About 2017-10-02T04:14:10+00:00

Company Overview

Kovacs, Whitney & Associates, Inc. (KWA) was established and incorporated in June 1984 as an engineering consulting firm located in Locust Point, Baltimore, Maryland. More than one third of KWA’s staff are Professional Engineers registered in most of the Mid-Atlantic States in addition to licensed LEED specialists and Commissioning Agents.


Jacob J. Kovacs, Jr. P.E.

One of the founding principals in the firm, Mr. Kovacs graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering in 1968 and has more than fifty years experience in the design of a broad range of institutional and healthcare related facilities. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and Delaware.

William B. Whitney, IV, P.E. CxA
Vice President

Along with Mr. Kovacs, Mr. Whitney co-founded KWA and has been designing healthcare, telecommunications, institutional, and aquarium facilities for almost 40 years.  In addition, he is a certified commissioning authority.   He graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in mechanical engineering in 1976 and received a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977.  He is registered in Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Edward J. Burke, P.E.

One of the first employees hired by Kovacs, Whitney & Associates, Inc., Mr. Burke has been actively engaged in the design of telecommunications facilities, hospitals, and a broad range of commercial and office buildings since graduation from the University of Maryland with a BSE in Mechanical engineering since 1983.  He is registered in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Delaware.

Donald A. Raynor, P.E.

Mr. Raynor has been employed by KWA for more than twenty years and has a total of over forty-five years experience in the design of HVAC and plumbing systems for institutional, athletic, laboratory and healthcare facilities.  He is a graduate of Loyola College with a degree in Engineering Physics in 1969 and is registered in the state of Maryland.