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Richmond Structural Engineers

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shlomit L.
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Our remodeling was done remotely, and yet we were thrilled with the end result. Lifetime Remodeling provided us with the highest quality of work and costumer service. Lifetime remodeling brought their structural engineer, completed blue prints, got the plans approved with the city, and orchestrated all the professionals. The work included taking down walls, electrical work, building a pantry and a walk-in closet, repositioning a supporting beam, enlarging windows, creating a bar, painting walls and cabinets, changing bathroom floors, installing kitchen backsplash, hardwood flooring installation and refinishing, and more. Shmuel and the team were very receptive to all our requests and easy to communicate with. The job was completed within the planned budget and time frame. They truly care about doing the best for their clients, and it shows. Highly recommended.

Reliance Remod
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany G.
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Michael is a wonderful contractor and is very easy to work with! He remodeled a very small space (a quarter bathroom) in my charming 80-year old house, and converted it into a lovely half bathroom. His work is beautiful and carefully done, so we were excited to ask Michael to remodel our office space. Michael works very hard to make sure everything is perfect, and he is honest about what is feasible or not. He also works hard to find the best prices and quality for the supplies he uses. His engineering background and precise calculations provide extra confidence and peace of mind with regards to the work he does.

Micro Resorts
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia Y.
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Elder Jerez, designed and built an incredible landscape surrounding our home. Before beginning his drawings, he interviewed us to make sure his project would match our vision and lifestyle. Our landscape is very low maintenance and great on water conservation. In California, that is essential. The color scheme of the plants, rock, and hard scape matched perfectly with our house. Plus, the artistic design of the brick that lined the plants, and the brick patterns that were interspersed with the stamped concrete contributed to the great curb appeal. Elder and his talented crew are very professional, reliable, and are a pleasure to work with. What sets him apart from the typical landscape designer, is that he has an Architectural, Landscape, and Civil Engineering background. Therefore, from choosing the plants, understanding the soil and environmental conditions, to the technical designs, underground and street level, I consider him to be the on par with the highly upscale developers. At the same time, he is very good about working out a payment plan. I was so amazed with his beautiful work combined with his technical abilities. It was worth it.

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Skye L.
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I'm a new homeowner in Oakland and needed an engineers help with drafting my floorplan for bathroom addition permits. I decided to hire individual contractors without paying the fees of a General Contractor. Oh did I get lucky to have found Mike who not only provided excellent service in drafting but also offered his expertise on design and construction. Mike assisted with my brainstorming and troubleshooting process beyond what I had expected. He was knowledgeable about city regulations and offered sound advice on where to locate fixtures. I appreciate working with Mike to jumpstart the project and would highly recommend him for drafting and engineering services.

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MaHya Designs
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy N.
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My first project on Thumbtack and I was apprehensive and Mahya put all my concerns to rest. She understood my project, gave me feedback on maximizing my construction effort and most importantly was responsive and professional. I have another project planned for next year and Mahya will be my architect. Oh, before I forget, she has a strong network of equally qualified structural engineers and energy consultants. Working with her was an absolute pleasure. I HIGHLY recommend her.

California Design Office
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Igor V.
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Vahid drew a plan that I later took to the San Francisco city department of building inspection and from the first try, changes to the apartment that we were planning to remodel had been approved. That tells me that Vahid is an architect who knows exactly what he is doing. He has printed 4 copies of the plan even though San Francisco department of building inspection requires only 2 copies. All 4 copies have been included into a price. I am definitely his client if I ever will need architectural plans drawn again in the future.

  • 44 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany C.
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I had a great experience with Ben! He got to know my project, a basement built-out, really well and made several improvements to our drawings that pushed us through the permit office. He picked up the project from a former architect without concern (something not all architects will do) as he understand the amount of work we'd already put in and didn't want to loose. He improved upon all of it and was the critical factor to jump start our project. He's personable, smart, fair, professional and very communicative. I am grateful to him for his work for us and I would absolutely recommend him.

Zephyr Arch
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Namrata L.
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We hired Zephyr Arch to get the architectural plans and city permits done for our home (room addition project) They were very prompt in answering all of our questions and took into account our suggestions while coming up with the design. They also took care of the structural engineering requirement for our room addition project and got us the permits from city of Sunnyvale promptly. They helped us getting our HOA approval by answering some followup questions and suggested alternate options.Overall we are one happy client ! :) Thanks for the great job guys!

Angelina L.
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Jeff is hied by our company at the last minute notice, for a 4 story, 20,000 square foot condominium new construction design project in San Francisco. He is extremely patient and talented, energetic and efficient. I am very impressed with his skill of using the modern technology with all the most updated software, computer aided design tools. That will greatly increase the accuracy and choices, especially in such a complex scale. Jeff is also familiar with all the application process of obtaining planing permit, building permit and conditional use permit. He read PPA and Ruben design committee comments very carefully, implemented line by line, yet in the mean time, watching out for the owner's interest like a lawyer. We have dealed with many big name professionals in San Francisco before we reach this point, Jeff has the skill all in one, and has the unbeatable speed since he is light and mobile, comparing to the cumbersome organization that answers your phone call with a secretary. After we gain the planning permit, we will most likely to continue to heir him for the building permit process, since he is an excellent communicator, to integrate the design with Machanical engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers. We believe he is the one for us.

Carroll Construction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Matt H.
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Fair and responsive. Went the extra mile to problem solve additional structural needs.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
R. B.
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I hired Esther's firm for a tenant improvement project consisting of a new restaurant and a cafe next door. They designed a hip and functional interior, an attractive exterior with outdoor seating, and was involved in all the details including the design of millwork, furniture, signage, lighting, and finishes. They coordinated and led multiple engineers and the equipment supplier on the project. They had no issues with getting approval from the Health, Planning, and Building Depts. They are efficient, creative, and responsive. I would hire them again for my next project. - Chef/Restaurant Co-owner, East Bay

Bolinger Design Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Matthias W.
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Bruce helped me put together a Structural plan for my construction permit with the city of Oakland

About

We do general civil and structural design services. We deal with small to mid-sized buildings and ancillary structures, both new construction and existing upgrades.

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With talented and highly experienced team of architects, engineers, builders and designers, we work on the commercial and residential projects, ranging in size and complexity. We are well equipped to act as a single point of contact for all your construction and design needs! We have offices in 3 strategic locations in San Francisco Bay Area, Mexico City and London that offer high-end solutions across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Our aim is to build long term relations with our clients, offering you the advantage of excellent service, paramount attention and unbeatable quality, at an extremely competitive price. We are waiting for your interesting projects and ready to turn your dreams into reality!

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Design Everest offers structural engineering, civil engineering, and building permitting services to homeowners, commercial property owners, property managers, architects and general contractors.

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We are a general building contractor specializing in residential remodel renovations. We also do window and door replacement, kitchen and bathroom renovations, home additions, as well as landscape construction. We provide assistance with project design. We are licensed, bonded and insured.

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We detail the project first to develop better options prior to final design phase. We provide full in house color printing and publishing of reports, photos, specifications and details.

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We offer designs of comprehensive mechanical and electrical engineering systems for buildings and associated mechanical and electrical engineering consulting and design services.

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The core of our business is to design systems, assemblies and sub-assemblies for customers having ideas and limited budget to obtain ability to progress for getting pattern, design and develop their desire into reality. We also provide 3D models and drawings. We create documentation and technical procedures.

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We design custom structures with minimum of "typical" details. Clients save on final construction costs because Enginious Structures’ complete, detailed drawings eliminate many ambiguities of standardized plans, tightening and lowering bids from contractors while minimizing change orders. We also provide input on sustainable structural design throughout the building design and construction process. All projects are supervised by Alexander Itsekson, a member of the Northern California U.S. Green Building Council and a LEED Accredited Professional. Our designs are practical and straightforward to build. Our engineers have considerable hands-on experience in project construction, creating designs that are easy to build, meet code criteria and eliminate improvisation in the field.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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