PCA is pleased to have Kland Civil Engineers as a new 2010 board member. Please welcome Leslie Kland!
Tell us about yourself and your organization:
Kland civil engineers was established in 2003 for the purposes of providing the public and private site development community with Principal focused civil engineering and survey services. We are not only attentive to the technology of engineering; but understanding the vision to create more meaningful communities. We are an S/W/DBE Certified Firm in Arizona, Colorado and Utah.
Leslie Kland, P.E, LEED AP, Principal of Kland Civil Engineers has 19 year experience in civil engineering and understands the complexity of commercial and municipal site development and emphasizes an increased communication with the development team. She is more than just the Principal of the firm, but also the project manager and project engineer of each and every project; focused on experience, dedication and service.
Can you share any highlights about your organization or past or current projects?
Kland civil engineers specialize in creating winning schools, libraries, fire stations, parks, retail, office, warehouse, hospitality and multi-family projects in multiple jurisdictions throughout the southwest. Our past experience in site development has been as diverse as it has been challenging; successfully completing projects with LEED requirements, ADA restrictions, in flood plains, extreme hillside conditions, in-fill projects, and downtown development. A few notable projects many may recognize are, Maricopa County Courts Tower, Rio Salado Audubon, McDowell Mountain Aquatic Center, Troon Park, McDowell Mountain Gateway Access, Scottsdale 101, The Shops at Norterra, Hotel Monroe, and projects for Maricopa County Community Colleges and ASU.
What are crucial issues that affect your business?
Specializing in the commercial and public site development sectors, the slow economy has had a serious affect on our business as well as many others. This coupled with start up firms that have little overhead and liability and offer below standard prices for civil engineering services is forcing small and mid-size companies to reinvent business plans and strategies, strategies that force additional layoffs and cut backs such as decreased benefits to lower cost. The competition in a down economy, can be fierce. With every layoff a new firm emerges. We think it is important to not compromise quality to have the low price. We believe that when the dust settles quality, professional service is what will have survived. Off course we are not alone in the struggle to keep our business doors open and we are very grateful to our loyal clients. We are hopeful for the future and expect that most of us will breathe a sigh of relief in the up and coming year as things become more stable.
How can customers and/or other members connect with you?