Incorporated in 1972 and with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Jacksonville, Keith and Schnars (K&S) is one of the largest consulting firms in Florida. Our staff includes over 120 professionals and technical experts:
- Environmental Planners
- Highway Engineers
- Transportation Engineers/Planners
- Construction Managers and Inspectors
- Landscape Architects
- Surveyors & Mappers
- Urban/CRA Planners
- Public Involvement Specialists
- Public Policy Specialists
- Comprehensive Planners
- Government Affairs Specialists
- Civil Engineers
- Structural Engineers
- Sanitary Engineers
- Environmental Scientists
- GIS Specialists
Our client base is extremely diversified and includes private developers, municipalities, contractors, architects, utility companies, State agencies, and 60 City and County governments.
An abbreviated listing of our long-term clients gives some indication of the importance K&S places on maintaining relationships. This list includes the City of Fort Lauderdale (2002 – Present); Miami-Dade County (2002 – Present); Seminole Tribe of Florida (2002 – Present); South Florida Water Management District (2002 – Present); Palm Beach County (1998 - Present); City of Boca Raton (1995 – Present); Florida Department of Transportation (1993 – Present); and Broward County (1985 – Present).
K&S is a firm dedicated to the timely and cost-efficient delivery of services. In fact, in 2007, when the FDOT released its annual summary of design overruns (time and money), Keith and Schnars ranked among the best of the over two hundred firms surveyed. In the six-year period studied, K&S designed and surveyed twelve projects with a construction value in excess of $120 million dollars. No other firm selected by FDOT in that six-year period completed this volume of work, and maintained such low overruns in cost and time.
This commitment has earned us a number of peer and industry awards. For instance, this year K&S was selected as the winner of the 2011 Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Transportation Firm of the Year; our Seminole Coconut Creek project was named Project of the Year by the Broward County Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers; and our Matanzas Woods Parkway Interchange Project was named the Local and State Agency Collaboration Project of the Year by the Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents.
In 2009, for the third year in a row, we took home a Best Places to Work Award
at an event co-sponsored by Polk Works Workforce 2020 and the United Way of Central Florida. In 2007, the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association selected one of our planning projects, the South Miami-Dade Watershed Study and Plan, for its prestigious FAPA Award of Excellence
; McGraw-Hill Companies, publisher of Business Week Magazine, selected Keith and Schnars as one of the Southeast’s Top 50
in Design; and Engineering News Record named Keith and Schnars one of the nation’s Top 500
engineering firms, for the fifth year in a row. The year before that Keith and Schnars took home two of the twelve Best in Construction Awards
given out by the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association, a 73-year old non-profit organization that many consider “the voice” of Florida’s road and bridge-building industry.
K&S is also dedicated to giving back to the communities that it serves. In the past five years, K&S employees have raised over $60,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), mentored at risk high school students, and supported the annual Dolphins Challenge Bicycle Ride. This year, alone, K&S’s team for the annual LLS Light the Night walk collected over $15,000 to help fight cancer. Overall, our team ranked third out of the 200 Broward County teams that participated in this year’s event.