Civil Engineering Firm Announces First Out-of-State Location, Brings on New Partner

AUSTIN, Texas – May 10, 2016 – KBGE, an Austin-based civil engineering firm, has expanded operations beyond Texas, establishing its first out-of-state office in Oklahoma City. Located at 4045 NW 64th Street, Suite 415, the Oklahoma office serves clients throughout the state, providing civil engineering and land- development consulting services.

“Opening a second KBGE office in Oklahoma is a huge milestone for the firm, and I’m really proud of the work that got us to this point,” said KBGE partner Gabe Bruehl. “It’s incredibly satisfying to reflect on the past few years and the growth we’ve experienced. Not only are we opening an additional office, but we’re taking on new projects, expanding services and growing our team.”

To lead the new office, Oklahoma native and long-time friend and colleague of the firm Dean Koleada has been hired as partner, joining founding partners Gabe Bruehl, Chad Kimbell, Jennifer Garcia and Brian Estes.

“Expanding our presence outside of Texas is a big step for the KBGE brand and an eye toward the future of the firm,” said Estes. “Dean and I have worked together for many years and have been friends even longer. He is extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in the land-development process in Oklahoma. I’m really proud of our entire team and thrilled to have Dean leading the way in Oklahoma.”

Koleada is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has more than 16 years of engineering experience, having led the civil engineering effort for numerous types of land development and public infrastructure projects in Oklahoma and Texas.

“I could not be more excited about this opportunity with KBGE. The partners and I go back years, and each of us brings experience, relationships and proven ability to the table,” said Koleada. “Much like Central Texas, the Oklahoma market is thriving. Having worked in the area for many years, I look forward to what we can achieve together now and in the future.”

The expansion coincides with KBGE’s five-year anniversary; Chad Kimbell and Gabe Bruehl established the firm in the spring of 2011. Shortly after, colleagues Jennifer Garcia and Brian Estes joined them. Today, KBGE has 28 employees and was recently recognized as a Fast 50 company by the Austin Business Journal, the publication’s annual award that ranks companies based on performance and revenue generated during the past three years.

The KBGE portfolio includes a healthy mix of multi-family, mixed-use, master-planned, public works, single-family, industrial, retail and office development projects. Prominent clients include Transwestern, NLand Surf Park, Cielo Property Group, GroundFloor Development, Ryan Companies, LD&C Development & Construction, Natural Vitality, Rooms To Go, LCS Development and Advance Auto Parts.

Notable work in Oklahoma includes Windmill Park, a 20-acre single-family residential subdivision with Neal McGee Homes; Cottonwood Creek, a 42-acre single-family residential development with Arbor Land Development; several retail pad sites with HGA Holdings; and University House Norman, a student- housing development with University House Communities.

Learn more about KBGE’s portfolio here.

“Dean and the entire KBGE team provide excellent skill and service,” said Neal McGee, President of Neal McGee Homes. “I rely on them to propose a customized approach for each of my developments, and I appreciate their thoroughness and attention to schedule and budget throughout the duration of the project. I build homes for families, and I demand the very best for my customers. KBGE has delivered time and time again.”

This past month, KBGE celebrated the grand opening of the Oklahoma office with a cocktail reception at The Ambassador Hotel, joined by clients, industry partners, regional leaders, friends and family.

About KBGE:

KBGE is a civil engineering, surveying and land-development consulting company with offices in Texas and Oklahoma. The firm principals, Chad Kimbell, P.E., Gabe Bruehl, P.E., Jennifer Garcia, P.E., Brian Estes, P.E., and Dean Koleada, P.E., have more than 75-years of combined experience providing timely and economical solutions for all stages of development, design and construction.

KBGE provides project management, engineering design, surveying and regulatory permitting of multi- family, mixed-use, master-planned, public works, single-family, industrial, retail and office development projects, with operations in Texas and Oklahoma. Its engineers have a breadth of experience with zoning cases, due diligence investigations, subdivision and platting, preliminary design and civil construction documents in varying locales.

To learn more about KBGE, visit www.kbge-eng.com.