John Stephens, PE, LEED




B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati


Education, Healthcare, Central Energy & Utilities


Tri-state Society of Healthcare Engineers
OSHA 10- Hour Training

John began to have a strong affinity for mathematics as a grade school student and decided to pursue his engineering career as a senior in high school.  His father, who worked in manufacturing engineering, was an inspiration for his career path.

John has an extensive contracting background and brings a strong combination of skills to the table.  His first 13 years out of college were developed working in the mechanical contracting field.  In 1999 he joined Fosdick & Hilmer, now KFI Engineers, and obtained his engineering licensure.  From there he grew his career in the mechanical / plumbing design, utilities, construction administration, and commissioning fields.  During his time here he has worked on a variety of projects ranging from healthcare and education to utilities, and commercial power plants.

Outside of work, John and his wife Judy have one daughter.  When not working John is an avid runner, a big fan of college basketball, and enjoys live music performances.

I really enjoy the problem-solving component of this work. I like to utilize strong theoretical skills with practical job site experience to arrive at effective solutions. It’s very rewarding to work with the owners and KFI team members to turn the corner on the various engineering challenges that we face.
– John Stephens, PE, LEED