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.
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.
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.
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K&A does great work for our clients and good works in our communities. K&A supports numerous organizations through the time, talent and treasure of the K&A Family. We commit a percentage of our profits to non-profit partnershipsView K&A Community Involvement
K&A is committed to improving the quality of life for our clients, employees, and communities. We understand the importance of the projects we take on and we know what is needed to finish work fully compliant, on time, and within budget to earn additional business. We bring an uncompromising precision to everything we do.
K&A provides client-centric solutions to challenges by attracting and developing a world-class workforce comprised of thought leaders connected through a culture of mutual respect and united purpose.
We value leaders who place others above self and model decisiveness, flexibility, humility and honesty.
We are committed to finding and developing the best talent possible and we work hard every day to enhance this differentiator.
We exist to bring value to our clients. Client deliverables are always our #1 priority. We are committed to delighting our clients with flawless delivery.
We do great work for our clients and good works in our communities. We provide our time, talent and treasure to organizations and efforts that matter to our employees and their families.