By Joshua Burd
Kipcon Inc. has entered into a new affiliation with a longtime peer in the civil and structural engineering field, the North Brunswick-based firm said last week.
The practice on Friday announced the affiliation with Marshall Frost and his firm, Frost, Christenson & Associates. Frost, the longtime principal of the Bound Brook-based firm, will become an associate of Kipcon as he prepares to enter part-time retirement in the near future.
Kipcon President Mitch Frumkin said the affiliation will begin March 1.
“I have known Marshall as a friendly competitor for many years and this affiliation stands as a great opportunity for Marshall to continue providing his expertise to the industry,” Frumkin said in a prepared statement. “My firm will also gain extensive benefits from his experience and skill sets. We both have a history and reputation for being quality oriented engineering firms that are service driven.”
Frost, Christenson & Associates, or FCA, specializes in civil and structural engineering and construction deficiency investigations, having completed work on behalf of clients such as municipalities, developers and community associations, according to a news release. As part of the affiliation, Kipcon is gaining longtime FCA employee Karen Thomlinson as a full-time project manager.
Thomlinson will continue to perform oversight and inspections for a number of locations, as well as helping to transition clientele. Frost, meantime, is a licensed professional engineer with more than 30 years in the field.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Mitch Frumkin on an abundance of projects,” Frost said. “Throughout our 30 years of friendship, we have continued to maintain a relationship that is both respectful and professional.
“I look forward to working with Mitch and his staff in providing our combined clients with comprehensive engineering services tailored to their specific requirements.”