Our Team

BKM was founded in 1968 with core values of transparency, responsiveness, extreme diligence, and the celebration of great ideas. Today, James L. Barrett, Jr., Mark A. Flickinger, and Gary E. Johnson, Jr. lead the firm with these values instilled in everything we do. From the management-level professionals actively involved in every project to the innovative solutions we develop for our clients, exceeding expectations is always our expectation for ourselves.

President

James L. Barrett, Jr.

PE, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Jim began his career more than 20 years ago upon graduation from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Architecture. Jim’s education and training give him a deeper understanding of each project’s architectural intent and the engineering systems that are designed. His holistic approach has helped him to earn numerous American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Design Awards for projects in Higher Ed, Healthcare, Housing and Commercial Office Buildings. He has served as both project manager and lead mechanical engineer on projects for over 30 years.

He remains hands-on, as do all of BKM’s principals. They are truly passionate about the contributions they bring to a project. Jim believes in serving the client well by creating designs that are efficient, aesthetic, and easy to execute.

Jim loves a challenge. He is a born competitor who has completed many triathlons and running races for nearly 40 years.   

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park
  • Master of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park

Affiliations

  • AIABaltimore, Member
  • ASHRAE, Member

Principal

Mark A. Flickinger

PE, LEED AP

Mark earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1988 and joined BKM in 1995. He is best known for his experience in the systems design for healthcare and research facilities. Mark has designed laboratory space for Nobel Prize winning researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, along with cutting-edge research facilities at the University of Maryland, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Institutes of Health.

Mark has worked extensively with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and several private medical centers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, Mark is the principal-in-charge for the new Community Living Center (CLC) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Perry Point, Maryland. The new CLC facility is one of the first to be designed utilizing the Veterans Affairs updated CLC Design Guide, which BKM assisted in creating.

Education

  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Focus, The Pennsylvania State University

Affiliations

  • ASHE, Member
  • ASHRAE, Member
  • CASHE, Member

Principal

Gary E. Johnson, Jr.

PE, CxA, ATD

Gary began his career in 1987 at BKM, following graduation from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Gary worked directly under Tom Murphy, one of the company’s founders. After seven years with BKM, he joined Whitman, Requardt & Associates, a 400-person architecture and engineering (A/E) firm in Baltimore, as the Mechanical Department Head for the Building Design Group. After ten years away from BKM, he returned to the firm in 2004 as an owner.

Gary served as the Senior Mechanical Engineer for the Social Security Administration Annex Building in Woodlawn, MD, which was the first General Services Administration's (GSA) project in the country to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified. Other notable projects include Time Warner Cable's National Data Center West, University of Delaware's Laird Student Housing, the Baltimore National Aquarium's Center for Aquatic Life and Conservation, and the University of Baltimore's School of Communications.

He believes in being an active participant in the design team, while remaining respectfully proactive in the project overall. Anyone who works with Gary knows that just “good enough” is never good enough for him or for his team. As the son of a noted consulting engineer with a 50-year career, Gary says he has spent his professional career attempting to live up to the example set forth by his father.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineer, The Pennsylvania State University

Principal

Andrew C. Endres, Jr.

PE, LEED AP BD+C

During Andy’s three decades with BKM, he’s won multiple ASHRAE Technology Awards and led several notable projects that include: the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Aids Research Facility; University of Maryland Baltimore, Animal Bio-Safety Level 3 Research Laboratory; and University of Maryland Baltimore, Cancer Research Laboratory. He has been the project engineer for all seven of the buildings on the Carroll Community College campus, and provided peer review and value enhancement services for the Department of Veterans Affairs national peer review contract.

Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1985. In his role as director of mechanical engineering at BKM, he is known for providing a high quality design product based on sound fundamental concepts. High quality design results in a successful project for the owner, which ultimately results in growth for BKM.

Andy lives in Northern Baltimore County with his wife Suzanne. They have four children, however, with three in college they are slowly adjusting to a quieter home after many years of a full and busy household. As an avid Orioles fan, he was fortunate to attend Game 5 of the 1970 World Series; he now hopes to one day take his family to see the Birds back in the World Series sometime soon.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Affiliations

  • ASHRAE, Member

Principal

Richard A. Miller

PE, LEED AP

Rick graduated in 1985 from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and joined BKM in 2005. Rick served as lead electrical engineer for the VA Martinsburg Capital Region Readiness Center, Latrobe Homes Electrical Infrastructure Modernization, Baltimore County Courts Building Electrical Service Upgrade and Power Distribution Infrastructure Replacement, Chase Brexton 111 Charles Street Building Shell Infrastructure and Tenant Improvements, Montgomery College Mass Notification System Installation (Rockville and Takoma Park Campuses), and Bowie State Residence Halls Fire Alarm and Mass Notification System Installation, among other notable projects.

Rick strives for designs that optimize energy-efficiency, constructability, cost, and maintainability. He’s known for working collaboratively with clients to fully understand the scope of the project and their needs, while utilizing all of a client’s currently available resources. He believes in being accessible and being responsive. In short: Keep it moving and make it happen.

Rick enjoys being hands-on and restoring all things old, including his home and cars. He works hard tending to his backyard vegetable garden. Additionally, his favorite hobbies include finding time to jog, camping with family, and going on charter fishing trips.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Affiliations

  • IEEE, Member

Principal

William J. Collins, Jr.

PE

Bill has extensive experience in the design of mechanical systems for various government agencies, having been the primary engineer and project manager on numerous multi-million dollar projects. He has extensive experience performing projects in the government, healthcare, and science & technology market sectors, especially with clean rooms and specialty facilities. Since 1995, Bill has served Becton Dickinson (BD) as the lead consulting engineer on the vast majority of new work and renovation projects for the Baltimore facilities and many of the projects were exclusively mechanical and electrical in scope.

Bill's projects have included both new construction and rehabilitation initiatives for medical office buildings and hospitals. For clean room projects, he has been a part of the project team from space planning and room classification through document and validation preparation for FDA submission. His responsibilities have entailed engineering design, specification writing as well as all other aspects associated with preparing contract drawings in the disciplines of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, system control and monitoring, and utility distribution.

Bill lives in Southern York County (PA) with his wife Debbie. A graduate of Penn State University, he has two adult children and a grandson. Although his competitive soccer playing days are part of his past, he still enjoys outdoor sport activities such as hiking, biking and skiing. As time allows, he looks for opportunities to travel to developing nations to assist on construction projects.

Education

  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Affiliations

  • ASHRAE, Member
  • ISPE, Member

Associate, Director of Marketing + Business Development

Catherine D. DeWitt

CPSM

Catherine is a graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She has worked as a marketing professional for architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) firms for over 18 years. Catherine began her career as a Marketing Coordinator at a local engineering firm in Baltimore and since then, has worked for small and large A/E/C firms in Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. Catherine leads the marketing and business development activities to ensure that goals and deadlines are met. She is the creative force behind the firm’s strategic plan and serves as primary strategic adviser to the firm's principals.

An active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Catherine currently serves as the Programs Co-Chair for planning the spring 2018 SMPS Northeast Regional Conference (NERC.) During her leadership as the 2016 SMPS Maryland Chapter President, the chapter was selected amongst all of the national chapters for the Grand Prize Striving for Excellence Award. Additionally during her time living in North Carolina, Catherine served as President, Past President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Director of Membership for the SMPS Research Triangle Chapter (RTC). As a Certified Professional Services Marketers (CPSM), she is passionate about educating herself and others in professional services marketing. Catherine launched the first CPSM Study Group for the RTC and has helped eight professional services marketers achieve their CPSM certification.

Catherine lives in Baltimore with her husband, daughter, and Labrador retriever.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, Philadephia University

Professional Achievements

  • Certified Professional Services Marketer, 2007-Present
  • Leadership Advancement Program Certificate, SMPS U: University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Society of Marketing Professional Services, 2013
  • Board Member of the Year, SMPS Maryland, 2013-2014
  • Striving for Excellence Grand Prize, SMPS, 2016

Affiliations

  • SMPS Maryland Chapter: Past-President, President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Board Member, Director of Social Media, Director of CPSM Study Group, Membership Committee
  • SMPS National: CPSM Certification Committee, Striving for Excellence Committee and Section Head, 2013 Build Business Social Media Committee
  • SMPS Research Triangle Chapter: President, Past-President, Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Membership, Membership Committee
  • SMPS Northeast Regional Conference: 2018 Programs Co-Chair

Business Development Manager

Korey B. Rubeling

CPSM

Korey graduated from Elon University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Before joining BKM, Korey was the Business Development Manager at an environmental, health, and safety firm in Baltimore for three years.

As BKM’s Business Development Manager, Korey is responsible for creating and maintaining client relationships that result in business opportunities consistent with the firm’s strategic initiatives. He develops and drives firm business development plans and also researches and identifies leads, opportunities, clients, and decisions makers. Korey represents the firm at networking functions, association meetings, and trade shows. He is motivated to build and sustain long-term relationships with clients and business partners and is enthusiastic about enhancing BKM’s mission, markets share, and services.

Korey is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), currently serving on the Maryland Chapter Board of Directors as the Chapter President.

In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball & softball and roots fervently for the Orioles and Ravens. Korey is the reigning BKM Chili Cook-Off Champion.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Elon University

Professional Achievements

  • Certified Professional Services Marketer, 2017- Present
  • SMPS Maryland, Committee Member of the Year, 2013-2014
  • SMPS Maryland, Board Member of the Year, 2014-2015

Affiliations

  • SMPS Maryland Chapter: Board Member, Chapter President