“Big Firm Abilities, Small Firm Agility”

About K&A

K&A is a privately-owned, nationally certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) providing comprehensive consulting, engineering & design, program/project management, construction management, and support services to Utility and Industrial clients.

OUR COMPANY

Founded in 2016 by Purna Kharel, an entrepreneur with a vision of transforming the power industry, K&A Engineering has become one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country.   

Beginning at the age of nine and over 7000 miles away in a rural town near Kathmandu, Nepal, Purna dreamed of creating his own business. He also knew that gaining proper education and experience was essential to realizing his objective.  

After receiving his undergraduate degree from a reputable engineering school in Nepal and his master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University, he started working toward his vision of establishing K&A Engineering Consulting P.C. beginning with only one client and one employee: himself.   6 years later, K&A’s experience includes all aspects of electric power generation, substation, transmission, distribution, energy efficiency, and distributed energy resource (DER) projects, from planning, environmental, and regulatory analyses through engineering & design, construction, program management, and commissioning.   

K&A has gained deep roots in the Power Generation and T&D sectors with the average employee having 20 years or more of experience. Because of these strong foundations, K&A has been able to attract top-tier talent and quickly evolve into a multi-discipline full-service Engineering & PMO company offering professional services throughout the US and internationally.  

K&A works with a diverse range of clients, including utilities, contractors, and renewable energy developers. We create customized solutions leveraging best practices and experience to solve the vast array of our client's challenges. Since we are involved with projects ranging from conceptual and permitting through detailed design, construction, commissioning, and testing, our engineers account for cost, schedule, and constructability in their work product. By incorporating all the above into our engineering and design, we feel K&A provides an essential value-added service that benefits all parties involved.

Our Company

Founded in 2016 by Purna Kharel, an entrepreneur with a vision of transforming the power industry, K&A Engineering has become one of the fastest growing engineering
firms in the country.

Beginning at the age of nine and over 7000 miles away in a rural town near Kathmandu, Nepal, Purna dreamed of creating his own business. He also knew that gaining proper education and experience was essential to realizing his objective.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from a reputable engineering school in Nepal and his master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University, he started working toward his vision of establishing K&A Engineering Consulting P.C. beginning with only one client and one employee: himself.   6 years later, K&A’s experience includes all aspects of electric power generation, substation, transmission, distribution, energy efficiency, and distributed energy resource (DER) projects, from planning, environmental, and regulatory analyses through engineering & design, construction, program management, and commissioning.

K&A has gained deep roots in the Power Generation and T&D sectors with the average employee having 20 years or more of experience. Because of these strong foundations, K&A has been able to attract top-tier talent and quickly evolve into a multi-discipline full-service Engineering & PMO company offering professional services throughout the US and internationally.

K&A works with a diverse range of clients, including utilities, contractors, and renewable energy developers. We create customized solutions leveraging best practices and experience to solve the vast array of our client's challenges. Since we are involved with projects ranging from conceptual and permitting through detailed design, construction, commissioning, and testing, our engineers account for cost, schedule, and construct ability in their work product. By incorporating all the above into our engineering and design, we feel K&A provides an essential value-added service that benefits all parties involved.

History Of K&A

January 2016

Founded in 2016 by Purna Kharel, an entrepreneur with a vision of transforming the power industry in amazing and innovative ways, K&A Engineering has become one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country. Early on, he set forth the company's motto as, "Big Firm Abilities... Small Firm Agility." To Purna, it was imperative to run a lean startup in its infancy, which resulted in K&A's early success - and continues today!

January 2016

Founded in 2016 by Purna Kharel, an entrepreneur with a vision of transforming the power industry in amazing and innovative ways, K&A Engineering has become one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country. Early on, he set forth the company's motto as, "Big Firm Abilities... Small Firm Agility." To Purna, it was imperative to run a lean startup in its infancy, which resulted in K&A's early success - and continues today!

January 2016

Founded in 2016 by Purna Kharel, an entrepreneur with a vision of transforming the power industry in amazing and innovative ways, K&A Engineering has become one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country. Early on, he set forth the company's motto as, "Big Firm Abilities... Small Firm Agility." To Purna, it was imperative to run a lean startup in its infancy, which resulted in K&A's early success - and continues today!

January 2016

Founded in 2016 by Purna Kharel, an entrepreneur with a vision of transforming the power industry in amazing and innovative ways, K&A Engineering has become one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country. Early on, he set forth the company's motto as, "Big Firm Abilities... Small Firm Agility." To Purna, it was imperative to run a lean startup in its infancy, which resulted in K&A's early success - and continues today!

Our Approach

K&A brings significant industry knowledge and experience to supplement our clients and work within their environment. Our team integrates, understands processes, procedures and bottlenecks and can make targeted, strategic recommendations for improvements.

Collaboration
Align with your team, understand goals and place your success at the center of our execution strategy.
Core Team
We provide a core team that oversees the project work and relationship to ensure success. We prioritize placement of existing K&A employees.
Engagement
We establish regular and transparent communication at all levels.

Recognized for Excellence

We have proudly held our place in this prestigious ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies.

We have been recognized as a great workplace for three years in a row, reflecting our commitment to a supportive work environment where employees feel valued, empowered, and engaged.

We have been recognized as one of the best workplaces in New York for two consecutive years.

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 2016 by Purna Kharel, an entrepreneur with a vision of transforming the power industry in amazing and innovative ways, K&A Engineering has become one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country. Early on, he set forth the company's motto as, "Big Firm Abilities... Small Firm Agility." To Purna, it was imperative to run a lean startup in its infancy, which resulted in K&A's early success - and continues today!

Client work began quickly and in 2017 and the firm grew from 2 to 15 employees and moved into its headquarters in White Plains, NY while becoming certified nationally as a Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE).

In 2018 the K&A Family grew to 35 employees, revenue grew 400% and profitability nearly doubled.

2019 brought key investments in technology and administrative support, K&A was positioned to begin diversifying their client portfolio and expand throughout the Northeast Region while also establishing an engineering operation in Kathmandu, Nepal providing an option for K&A’s growing client roster to experience the same quality work at lower cost and quicker service.

In 2020, K&A established a foothold in the Distribution Energy Resources studies market and began building a Mid-Atlantic Region. K&A invested in an Operations team to create scalable support and enable growth. In addition, a new leadership team undertook a year-long exercise to build a culture reflective of how the company wanted to operate. In addition, the company launched K&A University, a multi-modal professional development program.

K&A is positioned for explosive growth in 2021, and forecasts project K&A growing its revenue by nearly 200% and growing the K&A Family to more than 400 employees.

Over 2022, K&A has seen substantial growth in revenue (33%), employment numbers (46% or 116 new employees), as well as its contribution to K&A Cares (38%).  The company also acquired 14 new clients, and have 367 employees by year-end.