Karins Engineering, Inc., has expanded into Maryland and further into Delaware and Pennsylvania with the addition of several new team members. Karins is a client-focused engineering and surveying firm that goes beyond traditional design and planning. For more than 45 years, Karins has been successfully delivering projects in both the public and private realm throughout the MidAtlantic region.

“We are adding talented people to our Newark and Georgetown, DE, offices as well as to our office in Bryn Mawr, PA,” stated Dev Sitaram, PE and president of Karins Engineering, Inc. “It is an exciting time for us as we continue to diversify geographically and explore growth opportunities in Maryland.”

MetteeJohn V. Mettee, II
Karins Engineering is pleased to announce and welcome John V. Mettee, III, Professional Land Surveyor, to their headquarters in Newark, DE. Mettee is a licensed professional land surveyor in MD, DE, VA, PA, NJ, and Washington, DC. He studied engineering at both Harford Community College and Johns Hopkins University. Mettee is accomplished in both the private and public sectors.

Mettee recently was re-appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland State Board of Professional Land Surveyors for a third term and to serve as chairman of the board. He has served on the board since 2005 and has reviewed applications of candidates, written and graded state exams, and serves on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
Mettee will be the Director of Karins’ newly-formed Maryland Division and will be responsible for the leadership and expansion into the Maryland market area.

“We are thrilled to welcome John to Karins Engineering, Inc.” stated Sitaram. “He brings with him extensive business acumen, knowledge and understanding of our industry.” “He will work closely with John Johnson, PLS, vice president and chief surveyor of Karins, to develop new business prospects and oversee strategic planning for the Maryland expansion.”

Mettee is well-known in the surveying and engineering industries with over 45 years of experience. Mettee first started as a Survey Technician and earned positions as Project Manager, Chief of Surveys, Director of Business Development, and Vice President and Principal with small and large firms.
Mettee has been an influential volunteer with the Maryland Society of Surveyors, currently serving on the New Technology Task Force. Mettee held past positions as president, president-elect, secretary and chairman of the Web Page Committee.

Throughout his career, Mettee has become a sought-after teacher and public speaker with his mission to promote interest in the surveying profession. He has taught and conducted noteworthy courses on surveying for the Catonsville Community College, the Maryland Society of Surveyors, the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

He has comprehensive involvement with the Army Corps of Engineers throughout the Northeast. Mettee also has specialties in GPS Technology, Laser Scanning, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Minor Site Engineering, Land Development and Planning and Geodetic Surveying. 

 “John’s strong, winning attitude and work history are assets that will complement and enhance Karins’ ability to provide responsive and quality services to our clients.” remarked Sitaram.
John has been married for almost 40 years to his wife, Kim, and they have three children and eleven grandchildren. In his spare time John is a Pastor of a small local church in Marshallton, DE.
“I enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge with others,” said John V. Mettee, III. “It has been extremely satisfying to contribute to and witness the evolution of the surveying and engineering professions during the last 45 years.”


Dave McCloskey

Dave McCloskey is located in the Bryn Mawr, PA, office as a Staff Engineer. McCloskey earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from West Virginia University. McCloskey has a few years of experience and has worked on projects that included waterlines, sanitary lines, and sewage and water treatment plants. He obtained his Engineer in Training (EIT) license and is currently working towards his Professional Engineer (PE) license. He is a huge gaming expert and is a diehard Philadelphia sports fan. 


Michael Brereton

Michael Brereton recently joined Karins and Associates full-time following his graduation from the University of Delaware. He completed his degree in Civil Engineering and is excited to begin the next phase of his life. Brereton had been an intern with Karins since his senior year at Hodgson Vocational Technical High School. In his spare time, he likes to run, play video games and fish. 

Karins Engineering, Inc. is proud to host interns in Delaware and Pennsylvania!
Dante Falcone

Dante Falcone has joined Karins and Associates at Momenee, Inc. in the Bryn Mawr, PA, office. Falcone is currently a sophomore at Temple University and working towards his undergraduate degree in ivil Engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, listening to music and cheering for anything Philadelphia in sports. 


Austin Vantrease

Austin Vantrease attends the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where he is majoring in Physics. He is located at the Newark, DE, office and will continue to work with Karins through his senior year of coursework. Vantrease is preparing for graduation next year and is planning to continue his career in the civil engineering field by applying to graduate school for civil engineering this winter. He likes to exercise, be with friends and family, go to the beach, hike, snowboard and camp.


 “With these new team members, Karins will be able to meet and exceed the demands of the marketplace and the ever-expanding business opportunities.” Commented Sitaram. “Furthermore, this increase in staff and geographical diversification will develop the company’s multitude of service offerings and footprint in the coming years.”

Karins and Associates offers services including subdivision/land development, surveying and 3D laser scanning, stormwater management/water resources, utility planning and engineering, transportation, certified construction review, and construction permitting.

At Karins we listen closely to our client’s needs to generate the most innovative solutions for them. Our respected staff of Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, Project Managers, survey crews, certified construction reviewers and designers strive to exceed our client’s expectations. We place the utmost importance on our vision by creating “Better Communities Through Better Engineering.” Our success results from valuable returning clients, strong fiscal management and oversight, and comprehensive project management. Karins is headquartered in Newark, DE, with offices in Georgetown, DE, Bryn Mawr, PA, and planning to establish a Maryland office very soon. 

Capitalizing on their award-winning year, Karins Engineering, Inc. has added several new staff members as they continue their growth into 2018.   Karins is a regional full-service engineering, planning and surveying firm headquartered in Newark, DE, and branch offices in Georgetown, DE, and Bryn Mawr, PA.  

Last year, Karins won the prestigious “Superstars in Business Award” from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, was awarded a coveted spot on the Zweig “2017 Hot Firms List” and earned a highly sought-after position on the “Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies” List in 2017.

Looking ahead to a successful 2018, Karins has added four new staff members to their team. “I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for our company, its people and our clients.” stated Dev Sitaram, President. "With our additional personnel we're better equipped to improve our client-focused services and strong relationships as we move forward.”



Linda R. Layer, P.E.

Linda R. Layer, P.E., has joined the Bryn Mawr, PA, office as a Senior Civil Engineer and Professional Engineer.  She has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering including institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential land development, surveying and transportation planning. 

Ms. Layer has a wide-ranging and impressive educational background. Originally from Pennsylvania, Layer lived in New England for twenty years where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.  She also holds a K-6 Teaching Certificate and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education.  Layer is a Professional Engineer currently licensed in 3 states including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.


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Nora L. Weder

Nora L. Weder has been hired as Chief Administrative Officer and will be based in the Newark, DE office. Weder attended Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and earned her Master of Business Administration degree. Her undergraduate degree is from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Ms. Weder has worked in the economic development, construction, human resources and business development field for over 24 years. Weder has held leadership positions with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.   Weder most recently owned her own market research and development consulting firm with construction clients in Delaware and Pennsylvania.


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Laura Enghofer

Laura Enghofer joins Karins as a Registered Landscape Architect in the Newark, DE office.  She attended the University of Delaware for Ornamental Horticulture with a B.S. in Plant Science.  She has over 11 years of experience in the surveying and engineering arena.

“I loved going to Longwood Gardens when I was growing up,” said Enghofer. In her last year at the University of Delaware she discovered landscape architecture as a potential career path.  Ms. Enghofer then attended the Pennsylvania State University for Landscape Architecture.  Over the past 5 years she has focused primarily in Stormwater Management, Erosion Sediment Control (ESC), and landscape plans.


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Dave Rosenberger has joined Karins and Associates in the Newark, DE, office. He has over 20 years of experience using Microstation, mainly 2D files, TeraModel and AutoCAD. He graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in New Jersey with a degree in Drafting and CAD.

Mr. Rosenberger brings with him a diverse set of skills in both the Electrical and Civil Engineering fields. Rosenberger has worked within the commercial electrical field and specialized in public works projects including schools and state office buildings. Most recently he has been a specialist in the civil engineering field, where he has prepared land development drawings for small residential communities.


About Karins Engineering, Inc.

Karins Engineering, Inc. is an award-winning civil engineering and surveying firm, that has been building on its strong foundation since 1973. Our expertise includes consulting services in civil engineering, planning, surveying, HD laser scanning and construction services.

Karins has provided quality engineering and surveying services to clients in both the public and private sectors throughout Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.   Our valuable staff of Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, Project Managers, survey crews, certified construction reviewers and designers interact with clients and regulatory agencies to successfully complete projects.

We help our clients realize their ideas and needs with reliable, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing solutions that add value to them and the community. We take pride in creating “Better Communities Through Better Engineering.” Karins has offices in Newark and Georgetown, DE and Momenee in Bryn Mawr, PA. For more information, contact Nora Weder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Karins is pleased to welcome Cliff Mitchell, P.E. as a Project Manager in their Newark, Delaware, office. Mr. Mitchell's twenty-five years of professional experience includes project management for complex land development projects and all related entitlements prior to and through construction, including agency approvals, and design and construction engineering services. Mr. Mitchell has been involved with major commercial/retail projects, recreational facilities, schools and institutions, industrial, public works, and highway projects. His experience also includes water and sewer infrastructure projects including water mains, sewage pump stations, force mains, interceptor replacements, and water tanks. He will be responsible for project management of Karins’ land development projects, operations management, project engineering and management, construction administration and inspection, and business development.

Mr. Mitchell is a Registered Professional Engineer in Delaware. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. Mr. Mitchell worked for a large civil engineering and surveying company in New Castle County just prior to joining Karins and Associates. Prior to that he served as Chief of Sewer Operations for New Castle County.

ABC 2017 022sNovember 2017  - Karins is pleased to announce that John Johnson, vice president of Karins and Associates, is the winner of the Associate/Supplier of the Year Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware Chapter (ABC). The award is given to the individual that has made a significant contribution to the association through committee involvement and sponsorship of ABC events.

John has been the chair of the Careers in Construction committee after serving on the committee for years. During his tenure as chair, John has helped ABC Delaware expand the promotion of careers in construction. He was instrumental in ABC starting an ACE Mentoring program for construction at St. George’s High School.  John has dedicated significant time to ABC because of his commitment to the organization as well as the students they work with.

"Karins believes in giving back to the communities in which we live and work and John embodies that spirit," says Dev Sitaram, president of Karins.  "His commitment to encouraging students to consider jobs in the construction industry makes him a worthy recipient of this prestigious award.  We are very proud of John."  Click here for more information about the award

Dev Sitaram, president, accepted the Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware Chapter “Associate/Supplier of the Year Award” on behalf of John Johnson.  Also shown is Stephen Lex, Chairman of ABC Delaware.

Dev with AwardsTeam with AwardsNovember 8, 2017 - Karins received the Superstars in Business Award at the annual Delaware State Chamber of Commerce award luncheon held at the Hotel DuPont Grand Ballroom, a fitting venue for this prestigious occasion.  Dev Sitaram, president, accepted the award on behalf of all Karins' staff.  In his acceptance speech he thanked staff, clients, the community, and DSCC committee members.  Also in attendance at the event were Kevin Momenee, Vice President, Momenee and Associates in Bryn Mawr, PA, and John Mascari, Cliff Mitchell, and Jim Curran, Project Managers in Karins' Newark, Delaware, office.
superstars-highres.jpgSeptember, 2017 - Karins and Associates won the Superstars in Business Award (in the 31-69 employee category) from the Delaware State Chamber. The Superstars in Business Award “honors businesses and nonprofit organizations for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management.”

“To win such a prestigious award that acknowledges our business practices and achievements, is truly an honor,” says Dev Sitaram, president of Karins. “Our team has worked hard over the last decade to implement strategies that put our company on a path of excellence and growth. This award is an affirmation from the selection committee of our peers, and a vote of confidence for our team and to our employees, and I could not be more proud.”

Inc5000 stacked goldJuly 2017 - Karins and Associates made the “Inc. 5000 2017 Fastest Growing Private Companies” list, America’s most successful private companies based on the percentage revenue growth over a three-year period.  The Inc. 5000 list is “a prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies and has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.“

“This has been an exceptional year for us,” says Dev Sitaram, president of Karins.  “Karins not only made the Inc. 5000 list but also the Zweig Fastest Growing Firms’ list earlier in the year. The organic growth of Karins along with the acquisition in 2016 of Momenee, our subsidiary in Bryn Mawr, PA, has put us on a fast track of growth. These accolades are possible only because of our dedicated staff and loyal clients. I am honored and proud that Karins has attained these goals.”

IMG 2823July 2017 - Karins provided 3D laser scanning for Longwood Gardens’ historic fountains restoration project so it was only fitting that the location was selected for Karins’ and Momenee’s summer outing.   On Saturday, 7/8 more than 25 staff (from all offices) and their families gathered for dinner, took in the breathtaking beauty of the gardens, and then watched the amazing (and recently re-opened) fountains display.  


AzueraCarlos is a Civil 3D Designer working in the Newark office.  Carlos has a degree in Engineering Technology from Delaware Technical Community College.  Welcome Carlos!



Rosenberger3Robert W. Rosenberger joined Karins and Associates as a Project Manager supporting our Georgetown and Newark, Delaware, offices.  He comes with more than 40 years of experience in both civil engineering and land surveying.   His design background includes land planning and engineering for residential, business, commercial, and industrial developments in Maryland and Delaware.
Dottie This is the second in a series that highlights our staff and the positive changes they make in our world.  

Project Outreach is a consortium of local churches, schools, scouting and other organizations that have come together to provide for those in need in the Royersford, PA, area.  These organizations collect non-perishable food, run food drives, and Project Outreach works with local businesses to make up shortfalls.  There is not enough food to eliminate hunger from these families but the hope is that these supplies will fill the gap and lessen food uncertainty.

For more than 7 years, on the second Sunday of the month, Dottie Bellissimo (Momenee, Bryn Mawr), her husband Kevin, and members of her church go to St Augustine's in Norristown, PA, to help cook and serve a free breakfast to anyone who wants one..what may be, for many, their only meal of the day.

"The mission of Project Outreach is close to my heart, especially when I see little children there," says Dottie.  "When I think about how many people there are who don't have food or this would be their only meal of the day, I had to stay involved. My husband and I are committed to volunteer and help for as long as we can!"
December 16, 2016 - socialmedia smallOur vision statement “Better Communities Through Better Engineering” is only part of our vision.  We also believe in bettering those communities in which we live and participate by giving back through volunteer efforts and sponsorships.  One example was during the holidays, Momenee and Karins and Associates collected nearly 60 toys!
June 1, 2017 - HotFirm 2017Zweig Group announced the release of the 2017 Hot Firm List, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting industry.  Ranking is based 50 percent on percentage growth rate and 50 percent on dollar revenue growth rate, over the previous three-year period.  For the second year in a row Karins and Associates made the list, this year breaking into the TOP 100 LIST at #92.

“We have made a few acquisitions over the last 3 years to help us diversify our regional presence,” says Dev Sitaram, president.  “The most recent in 2016, Momenee, Inc. in Bryn Mawr, PA, has helped our firm grow revenue, staff and our brand in Pennsylvania.  I am very proud of our employees and am honored to be leading our team.  This award, and recognition, is a testament to the hard work and dedication our employees have to our clients.”

“Getting on the Hot Firm List is like winning an Oscar. It says you are the best at what you do – running an A/E/P or environmental consulting firm – in an industry made up of 100,000 companies,” said Mark Zweig, chairman & founder of Zweig Group.  This ranking, established over twenty years ago, is the only list celebrating and honoring growth in the industry.
Karins gives back to the communities in which we work.  But our staff…our unsung heroes…take time out of their busy personal lives to contribute to causes they believe in.  This is the first in a series that highlights our staff and the positive changes they make in our world.  

Mascari smallVolunteering is a family affair for John Mascari, a project manager at Karins, and his wife Carrie.  Carrie's parents, Alan and Christine, started the tradition many years ago by volunteering for the Mancus Foundation of Delaware.  This organization, started in 1955, is the only non-profit in Delaware dedicated to serving the social, recreational and transportation needs of all physically and developmentally challenged individuals, regardless of their disability.  Over time, Carrie started to volunteer with her parents and upon marrying John, he, too, became an important part of their volunteer team.  More...

April 28, 2017 - For the last 6 years, Karins has participated in DelDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway, “a partnership between the Department of Transportation and volunteers, working together to make Delaware better, two miles at a time. More than just a cleanup campaign, this innovative program works to educate citizens of all ages about the responsibilities of land stewardship-the care and repair of our environment. Ultimately, the AAH Program is about people caring enough to make a difference.”  

Many thanks to Dave Bradley, Edwin Gray, Ian Yates, John Mascari, and Roger Stanley for taking the time to collect 11 bags of garbage along Papermill Road in Newark.  Special thanks to Roger for again organizing the event!
May 5, 2017 - AwardFor the second year in a row, Karins has received a “Bronze Level Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Award” from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Delaware Chapter.  The award is for “Championing Diversity & Inclusion in the Construction Industry.  ABC Delaware encourages members to help shape the future of the industry by welcoming all people, where employees and suppliers are limited only by their potential, client needs are actively served and shareholders receive value for their investment.”  Karins is proud to support this initiative.  Pam Nelson, CAO who also serves on ABC’s Diversity & Inclusion committee, accepted the award on behalf of Karins and Associates during the ABC Annual Awards Dinner. 
Yates1Ian started in the Newark office as a Survey Technician.  Ian has an Associates degree in Drafting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, both from ITT Technical Institute in Houston, TX.  Ian has a background in customer service and CAD.   
group webMarch 18, 2017, Delaware Seashore State Park - It was 55 degrees...much warmer than the weather had been during the week that dumped over a foot of snow in areas just north. But it was still raw and dreary, which didn’t stop the thousands of participants in the Annual Beach Grass Planting along Delaware’s southern coastal communities. Among the volunteers were a group of Karins’ employees who year after year help to preserve Delaware’s coast. Participants included John Johnson, Steve Sellers, Jay Rash, Bob Donaldson, Chris Biggers, and their friends and families. Another example of Karins giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Thanks team!

ACE logoThe ACE Mentor Program (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) “mentors high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction.”  From www.acementor.org:  “This nationwide program is designed to introduce high school students to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in the fields of architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.  At weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.”  

Dev Sitaram, president, and John Johnson, vice president, are both on the board of the Delaware chapter.  Why?  “Karins has a vested interest in the development of a sustainable workforce of future engineers and surveyors,” says Dev Sitaram, president.  “We want to introduce VoTech and high school students to careers in the construction industry so there will be a continual pipeline of potential employees for the sustenance of the construction industry.  Right now there is a shortage of qualified employees.  By introducing them to the industry, helping them to be part of a design team on a hypothetical project, and showing them the value this industry has on the world, we hope more students will consider ACE careers.  John and I dedicate a lot of time to the ACE Mentoring Program and we’ve seen the success of students heading into our industry when they had not considered it before.  That’s a win win!” 

DoughertyTJanuary 16, 2017 – Chris Dougherty has joined our Bryn Mawr office as a project engineer.  He has 3 years of experience in civil/site design, planning and zoning maps, stormwater management designs, and traffic control plans.  Chris graduated from Villanova with a B.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering.  Welcome Chris!