Recent Review: Matt designed a steel equipment platform for us and was very easy to work with, prompt, and professional. He provided the necessary drawings and structural calculations as well as making changes required by the city plan checker. We will be using his company for all of our structural engineering needs from here on out.
Recent Review: Kobe and his team are my number one go-to for structural engineering and architectural planning. Their timely performance, top tier quality deliverables, utmost professionalism and responsiveness, competitive pricing and highly knowledgable staff make for a seamless and stress free experience. My firm will continue to use them every opportunity we get, and could not recommend them any higher.
Business Description: Built Strong Foundation Repair is a leading foundation repair company with locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. We service the majority of Southern California. We specialize in services such as foundation repair, foundation replacement, structural engineering, house leveling, earthquake retrofitting, house underpinning, caisson work, slab foundation repair, foundation crack repair and many more services to save your home. Foundation Repair Specialists.
Recent Review: Amgad examined the drywall and some exposed studs to assess the situation. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The pricing was reasonable as well. I would not hesitate to hire San Mina Engineering again!
Recent Review: We required a report from a structural engineer on the cracks in our house for a mortgage refinance. Jeremy was able to squeeze us into his schedule at the last minute to accommodate our lender's short timeline. He gave the house a very thorough inspection and spent time with us to explain the issues in detail. We highly recommend him!
Business Description: We are licensed Civil Engineer with the State of California. We provide complete structural engineering services for various types of project. We work with homeowners, contractors, architects, and developers to provide professional structural blue prints and calculations for city submittal/approval.
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.
Recent Review: My wife and are looking to purchase a home in Lake Forest CA. Upon review of a previous accepted offer and their home inspection, the property we were looking at had some major structural work done to reinforce a beam due to the seller removing a load bearing wall during a renovation. Although the seller provided plans from the firm he hired to complete the necessary repairs, I wanted to get a second opinion after our home inspector suggested there may be additional issues that may not have been addressed. Francisco, the owner of FJ Engineering + Design, was extremely helpful and professional. He drove all the way from Alhambra to Lake Forest to meet with me, answered my emails and calls in a timely manner, and was extremely professional throughout the services performed. He walked me around the house, pointed out potential issues and solutions and asked me questions about my concerns. He then reviewed the structural plans for the repairs that were made and we headed under the house to review the work. He pointed out what issues he saw, why they did the repairs a certain way, and what they were lazy/sloppy in executing. After the review, he walked me through the plans and explained what they had done and related it back to what we saw. He then recommended a list of what he would do to fix the areas, and explained how the repairs should be performed. Thankfully, it was nothing serious. Surprise! The seller apparently told his structural engineer/contractor that we were there, and the other structural engineer showed up at the inspection unannounced. The engineer from the other firm was very defensive and tried to argue with Francisco. Francisco was very polite and explained his opinion to him on the plans and the execution of the work (the plans were above and beyond what the homeowner needed to do, but in Francisco's opinion, there was some vagueness and additional reinforcements/corrections he suggested as precautions due to some sloppiness/laziness from the execution of the plans. Despite the other engineer leaving angry, Francisco stayed calm, explained why he was recommending the repairs, and put me at ease. I would highly recommend him if you need some peace of mind or need a second opinion. He seemed very knowledgeable and conducted himself very professionally.
Reviews in Calimesa for Installing Retaining Walls
ALA CCS Inc
I hired this company to do an inspection on the structure of my house. I wanted to move a wall but I didn't know if it was a retaining wall. They came and did the inspection. I like that they gave me the option to have a report or not for a additional price as they did not charge me that much to come and do the inspection.
- Marvin S....
AAlpha Structural, Inc.
I only needed an assessment. He emailed a detailed report to me and since the "fix" required removing a neighbor's tree and some minor work, I did not hire him to do any work. I was very satisfied with Alpha Structural Engineering for their promptness and professionalism.
- Joan D....
ADesign Everest Consulting Engineers
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.
- Jamie F....
AAlpha Structural, Inc.
I spoke with Lisa who was incredibly helpful and super efficient. They couldn't do the work I needed because they are a full service company (they do the construction as well) and I didn't need that. But she gave me a referral. Very nice and if I ever need to do a lot of work on my house I would use them.
- Elaine A....
The experience was fine. He was clear about what needed to be done and basically what we wanted to know. He just did the engineering part not the construction part. We ended up going with other company because they do the engineering as well as the construction.
- Diane H....
FFJ Engineering + Design Structural Consultants
I attempted to contact FJ Engineering on three occasions using both their email and phone contact, but received no answer/response.
- Bradley A....
ASTUCTURAL WORKS INC
It went very well. The person I worked with was very professional. They were on time. It was scheduled within the week. Sent us a report in within a week.
- Marlene M....
ARZ Engineering Corp.
Mr. Zargari came to inspect roof rafters where my hvac unit hangs (city inpector required me to have an engineer inspect). He designed a reasonable fix/improvement which I was happy with. He was a pleasure to deal with and his rate was very reasonable
- Charles R....
FPENINSULA ENGINEERING CO
Contacted Matt Jones at Peninsula Engineering to provide a structural engineering review of a retaining wall in my back yard. Matt said the review would take 3 hours at $170 per hour and he would do a thorough review, prepare a detailed 1-2 page report and provide detailed pictures with his recommendation. He showed up and immediately said "this will be easy" He spent less than 10 minutes looking at the wall and we spend 20 minutes in discussion, most of the 20 minutes being about his invoice. He wanted payment at that time of the full $510. I paid $260 and told him when I received the written report including pictures I would pay the remainder. He was not happy about this. I said he could email the report and pictures and he said he could not because the pictures would be too large. About a week later I received a 1 1/2 page report that could have been written by a 12 year old and no pictures. The report stated "wood showing signs of rot" and "top soil is fill" All very obvious items. His recommendation was to consult with another consultant!! This is not what he represented I would receive so I placed 4 calls over the next week to him to discuss. I received no reply to any of my calls so I wrote him a letter indicating my dissatisfaction with the lack of promised information and suggested that the $260 covered 1 1/2 hours of his time which was more that was spend on this. Yesterday I received a demand letter from his attorney threatening to sue me over this. His attorney indicated that he provided what was agreed and he spend more than three hours on this. Conclusion Misrepresented what he would do. Provided no expert opinion or pictures as promised. Refused to discuss the issue Threatened to sue There are a lot of reputable and professional contractors out there with business ethics. I will let you be the judge if you think Mark and Peninsula Engineering fall into this category.
- Richard J....
AAlpha Structural, Inc.
Mark, Dave, Susan and the team at Alpha are AMAZING! They go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure things are done right. A while back, a retaining wall, built by an incompetent contractor, had massively failed on our property in the Hollywood Hills during a wind and rainstorm. The wall was buckling and was threatening the properties below. It felt like it really was a doomsday scenario. The team at Alpha came out immediately to assess the situation and made recommendations on how to temporarily make the site safe while we were dealing with the insurance. They made us feel at ease and held our hand every step of the way. They were always available and incredibly professional. The overall process took several months to complete, from dealing getting structural engineers involved, pulling city permits and the physical building of the wall. Thanks to Alpha, we emerged with a backyard that is awesome to go in to and with a retaining wall that is sure to last as long as LA does! We really appreciate the quality of work and the pride that Alpha has in their product!