Kleinfelder acquires Poggemeyer Design Group (PDG) and all subsidiaries
Kleinfelder acquires Gas Transmission Services (GTS)
Kleinfelder acquires Garcia and Associates (GANDA).
2010's Historic Details
- Expansion into Pacific Rim with offices in Guam and Australia.
- Bill Siegel engages in social media to better communicate with employees, clients, and business partners.
- Kleinfelder acquires Buys & Associates and LPG Environmental & Permitting Services, Inc., expanding in Florida, Utah, and Colorado.
- Kleinfelder acquires InSite Environmental, Inc. in Stockton, California.
- Kleinfelder acquires Corrigan Consulting, Inc. in Houston, Texas.
- As part of our CSR effort and celebration of our 50th Anniversary, employees raise $50,000, prepare and serve 50 meals for local Ronald McDonald Houses nationwide, and provided 5,000 hours collectively as volunteers of RMHC.
- Expansion into Canada with office in Calgary.
- Continued expansion in Australia with Ecobiological Group and Alliance Environmental Engineering & Consulting Pty Ltd acquisitions.
- Kleinfelder acquires Omni Environmental in Princeton, New Jersey.
- Continued growth with the acquisitions of Simon Wong Engineering and A-1 Surveying.
- Kleinfelder continues expansion in Canada with the acquisition of the Hood Group.
- George J. Pierson becomes Kleinfelder’s fifth CEO.
Louis Armstrong becomes Kleinfelder’s sixth CEO.
Kleinfelder acquires the Geotechnical, Environmental, and Testing Division from Advantage Engineers to accelerate growth.
2000's Historic Details
- Firm recognized on cover of ENR for growing industry leadership.
- Expansion into multiple Midwestern states, via acquisition of GeoSystems, Inc.
- Professional Development and Technical Training Seminar outgrows the San Francisco location and moves to Los Angeles. Over 400 employees attend.
- Acquisitions in Oregon (Squier) and Southern California (MCE) further expand capabilities.
- Environmental planning and permitting services added to firm’s service portfolio.
- Company’s first COO, CAO, and CMO named.
- Kakona Insurance Company is established as a captive insurance carrier for a variety of insurance lines.
- East Coast expansion via acquisition of Geologic Services, Inc.
- Continued growth with the acquisition of Powell-Harpstead in the east and the opening of Florida office.
- Principal Professionals Group established, recognizing technical leadership in all service lines.
- Professional Development and Technical Training Seminar moves to Denver. More than 700 employees attend.
- Expansion into the Carolinas via acquisition of Trigon Engineering.
- Kleinfelder establishes fellowship at University of California, Berkeley, in the name of Jim Kleinfelder.
- Bill Siegel becomes Kleinfelder’s fourth CEO.
- Continued diversification and expansion with the acquisition of SEA Consultants, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Kleinfelder forms its own political action committee (PAC).
Kleinfelder ends the 2000s with 1,950 employees and more than $325 million in annual revenues
1990's Historic Details
- Firm wins largest job to date—$30 million with Sacramento Army Corps of Engineers.
- Firm wins first contract on Navy CLEAN program, leading to more than $100 million in revenue.
- Bud McRae becomes CEO.
- Board member leads an affiliation with an Australian firm, Douglas Partners, to share knowledge and business opportunities.
- Foreign expansion continues with new offices in Mexico.
- Market-focused programs for transportation and federal, and a national retail client program were formed to better serve the growing client base.
- Governance takes a big step with the first outside director elected to the Board of Directors.
- Gerry Salontai becomes CEO.
- Expansion into Colorado occurs by purchasing Lincoln Devore, Inc. in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
- Employee training efforts expanded with the establishment of a group of new programs, including KMOP and KLEAD, and participation in ASFE’s FOPP.
- Major expansion with the purchase of Trinity Engineering and Testing, with 13 offices in Texas.
- Firm headquarters moved to San Diego, California.
Kleinfelder ends the 1990s with more than 1,200 employees and $92 million in annual revenues.
1980's Historic Details
- Kleinfelder expands into Southern California.
- Squaw Creek is first project to leverage all of firm’s services.
- Recognized for industry leadership, Jim Kleinfelder becomes president of ASFE.
- First environmental seminar is held in Pacific Grove, CA, a precursor to the current Professional Development and Technical Training Seminar held annually.
- Spectrum Exploration established as a wholly owned subsidiary, focused on drilling and field exploration support.
- More expansion northward and eastward, with an office in Washington and offices in Arizona and Utah.
- Acquisition of Mandeville leads to expanded services in air quality and solid waste consulting.
- Kleinfelder Employee Stock Ownership Plan formed to transition ownership and enables all employees to share in firm’s financial success.
Kleinfelder ends the 1980s with 600 employees and $37 million in annual revenues.
1970's Historic Details
- Company expands to Saudi Arabia.
- Firm holds first formal strategic planning session to chart company’s future.
- Reno, Nevada office is acquired, marking the first domestic expansion outside of California.
- Kleinfelder ranked in ENR’s Top 500 listing of “Architects and Engineers” for first time.
- Corporate headquarters moved from Stockton to Walnut Creek, California.
Kleinfelder ends the 1970s with 80 employees and more than $1 million in annual revenues.
1960's Historic Details
- Jim Kleinfelder starts Stockton Testing and Controls in Stockton, California to test construction materials.
- Jim Kleinfelder buys out partnership and opens first expansion office in Merced, California.
- First acquisition is Porter Armstrong Ripa in Sacramento, California.
- First foreign venture begins in Beirut, Lebanon.
Kleinfelder ends the 1960s with 30 employees and approximately $300,000 in annual revenue.