Jose Cantu has worked in the civil engineer field for over 14 years. His career has allowed him to work in a variety of civil engineering firms ranging from corporate style firms to small businesses. As he gained experience in the field, he realized that customer service is just as equally important as great design and plan production. In 2017, he ventured off to create Red & Black Engineering Group, where he could build an engineering firm using customer service and reliability the core values. He believes that there are plenty of capable engineers, but not all give their clients the 5 star treatment that he does. Every client is important, no exceptions.
Red & Black Engineering Group can be involved at any stage of your project. Whether you have an idea or you have a design of your building, it’s never too late or too early to get us involved. Below are some of the stages we can help you with.
» Land acquisition: If you have an idea and don’t have a piece of land to turn it into a reality, we can help. Through our network of real estate brokers, we can assist you in finding a piece of property that suits your project’s needs.
» Feasibility: We recommend a feasibility study on properties to verify that the site meets all of the demands of the development. These studies are fairly inexpensive and can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
» Scope of Work: Based on the feasibility findings and city ordinances, a scope of work will be put together and a design team assembled. We have great relationships with many architects and general contractors that will bring tremendous value to your design team.
» Preliminary Engineering Design: We always recommend our clients to allow us to do a preliminary engineering plan to help a contractor determine an approximate construction cost so that you know where you stand. Modifications to site plans and overall projects are much simpler and cheaper to do.
» Permitting: Once our clients are comfortable with the budget and product, a set of construction documents will be produced for permitting and construction purposes.
» Bidding Assistance: We are always willing to do our part in saving our clients money. We can review quantities and bids from contractors to minimize any errors that may cost you extra money.
» Construction Phase: Red & Black Engineering Group will be by your side to assist with any questions or issues that may arise during construction.
We use industry standard drafting programs such as Autodesk Civil 3D, WaterCAD, Autodesk Recap, Autodesk photo 3D, PondPAK, StormCAD, and Hec-ras, among others to make sure your project is designed properly.