PKMR’s mission is to offer professional engineering services of high quality and integrity to Architects, Owners and Contractors that exceed their expectations.
PKMR’s vision is that by our work, long term relationships are developed and we are perceived as leaders in the engineering community.
PKMR offers a hands on approach to projects. Principals are generally heavily involved on projects and it isn’t uncommon that Principals are actively involved in the drawing production.
The environment more resembles a team versus a corporate structure. This enables us to be nimble and adapt to our client’s needs more quickly than the large firms.
The employment model is to hire young people and help them grow in the industry. As a result PKMR has benefited by having great employees with minimal turnover.
PKMR Engineers was founded in March of 2002 by Jerot Pearson, Will Kent, Scott McKinley and Mike Raaf. Offices were established in Topeka, KS and Overland Park, KS.
Since that time PKMR Engineers has been fortunate to form some great relationships in the construction industry. As the firm grows much of the work comes from word of mouth and repeat clients. By 2010 the company had grown to over twenty people after starting with four.
2011 consisted of a ten year anniversary celebration with a company canoe trip is Southern Missouri where close to fifty people consisting of employees and their families attended.
In 2012, David Deatherage, Darren Thrasher and Kevin Zimmerman were promoted to Principals.
David Deatherage became an owner in 2013. Darren Thrasher and Kevin Zimmerman became owners in 2016.
PKMR Engineers has many individuals with a passion to serve others. We try to do this at many levels from each other, to our clients, to the greater community. Our external outreach touches our local small communities, the Kansas City Metro area, nationally and internationally. We are constantly looking at opportunities to serve and help where there is a need.