2011 to 2019 - The Record-Breaking Era
Between 2011 and 2019 BKF reached many historic milestones. For the first time in our history, we surpassed the 500 employee mark, and reached 15 offices in both northern and southern California (adding Oakland, San Francisco, San Rafael, Modesto, Salinas, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo locations). In this timeframe, we received numerous industry awards and accolades for multiple/consecutive years including: Top Workplace in the SF Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group, Best Firm to Work For/Hot Firm Award by the Zweig Group, #1 Engineering Firm by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, #19 on the SF Times’ Healthiest Employers List, 2018 Survey Hours Champion by the California & Nevada Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors Association, and ENR’s 2017 California Design Firm of the Year.
Jaysen Long, Brian Scott, Davis Thresh, Chris Rideout, Eric Girod, Jacob Nguyen, and Gordon Sweet were named Principal in this timespan, rounding out BKF's leadership team of 12 owners. With their help, we have also won, started, or finished many new high profile projects, including: Chase Center, Salesforce Tower, Netflix Campus, Gerald Desmond Bridge, VA Palo Alto Campus, SMART, Devil's Slide Trail, Hunter's Point, ParkMerced, Treasure Island, Marin-Sonoma Narrows, and countless hospitals, schools, offices, parks, roads, trails, and more.
In January 2019, at the closing of this era, Principal/Vice President Jaysen Long was appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within BKF. Director of Accounting/Controller Jean Chen was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
2020 and Beyond
Greg Hurd became the fifth President/CEO in our 105-year history, he will lead BKF into the next era, overseeing the vision and future development of our firm.