From Our Founder

Dear Friends,

Back in 1998, working out of old warehouse in Oakland I started kW Engineering as a two-person firm with a singular vision: to become the leading technical experts at identifying opportunities in institutional, commercial, and industrial facilities to save energy and enhance our customers’ bottom lines. Long before “sustainability” and “renewables” became popular buzzwords, kW Engineering was cutting its teeth on the rooftops of municipal buildings and in the central plants of public campuses.

We treat every project as an opportunity to showcase our expertise, further refine our craft, and strengthen our reputation. I am proud that my team’s results speak for themselves. With hundreds of satisfied long-term clients, we have steadily grown into a recognized leader in the energy industry with a dedicated technical staff of over 50 energy engineers and technicians (of which nearly half are licensed Professional Engineers).

While new firms have entered the market in the past few years and others have left or been acquired by large corporations, kW Engineering has remained a private and independent company, beholden only to our customers’ best interests. We deliberately seek out only those opportunities where we can deliver results and build strong professional relationships that will last for decades to come. We genuinely love what we do, and we appreciate your consideration to work with or for kW Engineering.

Many Thanks,

Jim Kelsey, P.E.
Founder & President
kW Engineering

Long before “sustainability” and “renewables” became popular buzzwords, kW Engineering was cutting its teeth on the rooftops of municipal buildings and in the central plants of public campuses.