186 Wood Ave. South in the Iselin section of Woodbridge — File photo
By Joshua Burd
KEA Engineers is moving its headquarters in Woodbridge, with plans to occupy 12,400 square feet in the township’s Metropark section.
The privately owned mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection firm said Monday that it will relocate to 186 Wood Ave. South in Iselin. Its new home will be a well-known building that has been recognized for its sustainable design, which KEA said falls in line with its own goals as a company.
“We’re so excited for this move,” said Adam Khachaturian, CEO of KEA Engineers. “We will continue to provide exceptional service to our clients and now our KEA family will have an equally exceptional home.”
The firm, which is currently located at 33 Wood Ave. South, plans to make the move in May. It has been headquartered in Iselin since 2008 and was previously headquartered in Montclair.
“Yes, we are staying in Iselin,” said Armen Khachaturian, founder and president of KEA Engineers. “It’s a blessing to be able to keep KEA in the family.”
David Simson, Jamie Drummond and Andrew Perrotti of Newmark Knight Frank represented the landlord, The Hampshire Cos.
KEA provides analytical and design services for commercial, residential and retail projects. Armen Khachaturian started the business in 1984 and was joined by his son Adam in 2005.
The firm’s new building, developed by Hampshire, is within walking distance of the Metropark train station. The property has achieved a platinum designation on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design scale, also known as LEED, as well as several architectural awards.