KFI Engineers acquires Commissioning Concepts

ST. PAUL, MN — January 2, 2020 – KFI Engineers, a recognized industry leader in process and facility infrastructure design, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Commissioning Concepts, a Phoenix, AZ based commissioning firm. 

Commissioning Concepts was formed in 2007 and has been providing new and existing building technical commissioning and energy consulting services across a variety of sectors including healthcare, hospitality, education, government, manufacturing, commercial real estate and high-tech industries.

“KFI and Commissioning Concepts share a common culture of technical commissioning excellence,” said James A. Faulconbridge, P.E, KFI’s President. “We are very pleased that the Commissioning Concepts team has chosen to join forces with us.  We are excited to welcome such an experienced group, and to expand our capacity to serve key clients throughout the United States.”

“Commissioning Concepts is looking forward to joining the KFI team. This decision will broaden our reach, expand our resources and bring specialized expertise not found elsewhere in this market,” commented President Jim Bochat. “We are excited to be a part of KFI, which allows us to continue providing our existing services and the ability to offer expanded services to all of our customers while maintaining our long-standing commitment to quality.”

About KFI Engineers:

KFI Engineers is a recognized industry leader in process and facility infrastructure design and performance. The firm serves clients in the United States, Canada and Central America. KFI was established in 1996 and is headquartered in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN with four regional offices. Additional information is available on our website: www.KFIengineers.com


Chrissy McNamara, CPSM

KFI Engineers




About Us

Commissioning Concepts



Since 2007, Commissioning Concepts, a dba of Mechanical Concepts LLC, has been providing new and existing building commissioning services to building owners throughout the United States. Our project history spans  across a variety of sectors, including healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, commercial and high-tech industries. 

We are one of the leading commissioning firms in the U.S. specializing in providing Technical Commissioning and Technical Testing services that actually make a difference in a building's performance. James Bochat, president of Commissioning Concepts, has been involved in the design, construction and the commissioning industry for over 40 years. His experience ranges from heavy industrial to cutting edge commercial facilities. His expertise in control systems and technical systems testing sets Commissioning Concepts apart from the typical commissioning firm that only embrace the paper-commissioning process of managing a contactor's paper-based QC program. 

Commissioning Concepts has completed commissioning, testing and inspections services on 250+ facilities since conception in 2007.

We are a NEBB Certified Commissioning, Retro Commissioning, Test & Balance and Building Enclosure Testing firm. 

We are a Certified Small Business Enterprise and a Certified Woman Owned Business. We hold a GSA Schedule for Commissioning, Test & Balance and Energy Audits for Federal projects. 

Our Approach


We test and inspect 100% of mechanical and DDC systems, instead of using a sampling approach. This allows us to provide you with a complete and thorough analysis of your building, leading to a higher performing building.    

CxC is committed to providing the highest quality Commissioning services possible on our projects.   

Why Us?


Our Cx Managers have over 60 years of combined Cx experience ranging from universities, data centers, medical centers, transportation and military facilities. Our expertise in control systems and technical systems testing sets Commissioning Concepts apart from the typical commissioning firm that only embrace the paper-commissioning process of managing the contactors paper based QC program. We are also a certified small business and a certified woman owned business. 

Services We Provide



Our project managers and engineers are experienced in working on new construction, LEED, and retro-commissioning projects, developing detailed scopes of work, thorough design reviews, reviews of diagrams and sequence of operations, and providing technical and commissioning support during and after construction. 


We have the expertise and experience to provide commissioning services for any size facility and any type technical system required. Our strength in control systems, systems design and “how to make systems work” allow us to provide true technical commissioning to our clients. We strive for client satisfaction by acting as an owners advocate and delivering a finished and fully functional building. 


Commissioning Concepts provides Technical Retro-Commissioning of facility systems intended to improve the performance of the existing systems and to lower energy and water usage. 

LEED Commissioning

We are experienced in providing LEED building commissioning for all building systems. We have performed both Fundamental and Enhanced commissioning for all LEED versions including version 4. 

Our numerous LEED Commissioning projects range from LEED Certified to LEED Platinum facilities for both new construction and existing buildings. 

Building Enclosure Testing

Commissioning Concepts is a NEBB certified Building Enclosure Testing contractor with over 5 years of experience in testing building enclosures.  

Test & Balance

Commissioning Concepts is a NEBB certified TAB contractor with over 40 years of Test and Balance experience. We can provide expert TAB services for both air and water systems for any size or any type of building.  

Facility Assessment Services

Commissioning Concepts provides system assessments of buildings and their technical systems for the assessment of present condition and facility evaluation. These assessments can be from simple system reviews to complete facility cost indexing.  

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Commissioning Concepts

(602) 758-0501

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