Atlanta, Georgia – PBS&J, the nation’s 21st largest multidisciplinary engineering firm, and Keville Enterprises, Inc. (KEI), a national construction management (CM) and inspection services firm, have formed an alliance to participate in the mentor-protégé program of the Department of Defense (DoD). Benefits from this long-term partnership include enhancing KEI’s business and technological capabilities, expanding both firms’ geographic presence, and increasing competitiveness and participation in DoD business opportunities.
“KEI is delighted to have been selected as the CM protégé firm by PBS&J. We feel with PBS&J’s developmental assistance and national resources, KEI will make great strides under this program. There is definitely a synergy between our two firms and we very much look forward to many successful teaming opportunities,” said Christine Keville, president and CEO of KEI.
Having access to PBS&J’s multidisciplinary staff and national resources will help elevate KEI’s business practices to a higher level, one of the primary goals of the mentoring partnership. PBS&J will draw upon its success and experience in the A/E services industry to provide guidance towards advancing KEI’s general business management practices, assist with development of KEI’s information network system, enhance KEI’s quality management program based on PBS&J’s QCAP program, and increase participation in federal contracts. The achievement of these goals will provide PBS&J the additional benefit of establishing a long-term relationship with a partner who has been groomed to meet the needs of its business practices and requirements.
According to PBS&J’s Senior Vice President Larry Terry, the selection of KEI as a protégé was not by chance. “We’ve had previous successful working relationships with KEI and were very impressed with their dedicated people, their resources, and their work ethics. Their corporate vision and core values are so similar to PBS&J’s that this is a perfect fit. Instead of mentor-protégé, I would prefer to refer to this as the PBS&J-KEI alliance moving forward and growing together.”
“All in all, the mentor-protégé program is a win-win situation for all participants–mentor credits for PBS&J, expanded capabilities and growth for KEI, and the ability to provide enhanced service to the federal government,” adds Terry.
PBS&J (www.pbsj.com) is a leading provider of infrastructure planning, environmental, engineering, architecture, construction management, and program management services. The employee-owned firm is ranked by Engineering News-Record as 21st among the nation’s top consulting firms and 5th in pure design. PBS&J has 3,600 employees and more than 70 offices located throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Keville Enterprises, Inc. (www.keville.com) is a multidisciplinary, full-service construction management and construction inspection services firm based in Boston and with offices throughout the east and Texas. The firm is WBE/DBE/SDB certified by more than 25 agencies and authorities nationwide and has successfully provided construction management support services to over 100 clients throughout the U.S. Completed projects include telecommunications, pipeline, bridge, tunnel, utility, roadway, transit, rail, airport, and buildings.
Left to right (standing): Michael Pavlides, Vice President; Thomas Brown, Assistant Vice President (KEI); Bernadette Carroll, Executive Vice President (KEI); John Brandvik, Senior Vice President; Clarence Anthony, Senior Vice President; Lourdes Fernandez, District Administrative Manager; Laurie Perez, Coordinator – Small Business Initiative; D.J. Mason, Executive Vice President (KEI)
Left to right (seated): Larry Terry, Vice President; Christine Keville, President (KEI)