I hired Design Everest(DE) to do an engineering study with lateral analysis for an addition on a second story of a townhouse(so...complicated).
I got three quotes, two from solo engineers and another from DE. The prices was very similar (actually DE was the lowest,but barely so). The solo engineers both had very limited customer service skills, was slow to respond, and/or seemed offended by my requests to communicate the need to keep townhouse limitations in mind when drawing up the engineering. One even tried to upsell me on his hardware.
DE is a company that puts itself between you and the engineer - which is a good thing i found. They respond quickly all the time with good customer service. The engineer (who I never needed to speak with directly besides the site visit) got my townhouse concerns through them and was able to make an appropriate plan that wasn't too complicated without further word from me.
When the city asked for some further calculations, they responded with their timeline promptly and delivered an update.
Next time I have need of an engineer.I"ll go straight to DE. See more
We are experienced with working on small remodeling projects of a single unit of a multifamily complex to building a new apartment complex from the ground-up. Have a look at our service offerings for the below mentioned project types:
Are you working on a new affordable housing project? Or a new townhouse/condo building? You have no idea if the city authorities will approve the plans or the design you have in mind. We can help you with the Feasibility Study for your building. We can prepare a realistic site plan, and Design Everest can develop schematic floor plans and massing of buildings beyond a basic conceptual design, allowing for City’s preliminary feedback on:
Thinking of adding a new building to your portfolio? We offer complete pre-construction services to transform your wish into a reality. Our multi-functional team of Project Managers, Engineers, and Architects can support you from planning to completion. We are experienced in design and engineering for various types of multifamily projects (apartments, condos, townhouses, lofts and other types) from the ground-up in the Bay Area and all the way to San Diego
Want to know if your building requires retrofitting? Want to comply with your city’s retrofit mandate? Seismic retrofitting is about reinforcing a building to make it less likely to be damaged after an earthquake. We can do all the necessary structural enhancements required for seismic retrofit to protect structures like all types of multifamily buildings. We have worked in the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Palo Alto and others to help owners to comply with the cities’ mandates.
Want to open up your kitchen or dining space? Want to give a new look to your bedroom or bathroom? Remodeling a single unit in a multifamily building has limited options but even small changes can give a completely new look to your home. We have significant experience in doing remodeling jobs.
Want to increase your rental income? Change the configuration of your building to increase the number of units and get more revenue. Unit Conversion can be a fairly straight forward project and can be completed quickly. We have worked extensively with Mosser Companies and completed the projects quickly to get their units available for rent at the earliest.
Have unused space in your building? Convert it to small ADU units which can help you get more rental income.
A true one-stop pre-construction service provider with experience in a wide range of specializations namely:
We can provide you any or all of the listed services as per the requirement of your project.
A dedicated Project Manager is assigned to you who is available throughout your project. The Project Manager will always keep you apprised of the progress and push to get your project completed in time. We also have a strong Customer Support Team to help you along the way till the permit is approved by the City.
Our on-demand technical team is ready to take up your project at any given time across California.
Our highly experienced California-certified technical team has worked on hundreds of projects in the Multi-Family realm.