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Denison approves new 66 acre housing development

Sycamore Springs in Denison featured by KXII.

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Denison city council approved a new housing development at Monday night’s meeting.

“A local developer picked up the property recently and approached the city about wanting to develop it for a single-family residential neighborhood,” said Bill Medina, Denison Senior Planner.

North of Morton Street between Ray Drive and Juanita Drive, what used to be an old farm will become a 66 acre housing development.

-KXII

Read more on the KXII website.

Jennifer Vilbig Lawson featured in the Denison Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

This week, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson, PE, was featured in the the Denison Chamber of Commerce’s newsletter. The member spotlight included a short interview. Read an excerpt below and the full document here.

Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi! I am Jennifer Vilbig Lawson. I am a 2nd generation civil engineer and native of Dallas. I am recently married and have a wild 2-year-old jack russel terrier. She keeps life interesting!

Tell us a little about your business.
Vilbig & Associates is civil engineering and surveying consulting firm that was founded by my parents in Dallas in 1983. We have been doing work in Grayson County for over 20 years, and we moved our office to Denison in 2017. We help small business owners, property owners, developers and municipalities with construction plans for water lines, sewer lines, parking lots, street, and landscape plans. We’re small but look forward to continuing to our growth. My parents are not retiring anytime soon, but when they do my brother, Tommy, who is also a civil engineer, and I will be ready to continue the tradition of the Vilbig family in Texas business since 1886.

Vilbig & Associates, PLLC Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Certification seal for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2021
CONTACT:
Barbara J. Vilbig
Admin@vilbig.com
214-352-7333

Vilbig & Associates, PLLC Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Denison, Texas —March 31, 2021—Vilbig & Associates, PLLC, a business specializing in civil engineering and surveying, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Council Southwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“We hope to leverage our WBENC certification with our technical expertise. We believe this certification enhances the marketability of our professional services to existing and new clients.” Barbara Vilbig, PE   –  Principal Owner

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Council Southwest is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

To learn more about Vilbig & Associates, PLLC, please visit www.vilbig.com

About Vilbig & Associates, PLLC:

Founded in 1983, Vilbig and Associates, PLLC (VA) is a professional services firm specializing in the design and delivery of consulting civil engineering, land planning, construction management and surveying services. We serve our clients in the north Texas area and surrounding states for both the public and private sectors. We are a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) providing services for NAICS 541330, Engineering Services and 541370, Surveying & Mapping. Our Cage Code is 8KH40 and Duns is 117494418. Our office is located in Denison, Grayson County, Texas; we are well-positioned to provide services to the Dallas-Fort Worth mextroplex with several team members based in Collin County.

About WBENC:
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 350 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.

WBENC Certificate for Vilbig & Associates

Announcing FirstService Residential Approved Vendor

We are now an approved vendor for FirstService Residential. We look forward to working with the properties and HOAs they manage throughout Texas.

Vilbig & Associates is an approved vendor for FirstService Residential

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential is North America’s property management leader, partnering with more than 8,000 communities across the U.S. and Canada, including low-, mid-, and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives; single-family communities; master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities; and mixed-use and rental properties. HOAs, community associations, condos and strata corporations rely on their extensive experience, resources and local expertise to maximize property values and enhance their residents’ lifestyles. Dedicated to making a difference, every day, FirstService Residential goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

About Vilbig & Associates

Vilbig & Associates is a civil engineering and surveying consulting firm with primary office located in Dension, Grayson County, Texas. They serve clients locally in Denison, Pottsboro and Sherman, plus throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The firm also hold licenses to provide engineering services in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Colorado. Additionally, team members are located in Plano, Collin County, Texas. The company was founded by David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S, in 1983 where he was soon joined by his wife, Barbara J. Vilbig, P.E. Recently, two of their children, Jennifer M. Vilbig, P,E, and Thomas L. Vilbig, P,E, have joined the firm.

COVID-19 Update

Our office in Denison is open, but in light of recommendations from the CDC, we’d prefer if you give us a call or shoot us an e-mail rather than stopping in for a visit.

Several of our team members routinely work from home, so we are operating business as usual.

For more up to date news, be sure to check us out on Facebook. Today, we announced some new team members!

We wish you good health and sanity during this public health crisis and are here to help our clients, new and old, in any way that we can!

Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission Approves Movie Bowl Grille

Picture shows an elevation rendering of the proposed Movie Bowl Grille in Sherman, Texas

Elevation of the proposed Movie Bowl Grille in Sherman, Texas

As reported in the Herald Democrat, the Vilbig & Associates project for Mark Schulman is progressing through approvals. The proposed Movie Bowl Grille at the southeast corner of FM 1417 and US 75 would be the first phase of the planned entertainment complex.

Read the full story on the Herald Democrat website, which includes quotes from managing member, David Vilbig, PE, RPLS. 

 

Wealth of Knowledge

As a service based business, we aim to provide exceptional client service that goes above and beyond expectations. There is no better feeling than having a client recommend our services, as demonstrated by the following:

“David is a wealth of knowledge and works well with both of our local municipalities. Between David and several of our local surveying crews, I am sure that he can help with your easements.”

We are delighted to have served the North Texas community for over 31 years, and look forward to many more years of providing exceptional surveying and civil engineering services.

 

 

What Keeps Dallas’ small business owners up at night?

Last week, David A. Vilbig P.E., R.P.L.S. attended a luncheon with the Dallas Business Journal and Bank of America focusing on small businesses and their struggles in the current economy.

The hot topics discussed include:

“Will clients pay on time? If not, what recourse is there?
What effect will new health care legislation have?
If business grows, expands and invests, will it get hit with new regulations that kill the business?”

David Vilbig, Rick Ortiz, president and CEO of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lee McKinney, assistant director of the Dallas Economic Development Department and Alicia Fannon, vice president of Accion Texas Inc. are quoted in the article by the Dallas Business Journal. Below is the excerpt quoting David Vilbig.

“David Vilbig, manager at Vilbig & Associates, said many business owners struggle to make a profit.

“I’ve been doing this for 30 years and I’ve seen a lot of ups and downs and this is the longest one I’ve ever seen,” Vilbig said. “Everybody I talk to is having the same thing: Are you busy? Yes. Are you making any money? No.”

Vilbig and others said one of the biggest challenges is getting clients to pay. Many companies delay paying, which causes a chain reaction down the line for others.

“If you don’t get paid by one of your clients, they know there’s nothing you can do about it,” Vilbig said. “I only deal with people that I know I’m going to get paid.”

For the full article see the Dallas Business Journal website.