2019 Spirit of Lauren Award

2019 Spirit of Lauren Award

On October 8 our Sain family celebrated the Spirit of Lauren Award, an annual award given in memory of Lauren Nickles, our friend and co-worker. At the celebration, we shared an old-fashioned breakfast, which was one of Lauren’s favorite things. Lauren’s mother, children and aunt were present with us to honor Lauren’s memory and celebrate […]

Leadership Shelby County

Leadership Shelby County

By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE My career started at Sain Associates way back in 1998. In 2002, my wife Jamie and I decided to move to Pelham after living in Tuscaloosa and Hoover for several years. We’ve been living there ever since and have become fairly active within the community. In 2016-2017, I was inspired […]

Mentoring the Senior Design Class

Mentoring the Senior Design Class

The Senior Design program at the University of Alabama provides students with the opportunity to get realistic experience practicing engineering with area industries. Sain Associates has had the pleasure of working with the Senior Design Class every semester since the Fall of 2017. Each semester the class is given a different engineering project, and professionals […]

Engineers Walk for Healthy Hearts

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Community involvement | No Comments
Engineers Walk for Healthy Hearts

In February of this year Sain was recruited by our friends at Cushman & Wakefield/EGS Commercial Real Estate to join their team for the Birmingham Heart Walk.  Sain had participated in the Heart Walk in the past, but that was over 10 years ago.  We happily said yes to the invitation, knowing it would give […]

Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

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Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Author: Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader For students at Tuskegee University pursuing an Architecture or Construction Science degree, part of their curriculum is a class about surveying. This year, students were also asked to complete a day camp as a part of that course.  Jake Bonds, another Birmingham-area surveyor, and I led this camp on […]

Heart Walk Kickoff

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Community involvement | One Comment
Heart Walk Kickoff

Sain Associates is eager to participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk being held here in Birmingham on June 24, 2017. The walk aims to raise funds as well as awareness to help fight heart disease and stroke.

2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by Diane Hammonds On Saturday, September 24th, over 1,000 Girl Scouts took to the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University to participate in the Girl Scout’s B.I.G. (“Believe In Girls”) event. The girls, aged 5-17 and from over 23 different parishes, came together to kick off another year of scouting by visiting over 40 different […]

Math and Science Tutoring Outreach at Inverness Elementary

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Math and Science Tutoring Outreach at Inverness Elementary

Matt Stoops, Alicia Bailey, and I started going to Inverness Elementary school last fall. Matt had contacted the school to see about a few of us coming to help tutor and open the minds of young kids to the world of possibilities ahead of them. We ended up on “Taylor’s Team,” also known as Mrs. Taylor’s 3rd Grade Class.

Packing Boxes of Joy with Operation Christmas Child

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Community, Community involvement | No Comments
Packing Boxes of Joy with Operation Christmas Child

Every year, we enjoy participating in a Christmas service project. Last year, we made a donation in honor of our clients to Designs for Hope to purchase water filters. This is a wonderful initiative, but our employees found themselves missing the opportunity to actually get their hands busy with a project. Packing shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project was the perfect solution. We craved a hands-on experience that allowed us to literally give of ourselves to help others.

Tapping Into Half the World’s Brain Power with Women Business Leaders

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Community involvement | No Comments
Tapping Into Half the World’s Brain Power with Women Business Leaders

As Sain Associates’ founder, Hack Sain, used to say in a very blunt manner, “Since half the brain power in the world is inside women’s heads, you’d be stupid not to encourage the development of women in the workplace.” Our firm’s history is rooted in a paradigm of valuing the contributions of women, which continues very prominently today under the leadership of Jim Meads.