When the pingpong table had to be taken out to make room for a survey team, it was a sign that KFW Engineers & Surveying had outgrown their northwest San Antonio home. The company will soon start construction on a new headquarters building.
The local civil engineering firm will be moving out of its headquarters off Huebner Road and into a two-story building that will cost $4.2 million to build and have 30,000 square feet of office space off Loop 1604 and Huntington Place in Shavano Park.
KFW Engineers co-founder George Weron said the building will have a Texas Hill Country look with energy-saving features and xeriscaping.
The new building will also include amenities for the staff: a workout room with showers to encourage cycling and running in addition to recreational areas, access to a nearby greenbelt and an outdoor barbecue area.
With a well-rounded portfolio of residential and commercial projects that includes the San Antonio Scorpions soccer stadium as well as charter and private schools, the company will launch a public works department after moving into its new building, Weron said.
"We've got room to grow into," he said.
Founded in 2006, the company has 16 licensed engineers and 70 other employees who are keeping busy with projects in San Antonio as well as master-planned communities in Schertz, Cibolo and Boerne.
"As we've grown, the projects have gotten bigger," Weron said.
KFW Engineers built its current headquarters at the Huebner Gardens Office Park in June 2012, and company co-founder Steven Krauskopf said KFW quickly outgrew it. By September 2013, it had to get rid of its beloved pingpong table to make way for a survey team.
Krauskopf said employees were having to double up in offices originally built for one person, and in February 2014, the company had to rent a satellite office in another building a mile away.
"We'll be reunited back under one roof," Krauskopf said.