LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 23, 2012) — KLH Engineers announced the opening of its downtown Lexington, Ky. office location.
Headquartered in Ft. Thomas, Ky. and now opening a fifth office location, KLH Engineers has seen more than a 55 percent growth since the 2008; almost doubling in size in a down economy. Established and operating in Kentucky for nearly 60 years, KLH is investing in the Commonwealth by creating job opportunities and hiring local talent.
“One of the paramount goals in launching this branch office was to be fully staffed prior to opening and capitalize on the pool of highly qualified engineers in the Lexington area,” said Robert Lonnemann, principal of the firm.
Staffing for the new Lexington office includes two employees relocated from Ft. Thomas, four new hires from the local community, and two additional positions to be filled immediately; totaling eight staff members at the onset of operation. The office has capacity for 14, which KLH hopes to reach at the earliest opportunity. The firm has invested over $100,000 in the branch office build out and equipment.
KLH Engineers chose to locate their new office in the downtown area as its vibrant environment coincides with their company culture and design mindset. Its centralized location at the corner of Main and Rose Streets will allow the firm to serve their clients efficiently. The new space is also targeted to achieve LEED (Leadership in Environmental & Energy Design) Certification; in which their walkable, downtown location contributed to earning points for the certification.
The office will be managed by longtime, senior principal, Robert Lonnemann; a member of the firm for more than 20 years. Mr. Lonnemann has been operating in Lexington since October 2011.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting, hosted by Commerce Lexington, will take place on March 23, 2012 to officially celebrate the opening of the firm’s new Lexington office.