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.
Personable and On-Time
Ken did a wonderful job designing our home renovation. He also was very helpful providing advice and direction upon obstacles we encountered while building our addition. He was also very responsive upon my contacting him. I would strongly recommend Kenneth to anyone requiring an architect or engineer.
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!
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!
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.
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
Ken is a highly capable Professional Engineer. He has provided the structural design on projects where I provided electrical and mechanical design. He has always been honest, capable and helpful. His structural designs are of the highest quality.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had hit a wall with our previous architect and needed to go back to the design phase. Ken understood our predicament and offered solutions to get us back to our vision of a dream home. With his innovative 3-D design program we could feel confident that what we envisioned matched the actual plan. No other way to design a plan in our opinion. He demonstrated his expertise and knowledge by redesigning the house to our specific ICF system. Ken is an excellent listener and patiently accommodated every little change that we requested. We highly recommend his exceptional work. - Supplemental: Hey Ken! Just spoke with Bill R***. He is so impressed with your plan! The compliment was on your precision and excellence of design 🙂
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.
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.