SFCS is a nationally recognized, full-service architecture firm that has long wanted to do more work in our country’s beautiful midwest. Knowing such a move would take a lot of commitment and investment, they knew the people, the timing, and the place all had to be just right.
In 2012, Kidwell Engineering, Inc. started in Louisville, Kentucky - over the years providing services to a wide variety of healthcare, industrial and institutional projects, both traditional design/bid/build and design/build projects. The full Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection services proved valuable to many prominent Kentucky based institutions, such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, United Parcel Services, Department of Homeland Security, and the State of Kentucky.
As SFCS was looking to expand its work in the mid-west, it wasn’t long before they partnered with Kidwell Engineering on a project. During this process, they quickly realized how well they worked together, sharing many similar approaches to how they ran their businesses.
It was a match made in heaven.
Well... technically in Kentucky,
but that is pretty much the same thing.
"We didn't just work together, we really connected. We shared the same focus on service. Both sides would go above and beyond, we had the same work ethic."
The working relationship between Kidwell Engineering and SFCS wasn’t all that came together. It was also Louisville itself.
There is a lot to love about this city.
The spirit of Kentucky thrives in the city of Louisville and in the glasses of its bourbon lovers. Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon is made in the Bluegrass State and the makers in Louisville have perfected the process.
With delicious dining experiences at every corner, Louisville is just as much for food-lovers as it is for those who enjoy its libations. The southern city isn’t just the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken, it’s the home of an impressive list of award-winning chefs and restaurants.
Sports in the Derby City go beyond the famed horse races that run at Churchill Downs. Louisville is the home of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and Louisville Slugger, where baseball’s most well-known bats are made. Louisville also has more than a dozen athletic teams at different levels competing on any given night.
Modern art and scientific advancements are as much a part of Lousiville as the old stories that have shaped its past. More than a dozen museums and learning centers exist in and around the city’s boundaries, putting its appreciation for creativity, exploration, and history at the forefront of its existence.
Every good design has a balance between its elements: sharp and curved, masculine and feminine, bold and soft. In Louisville, that balance is found in the beautiful parks and greenspaces that are purposefully placed among the city’s structured steel buildings and asphalt blocks. The combination isn’t just aesthetically pleasing; it’s a rare opportunity to live life slowly within the boundaries of a busy city.
"It's not just a hub to the midwest... it's a hub of culture, food, and music. It's the kind of place you want to live. A place you would love to call home."
In 2017, Kidwell Engineering merged with SFCS, and became a subsidiary of SFCS, Inc.
In 2019, SFCS completes the full merger by opening their official Louisville office.
SFCS is eagerly anticipating all that is ahead for their business in their new home. A full-service architectural firm with the ample resources of an esteemed engineering firm, ready to serve the state of Kentucky and beyond.
They are appreciative to be a part of such a rich community, full of life and possibility. Where within just a few hours, they can also be in many of the midwest’s exciting growing areas.
They look forward to being counted among one of the many great things to come out of Louisville, Kentucky.