Freese and Nichols, Inc. is a Texas-based multidiscipline consulting firm that offers services in engineering, architecture, environmental science, planning, construction services, and program management. Founded in 1894, they recently won the 2010 Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award in the small business category. They are the first architecture/engineering consulting firm to win the award.
A summary of their application is available at 2010 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Application. The document provides an excellent view into the inner workings of a privately held corporation.