Inc5000 stacked goldKarins and Associates, the parent of Momenee, was named to the “Inc. 5000 2017 Fastest Growing Private Companies” list, a list of America’s most successful private companies based on the percentage revenue growth over a three-year period.  The Inc. 5000 list is “a prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies and has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.“

“This has been an exceptional year for us,” says Dev Sitaram, president of Karins and Momenee.  “Karins not only made the Inc. 5000 list but also the Zweig Fastest Growing Firms’ list earlier in the year. The organic growth of Karins along with the acquisition in 2016 of Momenee, our subsidiary in Bryn Mawr, PA, has put us on a fast track of growth. These accolades are possible only because of our dedicated staff and loyal clients. I am honored and proud that Karins has attained these goals.”
IMG 2823Karins provided 3D laser scanning for Longwood Gardens’ historic fountains restoration project so it was only fitting that the location was selected for Karins’ and Momenee’s summer outing.   On Saturday, 7/8 more than 25 staff (from all offices) and their families gathered for dinner, took in the breathtaking beauty of the gardens, and then watched the amazing (and recently re-opened) fountains display.  
Dottie This is the second in a series that highlights our staff and the positive changes they make in our world.  

Project Outreach is a consortium of local churches, schools, scouting and other organizations that have come together to provide for those in need in the Royersford, PA, area.  These organizations collect non-perishable food, run food drives, and Project Outreach works with local businesses to make up shortfalls.  There is not enough food to eliminate hunger from these families but the hope is that these supplies will fill the gap and lessen food uncertainty.

For more than 7 years, on the second Sunday of the month, Dottie Bellissimo (Momenee, Bryn Mawr), her husband Kevin, and members of her church go to St Augustine's in Norristown, PA, to help cook and serve a free breakfast to anyone who wants one..what may be, for many, their only meal of the day.

"The mission of Project Outreach is close to my heart, especially when I see little children there," says Dottie.  "When I think about how many people there are who don't have food or this would be their only meal of the day, I had to stay involved. My husband and I are committed to volunteer and help for as long as we can!"
1 EaglesKarins and Momenee held a photography competition to commemorate National Photography Day (June 15, 2017).  “Selecting the winners was difficult because there were so many fantastic photos submitted by our employees,” says Dev Sitaram, president.  “Not only is our staff talented at their jobs but I was so impressed by their photography talent as well.  A panel of judges selected the top photos.  Congratulations to Bob Donaldson (#1), Chris Dougherty and Edwin Gray (tie for #2), and Tim Davis (#3).”  Winning photos...
June 1, 2017 - HotFirm 2017Zweig Group announced the release of the 2017 Hot Firm List, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting industry.  Ranking is based 50 percent on percentage growth rate and 50 percent on dollar revenue growth rate, over the previous three-year period.  For the second year in a row Karins and Associates made the list, this year breaking into the TOP 100 LIST at #92.

“We have made a few acquisitions over the last 3 years to help us diversify our regional presence,” says Dev Sitaram, president.  “The most recent in 2016, Momenee, Inc. in Bryn Mawr, PA, has helped our firm grow revenue, staff and our brand in Pennsylvania.  I am very proud of our employees and am honored to be leading our team.  This award, and recognition, is a testament to the hard work and dedication our employees have to our clients.”

“Getting on the Hot Firm List is like winning an Oscar. It says you are the best at what you do – running an A/E/P or environmental consulting firm – in an industry made up of 100,000 companies,” said Mark Zweig, chairman & founder of Zweig Group.  This ranking, established over twenty years ago, is the only list celebrating and honoring growth in the industry.
Karins and Momenee give back to the communities in which we work.  But our staff…our unsung heroes…take time out of their busy personal lives to contribute to causes they believe in.  This is the first in a series that highlights our staff and the positive changes they make in our world.  

MascariVolunteering is a family affair for John Mascari, a project manager at Karins (parent company of Momenee, Inc.), and his wife Carrie.  Carrie's parents, Alan and Christine, started the tradition many years ago by volunteering for the Mancus Foundation of Delaware.  This organization, started in 1955, is the only non-profit in Delaware dedicated to serving the social, recreational and transportation needs of all physically and developmentally challenged individuals, regardless of their disability.  Over time, Carrie started to volunteer with her parents and upon marrying John, he, too, became an important part of their volunteer team.

The Mascari's volunteer duties include assisting during organized social events and field trips.  This could include acting as an "arm guide" for blind members, pushing wheelchairs, setting up events or serving and cleaning up meals.  Often times, it is just providing conversation and an empathetic ear.

Eventually, they were both nominated to the Board of Directors of Mancus and now participate in the planning of fundraisers and directing the overall financial health and future path of the organization.  "It is very rewarding work" says Carrie, "and makes you grateful for all the blessings in your life, especially your good health.  It is a privilege to get to know each member personally over a number of years.  You go through challenges and setbacks with them as if they were your own family member.  It is a tight-knit community and the members take care of each other."

This is a lesson they are passing on to their 20 year old daughter, Samantha, who has grown up in the midst of all the Mancus community and is also now a third generation volunteer!

Dougherty CJanuary 16, 2017 – Chris Dougherty has joined Momenee as a project engineer.  He has 3 years of experience in civil/site design, planning and zoning maps, stormwater management designs, and traffic control plans.  Chris graduated from Villanova with a B.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering.  Welcome Chris!

December 16, 2016 - socialmedia smallOur vision statement “Better Communities Through Better Engineering” is only part of our vision.  We also believe in bettering those communities in which we live and participate by giving back through volunteer efforts and sponsorships.  One example was during the holidays, Momenee and Karins and Associates collected nearly 60 toys!

Narberth websiteSmalOctober 28, 2016 – Narberth Place, the first project under a new ordinance intended to preserve historic buildings, included the conversion of a Methodist Church and parish house into residential units and building 3 new houses with associated parking facilities. It is a 2016 Montgomery Award Recipient recognized as “an exceptional adaptive reuse project awarded for historic preservation, creative site design, and successful community collaboration.”   From the client, “Momenee was an essential part of our project team for the award-winning Narberth Place project.  We have worked with them on numerous projects and return to Momenee because of their innovative site design, knowledge about the engineering approval processes and their ability to navigate through public or private roadblocks.  Most of all, they are professional and responsive.  I will continue to return to Momenee.”  Click here for more information…
BellissimoOctober 5, 2016 – Welcome to Dottie Bellissimo who started at Momenee a few weeks ago. Dottie is the first face you see or voice you hear if you stop by or call. She has over 25 years’ experience as a receptionist and accountant at engineering consulting firms. Since she started she’s already organized the office…we’re excited she’s on board!
Palmer6The Palmer project won the Significant Economic Impact Award from Preservation Alliance.  Momenee studied the numerous options relative to zoning, parking, areas where relief was needed, and other engineering issues.  Click here for more information…
Philadelphia Zoo smallJune 4, 2016 – Employees and their families of both Momenee, Inc., and its parent company, Karins and Associates, spent the day at the Philadelphia Zoo.  “We try to provide a “fun event” at least twice a year to give back to our staff in appreciation of their hard work,” says Dev Sitaram, president of Momenee.  “It also gives them an opportunity to socialize in a non-work environment.  This was a particularly wonderful event in that it was the first time some of the folks from our Newark, DE, and Bryn Mawr, PA, offices have met.  The Philadelphia Zoo was a great location for both offices and it offered activities for all generations.”
AcquisitionApril 1, 2016 – Karins and Associates is pleased to announce the acquisition of Momenee & Associates and Momenee Survey Group, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a civil engineering and surveying firm specializing in land development and water resources engineering.  The new entity will go by the name of “Momenee, Inc., a Karins Company.”

“Momenee has built an impeccable reputation providing services to institutional, high-end residential and commercial clients over the last 34 years,” says Dev Sitaram, PE, president of Karins and Associates.  “Their services and markets parallel Karins’ in Delaware.  We’re excited to increase our presence in the Pennsylvania market with the Momenee acquisition.  Their culture of providing responsive service and practical solutions to complex problems is very similar to ours.  We welcome and look forward to the integration of their 17 employees into the Karins’ fold.  Kevin Momenee, the founder and president, will continue to manage the office as vice president.  John Johnson, vice president of Karins, will work with Kevin to assure the seamless integration of the firms.”