Founded in 1996 by Pete Keithly as a commissioning-specific company with a focus on K-12 facilities, KBA was incorporated in 2005 when Kent Barber joined as Co-Owner and Principal. Over the past 20 years KBA has diversified, providing systems performance consulting for a broad range of clients across the U.S. and abroad, on projects from a few thousand to nearly one million square-feet in size. 

Today KBA is owned by Kent Barber and fellow Principals/Senior Project Managers Jeremy Fugere and Ryan Hay, and has offices in Washington, Utah and Colorado, as well as an almost continuous staff presence in California. 

Our Certifications and Affiliations

KBA is certified under King County's Contracting Opportunities for Small Contractors and Suppliers (SCS). We're also registered on the U.S. Federal Government's System for Award Management (SAM) and the non-profit Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) roster. 

KBA also holds membership with the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) and is a Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Washington Association of Maintenance and Operation Administrators (WAMOA).