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Clearwater Structural Engineers

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  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christine A.
Verified review

I can not rave enough about Reel Construction, they are second to none. We are new residents of Seminole, FL and bought a home that ended up needing some MAJOR repairs and renovations (including structural). Not knowing anyone locally for the job, we had to depend on our gut to choose our General Contractor. We reached out to countless contractors, called numbers off of vehicles driving down the road and trolled the internet for more hours than we wished. Our scope included: -Demo the entire exterior of the house down to structural wood and replace 30 year old cedar planks with Hardie lap siding and nasty tar paper wrap with Tyvek. -Eliminate 2 windows entirely, convert 2 windows to doors (one sliding and one french), replace 11 other 30 year old windows with up to date, code compliant Anderson windows, convert 1 sliding glass door to a window and cut off a dilapidated, rotted 12ft x 8ft balcony on a third floor. -New roof. Which he was honest in telling me that I was better off contacting a roofer independently and gave me 3 roofers to contact. We ended up Going with Acoma Roofing...also a total home run, great experience, phenomenal outfit! So, after reaching out to dozens of people, it came down to 4 GC's... 1- Guy A, came by to look at the scope and after calling him for a week asking for a proposal, he finally answered the phone and said he did not have time for our job. 2- Guy B, was 3 hours late to a set appointment, "could not find our house", claimed he is a one man show with no overhead which is why his (incomplete) estimate that did not cover my entire scope of work and was suspiciously low...This dude was 80 years old and didn't really "listen" to me during his visit anyways. 3- Guy C, I had to beg him for a face to face meeting to go over the scope of our job for 3 weeks! He finally sent his "new foreman" and he showed up to our house late and with his wife and kids in tow...Then I had to beg him for 3 more weeks for a proposal which I still have not gotten as I write this review. And those are the ones that I got in touch with!!! This doesn't include the countless emails sent and voicemails left with responses that range from no call back or clearly incompetent outfits, to having a yelling match over the phone because "I didn't know what I was talking about and if we are going to start out by you telling me how I'm going to run my job, then go call someone else..." It is exhausting to even narrow it down to 3 equal, or even similar options to choose from. Also, if you are reading this and are wondering who these other outfits are, feel free to call me for more details, my name is Happy 904-716-1616 So on to the good stuff, from day one, Jory was punctual, attentive, accommodating and answered the phone (or called me back by COB) every time I needed him. He is friendly, clean cut and very professional. He is well educated, courteous around my wife and kids and well mannered. Basically the dude has it together and is not a disheveled mess. He made us feel comfortable from the moment we met. He caries himself with the confidence that no job is to big but remains humble enough that you would hire him for a simple bathroom remodel or an inexpensive deck addition...I can confidently say that he has the knowledge and skill to tackle any job. He took care of every detail from pulling permits to assisting with my material order from Home Depot. He negotiated with the scaffolding company on my behalf and took a bill that potentially was $10k to half of that. He coordinated every city and county inspection and did EVERYTHING on the up and up. I do not have a shadow of a doubt that he is the most honest General Contractor that I have met or will ever meet, and that extends to his crews BTW... On several occasions his crews worked at our house with full access to the inside (we had no option) while we were out of town or away for the entire day. Most of the time he was not there the whole day, leaving Crispin, his main foreman in charge. At no point were any valuables in our house (or garage) even looked at, there was plenty of opportunity for stuff to go missing and it never happened, it's not even a thought to these guys. With a lot of hesitation, I gave him the keys to my house, but our stuff remained as safe as if I was there watching blows my mind that people this honest still exist. Everybody from Jory himself, Crispin, Pablo, Vicente, Thomas, Ken and down to the newest helper were there just trying to make an honest living. They represent what is great about America! The quality of his work: I am in the elevator business, I came from oil and power, I know my way around tools...on a few occasions I tried to cut some corners (not compromising the end product or look, but mainly to save money) and he put his foot down and did things right. On one occasion even saying that his name was on the line and he would work with me on the cost of doing it right if he needed to but refused to cut a corner, even when I was asking him to! In any event, we ran into a lot of water and termite damage to the house that was out of scope and he could have nickle and dimmed me to death but instead chose to keep my final bill reasonable (he is not the cheapest guy out there but he is the best by a long shot, and you truly get what you pay for). Now check this out, and I still have a hard time believing this myself, but, he started my job the day we agreed, he finished my job 15 days ahead of schedule and the final bill was within 2% of his original budget... Everything you have read so far is why I am taking the time (that I don't really have) out of my busy day to write such a detailed review. He deserves to be raved about and no, he did not bride me to write this! As you can read, Jory Romano and his crews far exceeded our expectations. I will never go to another outfit for my future remodeling or constructions needs nor will I ever stop raving about how impressed I am with Reel Construction!

Beryl Project Engineering
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Katrina Jasper Madewell
Verified review

Very knowledgeable professional, backed by a team of engineers. Your home is your biggest asset, liability and monthly payment, don't skimp out on a cheap inspection, it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars later. Its just not worth it.

Sylla International, Inc.
from 8 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie F.
Verified review

Hired Sylla for a structural inspection of my home as a requirement of a mortgage refinance. I was very impressed with the professionalism and courtesy of Sylla and his team.

Upright Remodeling
from 5 reviews
    CP S.
    Verified review

    We hired Upright to refurbish our office, after a happenstance meeting with Kris while waiting in line at Publix. I mentioned that my office was in need of an overhaul, and Kris mentioned that that was his company's specialty. We went back and forth on several ideas, and Kris was always ready to offer meaningful suggestions on what we could and could not do, based on our existing structure (a very old house transformed to an office). I appreciated the patience showed by Kris, and finally, my team agreed to a plan, and demolition and reconstruction began. What a great job these guys did!! I cannot speak highly enough about how professional and hardworking the Upright Remodeling team was. Our project had to take place in stages, and each completed stage just got us that much more excited about the end result. Bill was amazing at coming up with solutions to any challenge that arose (and we had many because of the age of our building). Upright has now completed our project, and the result is absolutely stunning- an amazing transformation! All that demolition and debris gave way to new walls, new offices, a new lobby, a new conference room, and lots of special touches and attention to detail in every step along the way. Thank you Kris and Bill (and everyone on your team) for all your hard work, professionalism and rapid responses to all our edits and changes. Hiring Upright was a far superior contractor experience than to anyone I've ever hired before, and when in the future I have another remodeling need, at home or at work, these will be the guys I will call on first. Great job guys. CP Shafer

    Matthew Metzger Handyman
    from 3 reviews
      Tony C.
      Verified review

      It's nearly impossible to find someone these days who takes pride in their workmanship, pays attention to detail, or wants things done "the right way", instead of the quickest or cheapest way. If that's the type of contractor you're looking for, look your search should begin and end with Matt Metzger. When my wife and I found our home, we were sure it was exactly what we were looking for in a home. After we moved in we noticed our house had been hastily thrown together with every shortcut imaginable taken. We first used Matt when the entire frame of one our our entry door came blowing into our kitchen. Matt showed us where the original builder had shimmed in the frame with asphalt shingles, and how the frame was only secured in a few places. Since then, we have used Matt for five different projects, from small things such as putting in a kitchen backsplash, to a complete finish to an unfinished basement. At each point, Matt would show us exactly why he was doing things a certain way, and where other contractors might go wrong. Matt is knowledgable, polite, and has always been on time and on budget. The most surprising thing is that Matt almost always bids less then other contractors I've received bids from. He could charge much more, and it would be worth every cent. I can't recommend him enough.

      • 8 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      John R.
      Verified review

      Florida Drafting Services was very professional, understood the requirements, provided the necessary documentation, was very responsive, job execution was very timely, made excellent engineering recommendations. An excellent overall experience!

      Gwenn H.
      Verified review

      Hired Rich for the structural engineering of our custom home, project was done on time and per the quote, went through the county approval with no issues.

      • 10 years in business
      Julie F.
      Verified review

      Mike was very quick to respond to my request for an eval after I had a fire/water loss to my home. His detailed report was very thorough and helped my homeowner's insurance agent to determine it was a total loss. Mike is very professional and I highly recommend him without reservation. Julie F.


      We do parts, assembles, CAD DWS with SolidWorks and FEA. We can do any mechanical part and/or simulation. We can do any CAD-DW from SolidWorks.


      We offer the following services: * CNC programming * Post-processor building * Building CNC machines compatible with Vericut * part design and assembly design * Holding tools design and assembly tools design * Project management * CAD/CAM/CAE * Robot programming * Design and construction of electro-pneumatic control systems (festo+plc) * Shipbuilding design


      I am a registered professional engineer with a master's degree in mechanical engineering and more than 20 years of experience in computer-aided design and structural/mechanical analysis. I can create blueprints or mechanical drawings of systems or parts as well as perform in-depth calculations to assure the design works properly.


      Trinity Structures is servicing both commercial and residential clients. Our mission is to make your construction and remodeling dreams a reality. We are a full-service general contractor. Our overall mission is to ensure your satisfaction. Big jobs or small jobs, your job is what matters. We do flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, screen rooms, sun rooms, decks, fencing, interior and exterior painting, and a gambit of custom renovations.


      What sets us apart: The principal behind SZI Engineering LLC has a proven track record of assisting companies in commercializing technology. From the early stages of licensing and prototyping to branching out and customizing unique configurations, we are your dependable partner. With over 10 years of direct engineering experience in research institutes, start-ups, and even high volume mil-spec manufacturing, no environment is too challenging and no hurdle is insurmountable. We understand that your requirements and market evolve, so we strive to evolve our technology and knowledge base with you. Our vision of continual improvement drives us toward a lifetime of learning, and we welcome it! Although SZI Engineering LLC's core strengths reside in electrical and system engineering areas, we can offer a wide range of services through our committed network of engineering and manufacturing professionals. An overview of the core services we offer: - Circuit and system design - Reverse engineering and system integration - Market and COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) research - Spec writing - Prototyping - Productization - Firmware and software (LabWindows) programming An overview of the extended services we offer through our partners: - Product assembly - Quick-turn machining - Meshed Wi-Fi networking


      As a consultant, contractor, field engineer and employee, I have over 15 years of experience supporting small business and enterprise clients on-site, as well as managing other engineers in the field. I possess very strong help-desk and desktop support experience, and I have excellent customer service skills.


      We offer mechanical design engineering. We have extensive experience in manufacturing equipment and tooling design. We provide medical device product, test equipment, machine shop background, and project management.


      We provide quality services and economical solutions to people in need of Structural and Architectural Services. No job too small whether it's residential, commercial, industrial or any other complex structures. Expertise in steel and concrete design, wood structures, prestressed/post tension design. Our rates are very reasonal with fast and efficient turn around. We believe in Engineering for Excellence in helping people achieve their dreams and goals in life.


      We are experienced in designing custom customer products through the use of 3-D solid modeling complex assemblies of dies, injection molding components, tooling, fixtures, including reverse engineering.


      have both PE and cgc licenses


      I have more than 15 years of experience as a CAD designer. I do architectural layout, mechanical design concept and engineering, 3D rendering, from simple to photo realism and 3D printing for prototyping and conceptual.

      • 7 years in business

      ENGINEERS • Hands on skills to carry any project from concept to model development to final production with strong project management experience

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