When the school opened in 2012, the Leadership Prep School (LPS) leased space from a local church so they could offer classes as quickly as possible. Each year, enrollment increased significantly. Due to their steady growth, LPS engaged KSA to design a new building that would more adequately accommodate the school’s growing population of eager minds. The existing leased space will be used for kindergarten through fourth grade students, while the new facility—which is located just south of the current facility—will house middle and high school students.

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services are the unsung heroes of the design world. Hidden behind ceilings, walls and stalls, the underrated nature of MEP services is usually noticed only when there’s a problem. We carefully design our MEP systems to work optimally and integrate seamlessly into existing designs.


KSA is pleased to welcome Chad Pennel, P.E. to our Aviation Services group. Working from our McKinney, Texas office, Chad will serve as a Regional Manager and Senior Project Manager. Chad’s interest in engineering spurred from a natural proclivity for math and science. Early in his career, Chad took a job working in the field at various airports, providing inspection and materials testing for aviation projects. He’s been working for airports for the last 19 years.


For nearly 23 years, Davis Dickson served as the airport manager at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) – one of KSA’s key clients for over 25 years and counting. As a new addition to KSA’s esteemed Aviation Services group, Davis will capitalize on his client perspective to further KSA’s mission to provide client satisfaction and project excellence.

Abiel Carrillo, P.E., C.F.M.

KSA is proud to announce the establishment of a new office in Albuquerque, New Mexico! The Albuquerque office will provide our full array of municipal and aviation services and is supported by our entire KSA team.

“Our reach into the New Mexico area happened organically. It is the logical culmination of a series of steps taken over several years.”

– Joncie Young, P.E.
Director of Municipal Services

KSA 2017 Shareholders

KSA’s annual shareholder meeting was held in January 2017. Among the many positive and exciting items discussed, four new professionals were added to the company’s prestigious group of shareholders: Hunter Hilburn, CEcD, EDFP, Michael Mallonee, Travis Pierce, P.E., and Vivek Khanna, Ph.D, P.E.


At this year’s annual shareholder meeting, Molly Waller, Manager of Planning and Business Development for KSA’s Aviation Services group, was elected to the Board of Directors. Molly joins previous and current members Tracy Hicks, P.E., Mike Burns, P.E., Craig Phipps, P.E., Lanny Buck, P.E., John Ringler, P.E. and President Mitch Fortner, P.E.