KCW Engineering Earns Certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise

With WBE certification, SWE Member Kimberly Groves is poised to expand her company’s reach and impact throughout the Baltimore City market area.
SWE Member Kimberly Groves and Family

As KCW Engineering celebrates 40 years in business throughout the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, it does so as a newly certified Baltimore City Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). With WBE certification, KCW is now able to support the engineering, surveying and management requirements of public-sector clients, while continuing to grow its private sector business.

“As a Baltimore-based company, we are proud to be certified by the city that houses so many of our projects and clients,” says SWE Member Kimberly Groves, president and chief executive officer. “Our projects deliberately focus on the pillars that contribute to Maryland’s diversity, including affordable housing, schools, community centers and major redevelopments.”

Client-focused, design-driven and employee-centered, KCW is a full-service, women-owned engineering and land surveying firm. Working closely with Groves as the KCW executive vice president and chief financial officer is Groves’ sister, Melissa Walker. KCW capabilities include land surveying; land development and land planning; civil, environment, electrical and telecommunications engineering; outside plant design; right of way negotiation and acquisition; dry utilities design and coordination; project management; construction stakeout and construction inspection.

The Baltimore City certification is managed through the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office and requires that for-profit businesses must be 51% owned, operated and controlled by women; in operation for at least 12 months, and located within the Baltimore City Market Area.

Photo by KCW Engineering. Pictured from left to right: Melissa Walker, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Kimberly Groves, president and chief executive officer; and J. Peter McDonnell, vice president.