The men and women of Kelly Engineers & Surveyors are dedicated professionals who pursue excellence and leadership in their chosen field of civil engineering. We are committed to responding to the dynamic needs of our Clients and to execute our assignments in a professional manner and to function as a financially healthy organization. We recognize that a fundamental cornerstone of our success, which leads to our Client’s success, is proactive communication.

We shall endeavor to exceed our Clients’ expectations through the application of sound technical principles in the pursuit of their interests. We are guided by a value system founded on integrity and respect for our employees and Clients. We aim to continuously expand our expertise and methods of communication in order to provide our clients with cost effective and timely services.

Company overview

KELLY ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS has over 40 years experience in Municipal and Consulting Engineering in the Delaware Valley Region. Founded in 1979 by James C. Kelly, P.E., P.L.S., through the years our Company has built a solid reputation as experts in both the municipal and consulting facets of land development. In 2006, Kelly Engineers transitioned to Kelly & Close Engineers under the leadership of Jim’s son James P. (J.P.) Kelly, P.E. and Maurice P. (P.J.) Close, P.E. In 2022, the firm transitioned again to Kelly Engineers & Surveyors as the company relocated into a brand new location! We are privileged to have Jim Kelly as our President Emeritus, whose extensive background and experience in Civil Engineering continues to be an asset and resource for both our Private and Municipal Clients.

JCKKelly Engineers & Surveyors is organized in specialized Team structures to better serve our individual Private and Municipal Clients. However, it is our combined experience on both the Private and Municipal sides that provides us with a balanced and comprehensive approach to problem solving. We not only are experts at reviewing Municipal Ordinances, we are experts at designing plans to those same Ordinances. The bottom line is that our Clients receive top notch consulting, based on a balanced background of experience.

Kelly Engineers & Surveyors has built its company around servicing the needs of Municipal and Private Clients. Our philosophy is to provide the responsiveness of a small, local company with large company capabilities. We are responsive. As good communication is a key element of any business relationship, we believe that our Client’s needs are best met by responding to any communication as promptly as possible. Our staff of highly trained and specialized professionals is uniquely suited to assess and respond to the day-to-day needs of our Clients.

We will address most of your needs directly with in-house staff. For certain functions, we have developed affiliate relationships with specialty firms (such as  geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture, traffic engineering and wetland consultants.) Through the use of affiliate relationships, who work directly under our supervision, we can offer very reasonable rates with minimized overhead. This allows us to provide small company service, with large company capabilities.

The foundation of our Company is our highly qualified and trained staff. Each staff member from Technicians to Project Managers is skilled in all facets of Municipal and Private Projects. We have developed an office management system to effectively coordinate internal communication, scheduling and quality control. The result is that our Clients projects are done accurately, quickly and cost effectively. We also keep our edge by investing in the latest generation of engineering software and hardware. All of our design staff are equipped and trained in AutoCAD and other design software.

Kelly Engineers & Surveyors has developed solid and trusted relationships with Municipal and Regulatory Officials that will result in having your projects streamlined. Our company has earned the reputation of being highly qualified, reputable and dependable. Our Principals and Staff are also active with many local and regional municipal, construction and regulatory associations. We are networked for your success.

JPKJ.P. Kelly, P.E. (Principal)

J.P. joined Kelly Engineers in 1992. His duties include overseeing all municipal projects, including storm-water system design and review, 537 planning, SD/LD review, ordinance review, and Chapter 94 reports. His specialties include contract administration and project management. J.P. received his B.S. in C.E. from Villanova University. J.P. served in the U.S. Submarine Force. J.P. serves on the Delaware County Red Cross and the Delaware County Park & Recreation Board. J.P. is currently a Supervisor in Thornbury Township, Delaware County.