Jim Kleingers, PE, PS, LEED AP


What inspired me to do what I do?:  I’ve always been interested in construction and spent a lot of time poking around construction sites as a kid.  A schoolmate’s father, who happened to be the Middletown City Engineer, introduced me to civil engineering.  I like the idea of being able to create great places for people to live, work, play and learn.

Random fact about me:  Several years ago, I got an opportunity to save a guy’s life by donating my blood stem cells.  It’s an alternative procedure to bone marrow transplantation.  The transplant was successful and I was told that the recipient is doing well!

Book that moved me:  The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.  It is a short, easy-to-read book that is very thought-provoking and challenging.  If you haven’t read it, you should!

Best Vacation Ever:  Any beach vacation, but particularly those to South Carolina with my wife and family.  A close second was an extended anniversary trip to San Francisco, LA and Palm Springs California with my lovely wife in 2010.

If I Win a Million Dollars:  I’ll have some fun giving most of it away!

Best Advice:  I have two – “Try to become the best “you” possible” and, “Always do the right thing!”

Often Heard Saying:  “I’m really glad you are here!”

Current Obsession:  Ummm . . .  I don’t know.  I don’t think I obsess easily.

Jim Kleingers, PE, PSPresident / CEO

My job at The Kleingers Group is to help our people see and understand my vision for our future: To become a Destination Company! I encourage people and love to see them learn and grow. I set the tone for the direction of the organization and facilitate lively discussions – and I often get to make the final, tough decisions! I enjoy representing the firm in the community through service on Boards and committees.

Some of Jim’s Work