The TAIT Boise office was happy to welcome another kindergarten class field trip from Lowell Elementary! Ms. Auston brought the new kindergarteners to learn about Architecture and Engineering from our Boise office experts. The TAIT team taught the children a few techniques for drawing, measuring, 3D drafting and surveying, introducing them to the field with some fun hands-on experience. (more…)
The hard-working TAITs at our Loveland, Colorado office celebrated the Christmas season by pitching in together and collecting food donations for a great local cause, the Food Bank for Larimer County. This charity serves 36, 000 individuals including many children in need throughout Larimer County. TAIT was able to collect 525 separate food items they delivered to the bank the week before Christmas, right in time to spread some extra cheer to those who need it most. Always looking for opportunities to give back to the community, TAIT applauds our CO associates for their dedication!
TAIT & Associates is proud to announce our rank as one of the Orange County Register’s Top 125 Workplaces in Orange County for 2016! With so many estimable business establishments throughout the county, we are honored to be counted among the best places to work for our top notch associates. The Orange County Register’s ranking and overall results will be showcased in the Top Workplaces special section, published in the Register on December 9th. Stay tuned for 2017 results... (more…)
Celebrating a phenomenal summer so far, TAIT & Associates took a break from the Santa Ana office last Wednesday for a Newport Beach Harbor cruise on the TAIT boat. The crew brought along significant others to share drinks and a stunning sunset on the water with coworkers and friends. (more…)
TAIT’s Denver office colleagues started off the 2016 summer season right by enjoying nature’s playground during a wild rafting ride in the Poudre River! With tour guides from Rocky Mountain Adventures, it was a thrilling 4 hour trip on the Mishawaka Falls part of the river in class III and IV rapids. For those of us who aren’t experts in river rapid class categories, let’s just say they were intense. Fun was had by all and all lived to tell the tale.
The TAIT & Associates architectural office in Boise, Idaho was lucky enough to host a few fans from Ms. Auston's Lowell Elementary kindergarten class for the day. The excited kindergarteners visited the office for an educational field trip where they cycled through work stations learning about 3-D modeling, using various instruments to measure and label the interior of a room, and drawing the front elevation of their own houses using drafting tools. To top it off, they got to dress up as field surveyors for a fun photo op to showcase their new skills. “This is by far the best field trip ever, and I’ve been teaching a long time!” Ms. Auston said of the day with TAIT.
TAIT’s Denver regional office has been reveling in an extra boost of team spirit since their home team, the Denver Broncos, 2016 Super Bowl win! They even took an office jaunt downtown to celebrate with the estimated 1 million other fans gathered in City Center Park area for the Broncos Victory Parade, a victory over the Panthers that marked their first Super Bowl win in 17 years after winning two back-to-back. Joining a sea of orange Broncos colors and pride at the parade, the Denver TAITs took the opportunity to have some fun out of office with the community and strengthen friendships within their own team. (more…)
TAIT & Associates’ Santa Ana headquarters office was honored to participate in Anaheim Union High School District’s Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) Mentoring Program in February 2016. With Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim and CEO of TAIT, as the host, 12 students from Anaheim High School came to visit the office to hear about what we do, professional histories and advice from TAIT engineers and associates. A seminar included speeches from Mayor Tait, Trevor Tait, Sr. Project Manager Todd Schmieder, Project Manager David Sloan, and TAIT founder Ken Tait.
During the past 2015 hot summer season, TAIT associates participated in the company’s yearly softball team and lived up to their team name, “Just for Fun”, by having a ball! They dedicated their time and energy to playing every Tuesday night from July to September at the Tustin Sports Park in Tustin, CA, running through ten challenging games against other co-ed company teams. Although they only won two games this season, they had a number of close-game nail biters. This suspense and a great team spirit kept them motivated until the end.
TAIT & Associates caught some fresh ocean air and plenty of fish on their recent fishing trip with fellow TAITs and clients. On a boat called, “Fury”, they embarked out of Dana Point Harbor and traveled off the coast of Santa Barbara to fish at Osborn Banks. They enjoyed a nearly 24 hour trip in warm weather, having breakfast, lunch and drinks, and caught a whopping 88 yellowfin and 12 skipjack tuna. Jake Vandervis, Vice President and COO of TAIT, recalls how “Michael (TAIT Project Engineer) was pulling in a skipjack and just as he got it to the boat, a seal grabbed it and took off!” Looks like the fishermen weren’t the only ones having a good time.
TAIT's softball team gets their first win of the season, bringing their record to 1-2 for the year. While the team got off to a rocky start, they really seem to be finding their stride as their first win was a lights out performance in every aspect. TAIT's Director of Entitlements, Mike McFarland, put on a show on the mound, striking out several batters on the opposing team. Team Captain and Civil Engineer, Samantha McGee, showed off her softball skills at shortstop with some spectacular plays. Overall, it was a great team win.