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Karins and Associates

"Better Communities Through Better Engineering"

Engineers | Planners | Surveyors

A Certified DBE
and MBE Firm in
DE, MD and PA!



Karins and Associates’ professional engineers perform and prepare site-specific engineering and analyses for complex projects.  We assist our clients in navigating the maze of regulations, design hurdles, and challenging site issues.  Our clients come back to us time and again because of our expertise, client service, and the relationships we form not only with them but with regulators and the communities in which we serve. 

Land Development


  • Redevelopment and Brownfield Sites

  • Residential Subdivisions

  • Commercial Development

  • Office and Business Parks

  • Institutions

  • Code Compliance Review



  • Commercial Entrance Design

  • Traffic Impact Studies (TIS)

  • Road & Highway Design

  • Highway Noise Analysis and Mitigation 

  • PennDOT Permits

Concept Plans


  • Residential and Commercial Development

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Planning and Layout 

  • Due Diligence

Public Works

  • Sanitary Sewer Collection Services

  • Pump Station/Force Main Design and Analysis

  • Sidewalk and Streetscape Projects

  • Culvert and Storm Sewer Design

Water Resources


  • Green Technology Best Management Practices

  • Grading/Erosion and Sediment Control Plans

  • Flood Studies and Floodplain Determination

  • NPDES and PA DEP Permits

  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

  • Drainage Issue Resolution

  • Septic System Design


We're hiring

We're looking for qualified candidates at our Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland offices!
Surveying Services


  • Topographic Survey

  • Boundary Determination

  • As-Built Surveys

  • ALTA /ACSM Surveys

  • Hydrographic and Volumetric Surveys

Construction Stakeouts
  • Residential Subdivisions

  • Commercial Properties

  • Industrial Complexes

  • Highway and Heavy Construction Stakeout

  • Grading/Plot Plans for Construction Permits

Advanced Capabilities

Our field personnel are equipped with the latest technology

  • Robotic Total Stations

  • GPS Equipment

  • Digital Laser Scanning Equipment 

  • SenseFly AlbriS™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV/Drone)

  • KingfisherTM Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)

High Definition Scanner


  • Geometry of hard to reach objects such as the undersides of bridges and overpasses

  • Commercial development and construction

  • Infrastructure and transportation

  • Hardscape and redevelopment

  • Buildings, facades, columns, ceilings, domes

  • Plant and industrial facilities

  • Forensics

  • Documentation of historical sites

  • Mining

Deliverables Include:
  • Alignments

  • 3D Wireframe Meshes

  • Cross Sections

  • Volumes

  • Contours

  • Bridge Clearances

  • Breaklines

  • 2D/3D Line Work

  • Competitive advantage for clients' proposals and clients' ability to use raw scan data for downstream needs



We have a full-service survey department prepared to provide any survey service you may need.  We have Professional Land Surveyors, and experienced field and office personnel ready to provide accurate and efficient survey services for any need.



"Better Communities Through Better Engineering"

Karins and Associates is an award winning, client-focused firm that goes beyond traditional design and planning.  For more than 47 years, we have provided exceptional value to our clients in civil engineering and land surveying services and proudly serve our diverse clients from three states and five office locations. 

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

Karins is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the State of Delaware, a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the Delaware Department of Transportation, a DBE with the State of Pennsylvania, an MBE with the City of Philadelphia,  a MBE/DBE/SBE with the State of Maryland, and a Small Minority-Owned firm with the federal government. 

Our mission is to transform ideas into successful projects with superior customer service and advanced technological solutions to our clients.  Karins operates in both the public and private realm throughout the MidAtlantic region. 

Our goal is to cultivate life-long business relationships, not one-time connections. We listen carefully to our client’s needs to generate the most groundbreaking solutions for them. 

We place the highest importance on our vision by creating “Better Communities Through Better Engineering.”  We deliver extraordinary projects that come alive in the communities that we serve.

Our corporate headquarters is in Newark, Delaware, with additional locations in Georgetown, DE, Bryn Mawr and Exton, PA, and Forest Hill, MD. 

Taking Pride in Our Work


Site Design | Subdivisions | Tract Development

Whether you are a homeowner, architect, or a private developer, Karins Engineering has the experience and expertise to guide you and your team through the whole process from planning to final construction


Corporate | Mixed-Use | Retail


We strive to provide custom and innovative designs to satisfy the needs of our clients and meet the requirements of municipalities and other regulatory agencies. 


Academic | Golf Courses | Municipal 


We pride ourselves in meeting the unique needs of public, private, and religious institutions, whether it is a sports field, courthouse, STEM center, or house of worship.

Modern Building

Meet Our Team

Proudly serving our communities since 1973

Dev Sitaram, PE
John Johnson, PLS
Vice President

Office Locations

Newark, DE

17 Polly Drummond Center, Suite 201
Newark, DE 19711

Georgetown, DE

128 W. Market Street 
Georgetown, DE 19947

Forest Hill, MD

109 E. Jarrettsville Road, Suite G 

Forest Hill, Maryland 21050

Bryn Mawr, PA

924 County Line Rd

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


Exton, PA

211 Welsh Pool Rd, Suite 210

Exton, PA 19341



Tel:  302.369.2900


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