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The Kleingers Story

March 1993

1993: The story begins...

The Kleingers Group story begins in 1993, when Jim Kleingers bought the interest in what was then the West Chester, Ohio branch of RW Consultants, a civil engineering and land surveying firm based in nearby Middletown, Ohio.

May 1994

Dawn of An Empire

Including Jim, five employees started work right away at the new company, originally named Kleingers & Associates, to serve clients and help transform communities during a period of phenomenal growth in West Chester and neighboring Liberty Township.

May 1997

Rapid Growth

In just the first few years of business, Kleingers expanded rapidly to become one of the major civil engineering and land surveying firms in Southwest Ohio.

May 1998

1998: Kleingers Moves Out of the Basement

Following years of directing clients to “the second basement past the dumpster (you can’t miss it)”, Kleingers moves out of the basement office and into first story digs.

May 1999

1999: Surveying by Satellite

Kleingers begins using GPS equipment for land surveying projects, providing measurement accuracy within 1/16 inch.

May 2000

2000: Kleingers Opens a Columbus Office

In 2000, The Kleingers Group expanded from Southwest Ohio to Columbus, opening a new office to better serve the Central Ohio region.

May 2001


Well, Jim, the good news is we were able to locate your stolen survey truck . . .

May 2003

2003: Kleingers Enters Traffic

Following years of steady growth providing site/civil engineering and land survey services, Kleingers begins expanding its offerings with the addition of Transportation Engineering services. Today, transportation infrastructure design, traffic engineering, and bridge design are core service offerings at Kleingers.

May 2004

2004: Kleingers Begins Offering Landscape Architecture

Shortly after adding transportation engineering services, Kleingers branches into landscape architecture. Today, Lynne Nischwitz heads the landscape architecture studio.

May 2005

2005: Kleingers Takes a Cruise

In the summer of 2005, Kleingers & Associates shut down the office for a couple days to take all employees and spouses on a Caribbean cruise! Several employees hired in the following years are still bitter.

May 2006

Foiled, Again!

Vacations are great, but you never know what your office will look like when you come back.

May 2008

2008: Kleingers Hired as City Engineer

In 2008, Kleingers became the municipal engineer for Deer Park. In addition to Deer Park, Kleingers now serves five additional communities.

May 2008

2008: Columbus Office Expands

Our second largest office outgrew its walls in 2008 and relocated to a larger space in the booming Polaris area on the north side of Columbus.

May 2009

Jim Kleingers plays his last round of golf

Turns out, he wasn't good.

May 2011

2011: Kleingers Creates Truescan3D to Offer 3D Laser Scanning

As part of a research project, employees of Kleingers & Associates begin researching 3D laser scanning. The research is so successful that Kleingers purchases a 3D laser scanner to begin experimenting with the new technology. Fast forward to 2015, and Truescan3D, a division of The Kleingers Group, completes one of the largest scans ever completed in the region for the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

May 2011

2011: Sportworks Field Design is created to focus on sport projects

Because of the growing number of sport field projects Kleingers worked on, Sportworks Field Design was created as a division of Kleingers & Associates. Since its beginning, Sportworks Field Design has helped educate hundreds of clients on the sport field design process and has successfully built fields all across the state.

May 2012

2012: Kleingers Moves to Downtown Dayton

Kleingers selects an office space across the street from the Dayton Dragons baseball stadium. The downtown Dayton office joins West Chester and Columbus to make three Ohio offices.

May 2013

2013: Introducing "The Kleingers Group"

In 2013, 20 years after its founding, Kleingers & Associates is rebranded as The Kleingers Group to reflect the growing diversity of services it offers and the ever growing number of employees who have become part of the team.

May 2015

2015: The Kleingers Group rents A Bouncy House

. . . because we could.

January 2017

2017: Kleingers Opens a Louisville Office

Expanding into Kentucky, Kleingers opens a fourth office in Louisville and quickly begins to hire.

September 2018

2018: 25 Years!

In 2018, Kleingers celebrated 25 years by taking the entire company plus significant others to Nashville for the weekend. We won't spill all the beans, but let's just say we had fun.

September 2018

Present Day

With more than 100 employees in four locations, The Kleingers Group has become one of the most respected names in civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, and 3D laser scanning.

September 2018

The Future

. . . and we’re just getting started here. Big things are in Kleingers’ future. We can’t wait to share it with you!