INTEGRITY & CHARACTER
Anne Hernandez, PE
OWNER • PRESIDENT
Anne Hernandez is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and a Michigan State University (MSU) Alumnae earning her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1983. During her enrollment at MSU, she joined the Engineering Honors Society - Chi Epsilon. Anne began her career by moving to California and working for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). During her time at Caltrans, she worked on a variety of design delivery projects throughout Southern California. After seven years of a variety of transportation experiences, she founded Hernandez, Kroone & Associates with her husband Richard Hernandez.
Anne was instrumental in growing HKA from a two-person startup into a multi-million-dollar business. The growth of the company can be directly attributed to Anne’s values of always doing the best job possible for the client.
Anne is committed to implementing new technologies to keep ahead of the curve. “It’s important for us as a company and as individuals to always look for ways to grow and improve our processes and procedures.” Anne is a stickler for details. “It’s the little details that add up and why our work product is better than most other companies. We strive to deliver more than our clients expect.”
Richard Hernandez, PE, PLS
OWNER • VICE PRESIDENT
Richard Hernandez is a Cal Poly Pomona Alumni and currently holds licenses as a Professional Civil Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor and a general contractor. Richard earned his degree in Construction Engineering Technology in 1979 from Cal Poly Pomona. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, he began working at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). During his time at Caltrans, Richard worked on several grade separation and Right-of-Way engineering projects throughout Southern California. After gaining his Contractors, Civil and Land Surveying licenses, Richard and his wife Anne, opened the doors to Hernandez, Kroone and Associates in 1987. Together they have been in business over 30-years, growing from a two-man operation to a thriving Southern California based business offering services in a dozen engineering disciplines.
Richard is a firm believer that hard work, honesty and integrity are the building blocks of a successful business. “There are no short cuts when you are providing professional quality work. I believe in doing what is right, fair and honest, as this is a direct reflection of our core values.”