Freese and Nichols (FNI) keeps water in the Lone Star State flowing in the right direction. The consulting firm specializes in water management engineering but also offers architecture, environmental science, and construction management to clients in the Southwest, primarily Texas, and the Southeast. The company has designed more than 150 dams and reservoirs and also works on such projects as municipal waterworks, water treatment facilities, and highways. Freese and Nichols serves the private and public sectors; its clients include all levels of government. The company has offices in about 15 Texas cities and in North Carolina. It traces its roots to a Fort Worth firm founded in 1894 by John B. Hawley.