Harold Nowak and Jim Fraus
founded the firm in 1969,
which is now headquartered
in Pontiac, Michigan

History

Nowak & Fraus Engineers (NFE) was established in 1969 to provide civil engineering, land surveying and consulting services within the Southeast Michigan area. Our firm’s roots are based in the merger of several companies including: Urban Renewal Services (formed earlier by Harold Nowak and Jim Fraus), Hoyem-Basso Associates, Inc., McAlpine Engineering, Inc. and Arthur W. Gillespie Associates. McAlpine Engineering and Gillespie Associates were two of the oldest firms in the Detroit/Southeast Michigan area at the time.

Over our history of operation, NFE has evolved into one of the premier engineering consulting firms in the region. Headquartered in Pontiac, Michigan, we have performed work in nearly every community in Southeast Michigan, and serve in the capacity of consulting engineer to ten municipalities with the average years of continuous service being 20. We pride ourselves on being able to assist each community with the necessary steps to improve the quality of life for their residents.