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Who We Are

KDM Engineering is a WBE/MBE professional engineering firm focusing on power distribution design, gas distribution and telecommunications design. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm also has branch offices on the east coast.

We have built a reputation of excellence over the last 10 years by providing outstanding technical experience and maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality assurance for both public and private sector clients. KDM specializes in engineering design, program and project management, utility coordination, drafting and permitting. Following our core values of safety, quality, integrity, teamwork and dedication, we’ve built a proven track record of success in responding to our clients’ needs, budgets, and schedules.

Dedication. Experience. Trust. These are the foundations on which our partnerships are built, and the KDM team is committed to upholding them well into the future.

Diversity is what distinguishes us from any other company in the industry. Our differences are the foundation of our uniformity. Alternatively stated: That which sets us apart, is what brings us together. We will continue to prove that when organizations are committed to diversity and inclusion they are more successful because they bring together different backgrounds, experiences and ways of thinking, offering unique and varied perspectives when solving problems.

At KDM we take pride in our professionalism, and there’s no denying we have a distinct edge over our competition in providing outstanding technical expertise, resulting in consistent recognition by our clients as a top engineering firm.

This KDM Engineering branded hard hat is issued to all KDM engineers to safely perform their work in the field.
The KDM office offers many employee perks, including these fun, large and colorful KDM letters and seats that decorate an employee lounge area.
Team in office working reviewing table of diagrams

Vision Statement

Challenging and changing the energy infrastructure to help light up the world!

Our Mission

Graphic showing interconnectivity of a smart city.

KDM Engineering strives to become a preferred, multi-faceted, engineering firm in the power and utility industries. We will pursue more opportunities to work in the renewable energy sector of both wind and solar. One of our primary future goals includes assisting in providing low cost energy options to those dark areas of the world without proper infrastructure.

Young girl studying at a computer.

KDM is also committed to changing the face of engineering by increasing awareness in STEM fields for women and minorities through targeted programming, mentorship and other opportunities to speak with youth about math and science through our nonprofit organization, Calculated Genius, LLC.


Certifications

  • WBE with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • MBE with the National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • DBE with the City of Chicago
  • MWBE with the Cities of Chicago, Baltimore and Philadelphia


Awards

  • Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 3+ years
  • ComEd’s Overall Performance Award for Professional Services 2018
  • Entrepreneur 360 – 360 Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America 2018
  • Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) – 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies 2019
  • Woman-Owned Business Achievement Award – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Small Business Awards 2019
  • 2020 Class III Supplier of the Year by the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (MBEIC/ChicagoMSDC)
  • Forbes – America’s Best Startup Employers 2020
  • Inc. 5000 – America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2020 (#1851)


Associations

  • AABE - American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce
  • Chicago United
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
  • IEEE PES - Power & Energy Society
  • MWBOO - City of Baltimore Minority & Women's Business Opportunity Office
  • NAWBO - National Association of Women Business Owners
  • NMSDC - National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers
  • SWE - Society of Women Engineers
  • WBDC - Women's Business Development Center
  • WBENC - Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • WEN Chicago - Women’s Energy Network
  • WIE - Women in Engineering