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.
James L. Barrett, Jr.
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.
- Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park
- Master of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
- AIABaltimore, Member
- ASHRAE, Member
Mark A. Flickinger
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.
- Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Focus, The Pennsylvania State University
- ASHE, Member
- ASHRAE, Member
- CASHE, Member
Gary E. Johnson, Jr.
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.
- Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineer, The Pennsylvania State University
- ASHRAE, Member
William J. Collins, Jr.
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.
- Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
- ASHRAE, Member
- ISPE, Member
Andrew C. Endres, Jr.
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.
- Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
- ASHRAE, Member
Richard A. Miller
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.
- Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
- IEEE, Member
Anthony R. Page
Tony lives in Baltimore County with his wife and their two girls. Outside of the office, he spends time on home construction projects and traveling & having fun with family. A lover of all types of food, Tony also spends a lot of time in the kitchen and outside at the grill. His favorite stress relievers are cooking for his kids, running outside, and woodworking. Like many senior staff at BKM, he is graduate of Penn State University (BSEE).
- Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Catherine D. DeWitt
An active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). 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.
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, Philadelphia University
- 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
Casey S. Ross
Casey lives in the Butcher’s Hill neighborhood of Baltimore with his partner, Katherine. Before moving to Charm City, he grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Drexel University, where he spent many nights as a college radio DJ. He enjoys weightlifting, travel, the arts, and is a bit of a foodie.
- Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, MEP, Drexel University
- Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Drexel University
- ASHRAE, Member
Matt D. Sol
Matt lives in Southern York County (PA) with his wife Katie, and their three young children. Matt graduated from Grove City College, where he was also a member of the varsity soccer team. Most of his free time is spent on trips to the playground, zoo or other fun activities with his family. As time allows, he participates in various recreational soccer and basketball leagues and runs a children's soccer camp through his church.
- Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Grove City College
- ASHRAE, Member
Kelly A. Irwin
Kelly leads the accounting/finance, human resource, recruiting, and property management activities for BKM as a primary strategic adviser to the firm’s principals. Currently, she has been designated the firm’s Pandemic Officer and has been the driving force behind the firm’s COVID-19 mitigation and office re-opening plans.
Kelly lives in Bel Air with her husband, John, and their two college aged children, one of whom is majoring in Engineering. Kelly has served the community in many ways, including but not limited to Treasurer of the PTA and Commissioner for the Bel Air Travel Soccer program. Kelly believes it is important to give back to the community and has been instrumental in leading or participating in several charitable initiatives, both in the community and in the workplace.
- University of Baltimore, MS, Accounting
- College of Notre Dame of MD, BA, Education
Korey B. Rubeling
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, 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 Programs Committee and helping out with other Chapter initiatives.
In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball & softball and roots fervently for the Orioles and Ravens. Korey is the reigning BKM Egg Drop Champion.
- Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Elon University
- SMPS Maryland Chapter: Board Member, Chapter President
Brendon J. Burley
Brendon lives in Westminster, Maryland with his wife, Heather, and four children; Teagan, Olivia, Caleb, and Marin. He has a passion for good conversations, particularly when it comes to politics, science (both real and fantasy), and religion. He is open to new experiences and always looks for the local spots when he travels. When he is home he passes his time playing games with family and friends, catching up on the news, and fighting a losing battle against nature for control of his yard.
- Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Structural Emphasis, The Pennsylvania State University
- Doctorate of Philosophy in Arch., Engineering (Mechanical), The Pennsylvania State University
- ASHRAE TC9.10 Corresponding Member
- ASHRAE TC9.6 Corresponding Member
V. Drew Petrella
Drew graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at The University of Maryland. It was at College Park where he was lucky enough to meet his wife. Together they have two young sons and reside in Ellicott City, MD. Drew enjoys spending free time with his family, cooking, hosting parties and watching movies.
- Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park