Seeking Structural Engineer in central North Carolina

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Hello, does anyone have any suggestions for a good STRUCTURAL ENGINEER in NC?

The building I need looked at is in Henderson, NC about an hour north of Raleigh.  

The county is requesting a letter from an engineer after inspecting some work that was done to the roof a few years back.

I had a guy go out and look at it with me.  This engineer, who I have used several times over the last 3 years, unfortunately unexpectedly passed away after our meeting before he got a chance to write the letter. :(  Total bummer.

So now I am back a few squares, seeking a reputable person who can get this done for me.

I'd prefer to find what some people call a "bedroom engineer," meaning they don't work for a huge company with huge offices and huge bills.  My original guy was going to charge $400 for the inspection and letter.  i just called around and got some quotes in the $1000 to $1500 range, and they both seemed to be larger companies.

Any help is greatly appreciated :) thanks!

sorry the ones I know are commercial and charge more as well. Good luck and let me know if you find one cheaper. In my opinion that $1,500 range isn't bad if he's willing to sign off on it. You definitely need someone to watch your back in case something comes back. That amount is much better than an attorney fee.

Originally posted by @Brandon McLean :

Hello, does anyone have any suggestions for a good STRUCTURAL ENGINEER in NC?

The building I need looked at is in Henderson, NC about an hour north of Raleigh.  

The county is requesting a letter from an engineer after inspecting some work that was done to the roof a few years back.

I had a guy go out and look at it with me.  This engineer, who I have used several times over the last 3 years, unfortunately unexpectedly passed away after our meeting before he got a chance to write the letter. :(  Total bummer.

So now I am back a few squares, seeking a reputable person who can get this done for me.

I'd prefer to find what some people call a "bedroom engineer," meaning they don't work for a huge company with huge offices and huge bills.  My original guy was going to charge $400 for the inspection and letter.  i just called around and got some quotes in the $1000 to $1500 range, and they both seemed to be larger companies.

Any help is greatly appreciated :) thanks!

 Try Chuck Laverdiere (919)407-8663. He has a small firm (www.stonewalling.com) and is based in Wake Forest.   Good luck!