Salas O’Brien and Kalmans Marshall Engineering Merge

Engineering Firm will Have 12 Offices Across the United States

HOUSTON--()--Kalmans Marshall Engineering, Inc. (KME), the Texas-based firm known for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing consulting engineering work in educational, health care and commercial/retail facilities throughout Texas, the Southeast and Midwest, announced it is joining forces with the leading critical environment, Pacific-region, facilities planning, design and construction management firm, Salas O’Brien. The combined firm will now serve clients nationally from 12 offices across the United States.

As part of the Salas O’Brien, LLC family of companies, KME will be known as KME Salas O’Brien, LLC

The new business combination will have over 170 professionals, more than 50 of whom are registered professionals. Salas O’Brien is a national leader in critical environments with a focus in clean-energy, infrastructure (HVAC, power, plumbing, utilities), telecommunications, data centers, switching centers, health care, universities/colleges, municipalities and commercial/industrial campuses.

Brad Kalmans, Managing Principal of KME Salas O’Brien, was instrumental in bringing the two firms together. “Through our working relationship and association over the years,” Kalmans said, “it became very evident there was a wonderful opportunity to be even stronger by combining our efforts, adding even more depth and breadth of experience, and creating a more dynamic national organization. We are glad to be a part of the team.”

“This is a significant milestone for Salas O’Brien,” said CEO Darin Anderson, “we are excited to add outstanding leaders and team members to our growing team. We share the same values and have complementary skills and experience that will further drive Salas O’Brien’s success. This combination enables us to serve our national clients even more effectively.”

Both companies were founded over 30 years ago and have a long history of outstanding design work and growth. The four KME shareholders will now be Principals and shareholders of the combined organization.

Both companies have strikingly similar histories, rising from modest beginnings to become leaders in their respective geographic regions. KME’s focus has been on Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering since 1980. Salas O’Brien was founded in 1975 as an energy engineering firm with its core competencies in mechanical and electrical engineering design. Paul Silva, Salas O’Brien President and Chief Operating Officer, shared, “Salas O’Brien has been looking to expand in Texas and the Southeast. We couldn’t have found better partners.”

About KME Salas O’Brien

KME Salas O’Brien is a full service MEP engineering firm. Established in 1980, it offers common sense, cost-effective and creative solutions. What sets the firm apart is its reputation for responsive, personal attention and highly-technical skills to address the most challenging project demands. More information can be found at


KME Salas O’Brien
Jamie Bonner, Marketing Manager, 408-899-3053

Release Summary

KME Texas based firm known for MEP consulting and engineering design joins forces with Silicon Valley based MEPT/A design and consulting power house Salas O'Brien.



KME Salas O’Brien
Jamie Bonner, Marketing Manager, 408-899-3053