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.


Edward J. Burke, P.E. CxA, LEED BD+C

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.

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

Along with Mr. Jacob Kovacs, Jr., 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, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

Robert A. Windham, P.E.
Vice President

Mr. Windham has been a full time employee of KWA since he graduated from Virginia Tech in 1995 with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering. He earned a Master’s of Science in Technical Management in 2003 from the Johns Hopkins University. His over twenty five years of experience includes design experience in institutional, telecommunications, laboratories, commercial office buildings, and healthcare. He is registered in the state of Maryland.

Stephen L. Jones, P.E.

Mr. Jones began his career over 30 years ago at Kovacs, Whitney and Associates as a draftsman and worked his way up to lead and project engineer. He attended night school at Johns Hopkins University while working at KWA and graduated with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. He provides experience in HVAC and plumbing systems design of institutional, laboratory, commercial office and aquarium facilities. He is a registered engineer in the state of Maryland.