Jim Tavernelli Interviewed on Awesome Inc’s Podcast

09.30.21
James Tavernelli, PE, LEED AP, MBA
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Awesome Inc’s podcast host, Liz Brown Evans, interviewed Jim Tavernelli, President and COO of Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers, Inc. (KLH Engineers), in an episode titled “Are You the Generation That Kills the Business?” published on Sept. 17, 2021.

In the podcast, Tavernelli shares how KLH Engineers embraced innovation and entrepreneurial thinking at all levels of the organization. Tavernelli goes on to say that KLH’s success would not have been possible without prioritizing the development of an internal culture and step-functioning KLH’s own behavior and thinking as business leaders.

A member of the firm since 2001, Tavernelli has driven the evolution of KLH’s culture through his leadership of the firm’s technical strategy into an innovation-centric practice.

Tavernelli added, “As a Kentucky-based company, I am proud to be associated with an organization like Awesome Inc whose mission is to inspire future entrepreneurs in the Commonwealth. Thank you to Liz Brown Evans for a wonderful experience.”

Awesome Inc, located in Lexington, Kentucky, was founded on the basis of the “give-first” mentality. The organization started in 2009 and has grown to be the epicenter for anything related to technology or business. Their focus is to create and grow tech startups by hosting community events, leading technology education courses, and offering a shared workspace environment.

Listen to the podcast here.

About KLH:

KLH Engineers is nationally ranked among the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology engineering firms. As a leader in the AEC industry, KLH leverages building information modeling (BIM) and advanced in-house technology to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions. KLH has experience in all 50 states and serves the civic, education, healthcare, hospitality, lifestyle, industrial, retail and workplace markets.

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