What's New

What's New



MKA welcomes you to our website! Please visit this page for information on our latest announcements, news, career opportunities and more.


2016 PLRB Large Loss Conference

We are pleased to be attending the PLRB Large Loss Conference taking place in Chicago, Illinois on October 4-6. Chris Kneppers, Kevin McMahon, John O'Leary, Randal Goetz and Ronald Mahon will be in attendance. The conference includes senior claim professionals throughout the United States and offers commercial and personal lines as well as property and casualty claims topics.

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc. will be an
Emerald Sponsor of the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference

We are pleased to be a sponsor of the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference, which will be held in the Manchester Grand Hyatt from
September 28 - 30. Michelle (Shelly) Robbins, Heather Hespeler, Nathan Ash and Ashley Allard will be in attendance. The National Construction Claims Conference will address construction defect claims, as well as claims centered on construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, and new technologies. Sessions also will address issues on the national, regional, and state levels.

National Construction Defect Conference 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL

On November 16-18, Jozef 'Joe' Kneppers will be speaking at Perrin Conferences' National Construction Defect Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The conference attendees will be a combination of in-house counsel, insurance professionals, attorneys and industry experts.

Perrin is offering complimentary registration for in-house counsel and insurance company professionals. Below is a link to the conference website, which provides additional details about the conference.

Link to Perrin Conference Website.

MKA is Moving Forward
Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of A. Marc Goupille, Craig Tarr, David VanDerostyne, Kevin McMahon, Michael Bischof, Michelle "Shelly" Robbins and Randal Goetz to Executive Manager as well as their appointment to the Board of Directors at MKA. Consistent with our philosophy... " growth from within," each person comes from a senior management position and has been with the company anywhere from fifteen to twenty years. Following the announcement regarding the creation of an ESOP for MKA, this group brings their experience in the main applications of our professional services namely Property Loss and Builder's Risk Claims Consulting, Construction Defect Litigation and Construction Dispute and Surety Services.

Their commitment to the continuing professionalism and growth of MKA, will assure our legacy as one of the most widely respected independent multi-disciplinary construction consulting companies in the industry.

On behalf of my fellow Board Members, I would like to congratulate them and look forward to their contribution to a purposeful and sustained growth.

Jozef H. Kneppers, CPE, FCIOB, CCM

Visit our leadership page to learn more.

Robert McMichael receives
Diplomat, Geotechnical Engineer (D.GE) Certification

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) McMichael, PE, GE has recently been designated as a "Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineer" or "D.GE." by the American Society of Civil Engineers Academy of Geo-Professionals. This board certification is the highest post-academic credential conferred on geotechnical engineers globally, and there are less than about 500 in the world.

Bob serves as Resource Manager - Geotechnical Services for MKA. He is licensed as a Civil Engineer in 23 states and also as a Geotechnical Engineer in California. He has more than 30 years of professional experience throughout the United States and internationally.

MKA's Geotechnical Services Group provides expert and consulting services related to first and third-party insurance claims as well as construction claims and litigation support. Please contact him with any questions or opportunities:

Contact Robert W. McMichael, PE, GE, D.GE

We've Moved!
The following offices have relocated:

7100 W. Camino Real, Suite 405
Boca Raton, FL 33433
[T]: 954.759.6968
[F]: 954.759.6559
Regional Manager – Marvin H. Arlitz

220 W. Garden Street, Suite 502
Pensacola, FL 32502
[T]: 850.478.8399
[F]: 850.494.2804
Regional Manager – Michael J. Buist, EIT

We've Expanded:
MKA is pleased to announce that we now have offices in Austin, TX, Columbus, OH, and Toronto, ON.

1 Chisholm Trail, Suite 310
Round Rock, TX 78681
[T]: 512.649.9996
[F]: 972.387.0616
Regional Manager: Kevin M. McMahon

485 Metro Place South, Suite 160
Dublin, OH 43017
[T]: 614.636.5646
[F]: 614.636.5700
Regional Manager: Michael P. Berlin

Suite 102, 1290 Central Parkway West
Mississauga, ON L5C 4R3
[T]: 289.521.8662
Regional Manager: Derrick L. Worthington

MKA has developed a real time, end-to-end site inspection photo documention system.
Click here for more information.

We Have An App For That!
MKA has an iPhone app that shows locations and information about recent earthquakes, tropical cyclones, volcanic activity, and floods that have occurred around the globe. Click here for more information.