Our first project with Erevan to design our front of the house stairs as the support structure had deteriorated. He was recommended by our contractor. He was very quick and responsive and got the job done.The second experience with Erevan was even better. We needed to build a retaining wall on a hill in our back yar. It was not going to be an easy experience. We started with interviewing contractors and meeting with their structural engineer. After several bad experiences with the structural engineers we called Erevan directly. He immediately came to our aid and designed the wall. He even worked with our very difficult soil engineer we selected and even volunteered to take some extra work just so we could use the soil engineer as little as possible and often ran inteference. We then had to part ways with our contractor when it looked like he was not going to pull through. We asked Erevan if he had any recommendations., Within the next day we had 2 contractors reviewing the project and interested in the work.The project started a few weeks ago and I can't say enough about how professional, competent and easy to work he is.I know he has also done work for a friend on a major remodel and had a great experience wiht him as well.
- Ellen G....
ACentral Pacific Construction
I highly recommend Rick, he's incredibly knowledgeable, trustworthy, and honest. He looked out for my best interests the whole job through, made necessary changes to the scope as needed for a better solution, communicated constantly with me and worked within my budget. He's a super hard working guy and so friendly, I'll use him again for sure and will recommend him to my clients (I'm a Realtor).
- Tracy P....
Excellent! I am so glad that we decided to go with Austin at Upright Engineering. Austin was a pleasure to work with. He seemed genuinely excited about our project. He found workarounds to achieve structural changes that others told us would be impossible. We took down several walls in our home, raised the ceiling and added large sliding doors and windows. He was knowledgeable about city requirements, responsive and very quick. He has since followed up to make sure the project is going smoothly and has worked with the contractor to address any questions he has had. We are so thankful to have found Austin- we highly recommend him!
- Julie M....
I hired Design Everest to complete structural drawings for a new single family house in Oakland, CA. They were super responsive and lightning fast. I spoke directly with the engineer once and he seemed knowledgeable and friendly.
- Kyrolos E....
ASEZEN & MOON STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, INC.
It went very well. They were prompt and did a very concise and detailed report. I was quite impressed with the price. I didn't think it was very much for what I needed from them.
- Abigail G....
BPALADIN DESIGN GROUP
Planning took awhile. We told him what we had available to spend on the remodel, he designed basically two different looks, one under our budget by adding a room to existing floor plan in an odd place, and one about $60,000 over budget requiring a complete remodel. After the plans were done, he told us about the second phase of the design, requiring more money and the need to use his structural engineer. We didn't feel like he explained the design cost and procedures very well to us at the start.
- Samantha H....
They were absolutely wonderful to work with. They took all of the complexity out of the process and I plan to use them on all of my future needs.
- Rohit T....
First there process of transmitting construction documents, getting a proposal and signing a contract was the easiest and smoothest i heave experienced. The principal engineer communicated well and finished the work in a very timely manor. Signed plans were delivered immediately. Excellent job.
- Chad W....
We talked with several engineers about the structural engineering work that we needed done on our house and decided to go with Austin at Upright Engineering because he seemed very knowledgeable, was able to work within our short timeline, and his estimate was very reasonable. He was incredibly professional, personable, and prompt with getting back to us throughout the entire process and followed through on everything in the scope of work we agreed upon. We would highly recommend his services!
- Allison B....
ASEZEN & MOON STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, INC.
We used them and decided not to go forward with the project. The plan turned out to be too expensive. The job wasn't worth it. I thought they were good. However, one of the guys was hard to understand. I think they did their job and helped us out. One owner is very personable and helpful. However, the other owner needs to improve his English.
Business Description: All Seasons has provided quality construction services since 1993. In the past several years the company’s focus has become foundations and drainage – areas that are particularly important when you consider the age of the homes in the area, the abundance of hills and California’s winter rains. Proper retaining walls, concrete application and drainage systems are critical to keeping your home protected from rainfall, ground water and runoff. Replacement of old, failing foundations is critical to keeping your home safe and still standing after the next big earthquake.
All Seasons’ experienced foremen supervise every job and ensure that all work will stand the test of time and mother nature.
We build beautiful decks, too!
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Business Description: Specializing in redwood, chain link, iron and vinyl fences. All styles. Redwood decks, composite decks, retaining walls, gates arbors and custom work. Free Estimates. Established in 1986
Business Description: About: With over 25 years of remodeling and building experience, an exceptional eye for detail, insistence on the highest–quality craftsmanship, and constant communication with our clients, we at Smart Remodeling and Design have built a flawless reputation as the premier home improvement company in the entire San Francisco Bay Area Specialties: We are a full construction and remodeling company that Specializes in concrete including Foundation, Driveways, Retaining walls and more. We also specialize in Kitchen remodeling , Bathroom Remodeling, Decks and even Landscaping. Smart Remodeling & Design can make your dream house become a reality! We strive to satisfy every customer, from a small paint job to the largest project our tentative project managers that will be with you from start to finish to ensure we meet and exceed your expectations.
Business Description: Turbin Design Associates Inc., has been working in the Bay Area for the better part of a decade helping Architects, Homeowners, and Contractors bring their projects to a level of distinction rarely achieved by other firms.
TDA personifies a unique vision of structural engineering which utilizes creative flexibility while maintaining sensitivity to architectural limitations and financial constraints. This perspective provides the foundation for our philosophy of a clear and impartial approach which allows us to produce a product in a time efficient and cost effective manner.
Recent Review: Went really well. Design Everest was a great company to work with. They worked quickly and efficiently for a great deal. not only were the knowledgable and friendly, they answered all my questions and made the process very smooth. I highly recommend them.