TexasEngineer

4.82 |26 Verified Ratings
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TexasEngineer

4.82 | 26 Verified Ratings
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713-377-4209

4010 Blue Bonnett Blvd
Houston, TX 77025
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TexasEngineer


TexasEngineer.com - For the Small Stuff

A Houstonian since 1976 and a registered Texas Professional Engineer since 1981, Gary Beck provides engineering design, inspection, and consulting services to individuals and small businesses. Gary Beck is SECB certified in the Practice of Structural Engineering, a listed Engineer for the Texas Department of Insurance Wind Storm Program, and a structural inspector for the Texas Residential Construction Commission. For The Small Stuff We fill the need for engineering on small projects. Services may included a digital elevation survey of an existing foundation, deck inspection, beam sizing for a wall removal, or framing design for vaulted ceiling and skylight additions, etc. We support buyers, homeowners, and remodelers who need clear answers for correction, permitting responses, or detailed engineering drawings. For the Big Stuff Too Eco provides Engineering and Engineers Inspection Services for Residential, Commercial, Lodging, Educational, Industrial and Government Facilities. Ecos design engineering services include AutoCAD based construction documents for permitting and building foundations, structures, storm water systems, and detention ponds; and Autodesk Revit based 3D Building Information Modeling for green building practices. For Your Dream Plans Whether you are adding a master suite, a second floor, or building an entire dream home, we can be your engineer. We start by evaluating your existing structure or site, and then discuss, advise, and recommending the next steps. We do all the design for your foundation and framing, and then complete construction drawings in AutoCAD. We then print, stamp, sign and deliver oversized bond paper drawings sets with electronic PDF copies. Commercial Clients - Our commercial clients are as diverse as Houston itself - Harris County Education Department, Houston Food Bank, Wells Fargo Mortgage, Country Wide Equity, plus scores of small apartment owners, ... all have benefited from our prompt inspection and concise engineering reports. Operating from central Houston, our engineering has been applied to hundreds of small and large projects. Our range is from LaPorte/Baytown to to Katy/Brenham; from Conroe/Magnolia to Sugarland/Rosenberg; from Spring to Alvin; and from Galveston to Austin. We have completed engineering on two US Green Building Council certified residential projects (currently under construction in Austin and Houston), plus have two small commercial (lodging and medical) projects in process. TexasEngineer enjoys explaining the engineering process in plain language to homeowners and executives alike. Experience in clay, sandy-loam, gumbo, and limestone shale allows foundation design coverage from Beaumont to Austin. TexasEngineer can provide solutions that allow the smallest project to proceed without high expenses. This also helps challenging or major projects to meet budget and shine bright for their developers. If I cant explain so the average homeowner understands it, I am not doing my job. I love helping owners and developers find cost effective ways to improve and build their dream home Gary Beck, P.E. *B.S. in Civil Engineering from Duke University; appointment as an engineer for the Texas Department of Insurance Wind Storm Design and Inspection Program; approval as an engineer for foundation design and inspection for the Americas Choice 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty program; On-going multi-day wind storm design educations completed each with the American Society of Civil Engineers, The Texas Department of Insurance Wind Storm division; and the American Wood Council for High Wind Wood Frame Design. Additional design and consulting accreditation by the US Green Building Council for their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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Service Area

  • Houston
  • Katy
  • Nacogdoches
  • Cypress
  • Magnolia
  • Brenham
  • Bellaire
  • Montgomery
  • Alief
  • Humble
  • Huffman
  • Brookshire
  • Kingwood
  • Waller
  • Barker
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Services Offered

Architects & Engineers
  • Structural Engineer

Areas of Expertise

  • Foundation and Frame Design & Structural Inspections
  • Foundation Digital Elevation Survey and Engineer's Report
  • Deck Inspection & Balcony Inspection and Design Improvement Report
  • Beam Sizing for Load Bearing Wall Removal
  • Apartment Stairwell and Carport Inspection & Improvement Reports

Product Brands Used

  • APA Rated Structural Sheathing

Quick Facts

Business Hours
Monday:
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday:
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday:
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday:
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday:
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Credentials

In Business Since: 2002
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Structural Engineering Certification Board
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers: Duke BSCE, Texas Department of Insurance Wind Storm Program Engineer, America's Choice 2-10 Home Buyer Warranty Foundation Engineer, American Wood Council: High Wind Wood Frame Design, US Green Building Council Member: LEED Accredited Consultant
State Licensing
Trade: Engineer Firm
License #: 7395
Expiration: 11-30-2019
Trade: Engineer
License #: 50194
Expiration: 09-30-2019
Green Certifications
  • LEED Certification for Individuals: LEED Accredited Professional (LEEDAP)
Awards
  • SECB certified in the Practice of Structural Engineering
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited
  • Structural Inspector for the Texas Residential Construction Commission.
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Community Involvement

YMCA Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach

W.U. Methodist Christmas Choir (Fun!)

Bellaire H.S. Senior Football Banquet Master of Ceremonies

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I love being technically creative.

I love working in Texas because it is big and diverse.

We started in this industry in 1975.

We describe our business as Well established

 
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4.0   |  
Completed requested service in a timely manner.
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5.0   |  
Gary did a great job. It took a little longer than we both expected, due to getting correct understanding of current structural layout. Very professional and easy to work with and was very available for questions and suggestions. i would use him again and recommend to others.

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Gary was very professional and took care of my needs in a timely fashion. He was very helpful in explaining the process that ended up saving me money in the end. I would use him again for any projects in the future.

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Gary is a very professional engineer and did a good job. I will use his services in the future and recommend him to others

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Gary was a pleasure to work with. Understood just what we were asking for. Very professional.

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Professional and reasonable
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Was able to schedule on a weekend. Wonderful!!

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4.0   |  
Gary was very prompt in responding to me and scheduling an appointment. His analysis of our foundation was thorough and we got the full written report very quickly.
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5.0   |  
Our rating on the service and the company are "Excellent". Customer Satisfaction was "Excellent". Our expectations to have our drawings done, were surpassed by the service that we received. The discussions of what we needed were on a Friday mid-morning... I received the contract that afternoon and Mr. Beck came to our house on a Sunday afternoon to do the drawings of the house. Which I never expected anyone to come out on a week-end. We received the Engineering plans on Tuesday afternoon... 2 copies with the signature and Engineering stamped were all ready to take to the city office and get the permit. The drawings were so precise and everything that would be needed to do the project were very plainly drawn out. There was not guessing as to what was going to be needed. It was outstanding. We even received a comment from the permit expeditor that was going to get the permit on how impressed she was at the drawings and everything in such detail. I would recommend Mr. Gary Beck and EcoHoldings to anyone. We are planning on requesting his services again when we get ready to build a house. The service and was outstanding.... Grafetul customer. Janice Caraway

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5.0   |  
His final report provided exactly what I required; he was timely professional and gave complete information. I would recommend and use Gary's services in the future.
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