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Kimley-Horn and Associates

Engineering and land-planning firm.

Headquarters: 3001 Weston Pkwy.
Cary, NC 27513
Employees: 2,000
CEO: Mark Wilson
Privately held

Website: http://www.kimleyhorn.com

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Kimley-Horn is one of the nation's most respected engineering and land planning firms. With almost 2,000 staff in more than 60 offices, Kimley-Horn offers full services in a wide range of disciplines: aviation, the environment, intelligent transportation systems, forensic engineering, landscape architecture, land planning, transit, transportation, roads and bridges, urban redevelopment, water resources, and wireless communications.

The company provides consulting services to both private and public firms. Staff includes civil, transportation, and systems engineers; urban and land planners; environmental specialists; landscape architects and urban designers; and computer/systems specialists. Kimley-Horn also offers construction-related services.

Fortune magazine named Kimley-Horn one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for five straight years.

History

Kimley-Horn began as the partnership of two transportation engineers, Bob Kimley and Bill Horn. Kimley came out of the North Carolina State Highway Commission and had previously worked for the City of Greensboro. Eventually, he would return to government work.

Horn was a highly intuitive, creative engineer-the kind of guy who could sketch the transportation plan for a thousand-acre project in pencil on trash paper and get it right the first time. He loved to teach and continued on faculty at North Carolina State University as well as nurturing younger professionals in the firm.

After a year, Bill and Bob invited one of Bill's former grad students to join them. Ed Vick was a creative, energetic problem solver whose technical excellence and genial ways built a very loyal clientele. Over the years, he developed friendships across the nation. The three incorporated in February 1967.

Steady growth marked the firm's development through the 1970s and 1980s, with new disciplines being added as new specialists joined the firm. Those specialists-practice builders were given tremendous freedom and corporate support for building their own enterprise within the enterprise. Once a practice builder is on board, he or she can draw on the full resources of the firm to make their practice work.

Benefits

- Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
- Generous employer paid retirement contributions (including 401K match) - Average 15%
- Incentive-based bonuses
- Employer-paid short and long-term disability
- Vision plan
- Prescription drug coverage
- Company paid life insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending program for covering deductibles and childcare
- Professional memberships/development programs/certifications
- Generous personal leave and holiday schedule
- Survivor income benefits
- Quit smoking program
- Teamwork/extra effort awards/service recognition
- Worker's compensation
- Tuition reimbursement
- In-house training programs

Updated March 22, 2009