Author Archives: Jennifer Vilbig

Salute to America’s Veterans – Rotary Club of Dallas – David A. Vilbig, PE, RPLS Volunteers

The 17th Annual Salute to America’s Veterans event was held November 10th – 11:30am – 1:15pm at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas with Ross Perot Jr as the Keynote Speaker.

David A. Vilbig, PE, RPLS volunteered with the Rotary Club of Dallas to coordinate the event. Below are some pictures of him volunteering during setup and as a greeter at the door for all the veterans and attendees.

David A. Vilbig, PE, RPLS has been a member and volunteer of the Rotary Club of Dallas for more than 35 years.

About The Rotary Club of Dallas

The Rotary Club of Dallas was founded on April 20, 1911. With more than 250 members quickly joining, it became the first Rotary club in Texas and the 39th club in Rotary International. During the next 100 years, many of the city’s civic and business leaders joined the club, meeting weekly for lunch and making a commitment to serve others.  Names of Rotary Club of Dallas members such as Stemmons, Miller and Thornton can be found throughout the city on the commercial buildings, hospitals, roads, bridges and schools that attest to their roles in making Dallas the great city it is today. Beyond the weekly meetings, these Rotarians did a world of good for the city and the world around them. They founded and funded a myriad of projects, programs, scholarships and initiatives, on their own and in concert with other groups and organizations. They also reached out to help launch many new Rotary Clubs locally and internationally spreading Rotary values throughout Texas and the world.

Denison Youth Leadership Academy stops by our Office – Vilbig & Associates

Today, November 11, 2021, we hosted the Denison Youth Leadership Academy at our office!

We began with a tour of, spoke about our work, showed a set of civil engineering plans from a project in Denison and described the education requirements to be an engineer. Finally, we challenged the students to design and construct a tower in 45 minutes.

Each group received $5.00, a tablet of paper for their design schematic and a list of supplies with prices. With 15 minutes left, a surprise challenge was announced! The tower had to withstand a hurricane (fan)!

Discussions during the schematic design phase.
The completed towers!

Thank you, Josh Massey, for asking us to participate in the construction day for the academy. We had fun hosting the students!

David A. Vilbig, PE, RPLS invited to speak on TSPE Roundtable Discussion

On Thursday, November 11th, David. A Vilbig, PE, RPLS, spoke during the roundtable discussion for the Northeast Texas chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. The meeting was well attended and a lively discussion on the challenges faced by engineering consultants and municipalities during the pandemic took place. Other panelists included Jeff Frison of Walter P. Moore, Mike Tibbets of Hayter Engineering and Dr. Steven D. Sanders of Burgess & Niple, Inc.

NE Texas TSPE Roundtable at the Sherman Library.
NE Texas TSPE Roundtable at the Sherman Library.

Barbara J. Vilbig, PE has been a volunteer with TSPE for many years and is the current NE Texas Chapter Secretary.

The NE Texas TSPE Chapter December meeting will be hosted at our office in Denison and is one you don’t want to miss! Vilbig & Associates will be providing fajitas from Rustico’s for all attendees. The meeting will also include the famous TSPE dessert competition and an engineering ethics discussion. We hope you will join us on Thursday, December 9th at 5:30pm.

About NE Texas TSPE

The Northeast Texas – Texas Society of Professional Engineers is a local chapter of the state society, see more below. The NE Texas TSPE Chapter meets monthly in various locations the the Grayson County area. The meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month. For more information and to be added to the chapter’s e-mail list, please send and e-mail to  NE.TEXAS.TSPE@gmail.com.

About TSPE

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is a state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers, one of the largest state societies in the United States, was founded in 1936 to serve the interests of the individual engineer in Texas across all branches of engineering. Composed of 24 local chapters and eight student chapters, TSPE is the only active, established organization devoting its entire effort to the professional, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of engineering in Texas.

Our mission is to promote and enhance the profession and licensed practice of engineering.

Denison approves new 66 acre housing development

Sycamore Springs in Denison featured by KXII.

Image from KXII

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.

New Single Family Development, Travis Heights, on Sherman Planning & Zoning Agenda

The proposed development is called Travis Heights. The 160-acre lot would consist of 400 single family homes. The city is calling it the largest residential expansion Sherman has seen.

“The growth in Sherman doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon,” city spokesperson Nate Strauch said. “Moving from building 300, 400, 500 homes a year to moving that into thousands of homes a year.”

KTEN News

Read more and watch the report on the KTEN News website.

Happy #LicensedPEday!

We’re celebrating Barbara J. Vilbig, PE, David A. Vilbig, PE, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson, PE and Tommy Vilbig, PE as licensed professional engineers! Today, August 4th, 2021 is the 6th annual Professional Engineers Day. We’re also celebrating Matthew Fusselman, EIT as a licensed engineer in training!

Jennifer Vilbig Lawson baked homemade cupcakes to celebrate at our office today! The co-branded cupcakes featured an edible image with chocolate cake and buttercream icing.

About Professional Engineers Day

“On August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since that time, licensure has expanded and professional engineers across the U.S. have made the commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. NSPE is celebrating licensed professional engineers with the sixth annual Professional Engineers Day on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Join us as we raise awareness about what it means to be a PE, recognize licensed PEs, and show appreciation for the work they do each and every day.”

More about the day: https://www.nspe.org/resources/professional-engineers-day

Our project in the Herald Democrat

We are excited to work on this project for QuikTrip in Denison.

“QuikTrip may soon be coming to north Denison with its third Texoma location. The convenience store and gas station chain quietly submitted requests for exceptions with the city of Denison for a new location along State Highway 120.”

Read more about it on the Herald Democrat website. https://www.heralddemocrat.com/story/news/2021/06/18/quiktrip-could-soon-build-first-denison-location/7739825002/

VA Sponsors 2021 Texas Society of Professional Engineers Conference – Frisco, Texas

Last week, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson, PE and Tommy Vilbig, PE, attended the TSPE Conference & 85th Annual Meeting at the Star in Frisco, Texas. The conference was a great opportunity for networking with other professional engineers while earning professional development hours.

Vilbig & Associates, PLLC sponsored the conference and is proud to support our profession.

As a bonus, dinner one night was held at the Dallas Cowboys Training Table and included a tour of the Star aka the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. Pictures from the tour are below.

About TSPE

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is a state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers, one of the largest state societies in the United States, was founded in 1936 to serve the interests of the individual engineer in Texas across all branches of engineering. Composed of 24 local chapters and eight student chapters, TSPE is the only active, established organization devoting its entire effort to the professional, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of engineering in Texas.

Our mission is to promote and enhance the profession and licensed practice of engineering.

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.

Jennifer Vilbig Lawson Graduates from Leadership Denison

Over the last year, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson, has been learning more about the Denison community with a group of leaders though the Denison Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about the program below.

Congratulations, Jennifer, and the rest of the 2021 Class. Read more about the rest of the class and their project.

Jennifer Vilbig Lawson graduates from Leadership Denison. From left to right: Joey Gunn -Denison Chamber Board Chair, Janet Gott- Mayor of Denison, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson-Denison Leadership Graduate, Diana Theall – Denison Chamber President.
Congratulations to the entire 2021 Leadership Denison Class of 2021!

The 2021 Leadership Denison Class project was a Battle of the Bands event held May 1st at the RailYard Food Hall. The event benefited CASA of Grayson County and the Denison Boys and Girls Club. Vilbig & Associates was a table sponsor.

Vilbig & Associates – Battle of the Bands Table Sponsors

As part of the project, the class created a video for the Denison Chamber of Commerce to showcase the leadership program.

About Leadership Denison

Leadership Denison was established to ensure the continuing vitality of the Denison community by providing a solid source of motivated leaders who are educated about Denison and its issues, as well as prepared to accept future leadership roles in Denison, Grayson County or the State of Texas.

The annual Leadership Denison program informs participants about critical issues facing Denison, Grayson County and the State of Texas, and provides opportunities to engage in organizations that resolve these issues. The program focuses on information, education and discussion of local and regional assets, challenges and opportunities.

Founded in 1983 as a program of the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce, the program has graduated more than 450 alumni who provide leadership in Denison’s business community, as well as in private, public and non-profit organizations.

Sessions are held September through May with a graduation and recognition event held in May.