History of JKI Engineering, Inc.
The history of JKI Engineering begins with Hugh F. Kluesner, Jr. After receiving his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, he worked his way up through the ranks of the Indiana limestone industry, eventually becoming President of Indiana Limestone Company.
From this position, Mr. Kluesner saw a need for stone cladding engineers, "Engineers highly specialized in the design of natural stone cladding". In 1980, Mr. Kluesner resigned as President of Indiana Limestone Company to start Kluesner Engineering, Inc. His first project was the limestone cladding engineering of The American United Life Building in Indianapolis, then the tallest building in Indiana, now known as One America Tower.
In 1996, at the age of 70 and with nearly 50 years experience in the limestone business, Mr. Kluesner decided to semi-retire and spend more time with his hobby ... racing Triumph Spitfires!
Hugh F. Kluesner, Jr.
1925 - 2020
As a result, JKI Engineering, Inc., now with principals Charles W. Jones, and Gary L. Kuehn, was formed. Today, JKI Engineering, Inc. brings over 80 years of combined engineering experience and over 80 years of technical & drafting experience to every project.