20th Anniversary

A Little About Us

As one of the most experienced structural engineering firms in the American Southwest, the Kelly Design Group is widely known for its emphasis on real value engineering and its philosophy that a team approach and solutions-oriented mindset will create a high quality, 

highly marketable and cost-effective product. 

The Kelly Design Group brings new solutions to old challenges with cost-effective innovative engineering, exceeding the expectations of today's homebuilders and developers.





Design Experience



Structural Engineering Services

Production home builders, custom home designers, architects, and developers of hospitality, retail, commercial and industrial projects know the benefits of working with John Kelly, president and CEO, and his dedicated veteran staff. John’s personal commitment to their project and his belief in the purpose of value engineering leads to an end product of excellence and that is as cost-effective as possible without sacrificing quality, marketability or safety.


Our Happy Customers

KDG, Inc. has been an active member of our Association since 2003.  A very faithful supporter and believer in our organization and we value our partnership with John Kelly and his team at KDG.  John truly represents our motto of "Those who belong, care..."  We value the past 20 years of his support and look forward to another 20!

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Our Projects


Single-Family Detached 3-Story Homes

Everybody knows that Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing markets in the country. However, as land and infrastructure costs continue to rise, builders are continuously searching for their next competitive edge. Some local top builders are developing single-family, 3-story projects with great success and increased profitability. The Kelly Design Group takes great pride in finding new solutions to old challenges.



Commercial Tennant Improvement

This commercial tenant improvement project utilized The Kelly Design Group's practical construction knowledge to find cost effective solutions to common design challenges. The Owners of the Déjà Vu's Love Boutique wished to convert a multiple tenant building into a new single retail space of over 18,000 square feet. The new space was created by removing and shoring wood bearing and shear walls so they could be replaced with new steel moment frames.



This apartment project, located in a fast growing section of Reno, Nevada, is comprised of 7 unit types and 5 building types; a total of 245 units, with a clubhouse, onsite covered parking, and enclosed garages. The three story structures utilize today's wood framing techniques to avoid costly steel frames at the lower levels. Portions of the two parcels of this project were cut/fill lots. As such, potential differential settlement concerns were mitigated by the use of a post-tensioned foundation system.

CAD Manager

Our Careers

CAD Manager

The CAD Manager will be responsible for supervising and mentoring drafters, scheduling projects for the CAD department, determining design modifications and entering edited information in AutoCAD, preparing preliminary line work from engineers' layouts, and producing graphic representation of designs for review and approval.


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Las Vegas,NV 


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