Detail Oriented

I worked with Ken designing a house. He is very detail oriented showing his experience by making the most out of the living area and having the rooms flow smoothly. I would definitely use Ken again

J. Sikorske

Super understanding and great engineer!

Ken was invaluable to get us started in our house renovation. He was punctual, very knowledgeable and best of all, extremely understanding when we would make design changes. I love that he is so technological oriented and we were always able to communicate like he was in Miami next to us! Would use his services again without a doubt!

Jessica & Henrik Welle

Beach House Port St. Joe, FL

Ken was very adept at taking our back of the napkin drawings and turning them into a design that is exactly what we were looking for. He was flexible in working with us long distance (AZ) and had great processes in place to keep us up to date and connect whenever necessary. He knows how and when to pull in the right resources to address areas where he recognizes the need for help. This allows for no unnecessary delays and a timely end result. We've just broken ground right on the beach and are looking forward to living in the house of our dreams! We would highly recommend Ken.

Allen and Nancy Ware

Great Results

I have worked with Ken on multiple projects over the last five years. We have had some unique structural scenarios that required creative thought. Ken has always provide a practical solution that works from a contractors perspective. His valuable insight and designs have helped us successfully complete our projects on time and budget throughout the years.

E. Easterling

Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Ken is a superior structural engineer whom I've had the pleasure to have worked with, looking forward to another project with him on board

Robert Ford


Stop Searching: You found what you’re looking for! Being a first time owner/builder we almost made a costly mistake and purchased a “warehouse” house plan from one of those fancy websites. Research found it wasn’t signed and sealed by an engineer as required for permit by the Bldg Dept., also the plan wasn’t exactly as the wife wanted. Continuing the search I stumbled on Ken’s website and knew I had found what I was looking for. Our professional custom green building house plans were completed in no time, signed, sealed, delivered, and at an amazing overall cost savings. Best of all, they got the wife’s seal of approval, which says it all. Bookmark the site if you still want to search and compare, you’ll be glad you did. Trust me, you won’t find anything better.

D. Calhoun

All around great experience

From the beginning Ken understood and listened to what we wanted and what our budget was. He was understanding with our design changes and knowledgeable in our high wind area near the coast. He took our idea for a beach style dream home and put it on detailed plans for all my contractors.

Alex and Andrea Munivez

Incredibly helpful and wonderfully creative

Working with Mr. Risley has proven to be a truly wonderful experience! Ken looked at my unique commercial remodelling project in a whole new way and helped keep the project simplified...something not usually offered by an engineer. Ken offered some great input to the project and was instrumental in assisting me as I had to work with three different governing agencies and my client to complete the project. Additionally, as often is the case, the project did require a few modifications during the course of construction and again, Mr. Risley was able to provide me with his input on the changes along with some detailed research and the required construction drawings and did so in a timely manner.

During the course of my job, I found Ken to be very easy to communicate with and overly accommodating to my scheduling needs and in my opinion remained very fair in his pricing for the amount of time and effort put into my project.

I am very happy and confident in recommending Mr. Ken Risley, The Engineer Designer, for any of your professional design or engineering needs. He has become a respected colleague and a friend.

Charles P. Adolf, Jr., CGP ... Florida State Certified Building Contractor, Adolf Construction, Inc.

We had a tough situation with requirements for a variety of structural issues as it concerned a 1960 wood frame home and wood frame addition. These issues concerned state zoning and county approval of building materials and installation methods used. The Engineer Designer, Ken Risley, was exceptional not only in his understanding of technical engineering issues and county code requirements, but also in the extremely relevant experience provided which helped us navigate through state and county requirements much more efficiently and effectively. Additionally, the Engineer Designer was extremely professional in the timeliness of work product provided and the reasonableness of the fees charged for services rendered. I would highly recommend Ken Risley.

C. Roberts

Ken does what he says he’s going to do and in the manner of time that he says it will take to have the drawings completed. I think he does a great job! I would recommend him for any size project big or small.

Todd F. ... Contractor

Very knowlegeable and fair

Used Ken to provide sealed drawings for a do-it-yourself porch project. He was very sharp and accommodating to my suggestions but I ended up using his design because of it was more attractive as well as easier to build. He is super pleasant to work with, prompt and fair. The code for Florida changed soon after I received the plans and Ken was kind enough to update them for me at no charge. Thanks Ken. Great job.

Larry Serman

Custom Home Design

Ken did a wonderful job taking our unique home design ideas and making them a reality. His architectural and engineering expertise helped us design a truly custom home. He saw the design completely through to the end and is now helping with troubleshooting and advise during the construction phase. We are greatly benefiting from his years of experience in the field on construction sites of all kind. We highly recommend the overall experience.

Shad Wilson

Master in Design

Our newly renovated historic home shows Ken Risley to be a master in design, structure and engineering know-how along with an eye for aesthetic beauty. We enthusiastically support and promote the Engineer Designer and recommend him with highest regard.

J. Michels

I just wanted to let you know that it has been a pleasure working with Ken Risley. He have been very responsive to our needs and have done a great job on the projects we have worked on together. I look forward to working together in the future.

F. Liner


I want to briefly share a most satisfying experience I encountered recently in a new business relationship with Mr. Ken Risley, P.E..

I am a Florida General Contractor and recently went back into business since the bottom fell out of the building construction industry in the year of 2007.
Since being out of the industry for some 5 year, most of my contacts were gone and I was in need of a good Architect/Engineer for an important project.

I met Mr. Risley thru a mail card advertisement and thank God this time I responded and made an inquire.

Ken quickly gained my confidence and satisfaction. His response to my needs as well as my time structure was very professional and impressive. He went far beyond my requirements and expectations and provided outstanding service with great professionalism, integrity and perfection in all aspects along with very competitive pricing.

I wish to make my experience and feelings towards Ken known to him as well as to the construction industry and the public. His terrific performance was very instrumental in my success on the project.

Thank you Ken so much for your help and consideration which you provided to my project and my self. I look to a long turn working relationship.

Wayne B. Schilke, Owner/General Contractor ... North Florida Contracting, LLC

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