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

Right Start

Ken's unique combination of experience in engineering, design and contracting was invaluable to me. I really appreciated his insights, suggestions and patience through several changes as we developed our plans. Knowing we have the plans we wanted with solid engineering and field experience in construction behind them gives us the right start for our project. If you're looking for a designer, speak with Ken and I think you'll find an expert who cares about his customers. That's what I was looking for and Ken didn't disappoint.

Roger Dugan

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.

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

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

Responsive, reasonable and efficient

A good combination of technology and experience has made my guest house project a positive one. I really appreciate the quick response time. Thanks Ken!

D. Harris

Excellent Designs and customer focused

I just wanted to let you know that it has been a pleasure working with Ken. He has been very responsive to all of our needs and he has done a great job on the projects we have worked on together. Ken is my first choice for my projects! I look forward to working together in the future.

James Taylor

Very Patient and understanding,Dalzell SC

I needed my plans done very quickly, we were closing on our home needed to start the building process directly after closing. Ken understood our budget but, did not take any shortcuts on our plans gave us plenty options and allowed us to make changes through out the process and couldn't be more pleased with results.. Thanks for everything!


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

Great experience

I cannot express the joy of watching our hanger home come to life under the detail oriented guide of Ken. His keen ability, to take our ideas and tweak them to be even better, was a talent that quickly impressed. We would use Ken again in a heart beat Thank you Ken!

Curt and Deb Welge

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

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

Knowlegable & Easy to deal with!

I must admit I was apprehensive using the internet for structural requirements but I was pleasantly surprised. Ken listened to my needs, understood my budget and his plans sailed through the permitting process. Thank ken...look forward to doing more in the future!

Bob Gallucci

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

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

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