Discover KDM Engineering
A world of diversity, featuring employees with over 45 years of design experience combined and 20 years of project management, we pride ourselves on our ability to bridge the gap between generations. Our employees are also members of multiple societies including: Women In Engineering, IEEE, National Society of Black Engineers, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, NMSDC, and several others. The President and CEO is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business program and a receiver of the 2016 Egretha Award.
Since our doors opened, we have experienced remarkable growth both as a company and as individuals. We’ve had nominations for Top 40 under 40, 5000 Chicago, ComEd’s Rising Star Award and ComEd’s best diverse partner. We have also been selected as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for. KDM Engineering offers a multitude of services within engineering consulting including: program & project management, engineering design, distribution engineering, substation engineering design, civil engineering, and permitting. We set ourselves apart with our dedication, commitment, experience, and consistent customer service. Our clients are our top priority, and we illustrate that through our consistent detail-oriented, efficient, above standard results. With growth of 250% from 2014 to 2015, and 225% growth the following year, we have no smaller plans than continuing that trajectory. With our diverse team made up of all backgrounds, we will continue to be a shining star in the world of engineering and will not stop until we’re the brightest. Complementary with our vision statement, we will continue to challenge and change the energy infrastructure to help light up the world.
Growing up on Chicago’s southside, Kimberly Moore had always been a fan of tinkering. Lovingly known to her family as ‘Ms. Fix It’, even at a young age she was able to focus on creative ways to solve problems. Attending college at Northern Illinois University, Ms. Moore majored in Electrical Engineering. While an undergraduate, she played D1 basketball for the NIU Huskies and quickly developed a knack for getting people to remember her.
Kimberly graduated with her Bachelor of Science in E.E., then began working at a nuclear power plant and purchased her first home. She lived comfortably but soon gave in to the call of secondary education, deciding to pursue her Masters also at NIU. During that time period, entrepreneurial spirit abound, Ms. Moore created approximately 7 different companies in an attempt to find her niche. After graduation, Kimberly took another position in the engineering field as an electrical engineer handling distribution design for ComEd. The department head saw the spark in her that made him want to train her and teach her everything he knew. This training eventually led to a group managing position at another company.
In 2008, Kimberly started the company that would prove to be her catalyst into the world of successful entrepreneurship. After striking out on her own, KDM Engineering was created to provide consulting services on engineering projects. Unfortunately, the effects of the recession and the need to care for her ailing father created a conundrum that was not easily solved and resulted in her closing up shop and moving her life to Indianapolis where her father resided. After his untimely death in 2011, Ms. Moore returned, more ready than ever to make a go of the company that she believed in. She wanted to create a company that would focus on client experiences and customer service, and was successfully able to do so.
Today, KDM Engineering is a multi-million dollar entity that has managed to outwork many of the other firms in the Chicagoland area. Since moving the company to a brand new, downtown office twice, Ms. Moore has been focused on growing and expanding her brand as much as possible in order to have a hand in community relations. Still, even with all of her success, there are moments when she can be caught sitting in her office and tinkering with some random object, no doubt relishing the moment and being grateful for the trajectory that got her to this point. Well-loved by employees and clients alike, Ms. Moore will continue making her mark in the industry, as well as the world.