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Let The Good Times Roll

09.09.15 by Justin Hartman

If you are like me, you often hear the questions: “Is business good?” and “Are you staying busy?” Recently, unlike a few years ago, my…

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Time For A Ride

06.16.15 by Scott Rodehaver

I recently read an article in Time magazine online about an entrepreneur who placed exercise as his highest priority, even over his 14-person company. While that may…

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Jump In With Both Feet

05.11.15 by Pryce Joyner

My first experience with marketing as a Professional Engineer is likened to jumping into a pool of water with both feet. You don’t know how…

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Fighting Our Giants

03.30.15 by Dan Mazzei

When we pray for help, I think we envision spiritual, relational, academic, parental or even economic success. Such requests are then entrusted to the favor…

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Land Use: It’s What We Do

02.16.15 by Carolyn Back

There is a saying circulating around that makes Urban Planners chuckle… “I’m an Urban Planner. I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways…

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…and a responsible engineer shall lead them.

02.11.15 by Steve Huey

I came to art at an early age. It has always been woven into my life. A friend gave me a word a few years…

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It’s Another Day in Paradise

02.06.15 by Tom Hendrick

Often when asked by friends, colleagues, coworkers or even strangers how I am doing or how my day is going,  I greet them with, “It’s…

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Somebody’s Watching You

01.07.15 by Kevin Fitzpatrick

The New Year always reminds me of everybody’s resolution to “get in shape”, as vague as that may be. About 10 years ago I belonged to…

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Smile When It Hurts

12.15.14 by Brad Thurman

I recently had the great opportunity to serve as national president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), an organization dedicated to marketing and…

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Team Unity

11.11.14 by Mondher Labbane

My youngest son plays soccer for a team that has had success both at the state level (two-time state champions) and at the regional level….

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A Scout Is…

11.03.14 by Daniel McClain

For the past seven years I have had the privilege and the honor of leader and teaching boys through Boy Scouts of America. I have…

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Keeping the Craft

10.13.14 by Sam Ray

Let’s keep the craft in our work. We usually think of craftsmanship as being the skill and effort to create a physical object. But I…

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Simply Amazing

09.22.14 by Kenna Chapin

The news is full of pseudo celebrities getting attention for bad behavior and the trouble they get into. I would like to put more focus…

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The World is Right Again.

09.09.14 by Darren Burns

The world is right again. At least for the next four and a half months. I know it’s pretty minor in the grand scheme of…

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Quality Control

07.21.14 by Matt Gebhardt

I recently gave a presentation on quality control policy. During preparation, it dawned on me that as engineers we often miss the boat as to…

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Do Something!

07.09.14 by Pryce Joyner

Last summer, my family was sitting around the house watching the news about the flash flooding in Manitou Springs, Colorado, which was the result of downpours on the…

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Freedom

06.30.14 by Doug Fredeen

I spent vacation last week at home and got the chance to visit with my oldest daughter and her husband. He is a Marine stationed…

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What A Difference Four Years Make

06.24.14 by Gene Phillips

Do you ever stop to realize how much changes occur in a typical 4-year span? We just went through college graduation with our son. How…

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Give a Girl a Chance…

06.13.14 by Darcey Schumacher

Not too long ago, I formed a new relationship with a client who was in the market for a consultant with national retail experience. I…

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Saferooms for Schools – One Year Later

06.03.14 by Kevin Bahner

It’s been nearly a year since my last blog post. At that time, South Oklahoma City and Moore were just really getting started with the…

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Stop and Smell the Roses

05.14.14 by Win Rice

Stop and smell the roses…sure it’s an old cliché, but do we really stop and do it? As engineers and architects, we create structures that…

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“To boldly go where no engineer has gone before…”

05.06.14 by Steve Huey

Architectural Space:  the final frontier. These are the voyages of Wallace Engineering. Its thirty five-year mission:  to explore strange new geometries, to seek out new…

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There’s More To It Than Money

04.22.14 by Jim Beach

There’s more to this working thing than money. We get fulfillment from forming bonds among our peers, having some nourishing accomplishments and contributing to our…

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It’s Not Always About The Numbers

03.31.14 by Carrie Johnson

As engineers, we tend to focus on the calculations and drawings and not on the other aspects of running a successful business.  I think a…

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March Madness

03.17.14 by Tom Hendrick

When the month of March rolls around I think most everyone is aware of March Madness in college basketball.  First, there are the conference tournaments,…

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All Things Happen For a Reason

03.10.14 by Sarah Appleton

I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason, even if we will never know what that reason is.  A couple years…

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The Next of a Thriving Breed

02.11.14 by Adrian Martin

art·i·san (ärt’ə zən, -san)  noun one that produces something in limited quantities often using traditional methods We’ve all grown up in an industrialized world.  Literally everything…

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Focus On What Matters

01.20.14 by Brad Thurman

It’s kind of a tradition. Not necessarily in a good sense, but a tradition nonetheless. Every year, our company hosts a big open house for…

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The Art of Engineering

01.06.14 by Tom Wallace

At Wallace Engineering, we often talk about the “art of engineering”.  But what does that mean?  The American Engineers Council for Professional Development (ECPD), an…

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

11.25.13 by Sam Ray

I have the privilege, together with my wife, of raising three daughters. They are usually eager to learn, and they also like to teach. Yes,…

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Fulfilling A Dream

11.18.13 by Ron Isley

Over 30 years ago, a man named Allen Sappington was called to be a missionary to the Kuna, a people indigenous to Panama and Colombia….

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It’s Vintage.

11.11.13 by Doug Brown

In a recent Origin post by Ron Jantz, he writes about his career of 25 years at Wallace Engineering. He recounts his progression in responsibilities,…

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What is a Lifer?

10.07.13 by Ron Jantz

lif·er ˈlīfər/ noun informal noun: lifer; plural noun: lifers 1. 
a person serving a life sentence in prison. 2. 
a person who spends their life in…

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You Hit What You Look At

09.24.13 by Charley Wall

My best friend told me, “Just remember: you hit what you look at”…as he put me on a schizophrenic dirt bike that tried to kill…

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Planning Ahead for Your Children’s College Education

09.12.13 by Dena Dye

I am looking forward to December this year and not just because of the holidays, but this December will be the end to a decade…

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Embracing Responsibility

09.03.13 by Matt Schachle

Often times people ask for the opportunity to take on new/additional responsibility; whether that is a kid at home, an athlete on a sports team,…

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