National Popcorn Day

On Jan. 19, the CRIADO office was popping in honor of National Popcorn Day. Teammates could choose between three flavors: butter, caramel, and chocolate peanut butter. This treat brought smiles to the workplace and an afternoon delight to a regular Thursday.

Q4 Pride Award goes to Gary W.

The PRIDE award recognizes an employee each quarter who excels in upholding CRIADO’s values through People, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence. In the fourth quarter of 2022, Gary Weyenberg, CRIADO Party Chief with the Survey department, was awarded the recognition.
His supervisor, Kevin Wendell, Survey Manager, said, “He’s a dedicated employee of 6 years, that has been instrumental in the success of the Survey Department.”
The sentiment was echoed by several nominations that were received, which said he always does a good job and willing to assist any team member in need.

Hilary C. receives Billy Clark Award

CRIADO recognizes one team member a year for the Billy Clark Award. The person is nominated by their peers for going above and beyond during the year.

The 2022 award recipient was Hilary Cade, admin assistant, for her dedication to CRIADO.

Hilary was recognized by her peers for “keep(ing) the ship afloat and without her, we wouldn’t be able to keep going. She has taken on additional tasks that she wasn’t originally hired to do and does those independently, without hesitation.” Additionally, she was identified for her positive attitude and moral boosting spirit.

The Billy Clark award is in honor of Billy Clark, who worked with CRIADO from 2015-2019 when he suddenly passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease. During his short time with us, Billy showed true commitment and loyalty to the company. He was patient and always willing to lend a helping hand. He was immensely punctual and professional, consistently encouraging, and supportive of his team members, and above all, Billy took great pride in his work.

Billy Clark always went above and beyond for his friends, his family, and his co-workers. To be recognized as a Billy Clark Award recipient means that you uphold the highest level of regard for your position and team members; you are a team player and possess the desire to not only serve but complete all tasks with the highest level of quality, pride, kindness, and a positive attitude.

Veterans Day 2022

CRIADO honored current employees with prior military service on November 11 for Veterans Day. Admin assistant, Hilary, created snack boxes for the eight veterans utilizing old military ammo boxes and packed them full of goodies. She presented them at the Veterans Day event at the Dallas office, where the veterans were thanked for their service by CEO, Cristina Criado and other team members. Current employees with prior military service are Hilary, Patrick C, Nick, Chris, Rusty, Norman, Michael, and Thomas.

CRIADO Thanksgiving 2022

CRIADO held their annual Thanksgiving potluck on November 21. Employees brought pies, sides, and drinks to accompany the Hard Eight BBQ that was provided. In addition, they were able to participate in the Thankful Wall, where they were able to write down what they were thankful for this year.

Thanksgiving 2022

ASCE 2022 Award of Merit

CRIADO performed all SUE work for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Runway 18R/36L Rehabilitation Project for AECOM (Prime Consultant) which was awarded for ASCE 2022 Award of Merit. We are proud of the work our team has performed and will continue to perform around the DFW Metroplex. Check out the awardees here.

CRIADO’s 2022 Annual Chili Cookoff

Our 5 teams worked hard to make some delicious chilis for our Annual Chili Cookoff last week!

Congrats to our 2022 Winners!

Fire in The Bowl – Best Name
Cumin Get It – Best Chili
Cruella and The Minions – People’s Choice

And a big thank you to all of our judges for attending and participating in this great event!