2021 - A Year in Review

 

2021 was a monumental year of growth for KFW as we celebrated our 15th anniversary. As we reflect on this past year, we are grateful for our industry and client relationships, the progress we have made in the land development industry, and the development of our nonprofit, which had stretched our charitable goals even further. KFW honors the men and women who make up the genuine, ambitious, kind, and hardworking company culture that carried us towards our various achievements in 2021. We anticipate even more remarkable accomplishments for 2022

Awards:

2021 Best Places for Working Parents

This is KFW’s first year winning the Best Place for Working Parents award that acknowledges our family-friendly environment and active promotion to maintain a work-life balance. In 2021, KFW implemented a Half-Day-Friday policy which allows associates to choose how they allocate their 40-hour workweek to provide a flexible Friday schedule, and of course, more time with family.

San Antonio Business Journal - Largest Engineering Firm

KFW ranks as the 3rd largest engineering firm in San Antonio, based on the number of employed Professional Engineers.

San Antonio Business Journal - Largest Civil Engineering Firm

KFW ranks as the 2nd largest civil engineering firm in San Antonio, based on the number of employed local civil engineers.

San Antonio Business Journal - Fast Track Awards

KFW is listed #23 out of 27 fastest-growing companies in San Antonio based on a revenue percentage increase from fiscal 2018 to fiscal 2020.

San Antonio Business Journal - Fiesta Medal Contest: Businesses

KFW won 1st place for the Businesses category for our 2021 Fiesta medal designed by KFW’s Marketing Specialist, Silvana Occhiuzzi. Read more about our amazing artist here: KFW Engineers + Surveying - Meet KFW's Fiesta Medal Artist

Engineering News - Record - Texas & Louisiana Top Design Firms

For the 5th consecutive year, KFW made the ENR Texas & Louisiana Regional Top Design Firms list, placing #74 out of 111 based on design-specific revenue.


Accomplishments:

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South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRA)

KFW Engineers became a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Happy Birthday KFW

We celebrated 15 years of our fantastic company!

UTSA’s 7th Annual Engineering BBQ Cook-Off

We placed 4th in the brisket category at the UTSA Engineering BBQ Cook-Off, supporting multiple UTSA engineering organizations.

San Antonio Sports and Social Club

Our volleyball team, “Chewblocka” placed first in the summer league! Go, Team!


Community Involvement

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From our desire to meaningfully impact the community, KFW Engineers + Surveying created KFW Foundation in January of 2021. Inspired by the heart of KFW, our associates, outreach efforts aim to develop life-changing relationships with organizations that support inclusion, poverty alleviation, and education. Through our fundraising events, employee contributions, and supporters like you, we were able to meet our commitment of donating $100,000 to Morgan’s Wonderland. In addition, we stretched our volunteer efforts to the Children’s Hunger Fund, the American Heart Association, the San Antonio Food Bank, and many more!

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Company Culture

We continued to uphold our mantra, “Work Hard, Play Hard,” by filling our year of biweekly gift card raffles, appreciation, KFW University (KFW’s development program), dress-up days, family events, and SO…MUCH…MORE.

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Promotions

  • 3 Administrative Staff
  • 1 GIS Analyst
  • 1 CAD Designer
  • 3 Graduate Engineers
  • 2 Engineers in Training
  • 7 Assistant Project Managers
  • 3 Project Managers
  • 2 Senior Project Managers
  • 4 Directors
  • 4 Vice Presidents

Years of Service:

15 Years with KFW:
  • George Weron
  • Steven Krauskopf
10 Years with KFW:
  • Burt Wellmann
5 Years with KFW:
  • Christopher Garcia
  • Eric Warford
  • Nathan Villela
  • Silvana Occhiuzzi
  • Ulysses Urena