First United Engineering

4.32 | 44 Verified Ratings
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922 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217
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First United Engineering

Jaime Lim has been serving Vancouver, Clark County, Washington as a structural engineer for over 30 years. In 2003, First United Engineering designed and consulted over 300 homes. We have been in business since 1980. We look forward to working with you on your project.


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Service Area

  • Portland
  • Vancouver
  • Beaverton
  • Damascus
  • Hillsboro
  • Banks
  • Cornelius
  • Gresham
  • Lake Oswego
  • Canby
  • Gales Creek
  • Dayton
  • Estacada
  • Corbett
  • Wilsonville
  • Washougal
  • Eagle Creek
  • Camas
  • Sandy
  • Dundee
  • Buxton
  • Gladstone
  • Brightwood
  • Bridal Veil
  • Gaston
  • North Plains
  • La Center
  • Happy Valley
  • Rhododendron
  • Vernonia
  • Boring
  • Scappoose
  • Newberg
  • West Linn
  • Marylhurst
  • Colton
  • Tualatin
  • Manning
  • Clackamas
  • Mulino
  • Battle Ground
  • Government Camp
  • Welches
  • Amity
  • Fairview
  • Rainier
  • Timber
  • Forest Grove
  • McMinnville
  • Carlton
  • Oregon City
  • Beavercreek
  • Lafayette
  • Troutdale
  • Sherwood
  • Molalla
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Services Offered

Architects & Engineers
  • Structural Engineer

Areas of Expertise

  • Residential Construction
  • Beam Calulations
  • Lateral Load Analysis
  • Retaining Walls
  • Foundations

Quick Facts

Business Hours
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Trip Charge
  • Bilingual


In Business Since: 1972
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • United Engineering Foundation (UEF)
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon
  • Chinese Scientists & Engineers Association
State Licensing
Trade: Engineers
License #: 14181
Expiration: 07-15-2019
Trade: Engineer
License #: 01697PLS
Expiration: 12-31-2020
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

United Way

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce

Portland Community College Trustee

How We Got Started

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We started in this industry in 1963.

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4.5   |  
Review by in Portland, OR
Sincerely interested in our project. Very positive attitudes and we appreciate this company to help us
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5.0   |  
Mr. Lim is extremely experienced, knowledgeable, and produces quality work. He is also very nice and was wonderful to work with,
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4.5   |  
Quick and friendly
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5.0   |  
Review by in Ridgefield, WA
Project: Analyze a Structural Issue (Structural Engineer)
Jamie showed up quickly and had our drawing within a few days! He is very professional and reasonably priced. I highly recommend him and would hire him again. Thanks Jamie!

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5.0   |  
Jaime was great to work with. I needed my remodel plans engineered right away to get my building permit and he was able to get them done on very short notice. His price was lower than other bids and I was very happy with the outcome. He is a very personable and respectful man and I highly recommend him.

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4.0   |  
The price was good, compared to others, very good. Everything done in a timely manner. Much appreciated.

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4.5   |  
Jaime was very responsive, and has promply given us structural evaluations of our evolving plans for several property improvements. We take a good deal of peace of mind to know that he is keeping our plans on the "will stay up and up"

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5.0   |  
Mr. Lim delivered on time and at quoted price for my project. Very personable and pays attention to detail. Very good local responsible business owner that is heavily involved with the community.

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3.0   |  
I feel Jaime may be highly competent in other areas, but he might not have been appropriate for the services I needed. The man who performed the initial home inspection on the house I would like to purchase told me I should get a structural engineer into the attic to take a look at a couple issues. I explained this to Jaime on the phone and asked if this was a job that would interest him. He said he could do it and quoted me a price. Jaime was early for the appointment, but he was empty-handed. He did not have a ladder, flashlight, clipboard or tape measure. The agent and I scrambled around the seller's home trying to find some things to work for him. After the inspection, the agent and I had to ask several question to get the information we needed from Jaime. He was able to answer our questions and give us an estimate on the work that needs to be done, but it really seemed like this was not his "thing." My agent requested a report via e-mail, as the only thing Jaime gave me after the inspection was my invoice. I had to follow up with a phone call asking for a report to share with the seller of the home. I received a basic email message. Something more detailed and more official would have been more appropriate. Bottom line: his expertise and estimate did the trick for my negotiations, but Jaime's approach did not instill confidence.

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5.0   |  
Jamie responded quickly to my call. Provided very good service that gave me a reasonable solution to my problem.

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