KFI Engineers acquires Fosdick & Hilmer Consulting Engineers

ST. PAUL, MN — October 1, 2020 – KFI Engineers, a recognized industry leader in process and facility infrastructure design, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Fosdick & Hilmer Consulting Engineers, a Cincinnati, OH based mechanical, electrical, controls, and automation systems engineering firm.

Fosdick & Hilmer was founded in 1905 and has continuously evolved to maintain a position of leadership and design excellence for central utilities engineering, mission critical, and other essential facilities. Fosdick & Hilmer provides planning and customized engineered systems solutions for industries and institutions such as healthcare, education, data centers, utilities, food service, manufacturing, commercial buildings, and retail, both in the private sector and in government facilities, all across North America.

“KFI and Fosdick & Hilmer share a common culture of design excellence,” said James A. Faulconbridge, PE, KFI’s President. “We are very pleased that the Fosdick & Hilmer team has chosen to join forces with us. We are excited to expand our critical infrastructure expertise into a national focus with a company that enhances our skill sets and shares our culture of unmatched client service and a passion for continuous improvement.”

“Fosdick & Hilmer is looking forward to joining the KFI team. This decision will broaden our reach, expand our resources and bring specialized expertise not found elsewhere in this market,” commented Fosdick & Hilmer CEO Jim Pretz. “We are enthusiastic about joining KFI. Our similarities in corporate culture and reputation will enable us to continue our commitment to service; KFI will afford us expanded resources and capabilities, leading to even deeper client engagement.”

About KFI Engineers:
KFI Engineers is a recognized industry leader in process and facility infrastructure design and performance. The firm serves clients in the United States, Canada and Central America. KFI was established in 1996 and is headquartered in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN, with five regional offices. Additional information is available on our website: