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Design Everest

San Francisco, California, Santa Clara

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Design Everest

San Francisco, California, Santa Clara

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Design Everest is a supplier of engineering and design services for residential and commercial construction. As engineering experts we are dedicated to designing safe, code-compliant and cost-effective structures. Our structural engineering knowledge is extensive and we work on a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, custom homes and remodels, apartment buildings, condominiums, townhomes, office buildings, shopping centers, parking structures, restaurants, individual retail stores and warehouses.

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S
21 December 2019

We have used Design Everest on two projects now. One in Soquel and one in Capitola. We have enjoyed working with them, and they have a very fast turn around time. We will continue to work with Design Everest on our future projects. More...

C
14 December 2019

These guys are great. I needed a rush set of plans for a very important commercial project. I reached out got a response right away and my plans where in my hands within days. Very efficient firm, good customer service, great follow-up, outstanding technical knowledge. I will undoubtedly use there services again. More...

A
21 November 2019

Amazing! Very responsive company!

J
16 November 2019

I reached out to Design Everest while looking for a residential structural engineering inspection in what happened to be a very short time window.  Although I did not end up needing the inspection in the end, the agent who worked with me (Brittany) displayed the utmost professionalism and responsiveness in communicating between me and the potential inspector on the requirements of my request and timing, including communication after business hours to get everything lined up.  This interaction gave me confidence that Design Everest is a well-run organization.  As a result, I would definitely look to Design Everest for a structural engineering inspection project in the future. More...

D
8 November 2019

Design Everest was the best thing that happened to me when it came to choose a reputable architect company for my dream project. Their communication, work ethic,execution is just  top notch. Our main architect was Roman( ) who did a stupendous job from start to finish. My Project was complicated and city of san jose planning deptt was not of any help but design everest team not only  helped us meet all the permit requirements but also helped in addressing all the city comments hence getting construction permits. Even during the construction if we had any problem, design.e was right there to help us. I dont know where i would be today without them ,maybe/probably just lost in permit process. They just helped me realize my dream . i highly recommend them and will use their services again if needed. More...

F
27 October 2019

very responsive group of professional, will follow your project all the way to completion.

G
21 October 2019

Fast turnaround, excellent communication and solid product. Pricing was reasonable and their follow up was consistent. Would recommend using this company.

Y
17 October 2019

i’ve built a house in campbell with your engineering design ..

G
11 October 2019

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. More...

B
5 October 2019

I had a great positive experience with this designer company! Excellent pricing and prompt service. The engineers that came out to our home was very professional and he explained what he was going to do, we received our plans to remove load bearing wall in about two weeks, I highly recommend this company to help you with your home or business project.

A
30 September 2019

I purchased a large carport for 5th wheel and boat cover here in the middle of the Mojave desert.  The carport was used, was assembled for two days and red tagged by the city.  The owner failed to permit, obtain any plans, etc.I purchased it st a great price.  When I started my journey  I obtained the Town's requirements.  I need structural engineering.  I emailed some here on Yelp (which worked great) Design Everest replied quickly.Now, I gave then my graph-paper drawings and lots of photos.  Jessica and Ali has the patience of Job.  I was in no real hurry yet because no permit was pulled yet.  I received plans by email and appear through.I will be pulling permit this week and Jessica guaranteed they are married to this project and will make any corrections required by my Town.Communication was great!  Staff was always available by email and telephone.The best part was they were able to take on a difficult case with little information from me and none from the manufacturer.I would recommend them and use again. More...

P
25 September 2019

Working with Design Everest was a breeze! They were super responsive to all my emails, very detail oriented, and finished the project on time. I definitely plan to work with them again on my future projects. More...

C
24 September 2019

Francis came to give me an evaluation of the foundation in my detached garage and gave me great advise and insight into how foundations were made in 1950s when it was made. He was professional and thorough and everyone else I dealt with was friendly and patient. Thank you! More...

T
24 September 2019

Josh quickly responded to my inquiry regarding  a load bearing structure of my home. He sent Marcus a structural engineer to determine if the  structure was a load bearing problem. Marcus was able to determine 100% that it was not a load bearing structure. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs structural engineering solutions. More...

J
16 September 2019

I had a great experience with Design Everest. We had a engineer examine our wall to ensure it wasn't load bearing. Communication was great, fast, and I was very satisfied with overall project.

R
14 September 2019

I was looking for an Architect to get plans for a unit in Berkeley. I have had Architectural plans drawn in the past for houses in Oakland. Based on my experience, I was apprehensive as I had bad experience. They never finished the work on time and every time, the city made minor correction, it was a hassle, no prompt response. Had I not given big deposit; I would have cancelled the job. After exhaustive and intensive search, I settled for Design Everest. Their cost was reasonable. They assigned me a project person. She always responded promptly and delivered the drawings exactly as she promised. Before signing the contract, they said it would take 4 weeks for my project and they actually delivered few days earlier. The correction that the city of Berkeley made, they addressed promptly. The city engineers actually commented that they are high quality drawings. I was able to copy the emailed final plans to USB flash drives and get different enlargements at local Xerox center without any problem. Couple of times, I actually changed my mind, after I got the preliminary drawings about the location and orientation a bath room, a bed room and couple of windows. And they did those changes without charging me extra. Without any hesitation, I will go back them in the future when I need an Architect. Rao Kammula More...

B
12 September 2019

Great prompt service.  They were always available to answer any questions.

S
6 September 2019

My experience with this company far exceeded expectations. From the start, I had a great experience dealing with Brittany who was extremely responsive and put me on a call with one of the principal engineers to answer questions I had. My reasoning forhiring Design Everest  was due to my HOA requesting the tile be removed from the balcony and have it reviewed by a structural engineer, and a report submitted. The other part of my great experience was that I had a very short timeline to complete the work and they actually had an engineer come on Labor Day morning to do this. Who does this?! Edward was thorough, informative and he submitted the report the Labor Day the same day. Zaira the project manager expedited sending me the report within a day. Again, this was over Labor Day weekend. This company in my experience, was great to work with and If I need structural engineers again, I wouldn't hesitate to call Design Everest. More...

S
22 August 2019

They are some of the smartest people in the industry. I would work with them without hesitation.

L
16 August 2019

We used Design Everest for structural plans to remove two load bearing walls for our home renovation. The entire process from start to finish was exceptional. We had the pleasure of working with Jessica, Zaira, and Matt. They went above and beyond to help us coordinate the permit package in a quick turnaround time. They were extremely friendly, promptly returned calls or emails (even on their days off on occasion), and flexible to our requests for changes. The whole team was professional and the cost and turnaround time was very fair compared to some of the other quotes we received. We had our permit finalized last week without one change required from the city! I would most definitely use Design Everest for any future work as well as recommend them if given the chance. More...

L
8 August 2019

Josh is very responsive every time I call. Our house foundation is leaning, and Josh gave me instruction on the steps I had to take next. He has been wonderful to work with. Also, Cesar, who did the foundation inspection, was wonderful too. He was under the house for more than a hour and did a thorough inspection. More...

J
8 August 2019

Sayan and his team did an excellent job on generating my grading/drainage plans in only 5 days. We had a very stringent deadline and managed to make it. I'm awaiting comments from the building department but I'm hopeful the plans will return with very few. More...

K
8 August 2019

We have had a wonderful experience with Design Everest so far. Jessica was our project manager and she is super on top of things. Her response time was very impressive, and she kept things moving without ever making us feel like we were rushed in decision making. Our project in SF involved digging out the basement to make more living space. The city wanted changes to the initial design, and our architect found some elegant solutions that we're very happy with. The engineering portion went smoothly, too. We'll update our review after everything gets through the Planning Department, but so far we would definitely recommend this company. They have been easy to work with, patient with us as we mulled over decisions, and just very, very nice. More...

L
24 July 2019

My husband and I were referred to Design Everest for our foundation retrofit to make sure our house is safe for an earthquake. They came out promptly, prepared a set of plans that were approved by the building department, and promptly answered any questions our contractor had during construction. Highly recommend. More...

C
23 July 2019

From the initial contact, the inspection and follow up, I have been more than impressed with Darshan and his team. Edward (the inspector) was thorough and honest in his findings and we were able to move forward with our transaction once it was all said and done. Thank you Darshan for reaching out and staying in constant communication throughout the process. More...

L
8 July 2019

Design Everest was amazing to work with. I had called a few other structural engineers and they all said they were 6-8 weeks out in terms of availability. Design Everest came out the next day and completed a structural inspection in a very professional manner. They also followed up multiple times to make sure I was satisfied with their work and to see if I understood everything. This was the second time I've used them and I've now told my friends about them. Highly recommend! Jessica and Marcus were great to work with. More...

S
4 July 2019

Design Everest has always been really reliable on all of my projects, delivering on time, on budget, and very professional in their communication.

R
30 June 2019

I love working with Jess & Matt from Design Everest. They are extremely responsive, efficient and overall a pleasure to work with. I recommend hiring Design Everest for your full set of plans for any project in the Bay Area - large or small! More...

K
30 June 2019

They did an amazing job

K
20 June 2019

Design Everest created architectural and structural plans for the ADU I'm building in Walnut Creek. Regardless of the slow and long approval process, dictated by the county building department, Jessica stayed on top of her game every time, delivering the changes as requested and providing all the necessary detail. I am very happy with the service and would recommend the firm to anyone starting from scratch, whether you are an owner-builder or a professional contractor. More...

S
23 May 2019

Design Everest’s customer service was excellent! Jessica was my point person and was patient, helpful and extremely responsive. Although my particular project was small, they treated me like a top client and their engineering plans resulted in my long awaited permit! I only wish I would have found them sooner. When I needed some
Hydraulic calcs for fire sprinklers a few months after my initial project, I didn’t hesitate to call Design Everest. Again, a small project, but I received the same top notch treatment. They are professional, friendly and prompt. Highly recommend.
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M
19 May 2019

I contacted Design Everest for Foundation Inspection on urgent basis and was really impressed by the customer service and fast response time. Josh was very quick in setting up the appointment on desired day and time. Inspector was also very professional and provided much appreciated advise and suggestions. Thanks Design Everest!! More...

J
17 May 2019

Good service  very thorough.  I recommend  this company to all me customers for architect service.

G
5 May 2019

Design Everest helped us get through our legalization job of our patio cover area in our backyard. They were on top of getting the plans done, addressing our questions and supporting through us getting a permit at the city. They were responsive and easy to work with. Jessica was able to help keep things on track and kept us updated throughout the project More...

S
5 April 2019

We hired Design Everest for an addition project. Project was challenging since they took over the project midway from a previous firm with whom we had a very unpleasant experience. Project involves adding a kitchen, family room with a deck over the addition which involves specific features since it is a deck over a living space. DE architects and engineers worked with the city to cover all aspects of the design in detail. The owner, Aakash, and project manager, Mayank, gave timely responses to our questions and we are overall happy with their service. More...

R
4 April 2019

Design Everest`s cost efficient and responsiveness and Engineers expertise impressed me the most when I worked with them on numbers of my residential projects . I am grateful to know Design Everest. Aakash and Mayank are very responsive, from getting a proposal to project execution. The Engineers are highly efficient and cost effective. They know exactly what my project needs. I am very satisfied the Structural Engineer`s design approach. Not overdesigned so to say.
Special thanks to Aakash for helping me on my 3 story residential project in Daly City.
Overall experience with Design Everest is very satisfactory.
I highly recommend Design Everest from any ranges of project.
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M
27 March 2019

Design Everest made us a set of high quality architectural plans for a proposed home remodel with addition. They were responsive, professional, and prompt. Gotta have your drawings to get your quotes, and Design Everest delivered. More...

D
21 March 2019

Design Everest company with Jessica P. as the Project Manager always are ready to solve problems and making things easy for my architectural blueprints, energy title 24 reports, structural blueprints & calculations, etc. for my submittal to the city planning departments!!!I would rate them 10 Stars in quality but I guess Yelp's system is just maxing out a 5 Stars!!! AAAAA+++++Jessica P. always is ready to quickly turning around working with various engineers, designers, architects, and structural engineer with almost immediate responses!!! A great merit to the home owners' world!!!! More...

U
5 March 2019

My remodel permit with Cupertino city was stuck for almost an year with 4 engineering comments from city. It was going no where till Amar and Aakash agreed to take up my project and take care of all structural comments with city. They prepared detailed response in short time and project was approved by city immediately. I had great experience working with both Amar and Aakash and I would highly recommend them. More...

S
25 February 2019

This has been a lucky find for me.Aakash and the designer Mr. John Mabe have been very patient with me. I had 8 iterations of the design where we are remodelling a four bedroom two bath house in Palo Alto to a five bedroom four bath house and adding a family room. The main constraint was utilizing the maximum allowed square footage and reusing as much of the structure as possible to minimize construction costs while at the same time designing a large family home.On all these three counts, John has delivered well. I have run the design by more than a dozen contractors, and many have praised that this has been the best design they had seen ever in terms of details and structural engineering.Thanks John and Aakash. More...

M
25 February 2019

I contacted Design Everest due to some fears I had that my home may have structural damage. I gained peace of mind knowing that there is none and learned much I did not previously know about how to make it even stronger, like in case of earthquake. Everyone that I worked with here was polite, professional, and as for the engineer, had vast knowledge of his trade.If there is any possibility that your home may have structural damage, I highly recommend calling Design Everest. It's a small price to pay for either peace of mind or knowing what needs to be done rectify it. More...

H
15 February 2019

Very prompt at starting and finishing my project, and accommodating to my timing for on site meetings. Had to have details changed, and they got it done immediately to eliminate any delays on my project.

S
31 January 2019

5 stars. Fabulous work. Highly recommended.

S
29 January 2019

Design Everest took over my project from another engineer who went unresponsive, and was not only able to get it approved by the city much faster, but they also found ways to save me money in construction by engineering a smarter design and referred me to contractors who could give me competitive quotes.

F
26 January 2019

I reached out to Design Everest to help me with my Boy Scout Eagle project. Even without any money to offer, they helped me keep my project design both affordable and structurally sound. Although I did not contact them for professional needs, I'm confident Design Everest's customer service and expertise will carry over to professional work as well. More...

A
26 January 2019

I am a licensed with 38 years experience as a builder I am really happy and satisfied for the the service of structural engineering plan for my project by Design Everest, they were done more than what I expect. I will recommend any builder or architect to do business with them. A.Pohyar More...

D
7 January 2019

Design Everest has been a great partner in our effort to rebuild our house in Santa Rosa. They were very responsive and helpful on the many rounds of changes required to get our plans through the planning review.

D
7 January 2019

Working with Design Everest on our home rebuild in Santa Rosa. Have been a great partner. They were very helpful and responsive as we worked through the many changes and iterations in the planning review process.

T
3 January 2019

Great design and structural work, reasonable pricing, fast and great customer service.Aakash was timely and very professional and always available throughout the multiple design phases. Simply awesome customer service experience.It should be noted that a few yelp reviewer identified reviews by City and County's that are not favorable of the design plans...Please note that all City's and County's plan checkers try to be "value added" and as a result I have found that nearly every single first plan check will get comments until satisfactory answered. The key is how to address those and Design Everest has been awesome in that regard!Tim More...

A
2 December 2018

Hi All,

Thanks for all your insightful reviews data points. I am in the contracting process to engage DesignEverest for our new single story home and post my review after the design & city approval is completed.

So far, the experience looks great and the responses fast.
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A
30 November 2018

Design Everest was pleasant to work with and did a great job.Our architect recommended the firm, and although we thought we'd have a difficult time getting the needed attention for our project as a result of the massive rebuilding effort post wildfire season, Design Everest delivered. Our drawings did require a few rounds of decision before they finalized, but I think this is normal. Mainly the changes revolved around areas where I thought there were unecessary precautions. That being said you always want your engineer erring on the side of caution versus the other way!They were kind enough to separate the project, per our wishes, into two sets of stamped drawings. No additional charge for this service. Quality outfit! More...

L
28 November 2018

We hired Design Everest to prepare architectural and structural drawings for us to get a permit to fix our home's ceilings that were unsafely vaulted by a licensed contractor (see our review of Janssen Builders).  They weren't the least expensive bidder, but it was clear to us that they were the most professional and competent.  Throughout the design process they were extremely thorough; for example, the structural engineer's draftsman spent over a day and a half just taking measurements and double checking everything.  The designer was no less exacting, reviewing the entire property several times while in process of producing his work.  Their product was good enough to be approved over the counter by the planning office, after a careful and complete review.  Throughout the process the company's stellar coordinator, Jessica Passage, kept everything flowing and all parties informed as needed, as well as quickly and effectively responding to all requests for changes as needed.We have just hired a contractor, Baron Construction, and will write a review on them when they've completed their work.  We'll also update this review at that time as well. More...

A
27 November 2018

Design review is a great company to work with. Very responsive and professional company. Will definitely work with this company whenever required.

D
12 October 2018

This engineer and architectural office is my favorite.I use them as a construction project manager. their service is phenomenal. they are very professional and their plans makes my crew's life much easier.their time of execution is fast, very fast and they still keep high quality of work.Definitely recommend. More...

A
28 September 2018

Very professional and great to work with! I will highly recommend Design Everest to anyone who needs structural engineering services.

C
29 August 2018

Brian was amazing! I was referred to him by our architect and he was very professional and most importantly fast - I would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again !

M
26 August 2018

I would give Design Everest highest rating as it gets for many reasons including:

1. As owner builder, after producing my own architectural design, at the start of the home extension project from single story to two story substantially larger home, I was hesitant to see how the kickstart of the of second phase would be. My hesitation came true when I started contacting Structural Engineering firms in my area. Some of the firms
were not responsive, some of the firms were off the chart pricing, some of the firms were unprofessional in the response due to the fact that the real estate market is at the top as of August 2018 and construction industry overall is booked up in many levels. My initial thought process / feelings at that moment were part disappointment, part discouragement until I received best of the best response from Jessica (Project Management) - Design Everest. Jessica explained in detail the process of engagement, deliveries including Title-24 and Structural Plans, and delivery timelines in very orderly manner that gives you confidence in your project that "YES" there is help out there for you to move forward.
2. You will get the best pricing, best coordination, best timeline from Design Everest by far margin. It is a firm instead of one man show. In one man show, you would often get vague responses and not dependable
future engagement. Design Everest being a firm with multiple structural engineers and supporting team working together, would be able to engage with the government and contractors when needed as opposed to one man shows
3. The complete process, from scheduling the first visit, to correspondence with Structural Engineer, through Jessica's coordination, was a breeze.
4. Many of the Structural Engineering companies I talked to before choosing design Everest, did not mention the required Title-24 Energy Compliance report. It would have been additional cost to the initial
bidding they provided. Design Everest provided clean proposal that included T-24 and Structural Plan clearly.

Overall, best price, best project management, best approach to solving Structural Engineering problem in an efficient way.

Highly recommend Design Everest, you will be very satisfied and confident about the complete engagement.

MB.
Menlo Park, CA.
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M
26 August 2018

I would give Design Everest highest rating as it gets for many reasons including:1. As owner builder, after producing my own architectural design,  at the start of the home extension project from single story to two story substantially larger home, I was hesitant to see how the kickstart of the of second phase would be. My hesitation came true when I started contacting Structural Engineering firms in my area. Some of the firmswere not responsive, some of the firms were off the chart pricing, some of the firms were unprofessional in the response due to the fact that the real estate market is at the top as of August 2018 and construction industry overall is booked up in many levels. My initial thought process /  feelings at that moment were part disappointment, part discouragement until I received best of the best response from Jessica (Project Management) - Design Everest. Jessica explained in detail the process of engagement, deliveries including Title-24 and Structural Plans, and delivery timelines in very orderly manner that gives you confidence in your project that "YES" there is help out there for you to move forward.2. You will get the best pricing, best coordination, best timeline from Design Everest by far margin. It is a firm instead of one man show. In one man show, you would often get vague responses and not dependable future engagement. Design Everest being a firm with multiple structural engineers and supporting team working together, would be able to engage with the government and contractors when needed as opposed to one man shows3. The complete process, from scheduling the first visit, to correspondence with Structural Engineer, through Jessica's coordination, was a breeze. 4. Many of the Structural Engineering companies I talked to before choosing design Everest, did not mention the required Title-24 Energy Compliance report. It would have been additional cost to the initial bidding they provided. Design Everest provided clean proposal that included T-24 and  Structural Plan clearly.Overall, best price, best project management, best approach to solving Structural Engineering  problem in an efficient way.Highly recommend Design Everest, you will be very satisfied and confident about the complete engagement.MB.Menlo Park, CA. More...

S
24 August 2018

These guys are amazing. We stumbled on them after we found out we had some structural issues that needed to be fixed and after several others wouldn’t even return our call.

I’m so glad we did! They have amazing customer service and they work fast! In fact the day we called, they happen to have one of their engineers in our area and sent them over so we could get started!

Over all a great experience and the quality of their work is fantastic, and pricing is great too.

Special shout out to Jessica, who was amazing through the entire process.
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S
24 August 2018

Simply awesome experience. Great work, reasonable pricing, fast and great customer service. When a few other companies wouldn't return our calls, not only did Design Everest return our call, they had someone on our job site same day to get the process started. Will definitely use again!  Special shout out to Jessica who made the process stress free and fast. More...

V
5 August 2018

We hired Design Everest thru our buyer agent for a home we were thinking of buying in Belmont.  We ended up buying the house after getting great feedback on the house's structure from Marcus. He spent about an hour with us and gave us a very detailed review and feedback of his assessment of the house's various types of foundations and general structure.  We were not only very satisfied with Marcus and that he answered our million questions in person but we also received a follow up summary report that we can keep for our records.  Highly recommend Design Everest and we would definitely will use them in the future for any of of Design / Engineering needs. More...

R
30 July 2018

Good people. Good company.

J
16 July 2018

I am very impressed with Design Everest fast and professional service. Jessica was able to get us a fast Saturday appointment and we had the report by Monday. The inspector Marcus Yan was extremely detailed. He looked at every inch of the property. I highly recommend this company. More...

L
15 July 2018

Peter Povich and Matt Burkert make a great team. Peter, as manager, ensured that overall communication and follow through occurred. Matt gave me patient, extremely helpful information regarding my questions around seismic safety in San Francisco buildings. More...

S
3 July 2018

Design Everest (Akash and Team) were great support for the remodel project work at my residence in San Jose. The work required structural corrections and Design Everest team were meticulous in their design work and structural drawings. The detailing was apt and I had no difficulty at the city office. Also I had few iterations of change order and Akash was very supportive and prompt in helping through each one of them. The deliverables were always made available on time and it was easy interacting with the team. I highly recommend using the firms service .. More...

S
13 June 2018

Design Everest is very expeditious and great to work with!

S
26 May 2018

Design Everest is very responsive and were able to accommodate my very short timelines. They gave quote instantly over email and were able to schedule an engineer to work on my project at very short notice. They are also very fair in their dealings and provide excellent customer service. I look forward to working with them on many projects in the future. More...

S
26 May 2018

I recently used Design Everest firm for structural engineering needs with my home remodeling. I found them to be very professional, very knowledgable with everything related to Structural Engineering, on schedule from delivery point of view, very friendly and go out of their way to help their customers. In one particular instance, even though it was a weekend, because of some issue with my foundation work which was revealed only after the area around the foundation was dug up by my general contractor, they went out of their way to guide me with decision making and helped me with rework of structural documents that were needed(basically they took my calls and worked on my documents even though it was a weekend). I definitely recommend them for everything related to structural engineering work. Big shout out to Aakash and Amar with whom I worked a lot during my engagement with Design Everest. More...

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26 May 2018

I am a contractor and have worked with Design Everest for years. As a contractor, I know the value of good engineering drawings and Design Everest delivers drawings that are clear, easy to follow, and leave little to interpretation. Often times, I am working on existing structures and unforeseen/unexpected conditions come up. Design Everest is extremely responsive in working with me and my clients to investigate and engineer a revision to the project documents when this happens. Some engineers take weeks... In order to make a project successful, the whole team needs to work well together as a cohesive unit and Design Everest allows that to happen and lets me keep my crew productive. More...

C
9 May 2018

We recently used Design Everest for a complicated new 3 story building in a commercial district of San Francisco. Great value for a complex building.

S
2 May 2018

We found Bryce and the team at Design Everest after spending way too much money with another engineer who did not know what he was doing. Bryce turned around a quote in short order, and as soon as we signed, the project was underway. When we had questions, the engineers quickly got on a conference call to figure out solutions to problems. The submission process was smooth, and when the city had typical questions, the engineers corresponded with the building department and formulated responses in a day, keeping things rolling. Their suggested contractor ended up winning the business, and the project is off to a great start! More...

K
1 May 2018

I worked with Aakash and Amar on a 3,000 sf residential remodel.  The experience was quite positive!  The structural plans were timely delivered.  After construction was underway and it came time for some inevitable workarounds, Aakash and his team was able to solve the problems expediently and provide the appropriate engineering letters.Later, when I decided to capture some additional storage space in the attic, his team was able to deliver timely calculations and permitting approval.  Overall, I was very pleased with their service! More...

G
21 March 2018

Great firm. Great attention to detail. Extremely reliable. Very thorough and accessible. Will surely be using them again and appreciate the great work

C
11 March 2018

We have had an outstanding experience with Design Everest. Our architect referred us for the structural portion of our home addition and remodel. Once we agreed to the quote(which was highly competitive), we received a contract immediately. After we made our deposit, we very quickly had an appointment for the onsite evaluation. From there, we were advised a couple of weeks for completion of plans for our project. Aakash and his team came through with flying colors. Every email was answered promptly, changes requested were readily made and all in all, I would have to say that the team at Design Everest truly wants to exceed their clients expectations and create long lasting relationships. Our completed plans are ready to be presented to the City of SJ for permits and while I anticipate no issues, I will come back and update that process once we get to the other side. Thank you to Aakash and company for the positive experience! More...

S
24 February 2018

I recently used Design Everest firm for structural engineering needs with my home remodeling. I found them to be very professional, very knowledgable with everything related to Structural Engineering, on schedule from delivery point of view, very friendly and go out of their way to help their customers.  In one particular instance, even though it was a weekend, because of some issue with my foundation work which was revealed  only after the area around the foundation was dug up by my general contractor, they went out of their way to guide me with decision making and helped me with rework of structural documents that were needed(basically they took my calls and worked on my documents even though it was a weekend). I definitely recommend them for everything related to structural engineering work. Big shout out to Aakash and Amar with whom I worked a lot during my engagement with Design Everest. More...

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24 January 2018

I worked with Design Everest (Josh) when I needed to bring to code some unpermitted work on my home that had been altered prior to 1978. Design Everest was prompt to supply drawings of the structural work required.

When my contractor found existing conditions that called for the engineers to review their plan, DE was very quick to review those existing conditions, change the plans and write cover letters (twice) to the City inspectors describing and confirming 'as built conditions' met code and were sufficient from the original build.

I am very happy with the end result, and although I questioned the cost of their bid at the onsite, I believe that what was discovered during construction and with the changes made, the cost turned out to be worth it the expense.

I highly recommend using this firm.
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23 January 2018

I worked with Design Everest (Josh) when I needed to bring to code some unpermitted work on my home that had been altered prior to 1978.  Design Everest was prompt to supply drawings of the structural work required.  When my contractor found existing conditions that called for the engineers to review their plan, DE was very quick to review those existing conditions, change the plans and write cover letters (twice) to the City inspectors describing and confirming 'as built conditions' met code and were sufficient from the original build.I am very happy with the end result, and although I questioned the cost of their bid at the onsite, I believe that what was discovered during construction and with the changes made, the cost turned out to be well worth the expense.I highly recommend using this firm. More...

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17 January 2018

Design Everest Engineering was extremely helpful throughout our renovation process. Akash was timely and professional and always available throughout renovation. Design Everest services included providing blueprints and construction drawings, making renovation recommendations, obtaining city building permits, and assistance with passing all inspections by the city. On numerous occasions, I required him to speak w/ city and provide engineering letters and calculations to the city inspector, Akash was always available and responded promptly. He genuinely cares about his customers and the outcomes of their projects. I highly recommend his services and will definitely contact him if I ever need structural engineering services again.Ali,Renovate Max Inc More...

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30 December 2017

I had a great experience with the Design Everest team.  Their prices were competitive and they were extremely accommodating in helping me develop a structural plan that my contractors could build to in a cost effective manner.  Additionally, they were very accommodating in ensuring the city had all the information they needed for the permitting process... Chris even sent the structural calculations for the city on his day off before xmas to ensure we were able to submit on time.  I'd highly recommend these guys and use them again. More...

J
29 December 2017

I was provided with structural engineering for a 3-story duplex including engineering calculations and Title 24 calculations. Also they verified Trusses design/calculations to their designer. I’m very happy with their service. They were very professional and efficient. More...

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25 December 2017

We just purchased a home and would love to have the foundation inspected before moving in. We found Everest Design on Yelp and contacted them through email. Thomas responded like lightning on WEEKEND and got our appointment scheduled on weekend too. I will update when we finish the inspection. More...

J
4 December 2017

* The experience was all positive. There was no pressure and the communications were frequent and effective.  I also found them very receptive to making plan changes when necessary. -- In general, 100% is difficult to achieve.... we were at 95+%  !! More...

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3 December 2017

First there process of transmitting construction documents, getting a proposal and signing a contract was the easiest and smoothest i heave experienced. The principal engineer communicated well and finished the work in a very timely manor. Signed plans were delivered immediately. Excellent job. More...

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20 November 2017

I contacted Design Everest since we were looking for a structure engineering firm to do structure inspection for our office building.  I was very impressed by Design Everest team for the prompt responses. Particularly, I want to thank Bryce for handling the reply with a very friendly and professional manner. He and his team provided me with professional suggestions and also were pretty easy to work with. Their proposal was sent to us promptly and looked reasonable. The flexibility Bryce's team demonstrated for searching consensus on the proposal contents is outstanding. Although we finally didn't use their service this time due to schedule conflicting, I am pleased to recommend Design Everest for structural design and consulting services. More...

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15 November 2017

I wanted to give a shout out to Design everest and Chris Mckay. We were doing an extensive remodel of our house. In general, communicating back and forth between the architect, the engineer and the permit process is very time consuming and I was very frustrated with the engineer I was working with (one person outfit). I decided to switch to Design Everest and this proved to be a good move. Through a couple of revisions, they had reasonable rates and good turnaround time, even though the engineer assigned to me was based in LA. Chris helped drive this to completion in a timely manner and was very good in communicating status..kudos to Chris and design everest! More...

K
7 November 2017

When cleaning gutters, I found an area that looked like there was possiblystructural damage where two walls of my house meet by the roofline. Thomas at Design Everest returned my call within a couple hours of having left a message on the weekend and had my inspection appointment scheduled for 3 days later. The structural engineer completely went over the exterior, interior and crawl space of my home, indicating only a little mortar repair was needed. He also went through all the pictures hetook in the crawl space so I could see the foundation and posts. Everything was professionaland expedient. Thank you Design Everest! More...

K
2 November 2017

Design Everest is very responsive and were able to accommodate my very short timelines. They gave quote instantly over email and were able to schedule an engineer to work on my project at very short notice. They are also very fair in their dealings and provide excellent customer service. I look forward to working with them on many projects in the future. More...

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1 November 2017

Very quick, professional. They have tech company culture. Perfect for silicon valley exectuive.

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1 November 2017

We worked with Bryce Word for a structural drawing of our house. Bryce is knowledgeable and responsive. They charge us at a reasonable fixed price. But the cost impact of the small modification was slightly higher than we expected. We did not bother to argue this. overall they did a good job. More...

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1 November 2017

We worked with Aakash for our remodeling and addition project. He was super responsive and the price was very competitive. We had a wonderful experience from the beginning to the end. The entire team was very responsive and fast responding, helping and making the changes the city requested.I will absolutely use their service again for my next project! More...

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25 September 2017

We hired Design Everest in the midst of a headlong rush to meet a high consequence, do-or-die regulatory deadline. If permitted in time: secure retirement. If not...well, not. To complicate matters, this was happening in the middle of a building boom: all local engineers were booked months out, minimum. Design Everest came up first on google; that's all we knew about them. They sent references and it immediately became apparent that they are a solid, established outfit. We began to relax just a little.

Their rush upcharge was modest and fair, especially considering that their base fee was lower than anyone else, and their default turnaround time already faster than anyone else's. I had started the structural engineering on this project myself, with guidance from a long-time friend and college who is a real engineer. Design Everest's quote handily beat both his price and his timeline to finish the job. My friend suggested that we go ahead and try them in light of my time line, but warned me that a large, get-it-done firm like this was likely to run roughshod over the nuances of our design and unusual preferences.

Our project turned out to be even more complicated than any of us thought. It had a number of things no one had ever seen before. Additionally, we have environmental considerations that went well beyond the usual and foreclosed on the option of just throwing concrete and steel at the problems until solved. Despite taking what I suspect was far more hours from more senior staff than I think they based their quote on, Design Everest respected their originally quoted price. The speed were were going posed yet more complications. For example, we were feeding them drawings to base their engineering on before they were entirely finished. All this was successfully navigated. I felt like the nuances and preferences were respected as much as building codes allowed.

We were over a barrel with the high stakes timeline, and others had taken advantage of our vulnerable position. I half expected an email shaking us down for more money, but Design Everest really stuck to the high road and just performed. The first submission had a number of easily solved comments, the revised submission had zero comments on the structural. I would unequivocally recommend them and look forward to working with them on future projects.
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9 September 2017

Aakash and team deserve five stars. Their quote was very competitive and they completed their work very fast while meeting all the city requirements. Very happy with the first phase!

We are starting construction soon, will update this review after we are done.
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9 September 2017

Aakash and team deserve five stars. Their quote was very competitive and they completed their work very fast while meeting all the city requirements. Very happy with the first phase!We are starting construction soon, will update this review after we are done. More...

R
6 September 2017

Very responsive.
Helped educate me on the process of structural engineering and developing a set of plans.
From the initial email inquire I had immediate response to all of my questions.
We will use this service for future jobs.
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9 August 2017

Design Everest has been excellent to work with. They really spent time to understand what my project needs were and provided excellent feedback. They are very responsive to all communications for my projects. They are all very skilled and I would not hesitate to use them again for all of my future engineering projects. More...

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2 August 2017

I could not be happier with Design Everest! We bought a home in Joshua Tree, CA and our home inspector recommended we get a structural engineer. The house has a couple hairline cracks and a much larger crack running through the home's flooring from an old addition. We were on an extremely tight timeline and after calling everyone in the Joshua Tree/ Palm Springs area I couldn't find a structural engineer. I ended up reaching out to Design Everest to see if they could help. To my surprise they were affordable and able to come out to the house with in three days. The structural engineer inspected the cracks and provided a thorough assessment with pictures. We are extremely happy with the seamless experience. Thank you! More...

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2 August 2017

I am in escrow to close on a home and as part of my home inspection it was recommended that I get a structural engineer review some cracks in the foundation and retaining wall. I contacted Design Everest. They were prompt, had somebody come out next day, courteous and addressed my concerns. I will certainly use Design Everest in the future should the need arise. More...

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27 July 2017

We worked with Design Everest during our kitchen remodeling project recently which involved removing a load bearing wall with structural changes and getting City Permit approved. The Design Everest team is professional and accomplished. They really know what they are doing. Their work is thorough and detailed. They made sure their documents were as clear and detailed as possible which helped us clear the initial permit very quickly and get started on the construction on time.

However, during the demotion we found out that the load bearing wall was in fact a shear wall and needed additional structural evaluation and calculations. Aakash and his team were extremely responsive, going over multiple iterations of the structural plan revisions, working with us, the contractor, the framer and the architect to provide, and reiterate on even minor details. With their help, we were able to overcome delays quickly and resume the construction within a short period of time.
Although their prices were slightly on the higher end, they definitely overcompensated with their quality of work.

We would highly recommend Aakash and Design Everest team for any project needing Structural changes.
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26 July 2017

I am impressed with Aakash and his team.  Extremely professional, superbly responsive, meticulous in their quality of work.  I could not have asked for more.  I have definitely enjoyed working with them and would certainly recommend them to friends and family !! More...

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31 May 2017

Just finished a project with Design Everest.  We are architects and we work with structural engineers regularly.  They delivered everything discussed and as promised in a very timely manner.  I am sure we will be be working with them again. More...

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30 May 2017

Let me say here, what I have said in person, that Design Everest is a company one can trust and be assured that the quality of their work and your needs will not be compromised. You can trust them as we did and be delighted with the results. If you are at all like me and you don't fully understand what you are asking them to do, be assured that you have made an excellent choice. Bottom line? You will be delighted. More...

R
10 May 2017

I had a quick turnaround project for a major kitchen and dining room remodel that required some engineering prep work.  Aakash and Design Everest were extremely helpful, excellent with follow up and very thorough.  Was a delight to work with them.

M
27 April 2017

Aakash and his team were excellent to work with. Our project was a small remodel to external stairs and the addition of windows. They are very responsive and the quality of their work was excellent. They took the projects from architectural plans to structural engineering and approvals with the city to get the construction permits. More...

C
26 April 2017

I am building a small in-law cottage and hired Design Everest to do the structural plans. Aakash was professional, courteous and organized. Everything was done in a timely manner. Their prices are very competitive as well. I have already recommended Design Everest to a friend for their project. More...

C
25 April 2017

I hired Design Everest to supply structural plans for a small in-law cottage. Aakash was professional,courteous and highly organized. From start to finish everything was done in a timely manner. More...

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12 April 2017

I am so happy that I used Design Everest for th foundation plan for my master bedroom. I got the plan a day earlier what they promised. Bryce was very nice and professional dealing with. I will definitely use them for future project I might have and will recommend them to my friends and family. More...

L
10 April 2017

I had a good experienced talking to Bryce for a structural design for my masterbed room, he was very responsive and very polite. Hopefully to get my design this week and bring it to the City for approval. More...

P
5 April 2017

Contacted Design Everest to do structural engineering work on a substantial home renovation. They were fast and responsive and worked well with the architect I already had on the job. Once we started demo and found some unforeseen structural changes, they came to the site quickly and made the necessary changes. Would definitely work with them again. More...

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4 March 2017

Design Everest is a very organized and professional company, I can't say enough good things about them. They are very prompt and courteous in all communications. Their prices are competitive. I recently had a project I needed engineering for right away, they promised a date and delivered right on time which enabled the project to continue without any headaches. Thank you, Design Everest! More...

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2 March 2017

I found Design Everest on Craigslist in December 2016, as we needed to get our house expansion engineered before Contra Costa County's code changes took effect at the beginning of 2017.  Not only were they able to do the work, their bid was significantly better and more complete than engineers in the East Bay.  The quality of their work and their ability to turn around a project in a timely manner was excellent.  As a homeowner, you place a lot of trust in others and have to hope for the best.  With Design Everest, we got great work, flexibility with changes to the plans and an efficient and positive all around experience.  I highly recommend them for your engineering needs! More...

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23 February 2017

As a designer, I have worked with Design Everest on many projects. It has been a true pleasure working with Aakash, extremely responsive and professional! I highly recommend them and look forward to work on my future projects together.
Thank you Aakash for all your help!
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22 February 2017

This is my first time using Design Everest what attract me is the positive reviews their client posted and now I am one of them. They are very professional specially Aakash and their pricing is very reasonable and very responsive. They keep in touch thru emails and texting as you go along with the project I love that. They treat each projects personally and are very involved.I am a home improvement designer and contractor for more than 30 years here in the Bay Area and experienced lots of Engineers but they are different and I will be staying with them for my future work loved dealing with Aakash and Mustafa.

Philip Leonardo
PhilDesign & Graphics
Home Design & Rendering Services
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14 February 2017

I am very pleased with the engineering plans completed by Aakash Prasad of Design Everest.
More specifically my project was very complicated, i. e. an elevated deck on a steep slope. Plus I reside in Sausalito, a town that has a rigorous plan review and inspection process.
Aakash and associates were polite, professional, and cost effective. They were very timely in their responses and did not lose patience with a long and detailed process.
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14 February 2017

Aakash and the engineers at Design Everest were very efficient and cost effective. My project was very complicated, and the building permit process, and inspections, in Sausalito are rigorous. More specifically, I needed a detailed plan for an elevated deck situated on a steep slope.I am very pleased with the result, and with the polite and professional treatment that I received. More...

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31 December 2016

I've been working with Amar on a new construction project, that will be hillside.  He is steadfast,  no nonsense and really understands the objective for my design build business.  He's always there when I need to have him consult.  I would highly recommend Amar Prasad! More...

K
22 November 2016

My company KUOP Designs works with Design Everest on a consistent basis. Design Everest is very knowledgeable and it's always a pleasure working with them.

B
18 October 2016

Aakash and the team at Design Everest continue to deliver excellent work. They have proven to be a great resource for handling a range of project types and sizes. Happy to recommend them for their creative and design-conscious solutions and will continue to work with them in the future. More...

J
7 August 2016

I reached out to Aakash and Chris to move a load bearing wall during a remodel of our studio.  It was a fairly straightforward project but required calculations and drawings for three floors of our house.  They responded faster than any other structural engineering I reached out to and provided a very competitive bid for the work.  While we were unfortunately unable to use them for our project (our original designer unexpectedly responded with a bid in collaboration with a structural engineer last minute), they were definitely tops in customer service for preparing a contract to proceed with this work and committing to a quick turn around to move our project along.  I'd definitely recommend you consider them if you have any structural engineering work.  We certainly will should we have larger projects that require more extensive structural engineering work in the future. More...

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2 August 2016

I'm a local building designer in Willow Glen. I use Design Everest on a regular basis for Structural and Civil Engineering. They are always responsive and professional. I am very happy with their attention to detail and will continue to use them in the future! More...

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24 July 2016

I have had the pleasure to work one on one with Design Everest.  Our company, City Construction, has had nothing but positive experiences with their entire team thus far.  Whenever time is of the essence, they continuously meet our needs every single time and are very helpful when we have questions throughout the process.  I wouldn't hesitate to refer them to any of my clients, friends or family. More...

K
15 June 2016

I hired Design Everest to complete structural drawings for a new single family house in Oakland, CA. They were super responsive and lightning fast. I spoke directly with the engineer once and he seemed knowledgeable and friendly. More...

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14 June 2016

My archtiect and contractor were very statified with Aakash's work. He provided great work as the structural engineer for my project to add stairs to connect my basement with my resisdence with a very fast turnaround for a reasonable price.

R
30 October 2015

Amar at Design Everest was a pleasure to work with. He was very prompt with his communication and delivering the plans with a quick turn around. He provided excellent service at a competitive rate. I was building a long 55 foot long & 4 foot high retaining wall in my backyard and needed to provide plans to my HOA for approval. He came out surveyed the site and was patient as we went through multiple iterations to address the requests of my HOA. He said he would see it through to the end and he stood by his commitment. I would definitely recommend Design Everest for designs and would look to them for my needs in the future. More...

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23 October 2015

I've collaborated on a number of commercial projects with Design Everest and I can attest to their detailed in-depth knowledge of structural and earthquake engineering. They are able to engineer not only wood buildings but also steel and reinforced concrete structures. I found their knowledge-based approach and timely delivery refreshing. More...

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19 November 2009

Amar and his team at Design Everest Consulting Engineers were a pleasure to work with. We had a particularly difficult design and build in the Los Gatos Mountains, less than half a mile from the San Andreas fault. Our foundation was significant, including a sizable cut into the mountain and an engineered retaining wall. The structure itself was also somewhat complex, including a cantilever. Finally, because this new part of the house was mating with existing construction, consideration for matching of structural design elements was required.The structural drawings were of high quality. The county had very few comments, and they were addressed quickly. I can recommend Design Everest Consulting Engineers enthusiastically. More...

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