History of KSA

KSA was founded in 1978 as Kindle, Stone, & Associates, Inc., in Longview, Texas. The firm was established as a municipal engineering company.  Throughout the early years of the company, our engineers focused primarily on water and wastewater plants, pipelines, pump stations, and storage tanks, many of which were funded through EPA grants that were available in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

KSA Shareholders 2023
Annual Shareholder Meeting 2023

KSA Shareholders at the annual shareholders meeting.

The firm has grown rapidly since 1978 and currently has approximately 140 employees in nine offices located in Amarillo, Austin, Longview, Lufkin, McKinney, Nacogdoches, Norman, Shreveport, Sugar Land, and Tyler.

BLOC Design-Build, a subsidiary of KSA, provides SCADA design and installation services.  

2019 – KSA acquired Crosspoint Engineering, LLC
2018 – New McKinney office opened
2016 – Norman, Oklahoma office opened
2016 – Mitch Fortner, P.E. named new President
2012 – BLOC Electrical Contracting and Panel Shop opened
2012 – Acquired Alliance, Inc. in Shreveport
2010 – San Angelo office opened
2009 – Amarillo office opened
2009 – KSA subsidiary Renewable Energy Solutions began
2007 – KSA began Oil & Gas Surveying
2006 – Dallas office moves to McKinney
2001 – KSA subsidiary BLOC Design-Build, LLC opened
2002 – Sugar Land office opened
1996 – Toby Kindle retired as President and Joncie Young, P.E. named new President
1995 – Austin office opened
1985 – Longview office moved to its current location on Tyler Street
1984 – Acquired Wisenbaker, Fix & Associates in Tyler
1984 – Lufkin office opened
1982 – Dallas office opened
1978 – KSA was Founded in Longview, Texas