Uldis Karins, a Latvian immigrant armed with a degree in civil engineering, started his career working in the public sector.


1973 - Uldis starts Karins and Associates providing civil engineering and survey services.  The company’s beginnings were on Concord Pike in Wilmington, Delaware.

1986 - The company moves to a business condominium on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington, Delaware.

1993 - Mr. Karins retires and ownership of the firm is transitioned to three long time employees of the company…Edward Politowski, Bruce Buker, and Michael Szymanski.

1996 - The firm moves into the building at Polly Drummond Center in Newark, Delaware, where the company is still headquartered.

1997 - Dev Sitaram, current president, becomes a partner.  

2007 - John Johnson, current vice president, becomes a partner.

2010 - Ownership transition to current partners, Dev Sitaram and John Johnson, completed.

2012 - Laser Scanner purchased.

2013 - Karins acquires Temple-Sellers, Inc. in Seaford, Delaware.

         - Uldis Karins attends Karins’ 40th Anniversary party. 

2014 - Seaford office moves to Georgetown, Delaware.

         - Karins acquires Fair Hill Engineering, a civil engineering firm located in Elkton, Maryland.

2015 - Unmanned Surface Vessel purchased for hydrographic surveying.

2016 -   Karins acquires Momenee & Associates and Momenee Survey Group, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania-based firms.  The entity is now “Momenee, Inc., A Karins Company."

2017--- Wins a spot on the “Inc. 5000 2017 Fastest-Growing Private Companies” List

- Lands the #92 Spot on the "Zweig 2017 Hot Firms" List

- Wins Delaware State Chambers’ Superstars in Business Award

2018---Celebrates 45 Years in Business

- Wins a spot on the “Inc. 5000 2018 Fastest-Growing Private Companies” List

- Climbs to #73 on the "Zweig 2018 Hot Firms" List

Today, thanks to Uldis Karins, his namesake firm is a successful and progressive engineering, planning and surveying firm positioned to take on the next 40+ years.