Our Story

Residential Wood Frame Specialists


Jim, Ken and Charles all had worked for the same Philadelphia area Engineering Firm at various times in the late 90’s. Charles left to pursue other opportunities as Ken stayed and continued to cultivate and develop professional relationships over the next four years. Jim and Ken both shared the same vision of earning their professional engineer licenses and starting their own engineering firms. Soon after earning his P.E. license, Jim put his dreams into motion and formed a corporation. After many discussions, Jim and Ken found that they were like-minded in their approach to structural engineering and ethical business practices. With both having successfully passed their PE exams, Jim’s newly formed corporation and Ken’s professional relationships, they took a leap of faith together and formed K&S Engineering.

After collaborating with K&S Engineering on a few projects, Charles was looking for a new opportunity to further his career, and the three men found common ground.  Their design philosophies, ethics and attitudes toward client satisfaction, along with a diverse engineering background through their varied career experiences, joined forces in 2002 to form KSE Engineering.

KSE Engineering hired their first full-time employee in 2005, doubled in staff size by 2007, and continues to grow to meet the needs of their expanding client base. With high professional standards, KSE’s team prides themselves on accurate, high-quality work and a strong commitment to their clients and employees.

KSE is known as a trusted, hands-on company both regionally and nationally and attributes its success to a client base earned solely on word of mouth referrals and the qualified, exceptional staff of professionals.