14 11, 2017

KBGE Welcomes Four New Hires: Lauren Beavers, Juan Maldonado, Armando Molina Jr. and Lia Powell

November 14th, 2017|

Lauren Beavers joins KBGE as a Project Manager. Lauren was born and raised in Austin, attending the University of Texas at Austin where she received her degree in Civil Engineering. Favorite thing about Austin: Live music! Stubb’s is my favorite venue. If I could have any superhero power, it would be: teleportation, duh. Juan Maldonado is one of two new Survey Field Member at KBGE. Also originally from Austin, Juan loves the live bands, the friendly people and the good food here. If I could have any superhero power, it would be:  invisibility. When I’m not working at KBGE, I am: working at home and spending time with my kids. Armando Molina Jr. has also been hired as a Survey Field Member at KBGE. Another native Austinite, Armando loves everything about the city except the traffic. I can’t get enough of: Good food and sports. When I’m not working [...]

12 09, 2017

KBGE Celebrates HAAM Benefit Day!

September 12th, 2017|

What a great day of music, fun, and helping the Austin music community! KBGE staff and friends spent the afternoon at ZAX Restaurant on Barton Springs to celebrate HAAM Benefit Day for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians! HAAM is a non-profit dedicated to providing affordable health care to Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. While we enjoyed a delicious lunch, local musicians Lucas Cook and Craig Marshall each played a fantastic show, with five percent of all proceeds from ZAX donated to HAAM at the end of the day. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us! Even if you were not able to make it out to ZAX, please consider making a donation to HAAM: https://myhaam.org/donate/ And, stay tuned for details on next year’s HAAM Benefit Day!

18 07, 2017

New Hires: Craig Tipton and Mike Theone – Engineer Associates at KBGE Engineering

July 18th, 2017|

Craig Tipton joins KBGE as an Engineer Associate. Craig attended Texas A&M University and received his degree in Civil/Ocean Engineering. Favorite thing about Austin: This town fosters and encourages creativity and entrepreneurship in a manner I’ve never experienced before. I can’t get enough of: College football. I think I might have a serious problem. Mike Theone also joins KBGE as an Engineer Associate. Mike grew up in Austin and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he received his degree in civil engineering. I can’t get enough of: playing basketball. If I could have any superhero power, it would be: cell regeneration.

12 07, 2017

Zoning change sought for ‘Y’ complex, new restaurant planned

July 12th, 2017|

Michele Rogerson Lynch, director of land use and entitlements at Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams by Ann Fowler OAK HILL –  Representatives of the 4.5-acre commercial property that currently houses the Goodwill at the ‘Y’ said owners would like to rezone the property from GR-CO-NP to GR-MU-CO-NP. In addition, they seek to change the floor-to-area ratio (FAR) from 0.21-to-1 to the more typical 1-to-1. They spoke at the June OHAN meeting (Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods). Michele Rogerson Lynch, director of land use and entitlements at Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams, said the property owner, Cielo Paso Oak Hill LP, is seeking some changes for both short-term and long-term plans at 7100 U.S 290 West. Gabe Bruehl, founding partner of KBGE Engineering, also attended the meeting to answer questions. Lynch said they were surprised when Planet Fitness suddenly gave notice recently, closing the Oak Hill facility and moving clients to a new one [...]

30 01, 2017

48 East Tower Lands Approval of Design Commission

January 30th, 2017|

by Adolfo Pesquera   Austin (Travis Co.) - Promising to become one of the most prominent residences at the edge of Lady Bird Lake, the 48 East Apartment Tower received the recommendation of the Austin Design Commission. LD&C, the developer, is seeking a density bonus to raise the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 8:10 to 15:1; this is the principal bulk regulation controlling the size of buildings. It is a ratio of the total building floor area in relation to the area of its zoning lot. For this project, the lot area is 17,859 square feet (0.41 acres), and the total project area is 267,975 square feet. The FAR increase here is primariling owing to a height increase from the 40 feet allowed to a proposed 350 feet. LD&C's design has 33 stories. To achieve the density bonus, LD&C offers as incentives 5 percent of the units as affordable housing at 80 [...]

4 01, 2017

3-story project planned for South Congress site

January 4th, 2017|

3-story project planned for South Congress site December 16, 2016 – Shonda Novak, American-Statesman Same name, new project. The former St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop, which had been a fixture on South Congress Avenue for more than two decades, is about to take on new life as the space is renovated and a three-story building with shops and offices is built next to it. The project, called Saint Vincent, is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2017 along a section of South Congress that is seeing a burst of new development, with some businesses relocating or closing. St. Vincent de Paul operated a thrift store and collection center there before relocating this year to 901 Braker Lane, where it has a larger store and expanded services. The developer of the planned Saint Vincent project is The Kor Group, teaming with Drake Real Estate Partners based in New York. The Kor [...]

6 09, 2016

KBGE Recognized as a Fast 50 Company Two Years in a Row

September 6th, 2016|

KBGE Engineering has (once again) been named a Fast 50 Company by the Austin Business Journal! This annual award recognizes Austin area companies that have grown rapidly in the past three years. The list is seen as a valuable source of info for sales people, job seekers, executives trying to keep an eye on the competition and those just wondering who's doing the most business in Austin's booming economy. A reception will be held on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the downtown Hilton Austin, where the ABJ will unveil the rankings for the companies that grew the most from 2013 to 2015 in two categories: those with annual revenue up to $9,999,999 and those with revenue over $10 million  See KBGE on the list and see all 2016 Fast 50 Companies here.

14 06, 2016

West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Rock Hop

June 14th, 2016|

KBGE is thrilled to have been a part of the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Rock Hop project! Our team donated its services to assist with the permitting and the flood study of the area to ensure the Rock Hop is a successful and welcomed addition to the Greenbelt. On Saturday, June 4th, we celebrated the grand opening of the Rock Hop with other project team members, council member Kathie Tovo and our friends in the community. West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Rock Hop Project Team: KBGE Engineering Austin Parks Foundation Austin Parks and Recreation Department Keep Austin Beautiful Austin Watershed Protection Council Member Kathie Tovo Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association BCNA Parks Committee Zilker Neighborhood Association

10 05, 2016

KBGE opens Oklahoma City office

May 10th, 2016|

KBGE partners are, from left to right, Dean Koleada, Chad Kimbell, Gabe Bruehl, Jennifer Garcia and Brian Estes. OKLAHOMA CITY - KBGE has expanded operations beyond Texas by establishing its first out-of-state office at 4045 NW 64th St. in Oklahoma City. KBGE Is a civil engineering company based in Austin. Oklahoma native Dean Koleada has been hired as partner to lead the new office. He joins 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 l have worked together for many years and have been friends even longer." Koleada is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has more than 16 years of engineering experience. Kimbell and Bruehl established the firm In 2011. Garcia and Estes joined as partners shortly after KBGE was formed. KBGE has 28 employees. KBGE clients include Transwestern, NLand Surf Park, Cielo [...]

10 05, 2016


May 10th, 2016|

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 [...]