Birmingham: 205.987.7411
Montgomery: 334.271.0986

Birmingham: 205.987.7411
Montgomery: 334.271.0986

The Krebs Story

Our story began in 1926 as a small, two-man engineering firm in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Since that time, the firm has continuously provided professional engineering services with overlapping continuity of principals and employees, enabling us to be responsive to our clients. Many of our client relationships span more than 50 years and we continue to operate and manage the firm to maintain these relationships while working hard to develop new opportunities for the firm.

The Krebs Story

Our story began in 1926 as a small, two-man engineering firm in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Since that time, the firm has continuously provided professional engineering services with overlapping continuity of principals and employees, enabling us to be responsive to our clients. Many of our client relationships span more than 50 years and we continue to operate and manage the firm to maintain these relationships while working hard to develop new opportunities for the firm.

Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Gary Huffman

President

From the Birmingham Office:

Jason Dearing

Senior Associate

Mark Smith

Senior Associate

Scott Lee

Senior Associate

Nina Williams

Senior Associate

Rob Vaughan

Associate

Meet Our Birmingham Team

West Georgia

Krebs is currently looking for an engineer to lead an office in West Georgia and/or metro Atlanta. The ideal candidate should have drinking water and/or wastewater engineering experience, the ability to develop business with new and existing clients, and the desire to grow within the firm. Krebs is 100% employee owned and we value our employee friendly culture as much as we value our clients. This is an excellent opportunity, possibly for a younger engineer who is energetic and eager to accept a broad range of responsibilities.

From the Montgomery Office:

Ray Womack

Senior Associate

Danny Holmberg

Associate

Meet Our Montgomery Team
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Our History

A Brief History of Krebs Engineering, Inc.

The firm was founded by Richard A. Polglaze and F.C. Basenberg in 1926 as Polglaze and Basenberg  Engineers. Paul B. Krebs, Sr. joined “P&G”, as it was commonly called, in 1945, and the firm had already become an established regional engineering firm specializing in the planning and design of drinking water, sanitary sewer, natural gas, and storm water systems.  Mr. Krebs was promoted to chief engineer a few months after Mr. Polglaze passed away. During the next quarter century, the firm continued to expand, gaining a reputation for exceptional service and establishing long term client relationships that have lasted as long as 70 years (and counting).  P&G’s penchant for developing innovative solutions led to the design of one of the first activated sludge wastewater treatment plants in the Southeast for Anniston, AL in 1956. This plant was also one of the first to feature a biogas/methane recovery from the anaerobic digestion process. The energy generated from the biogas was used to power the blowers, and the waste heat from the blower engines was used to heat the digesters, thus providing our client with sustainable energy decades before the concept became widely known to the public.

In 1971 the firm incorporated as Paul B. Krebs & Associates, Inc., and a branch office was opened in Montgomery, AL in the 1990's following the acquisition of another firm.  Mr. Krebs passed away in 2004, and the firm was eventually renamed Krebs Engineering, Inc. Even now, after more than 90 years, the firm's primary focus and areas of expertise are in drinking water, wastewater, storm water and civil-site engineering.

The firm continues to provide exceptional service and imaginative solutions for clients as evidenced by the following awards:

  • Krebs was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2017
  • Saugahatchee Water Treatment Plant in Opelika, AL was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2016.
  • Mutliple ACEC Grand Awards and Awards of Merit for Engineering Excellence.

Krebs Engineering, Inc. was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2017.