KLH Engineers creates another new company, Configure Inc., co-founded by two directors

Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers, Inc., a nationally recognized engineering firm, announced the formation of a new company, Configure, Inc.

Configure, now a separate entity from KLH Engineers, is developing a construction marketplace that digitizes supply and allows designers and contractors to easily specify, compare and purchase products designed to order from connected suppliers. The Configure platform can be accessed through the web application or through an Autodesk® Revit® plug-in, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for architects, engineers, designers and contractors.

Michael Albanese and Jeff Leuderalbert, co-founders of Configure, with KLH Engineers President Jim Tavernelli and CEO Bob Heil (Photo provided)

Configure co-founders Michael Albanese and Jeff Leuderalbert conceived the idea and developed the platform while serving as directors of KLH Engineers.

“As engineers, we had to specify equipment without pricing information and wasted valuable time searching catalogs and emailing or calling manufacturers’ representatives,” Albanese said. “Configure was born out of this frustration. Instead of waiting for the industry to change, we decided to create a more collaborative solution that not only solves the inefficiencies we encountered as engineers, but also those of the entire construction management process. .

“During the design phase, suppliers are able to communicate with potential customers in their Revit models, and designers can link products, product data and prices directly into their models,” Leuderalbert said. “During pre-construction, Configure matches contractors with local vendors so they can solicit and compare bids on one platform, and select the package that best fits their project and budget.”

KLH CEO Bob Heil and KLH President Jim Tavernelli provided Albanese and Leuderalbert with the resources they needed to bring Configure to life, allowing them to leverage the in-house software team to build the platform .

“At KLH, we sponsor ideation, encourage entrepreneurship, and empower employees with the resources to bring their innovations to market,” Heil said. “And because KLH is stronger than ever, we’re able to free up team members to focus on the new businesses we’re building. We are very excited for Michael and Jeff.

Configure is not the first company created by KLH Engineers. In March 2021, the company launched Levcon Analytics, LLC, an architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) data consultancy. And, according to Tavernelli, KLH is just getting started.

“The introduction of Configure demonstrates that KLH is innovating beyond traditional consulting engineering,” Tavernelli said. “We have learned a lot along this journey and KLH will leverage this experience to continue looking for ways to create new value in the industry.”

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