Friends and clients of the Nowak & Fraus Family, please join us in congratulating our valued employee, Bruce Van Doorn Sr., on his significant accomplishment achieving 50 years of service with the company. It is remarkable that any individual could achieve such a milestone. What is more impressive is that surveying is a physically demanding career. Over his years of service, it is estimated that Bruce has worked over 12,500 days, walked over 50,000 miles with 50+ lbs. of gear, put in over 1,000,000 stakes/points, swung a 4 lb. sledge hammer over 7,000,000 times and drove the company truck over 600,000 miles. When asked why at the age of 72 he keeps doing the work, Bruce stated: “I like surveying because it keeps me in shape and keeps my mind sharp!” He continues to survey and has no immediate plans to retire.
Bruce began his career at NFE on February 12, 1970; one year after NFE was established to provide civil engineering, land surveying and consulting services within the Southeast Michigan area. Over our history of operation, NFE has evolved into one of the premier engineering consulting firms in the region. This growth could not happen without the significant contributions from employees like Bruce. Reaching this milestone is a tremendous accomplishment and Bruce has long served as an example of health, dedication and commitment through his many years of service. He has served as the example of what it means to be a great surveyor and has been instrumental in training many of the surveyors in our Survey Department, including his son Bruce Jr. who reached his 25 years of service last year. Bruce continues to be a valued member of our NFE team, and his contributions are vital to the overall success of the company.
Thank you, Bruce, for your many years of service!!!