Engineering and land-planning
3001 Weston Pkwy.
Cary, NC 27513
CEO: Mark Wilson
Kimley-Horn is one of the nation's most respected engineering and land planning firms. With almost 2,000 staff in more than 60 offices, Kimley-Horn offers full services in a wide range of disciplines: aviation, the environment, intelligent transportation systems, forensic engineering, landscape architecture, land planning, transit, transportation, roads and bridges, urban redevelopment, water resources, and wireless communications.
The company provides consulting services
to both private and public firms. Staff includes civil, transportation,
and systems engineers; urban and land planners; environmental
specialists; landscape architects and urban designers; and computer/systems
specialists. Kimley-Horn also offers construction-related services.
Fortune magazine named Kimley-Horn one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for five straight years.
Kimley-Horn began as the partnership of
two transportation engineers, Bob Kimley and Bill Horn. Kimley
came out of the North Carolina State Highway Commission and had
previously worked for the City of Greensboro. Eventually, he
would return to government work.
Horn was a highly intuitive, creative engineer-the
kind of guy who could sketch the transportation plan for a thousand-acre
project in pencil on trash paper and get it right the first time.
He loved to teach and continued on faculty at North Carolina
State University as well as nurturing younger professionals in
After a year, Bill and Bob invited one
of Bill's former grad students to join them. Ed Vick was a creative,
energetic problem solver whose technical excellence and genial
ways built a very loyal clientele. Over the years, he developed
friendships across the nation. The three incorporated in February
Steady growth marked the firm's development
through the 1970s and 1980s, with new disciplines being added
as new specialists joined the firm. Those specialists-practice
builders were given tremendous freedom and corporate support
for building their own enterprise within the enterprise. Once
a practice builder is on board, he or she can draw on the full
resources of the firm to make their practice work.
- Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
- Generous employer paid retirement contributions (including
401K match) - Average 15%
- Incentive-based bonuses
- Employer-paid short and long-term disability
- Vision plan
- Prescription drug coverage
- Company paid life insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending program for covering deductibles and childcare
- Professional memberships/development programs/certifications
- Generous personal leave and holiday schedule
- Survivor income benefits
- Quit smoking program
- Teamwork/extra effort awards/service recognition
- Worker's compensation
- Tuition reimbursement
- In-house training programs
Updated March 22, 2009