• Company Founded

    Mr. Kimball founded the company on April 1, 1953 in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania as L. Robert Kimball Consulting Engineers. After college graduation, L. Robert Kimball, received a commission in the Army Air Corps. During World War II he served as lead navigator in B-17 aircraft with the Bloody 100th Bomb Group stationed in Thorpes-Abbotts, England. Through his flying service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and other medals. Upon returning, L. Robert Kimball, a Water/Wastewater Engineer, started the firm’s roots as a two-person consulting engineering firm specializing in civil engineering and surveying.

  • Company Headquarters

    Ebensburg, PA

    1962 – 1990: In 1962, the Kimball family purchased what was once a historic inn in Ebensburg and moved the headquarters there, where it remains to this day. Transportation Services for Highways and Airports were among the first services provided by the firm, followed by Environmental Services in 1990.

  • Architecture Department

    The Architecture Department was formed in 1963. Over the next ten years the company expanded its building systems design services with Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Structural Engineering services.

  • The 1970s

    During the 1970s, the Geotechnical Services Building opened in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. The Geotechnical Services Building provided Drilling and Geotechnical Services.

  • Construction Inspection

    Construction Inspection Services offerings were developed in 1994.

  • CDI Corporation

    On June 28, 2010, L.R. Kimball was acquired by CDI Corporation (NYSE: CDI), making it a part of a global company with expertise in power and energy, oil and gas, chemical, defense, aerospace, and life sciences industries and government services.

  • AE Industrial Partners

    CDI Corporation is acquired by AE Industrial Partners. L.R. Kimball, a division of CDI Engineering Solutions once again becomes a privately held firm, streamlining our service offering to the Energy, Chemicals, and Infrastructure sectors.

  • TranSystems

    On May 19, 2021, L.R. Kimball was acquired by TranSystems, which provides engineering and architectural planning, design, and construction solutions  to enhance the movement of goods and people  across today’s integrated transportation infrastructure.

For over 68 years, we have advocated for our clients and built enduring relationships focused on helping each client achieve their goals.

“Our mission is predicated on putting success for our clients first. When we do that, our own business success will follow. That means listening to the client, providing what the client needs as opposed to what we want; managing expectations, costs, and schedules on all of our projects; and perhaps most importantly, making it right if things go wrong.”

L. Robert Kimball, Founder
In Memory of Mr. Kimball
1923 – 2013

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