Edwin H. Hesselberg founds an elevator consulting firm in San Francisco after 44 years with Otis Elevator Company.
Mr Glen Keesee, along with a few others, joins Mr. Hesselberg, and Hesselberg, Keesee and Associates is born.
Mr. Glen Keesee purchases the firm and incorporates it in the State of California.
Daryl Anderson, now our principal and CEO, joins Hesselberg, Keesee and Associates as a consultant and the firm continues to grow. Daryl’s first office was a small desk in the corner. Today, we still keep him in the corner, but his desk is MUCH bigger.
Mr. Daryl Anderson purchased interest in the firm along with fellow consultant, Mr. Thomas L. Wendt.
Daryl moves to Southern California to oversee and build a new office outpost for Hesselberg, Keesee and Associates. And also, to work on his tan. It works! Daryl gets tanner and the firm begins to gain traction in the Southern California market as well as other markets around the world.
The current incarnation begins when Mr. Daryl Anderson purchases the Southern California office of Hesselberg, Keesee and Associates to form a new consulting partnership, called “HKA Elevator Consulting, Inc.”, along with Mr. Scott Southard, Mr. Paul Pitfield, Mr. Bob Evans, Mr. Joe Orrico and Mr. Bill Raffia. Ms. Alyce Allen comes aboard as CFO and a new era is born!
The Las Vegas office opened under the management of Jim Sternberg. You can’t swing a dead cat on the Strip without hitting a casino we’ve worked with. John Reynolds joins HKA as a consultant but soon becomes our president. He was appointed, but if it had been an election, he still would’ve won.
Between 2005 and 2012, some consultants retire, some new ones come on board. The firm continues to grow in both size and reputation. Lee Chain asks nicely if she can open an office in the Pacific Northwest and the answer is Yes! This office, located in Seattle, opens in October of 2012.
The original firm of Hesselberg, Keesee and Associates in San Francisco is dissolved.
Now, HKA Elevator Consulting, Inc., carries on the Ed Hesselberg and Glen Keesee legacy with a whole slew of smart, qualified and helpful people. How’s it going? It’s going well! Visit our pages to see who we are now!
HKA takes over the world as benevolent rulers! (Just kidding!) We will however, continue to provide the kind of service that keeps our clients coming back, and new ones coming in. Call us! We’d love to talk to you! (And we’ll give you a nice position when we take over…)