About

Vision

PKF’s vision is to be the premier employee-owned engineering, construction and management company within our chosen markets--A company that our stakeholders and the communities in which we work view us as integral to their success. We anticipate our stakeholders' needs, create unique solutions, and deliver on every commitment we make.

History

Established in 1969, PKF initially pursued the Heavy/Highway market, building bridges in New Jersey and Southeastern PA. At the point several years later when federal Clean Water funding was enacted, PKF bolstered its infrastructure capabilities by completing work in the water/wastewater plant market. Coupled with the need to maintain direct control of critical aspects of our work, participation in the plant market quickly lead PKF to establish a separate company, Mark III Mechanical, to exclusively self-perform process mechanical and instrumentation work. In 1979, the two firms merged to become PKF-Mark III, Inc. This remains our official name, though we are often referred to in the industry simply as PKF.

Capabilities

PKF places substantial emphasis on self-performance to expand and distinguish itself as a premier contractor with unique engineering, bidding, construction, and management capabilities not evident in competitors. PKF currently has capabilities to self-perform:

  • Site/civil: MSE retaining walls, excavation, duct bank, utility & process pipe, precast structures
  • Heavy concrete: formwork, reinforcing steel, placing, finishing, spall repairs, precast beam & element erection
  • Foundations: drilled shafts, micro-piles, cofferdams, driven and augered piles, sheeting, tiebacks, caissons
  • Electrical: generators, switchgear, transformers, substations, conduit/cable, grounding, fiber, signals, data, CCTV, security, SCADA, train control, instrumentation
  • Process mechanical: pipe, valves & fittings, pumps, blowers, compressors, dryers, precision alignment, boilers, turbines, filters, and instrumentation/SCADA
  • Heavy hauling
  • Startup, maintenance and operations
  • Various architectural disciplines

In addition to its craft capabilities, PKF has strong experience and capabilities in performing:

  • Project Management, scheduling, constructability reviews, QA/QC functions
  • Alternate bidding and contract formats, including design-bid-build, design-build, unit price, lump sum, and construction management with fee

 


PKF lives by the following guiding principles in how we conduct ourselves and interface with all Stakeholders. At PKF, we define Stakeholders as our Clients, our Loyal Employees and their Families, our Business Partners, and the Communities in which we work.

 

Safety

Safety comes first and is foremost in planning and executing all aspects of our work. It is an essential value….it is "who we are." Since our Inception in 1968, PKF is "Proud to be Safe."

Integrity

PKF is committed to do the right thing at ALL times and in ALL circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. People are treated with honesty and fairness. Our team is uncompromising and predictably committed to honoring moral and ethical principles. At PKF, our moral compass does not waiver!

Ownership

PKF is Proud of our Heritage as a dynamic Employee-Owned Company and the Advantages and Opportunities it provides our Stakeholders. Our unique form of ownership places employee owners on every Project, thereby assuring our Clients the highest level of Success.

Teamwork

The PKF approach is founded upon strong, collaborative efforts that ensure the sharing of ideas and the involvement of all stakeholders. As thought leaders in the industry, our team creates solutions that get the job done on time and done correctly.

Excellence

Our passion and drive to be the best is evidenced by the superior quality of our workmanship. Our attention to detail makes the most difficult tasks appear simple. We strive in all matters to achieve a standard that exceeds those in the industry, and we will not accept anything less.




Executive

Glenn A. Ely

President

In February of 2013, after 27 years in various operational and management roles, Glenn Ely was named as PKF’s president. In addition to corporate functional and strategic management, Glenn leads the company’s important Executive Committee and Board of

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Craig L. Kolbman

Executive Vice President

In February of 2013, Mr. Kolbman was elevated to the position of Executive Vice President. Craig Kolbman has been with the company since 1982 . In addition to his corporate management role, Craig has overall responsibility for PKF’s marketing, estimatin

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Larry P. Keough

Vice President

Larry Keough has led many of PKF’s largest projects in his 33-year career with PKF. He was named to the company's important Executive Committee in 2000 and to Vice President in 2009.

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Mark J. Reisinger

Vice President

Mark Reisinger has spent his career engineering, estimating, supervising, and managing PKF projects, having started with PKF in 1988. Mark has managed many of PKF’s largest and most complex projects.

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Executive

Mitch A. Baland

General Project Manager

As a PKF General Project Manager, Mitch Baland has management responsibilities for multiple critical projects. He currently manages the completion of PKF’s NJTA Widening Projects at Interchanges 7A and 8, the NJTA Exit 10 Overpass Widening

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Ed J. Karslo

General Project Superintendent

Ed Karslo has led as Structural and Project Superintendent on many of PKF’s largest and structurally complicated projects. Ed led PKF’s SEPTA Market Street Elevated Guideway Reconstruction project, including masterminding multiple precast, transportat

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Fred C. Hertlein

General Project Superintendent

Fred Hertlein has spent his career engineering and supervising work at PKF. Fred has been a leader at PKF in both his Engineering and Supervisory roles. He has excelled in assignments on our largest and most technical projects.

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Steve A. Swiderski

Project Engineering Manager

Currently holding the title of Project Engineering Manager, Mr. Swiderski began with PKF in 1989 and has performed several critical roles, including substantial structural & project engineering, job & project supervision, and project management. He was p

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