KCI is a professional service firm that supports all aspects of mobility, land development, preservation, and infrastructure. Whether it’s building roads, making sure clean water and reliable power are available, or enhancing communications networks, we can help.
At KCI, we apply knowledge, determination and skill to create a more interconnected, livable world—a society that connects us not only to our clients, but to each other. We relentlessly pursue solutions today to address tomorrow’s infrastructure and environmental challenges.
Our team’s size and experience allow us to provide services for large and high-profile projects while our commitment and care enables us to deliver solutions at the level of detail that is expected from a smaller company.
Operating as a 100% employee-owned firm, our team of experts is passionate about making a difference, making it easy to stand behind our work and deliver what we promise. KCI is also ISO 9001:2015 certified, a widely recognized international standard for quality management systems.
As a team, we are driven to better ourselves, each other and the world around us. We are driven to rise to the challenge.
Our core purpose is to care for and improve the built and natural environment to better our society.
Bring value to our employee owners
Act with honesty, integrity and respect
Treat our team well and bring our best
Embrace continuous innovation and creativity
Commit to delivering what we promise
With many areas of technical expertise, KCI operates under several consulting and construction entities.
KCI Holdings, Inc.
KCI Technologies, Inc.
KCI Communications Infrastructure
KCI Environmental Technologies and Construction
In 1955, Matz Childs and Associates was founded. After a succession of moves that paralleled the firm’s growth, the company was purchased by industrial products conglomerate Walter Kidde & Company in 1969.
Eight years later, Kidde merged the firm with three other architectural and engineering firms to create an engineering subsidiary known as Kidde Consultants Inc.
In 1987, Hanson Trust PLC of Great Britain, a manufacturing company, purchased the parent company Kidde. Soon thereafter, the subsidiary initiated an employee buyout from Hanson, which was completed in December 1988. In 1991, the firm’s official name was changed to KCI Technologies Inc.
KCI’s successful involvement in significant projects, such as the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant, Camden Yards, Delaware Route 1, Fiberlight West Texas, Hunt Valley Town Center, Loveton Farms, and Pennsylvania Blue Route Environmental Monitor early in our establishment led to the firm’s continued growth and prosperity over the years.
Thanks to the commitment of our employee owners, we have been consistently ranked among the top consulting engineering firms in the country by the Engineering News-Record.