July 31, they headed to Times Square to see Good Morning America in action. While the cameras rolled, Junior decided to represent a little piece of home. There is no mistaking that Alpha Testing, Inc. logo in the crowd. Many of the spectators bring steps stools to be visible, Junior brought a sign – thank goodness he has long arms!

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First In Service — Houston

Here it is, the third installment in the four-part series recognizing the 2013 recipients of the annual Where It All Begins Awards (see Fort Worth’s recipient here, and San Antonio’s here)!  Stay tuned for the fourth and final installment, coming in the 4th Quarter 2014!

We love to recognize our employees for their commitment to the Alpha Way—First in Service to our clients, co-workers, and the community!  The winner of the 2013 Founders’ Award, Houston’s version of the Where It All Begins Award, Victor Barron, proudly exemplifies this commitment.  Victor goes the extra mile to support the Alpha family on the job and in the field.  We are proud to acknowledge his hard work and dedication with the annual award, as a token of our thanks to this outstanding employee.

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Victor Barron accepts the 2013 Founders’ Award at our Houston office.

Victor began working at Alpha just over a year ago, but Alpha is just one part of his life.  When not on the job, Victor likes to beat the Texas heat at the lake, the beach, and the pool.  But he might not have much time for the life aquatic this summer—we at Alpha want to join Victor and his wife Jessica in welcoming their first son, Damian Joseph, born May 21st!  Congratulations, Victor and Jessica!

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Years of the “Line Creep”

Alpha Testing Multi Line Logo MugIt seemed that each printer wanted to add or delete something from our logo.  Most often, one of the red lines magically appeared – or vanished.

In 2009, Alpha had had enough – and as part of our brand update, we opted for simple and bold.  And there is no mistaking the three red lines.Multi-Line A Business Card

If you have items with our logo from the 1990’s, please forward copies or photos to us!

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First in Service – Fort Worth

Tim Begole - Where it all begins award 2013You may know him as Robert, Tim, Bo, or Timothy Begole Jr., but no matter what you call him, we call him a winner! For 2013, Tim Jr. was the Alpha “Where it all Begins” award winner in the Fort Worth office. This Award is given in recognition of performance exemplifying the “Alpha Way” – First in Service to clients, co-workers, and the community.

Tim started working for Alpha over 8 years ago as a field/lab technician and he quickly moved up to dispatcher, then to lab manager, and is now a project manager. He has been happily married for ten years and has two boys (Timothy, 4, and Jack, 2). Tim enjoys playing golf, being outdoors as much as possible, and watching the Rangers play (Texan through and through)!

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