Byam Engineering has a long standing policy of personal and professional integrity and attention to detail. The company was founded as Byam Construction and Engineering in 1953 by Frank L. Byam III upon his return from the Korean War. Frank had served as an Installations Engineer in the United States Air Force. Over the ensuing 15 years, the firm name was shortened to Byam Engineering and the emphasis of services shifted to civil/consulting engineering and land surveying. Frank moved the company to its current location during the 1973 Oil Crisis. Having the office two blocks from his home shows that Frank was way ahead of his time in what has come to be known today as a green movement and energy conservation. Gaining a reputation for accuracy and efficiency, the firm prospered, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2003
The firm’s continuity was assured by Fred Byam and Brad Byam, sons of the firm’s founder. Frank brought his sons in at the ground level, assisting on survey crews, performing drafting and blueprinting tasks. Gradually, responsibility grew to include calculations and design of engineering works, culminating with advancement to partnership in the company. Emphasis has always been placed on accuracy and consistency. Both Brad and Fred have the same inherent sense of honesty and integrity plus the tradition of hard work that has made Byam Engineering a respected company in the Kansas City area. The company was incorporated as Byam Engineering, Inc. in 1995.
In more recent years, Byam Engineering has provided services on a variety of projects ranging from medical facilities, retirement villages, and U.S. Post Offices to shopping centers, commercial buildings, street and highway improvements, and commercial and residential subdivisions. A wide variety of clients has provided extensively diverse experience. Each project, large or small, has required varied degrees of improvements to infrastructure such as sanitary sewers, storm sewers, grading and drainage, water lines, streets, and more recently, erosion control and stormwater treatment.
Where We Are Today
During the recent economic downturn, Brad left the company to pursue other interests. Meanwhile, Fred Byam is running the third generation of the business with the help of another third generation – his daughter, Lindsay Byam. After a period of belt-tightening and austerity, Byam Engineering is poised to grow and prosper as the country emerges from the current economic slump. Operating as Byam Engineering Design Group, the company has expanded its scope to include collaborative efforts on larger, more diverse projects with other firms offering varying expertise in disciplines such as Architecture, Landscape Design, and Mechanical Engineering. In short, Byam Engineering is a company with a history of service and professionalism and a future of growth and progress.