INTELLIGENT DESIGN ENGINEERING

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Founded 2007 • Angie's List since September 2010

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Hours

Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

1945 J N Pease Pl Ste 204

Charlotte, NC 28262

Description

** FEATURED IN ANGIE'S LIST MAGAZINE AS A 2011 BEST CONTRACTOR ** We are a Residential Structural Engineering Firm based in Charlotte, NC specializing in Structural Inspections and Residential Designs. From evaluating foundation cracks and wood damage during on-site structural inspections, to calculating beam sizes to replace bearing walls for renovations, to designing new 20,000 sq. ft. residential homes from the ground up.we do it all! Not only do we perform a forensic analysis of the symptoms during our structural inspections, we provide recommended structural repairs so that you can obtain equitable bids from your choice of contractors. As licensed Professional Engineers, our knowledge of structures in both the field and in design separates us from our competition because it allows us to provide feasible and cost effective solutions. We understand the importance of time, and we pride ourselves on quick turnaround times, quality work, and award winning customer service....

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165 Total Reviews
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02/09/2020

This is the second time we hired Joe Calvo at Intelligent Design Engineering. Joe exuded confidence and expertise on engineering our home plans as well as on our barn which supports a solar panels array. His communication is spot-on direct and follow-up. He met us at our house to review the plans as well as several conference calls, emails and texts. He wants to schedule a meeting with the framer ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Complete engineering on ou home plans

CATEGORY structural engineer

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 02/09/2020

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12/10/2019

Joe came out and the time we had discussed and was super friendly, very personable, and professional. He had my sketches drafted sooner than agreed. All in all, great experience!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I am working on adding a new deck to an existing structure and will be adding a roof. I was advised I would need this designed by an engineer to ensure it is structurally sound.

CATEGORY architect

COST $1,300

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/22/2019

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12/04/2019

Daniel arrived at scheduled time and did analysis of structural problem. He discussed his findings and recommendations while he was here. He was thorough and professional. I received the written report ahead of schedule. The cost of service was reasonable - even a little less than expected. This review is to replace an earlier review I submitted when I didn't get a timely call back from my initial...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Evaluate crack in foundation / house

CATEGORY structural engineer

COST $450

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/20/2019

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11/11/2019

Very good. Daniel was able to explain causes and provide recommendations to resolve our issues. Provided written report with drawings/pictures quicker than committed. Would hire again, and would recommend.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Evaluate crack in brick veneer for foundation integrity

CATEGORY home inspection, structural engineer, foundation repair

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/11/2019

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09/20/2019

Very well. Initially had difficulty getting in touch with them, but once the appointment was set, the engineer was very punctual and thorough with his analysis.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Engineering report on cracked foundation wall.

CATEGORY structural engineer

COST $700

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/11/2019

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06/11/2019

Joe was thorough in his analysis and extremely flexible with providing us the documentation we needed to remove a load bearing wall as we opened up our kitchen and living room. He was prompt in his response, provided the documentation we needed when we needed it and most importantly stayed available and involved throughout the project and completion of the building permit. Joe is a true profession...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Evaluation and engineering drawings to remove a wall and support with new column and footings.

CATEGORY architect

COST $1,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/15/2019

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04/29/2019

The engineer who came to our house, Daniel, from Intelligent design was personable and very professional. He thoroughly inspected our attic and the walls we were considering removing. The news was good (they are not load bearing) but even if it had not been, I am sure Daniel would have offered us some excellent solutions... as it was he was as happy as we were with the good news. He was also very ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Structural advice concerning removing walls in kitchen remodel

CATEGORY structural engineer

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/29/2019

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02/25/2019

We wanted to remove interior downstairs wall but needed to determine if wall was load bearing and if so what structural support would be needed. The IDE engineer(Patric) was extremely professional,knowledgeable and courteous. He explained what he was doing through out his evaluation. He took time to answer any questions and was very responsive to e-mail and text messages. Highly recommended IDE an...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Interior Wall Removal plan

CATEGORY structural engineer

COST $400

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

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12/11/2018

Contacted IDE and they promptly responded and scheduled my appointment for the following week. Communication was excellent throughout, and the engineer (Patric) was prompt, friendly, and very professional. I received the engineering report exactly when I was told to expect it. I would recommend IDE and Patric to anyone looking to have a structural analysis done on their property and based on my ex...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Engineering analysis of a load bearing wall.

CATEGORY structural engineer

COST $450

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 12/05/2018

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11/06/2018

This is an exceptional company. I called for an engineer's inspection and report for a crack in our crawl space brick since we're planning on selling our house in a few months. Kathleen took my call and was friendly and helpful. She quoted a ballpark price of $600 - 800 for the inspection, but said the cost might be reduced if the engineer did not find any issues requiring a lengthy inspection. Sh...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Inspection and report of crack in crawl space brick.

CATEGORY structural engineer

COST $400

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/06/2018

Services Offered

Residential Structural Inspections and Design, Foundation Design and Repair Plans, Building Repair Analysis, House Plan Design, Framing Inspections

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General Information
Licensed
Yes
Bonded
No
Insured
Yes
Free Estimates
No
Payment Options
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Senior Discount
No
Emergency Service
No
Warranties
Yes
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