Kaw Valley Engineering welcomes Nelsie Henning-Sweeney

March 26, 2018 by Zachary Eckels

Scott Karagiorgas

Kaw Valley Engineering is excited to have Nelsie Henning-Sweeney join our team.

Nelsie joined our team as Corporate Marketing Manager based out of the Kansas City, Mo., office. She served as Business Development Director and Property Manager for an area construction company/developer overseeing and directing business development functions for all service sectors of the business. In her role, she implemented marketing strategies, managed regulatory processes, and designing marketing materials, public relations and special events.

Nelsie has more than 20 years of experience in marketing primarily working on political campaigns. She serves on the Public Improvements Advisory Commission in Kansas City, Missouri, Platte County EDC, KCI TIFF and several other civic committees. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Government from Northwest Missouri State University.


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Heatherman joins Junction City office

December 19, 2017 by Zachary Eckels

Kaw Valley Engineering is proud to welcome Bill Heatherman, PhD, PE, as the newest addition to their engineering staff. He comes to Kaw Valley Engineering with more than 25 years of experience in planning, design and management of transportation, water resource and other infrastructure assets.

Before joining the Kaw Valley Engineering team, Bill worked as the Director of Public Works of St. Joseph, Missouri. He has experience working for both the public and private sector. He prides himself on customer service and solid communications and looks forward to using these skills to assist city, state and private clients in reaching their goals.

Bill received his Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.


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Karagiorgas joins Lenexa’s Kaw Valley Engineering Team

October 24, 2017 by Bailee Peterson

Scott Karagiorgas

Kaw Valley Engineering is excited to announce Scott Karagiorgas as the newest addition to their engineering staff. Karagiorgas will serve as an Engineer in Training in their Lenexa office.

Karagiorgas joins the Kaw Valley Engineering team with four years of experience in civil engineering.  In his most recent position, Karagiorgas provided environmental consulting services on water resources, site development and landfill design projects across the Midwestern United States. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in May 2013.

As an EIT in Kaw Valley Engineering’s Lenexa office, his responsibilities include providing engineering services on site development projects out of the Lenexa office.


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Beatty approved for NSPE screening committee

September 28, 2017 by Zachary Eckels

Keith Beatty, PE, has been approved to be on the screening committee for the National Society of Professional Engineers. He will be the representative or the North Central Region.

Keith is a past president of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers and manages Kaw Valley Engineering’s Emporia office.
He received his BS degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University and began his professional career with Kaw Valley Engineering in 1997. He spent eight years as the City Engineer for the City of Emporia before rejoining Kaw Valley Engineering in the spring of 2009.


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Emporia office moves to new space downtown

September 4, 2017 by Zachary Eckels

Kaw Valley Engineering has relocated its Emporia, Kansas, office to 1225 W. 6th Avenue, Suite C. All other contact information for the office will remain the same.

The move to the new building is intended to provide closer access to our clients. If you have any questions about the new location or our services, please call 620.208.5240.


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Owens joins Salina Kaw Valley Engineering team

August 27, 2017 by Zachary Eckels

Kaw Valley Engineering is proud to welcome Justin Owens as the newest addition to our engineering team. Owens will serve as the first Professional Engineer in our Salina office.

Justin joins Kaw Valley Engineering with 12 years of experience in transportation engineering. In his most recent position, he managed, planned and designed various Department of Transportation and municipal transportation projects. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University.

As the first licensed engineer in Kaw Valley Engineering’s Salina office, his responsibilities will include project management, client invoicing, reviewing agency correspondence, utility coordination, permit acquisition, civil design, plan preparation, client satisfaction and client base development.


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Tim Hart receives Professional Surveyors license

August 7, 2017 by Zachary Eckels

Kaw Valley Engineering is excited to announce that Tim Hart has passed his Principles and Practice of Surveying and the Kansas State Specifics exams and is now a Professional Surveyor in the State of Kansas.

Tim received an Associate of Science in Construction Engineering – Surveying from Missouri Western State College in 2006. He is a Party Chief for the firm and has been with Kaw Valley Engineering for seven years. He has experience surveying on more than 950 projects. Tim also is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, Kansas Society of Land Surveyors and Missouri Society of Surveyors.


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We’re now licensed for surveying in Arkansas

July 6, 2017 by Zachary Eckels

President and Directors

This summer, Jason Loader, PS, became a licensed surveyor in the state of Arkansas. Jason, Kaw Valley Engineering’s Director of Surveying, is also licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Iowa. In addition to those states, Kaw Valley Engineering also has surveyors licensed in Nebraska and Tennessee

Jason graduated from Kansas State University in Salina with an Associate of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology with a Surveying Option. He started his career at Kaw Valley Engineering in the Junction City office in August 1999. He is a member of the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma Societies of Land Surveyors; the National Society of Professional Surveyors; and is the current President of the Salina Chapter of Kansas Society of Land Surveyors.

Kaw Valley Engineering also proudly offers engineers licensed in 16 states: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.


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New directors take over at Kaw Valley Engineering

July 6, 2016 by Zachary Eckels

President and Directors

As a part of the strategic planning Kaw Valley Engineering is currently undergoing, some big changes have been made to our organizational chart. These changes are intended to improve communication and unity among our offices, offer clearer career paths to our employees and improve production efficiencies for our clients.

The biggest and most visible change is the implementation of five directors to take control of the major sectors of our firm. These directors are seated directly below our president, Leon Osbourn, PE, PS, and will report to him.

As of July 5, our directors are: Chad McCullough, PE, Director of Engineering; Michael Osbourn, PE, Director of Field Services; Jason Loader, PS, Director of Surveying Services; Coby Crowl, PE, Director of Marketing and Business Development; and Charles Sharp, Director of Operations.


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Beatty elected president of KSPE

May 25, 2016 by Zachary Eckels

Keith Beatty

Keith Beatty, PE, has been elected president for the executive committee of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers. He will be installed during the society’s annual conference on June 9.

Keith says his overall mission as President is to continue the tradition of advocacy for the Professional Engineer.

“By promoting licensure we can help ensure the safety and welfare of the public and the profession. Over the next year I plan to work on an outreach program to better KSPE and the public perception that Engineers have,” he said.

Continuing the society’s mission of “advocating legislation and public policy for the betterment of human welfare and the profession” is also high on Keith’s list.

“KSPE has one of the best programs in the legislature with our lobbyist and member conviction. KSPE spends countless hours at the State House answering and testifying on behalf of the Professional Engineer,” he said.

Keith received his BS degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University and began his professional career with Kaw Valley Engineering in 1997. He spent eight years as the City Engineer for the City of Emporia before rejoining Kaw Valley Engineering in the spring of 2009 as the Director of Engineering Services.


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