Karins and Associates' History

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.

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