KPE Engineering Architecture Forensics

What differentiates us from other firms is KPE design professionals are also forensic engineering experts. Our staff use the lessons learned from investigating construction defects and the design errors of others to maximize the quality of KPE designs.

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Owner & Associate Principals

  • Kevin Power
    Kevin Power P.E., President/Owner

    Kevin Power, P.E President/Owner, Principal in Charge, Mechanical Engineer – earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering and is licensed to practice mechanical engineering in multiple states. Kevin conducted hundreds of building assessments and innovative system designs during his career – and has provided investigative engineering insight on thousands of forensic assignments.

  • Trevor Huffaker
    Trevor Huffaker Registered Architect, ALA

    Trevor Huffaker, Associate Principal, Registered Architect, ALA – holds a Bachelor’s degree in Design from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and is NCARB certified. Trevor is currently licensed to practice architecture in multiple states and heads up the KPE Architectural Department.

  • Brad Lauritsen P.E., LEED AP BD +C

    Brad Lauritsen, P.E. Associate Principal, LEED AP BD +C – holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and is licensed to practice mechanical engineering in multiple states. Brad leads the KPE Forensic Engineering Department with 11 licensed engineers/architects for assignments.

  • Chad Liechti P.E., LEED AP BD +C

    Chad Liechti, P.E. Associate Principal, LEED AP – holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architectural Engineering with focus on Mechanical Engineering. Chad is licensed to practice Architectural Engineering in multiple states and heads up the KPE Mechanical Engineering Department. He also serves as the firm’s Production Manager.

  • Patrick Straatmann P.E.

    Patrick Straatmann, P.E. Associate Principal – earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and is licensed to practice Electrical Engineering in 12 states. Patrick leads the KPE Electrical Engineering Department and serves as the firm’s Assistant General Manager.

  • Sam Ucman P.E., S.E.

    Sam Ucman, P.E., S.E. Associate Principal – holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architectural Engineering with focus in Structural Engineering. Sam is licensed to practice Structural Engineering in 9 states and heads up the KPE Structural Engineering Department.

OUR MISSION

We provide high-quality, innovative, multi-disciplined services to our customers – on-budget and on-schedule while satisfying our employee’s needs.

WHAT DRIVES US

CUSTOMER DELIGHT

We will exceed client expectations

EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING

A professional work environment that balances Faith, Family & Health with Work and Compensation

COMMUNICATION

Listen to customers, address needs, document and file

QUALITY SOLUTIONS

Deliver cost-effective and timely answers to customers’ challenges

RELIABILITY

Consistently follow first 4 and consistently be on time for any customer interaction

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