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Kumar & Associates, Inc. New Summit County Office


Kumar & Associates, Inc. (K+A)) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical, Inc. (H-P Geotech) that became effective on July 1st, 2016. H-P Geotech will be providing services under H-P/Kumar for a period of time until the name is formally changed to K+A. With this acquisition, the existing K+A office in Frisco and the H-P/Kumar office in Silverthorne have been combined to offer expanded services and capabilities from the new Summit County K+A branch. Barrett Sullivan currently manages construction observation and materials testing for private and public projects from the Frisco office, which was opened in 2010. Jason Deem and Jared Cohen manage geotechnical engineering, environmental services and construction observation projects from Silverthorne office, which was opened in 1997. The combined operations are strategically located and provide a link between our Front Range operations and the Western Slope office in Glenwood Springs. We will continue to provide the excellent service we are known for in the region, and the opportunity of our clients to benefit from these combined resources in staff qualifications, capabilities and availability.

Kumar & Associates, Inc. Acquires Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical


Kumar & Associates Headquarters Building in Denver, CO

As of July 1st, 2016 Kumar & Associates, Inc. (K+A) has acquired the assets of Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical (HP Geotech). HP Geotech was originally founded in 1993, and has provided quality geotechnical engineering services in a broad range of soil and foundation studies, geologic assessments and construction materials quality control services throughout the Front Range and intermountain region of Colorado.

The acquisition combines the strengths of K+A and HP Geotech, by further leveraging K+A's Statewide coverage and resources and HP Geotech's local industry expertise to deliver unparalleled geotechnical engineering, construction observation and materials testing, and environmental services to all existing and future clientele. Former employees of HP Geotech and their offices in Glenwood Springs, Parker and Silverthorne now operate under the name of H-P/Kumar.

K+A Promotes Four Employees to Associate Principal

Congratulations to Each of You!

Kumar & Associates Associate Principals

Kumar & Associates, Inc. (K+A) has promoted four employees to firm leadership as Associate Principals. These employees have exhibited a consistent commitment to quality and positive work ethic, and have helped to establish and maintain positive working relationships with our new and existing clientele.

Scott Hougard, Manager of Construction Services
Josh L. Barker, P.E., Fort Collins Branch Manager/Senior Geotechnical Engineer
J. Wade Gilbert, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Laura Crowley, Account Administrator

K+A's In-House Laboratory Expands
the Asphalt Testing Department

Now Offering In-House Asphalt Mix Design Services

Materials Testing Laboratory Colorado

For a quarter century, Kumar & Associates, Inc. (K+A) has performed in-house laboratory testing services for 1000's of building and land development, transportation, and mining and water resource projects throughout Colorado, and the surrounding region. We constantly strive to provide excellent service and provide our clients with reliable and accurate test results for their projects. We are now proud to offer our expanded asphalt capabilities to include in-house asphalt mix design services.

Our experienced CAPA certified field and laboratory personnel use the latest technology and techniques allowing us to efficiently and accurately develop both Marshall and Superpave asphalt mix designs for your projects, such as: airports, roadways / highways, and parking lots.

K+A's Commitment to DIA

Air side, Land side, and Building Structures

Denver International Airport

K+A has a solid history of providing geotechnical engineering, materials testing, and environmental services at DIA and throughout Denver, Colorado. K+A has gained extensive experience with both air side and land side pavements and building structure projects at DIA since construction first began. In 1989, K+A was awarded the first DIA on-call geotechnical engineering contract. Since the completion of that 5-year contract, K+A has remained the geotechnical engineering firm of choice for the majority of the on-call design consultants that work at DIA. Our key personnel have been instrumental in developing geotechnical specifications and design details to address the expansive soil and other geotechnical issues at DIA.

K+A was also awarded the DIA Laboratory Services: Management and Operations 2012-2017 contract. K+A performs quality assurance materials and laboratory testing for all land-side and air-side construction projects.

The work we perform at DIA generally consists of geotechnical engineering, soils and materials testing, and forensic engineering evaluations of expansive soil and other distress. Virtually all projects performed by K+A at DIA involve coordination with DIA Engineering and multiple consultants. All projects are completed according to proposed schedule and budget.

K+A's Staying Power Continues to Grow

Withstanding the Test of Time

Kumar Celebrates 25 Years!

Kumar & Associates, Inc. - Celebrates 26+ years of providing excellence in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, construction observation and materials testing, and environmental sciences.

According to the US Department of Labor only 29-34% of American businesses make it to 10 years; 26% make it to 15 years; and a mere 7% make it to 25 years! “We are extremely proud of our long, successful history, and mostly for the strong working relationships we have developed throughout the last 26 years.” says Kumar, Founder and CEO of Kumar & Associates, Inc. (K+A). It is the driving force behind each of our staff to provide a tremendous value to our clients; this is done through hard work, open communication, and a dedication to working as a cohesive unit to complete our services on time and within budget. In our industry, experience and an ongoing commitment to quality makes a huge impact on the life expectancy of a completed project.

We have completed over 20,000 projects over the years and are gratified that we have contributed to the success in the responsible development of Denver, and throughout the State of Colorado.

You’ve Been Here, How Long?

The longevity of a company in an industry it serves is based on the consistent quality of services it provides, but without the commitment to client satisfaction each of our staff possess, starting the 26th year would have been much more difficult. Therefore, we are proud to recognize and show appreciation to the newly hired K+A personnel, and those that have been with us for 20+ years, with many having been with us throughout the majority of their careers.

Current Job Postings

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunity at K+A.K+A is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

  • Construction Materials Testing Technician
    - Summit County Office
    Kumar & Associates is seeking a full-time construction materials testing technician at our Silverthorne, Colorado location. Will be responsible for field testing of soils, concrete, and asphalt. Nuclear Density, American Concrete Institute (ACI) Level I and WAQTC certifications desired, but willing to train the right candidate. Position requires ability to lift and carry heavy materials. Candidate must have appropriate I-9 employment documentation, a valid driver's license with a clean driving record and be able to pass a background check (workers comp.) Responses will be kept confidential. Email your resume to: hpksummit@kumarusa.com
  • Geotechnical Engineer
    Kumar & Associates, seeks geotechnical engineers for our Denver and Summit County (Silverthorne) offices for performing foundation investigations and designs for commercial, residential, industrial, highway and dam projects throughout Colorado. Minimum 2 years experience for staff- to project-level engineer for Denver office, and minimum 4 years experience for project-level engineer for Summit County. Engineers must have or be pursuing a P.E. Email your resume to: resume@kumarusa.com
  • Engineering Technician
    - Denver Office
    Kumar & Associates is seeking experienced engineering technicians for work in the Denver Front Range area. Applicants should have experience in inspection and construction materials testing related to commercial and transportation projects. ACI, WAQTC, CAPA, ICC certifications and a good driving record required. Email your resume to: resume@kumarusa.com
  • Construction Materials Testing Technician
    - Colorado Springs Office
    Full-time construction materials testing technician at our Colorado Springs, Colorado location. Will be responsible for field testing of soils, concrete, and asphalt. Nuclear Density, American Concrete Institute (ACI) Level I and WAQTC certifications desired. Position requires ability to lift and carry heavy materials. Candidate must have appropriate I-9 employment documentation, a valid driver's license with a clean driving record and be able to pass a background check (workers comp.) Must submit resume to kacolospgs@kumarusa.com. Responses will be kept confidential. Email your resume to: kacolospgs@kumarusa.com
  • Construction Materials Testing Technician
    - Fort Collins Office
    Seeking experienced engineering technicians for work in Northern Colorado and Wyoming. Applicants should have experience in inspection and construction materials testing related to commercial and transportation projects. ACI, WAQTC, CAPA, ICC certifications and a good driving record required. Email your resume to: kaftcollins@kumarusa.com