F.R. Aleman & Associates, Inc. (FRA) was established in January 1987 by Mr. Frank R. Aleman, P.E. and several associates who were employed by Sperry Corporation (now UNISYS). Over the years, FRA has developed into a well-respected, highly technological private consulting engineering and surveying firm dedicated to providing professional services and solutions to numerous governmental and private agencies. Mr. Aleman passed away in October 2012, Shareholders of FRA now include Yvette A. Aleman, P.E.; Amazia Kiboko, P.E., PTOE; Mike Yazdani; Dennis Stanton; and Eva Francisco. Today, Ms. Yvette A. Aleman, P.E. serves as President of the corporation and is dedicated to carrying on her father’s legacy for generations to come.
FRA is a Minority Owned Consulting Engineering & Surveying Firm; we are certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the State of Florida. FRA’s knowledge and expertise lay in Project Development and Environmental Studies; Major and Minor Highway Design - Roadway; Traffic Engineering and Operations Studies; Intelligent Transportation Systems Analysis Design and Implementation; Traffic Operations Design; Surveying and Mapping; Construction Engineering Inspection; Planning; Utility Coordination; and Subsurface Utility Engineering. The FRA Team is comprised of nearly sixty full-time professionals who take pride in doing their jobs exceptionally well. The firm has grown to five offices located throughout the State of Florida in Miami (headquarters), Weston, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville.
As consulting engineers and surveyors, FRA conducts business primarily in the State of Florida, however, has customers throughout the United States, Central/South America and the Caribbean. Our largest single customer is the Florida Department of Transportation, though the customer list includes numerous other governmental agencies and many corporations in the private sector.
FRA has become well known for our specialty in the analysis, design, development and implementation of advanced traffic management, intelligent transportation and communication systems of all types. We are a high-tech firm with considerable investments in automation research, hardware/software development and computerization. Our software engineers have proven expertise in systems management and an excellent track record in the design and implementation of complex traffic and transportation related systems. We develop application and controller (170, 2070) software, as well as high tech communication systems. This organization brings a systems management approach to engineering solutions. Our engineering, management expertise and experience provide us with the ability to design, develop and manage total systems with varied requirements from the formulation stage through the operational, support and evaluation phases.
For nearly a decade FRA has been providing services as the Engineer-of-Record for various design-build contractors throughout the State of Florida. The scopes of design services provided by FRA encompasses roadway, highway, communication, electrical, and design of the cutting-edge technology of Intelligent Transportation Systems components. FRA has extensive experience with, as well as knowledge of the scheduling challenges involved with the design-build projects. Our design team has successfully completed every project ahead of the projected design schedule.
One of FRA's specialties remains in UTILITIES! FRA has worked with various FDOT Districts, Municipalities, Cities and Counties throughout the State in locating over 150,000 test holes and designating over 100,000 linear feet of underground utilities. We use cutting-edge technologies whenever applicable, such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and vacuum excavation trucks. All of this and FRA's track record remains claim free! FRA currently holds three Districtwide Subsurface Utility Engineering Contracts with FDOT.
In order to supplement and expand FRA’s then existing survey services, FRA acquired an 18 year old survey and mapping firm in 2002, Fernando Z. Gatell, P.L.S., Inc. (FZG). FZG is now known as FRA, all of FZG’s staff remained, and we have since further expanded our combined survey resources by adding even more state-of-the-art equipment and survey personnel. FRA’s survey experience includes both prime and subconsultant roles on numerous Districtwide Survey and Mapping contracts, as well as project specific design and construction contracts.
FRA has been recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine since 1998 among the “Top 500 largest Hispanic-owned Companies in the United States”. Additionally, we have been recognized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in Florida as “One of the 100 Largest Hispanic Business Enterprises in Miami-Dade County”.
Engineering a Total Quality Culture
At FRA, our corporate vision is to institute a culture of Total Quality Management where all employees take responsibility for improving quality within the corporation, thereby providing our clients with the highest quality of services. This methodology has been the driving force behind our success. Valuing the commitment, knowledge, innovation, and creativity of the men and women at FRA, along with their ability to contribute to the constant improvement of our services, enables us to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. Our commitment to going the extra mile is unsurpassed and is evidenced by the quality and timeliness of our work and the relationships our corporation has built for the past 28 years.