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.
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.
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.
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.
Hired as city engineer
Kleingers became the municipal engineer for Deer Park. In addition to Deer Park, Kleingers now serves five additional communities.
Creates Truescan 3D
As part of a research project, Kleingers & Associates employees begin researching 3D laser scanning. Successful research leads to Kleingers purchasing a 3D laser scanner to begin experimenting with the new technology.
Sportworks Field Design Is Created
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 sports field design process and has successfully built fields all across the state.
Rents a Bouncy House
. . . because we could.
TrueScan Completes Largest scan in Region
Fast forward to 2015, and TrueScan, the Kleingers Group’s reality capture division completes one of the largest scans ever completed in the region for the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.
With 150 employees in seven cities, The Kleingers Group is among the most respected names in surveying, civil engineering, transportation engineering, landscape architecture, and 3D laser scanning.
In 2022, The Kleingers Group announced the appointment of Tim Casto, PE, a long-time employee, shareholder, client champion, and established leader, as its new Chief Executive Officer and President. Jim Kleingers, PE, PS, LEED AP, former CEO, and President, transitioned to Founder and Executive Chairman. In this role, Jim oversees the firm’s Board of Directors, champions the company’s culture, and acts as a brand ambassador in our communities. Steve Korte, PE, is named Chief Operations Officer.