Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC celebrates its 15th anniversary today, March 4! In 2004, friends and partners Bill Thomassie and Raoul Chauvin started a little homegrown engineering firm in a small office on Canal Street. Since then, the company has grown. So much so that they purchased their first office building in the Fat City neighborhood of Metairie. The new office was built in 1965 and was one of the first buildings in Fat City. It has 7,700 SF of office space with room to grow with another 8,750 SF of warehouse space ready to build out. Needless to say, this is a big step in the life of Infinity and its employees. Here’s to many more years of growth and success!
Seven years ago, when Infinity was located on the second floor of the Hartwig Moss building on Canal Street, the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans moved in across the hall. With their arrival in the building came the regular siting of children and families in the elevator and the sounds of families drifted into Infinity’s lobby. The Children’s Bureau is a 120 year old organization that services the mental health needs of children and families throughout New Orleans. They provide an invaluable service to the children of this city.
That first year of sharing the floor with our new neighbors an Infinity employee learned about their Christmas adopt a family program and he and his family decided to participate. When Bill and Raoul learned about the program, they were happy to support their new neighbors. Since 2012, Infinity employees have donated to the fund to adopt families for Christmas and Infinity has matched them.
Last Christmas was our final in the building across the hall from Children’s Bureau, having bought our own building in Metairie. But just because the Children’s Bureau is no longer close in vicinity does not mean that they are not close to our hearts. Infinity has continued the tradition of adopting a family and this year was able to provide for a total of five children from two different New Orleans families.
To learn more about the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, please visit their website here. If you would like to contact them about adopting a family for Christmas or learn about other ways to support the organization, please contact Mary Love-Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 504-525-2366.
Last Wednesday, Bill Thomassie and Raoul Chauvin showed off their bartending skills at Infinity's "Cocktails for a Cause" fundraising event at Mizado in Metairie.
The event raised funds for the ALS Association with a raffle, including passes to the Ogden Museum, Saints tickets, NOLA Motorsports passes, a 50/50 raffle, and a dinner and a movie gift bag. Additionally, 10% of the bar tab went toward the fundraising, bringing the total raised to $495!
Many thanks to Michael Lietzinger and Rachel Kenney for their help organizing this wonderful evening.
Don't forget to join us this Saturday for the New Orleans Walk for ALS.
Walk check-in starts at Audubon Park at 8 AM, and the walk starts at 9!
Click here if you'd like to sign up or make a donation.
Yet another milestone Regional Transit Authority project hit the tracks this weekend. Today, the RTA and the City of New Orleans gathered at the entrance of Louis Armstrong Park on Rampart Street to celebrate the opening of the Rampart Streetcar line.
As a member of the engineering design team, Infinity was responsible for the utility conflict resolution design for the 1.6 mile rail extension from Elysian Fields Avenue to Canal Street along Rampart.
Infinity has formed a team for the 2016 Walk to Defeat ALS. What better way to kick off our fundraising than in true New Orleans style? Come on by Mizado and have a drink served by two celebrity bartenders, our very own Raoul Chauvin and Bill Thomassie!
In 1985, two good friends graduated from Archbishop Shaw High School and went on to separate universities to pursue their educations in engineering, one in mechanical and the other in civil. Little did those young men know that 31 years later they would be celebrating their 12th year in business together.
In 2004, Bill Thomassie and Raoul Chauvin joined their friendship and engineering experience to create Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC. Together they have crafted a reputation for solid engineering design, dependability and client care. Over the years they have created a unique and nurturing work environment for their employees, which in turn shows through in the work delivered by the staff of Infinity.
Here's to many more years of friendship and partnership!!
City of New Orleans officials held a press conference at Woldenberg Park on Nov. 5 to officially announce the plans to revamp the Canal Street Ferry Terminal using a $10 million grant.
Infinity Engineering Consultants has the honor of being a major part of the design team that will be tasked with creating a new terminal, streetcar access to the convention center, a double ferry dock capacity and bus bay access. Funds for the project were procured by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) through the competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.
The City sees the renovations of the ferry terminal as a key piece of the puzzle in revamping the riverfront area. The new renovations will facilitate the revitalization of the area in advance of the City of New Orleans' 300th anniversary in 2018.
Eleven years ago this week, principal partners and long-time friends Bill Thomassie and Raoul Chauvin, opened the doors of Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC. Over the last decade + 1 year, they have been providing excellent service in the engineering consulting industry to both the public and private sectors in Louisiana and beyond. They have grown Infinity from just a staff of themselves to 20+. Here's to another decade of growing, learning and providing excellent services!!
Wednesday afternoon ushered in yet another milestone for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) with the groundbreaking ceremony for the much anticipated Rampart Streetcar Line. The Tremé Brass Band set the mood as City and State officials spoke to a crowd of the advantages and possibilities the streetcar line will bring to the area.
Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC is proud to have been a part of the design team for the $41.5 million project that will bring a 1.6 mile streetcar line from Canal Street along Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue to Elysian Fields Avenue. Our team was tasked with producing construction drawings, record specifications, and identification of utility conflict and design. The streetcar is expected to roll by September 2016.
Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC was honored once again by New Orleans City Business as one of New Orleans' Best Places to Work! This being our third year in a row to be selected, we salute our employees for making it so. Without great employees, we couldn't be a "Best Place to Work."
We had a wonderful time at the awards banquet on December 5 and want to congratulate all of the other recipients of this nomination.
The New Orleans City Business selects 50 businesses, 35 large and 15 small, every year "based on salary, benefits and other factors pertaining to employee morale." Here's to hoping we continue to create a fun and fulfilling work environment for many years to come!
The Infinity team took to the streets again this year for the New Orleans Komen Race for the Cure. The 5K raises awareness and, most importantly, funds for breast cancer research.
The Susan G. Komen organization has invested more than $2.2 billion in the breast cancer movement since it began in 1982. The New Orleans Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raises funds for local grants for education, screening and treatment programs.
Since 1992, Komen has put $4.8 million in grants in New Orleans. Seventy-five percent of money raised in the New Orleans Race for the Cure stays here in our community. According to the Komen New Orleans website, this year alone (April 2014-March 2015) they have granted $616,000 to nine local projects that provide "breast health and breast cancer services to thousands of low-income and uninsured women in our community."
The Race for the Cure is a great way to raise funds and awareness, but it doesn't have to stop there. To make a donation to Komen New Orleans, click here.