Testimonials


Our architecture firm works with Hom Pisano all the time. We have struck up a great relationship with them. They are responsive and diligent. They understand the code but, more importantly, they understand how things actually get built. We are very happy with their work. Their fees are reasonable, especially given the cost savings of not having over-engineered buildings. They are willing to take on small projects but can also handle larger jobs.
We would not hesitate to recommend them to other architects or homeowners.

– Architect, SF

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I’ve been doing construction work in San Francisco for over 10 years and from all the engineering companies I’ve had a chance to work with, and there has been quite a few, I like Hom-Pisano Engineering the best.

First time I hired them back in 2009 to design a moment frame to enlarge a garage. They came around fast with a solid yet lean design that was cost effective and easy to execute. Just a week after our site meeting we had permit in hand. Since then we have done over a dozen projects together, most of them large full scale remodels and the experience has only been getting better. This year alone we are doing 4 full scale remodeling projects and some new ones are on the horizon as well.

Over the last few years I’ve come to consider both Jay and Mike my friends. Our relationship is of business nature so when I mean friend I really mean friend in the business sense which is someone who I trust to give me the truth about any possible issues with the structure and with the permitting process, who I can rely on to get a solid yet value based design that won’t cost me a fortune to build, who will be ready to tackle any unexpected problems we might encounter along the way, who will always consider my interests and not just their own and in the end for whom I feel is fair and a good person.

In construction industry working with the right people is fifty percent of the work. The Hom-Pisano team are those right people and I give them a wholehearted recommendation without the slightest hesitation.

– General Contractor, SF

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As an architect, I’ve collaborated with Hom-Pisano on dozens of projects over the years. Their service is excellent, thorough, innovative, on-time, reliable, and solution orientated. They are experts in all scales of structural projects, from small remodels to large steel frame seismic retrofits. When I look at a project, whether new construction or remodel, they are one of the first people I call. Structural implications are always critical to any project, and their insight and expertise at consistently coming up with creative and cost effective solutions and are critical for project success. They also are very experienced with the nuances of structural codes and in the complex permitting process. I very often credit being able to pull a permit efficiently to their expediting skills at the Building Dept. I would not hesitate to recommend them to both professionals as well as homeowners.

– Architect, SF

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We are a general contractor and have done several projects with Michael and Jay’s structure engineering designs in the San Francisco area in the last few years. It has been such a pleasure to work with them on their designs. They are very knowledgeable, thorough, and fast with their work. We also find Michael and Jay very approachable, we can always go to them for any technical questions and always get a timely response from them. Great engineering, great team equals great project highly
recommend them to anyone.

– General Contractor, SF

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I am a small property owner in San Francisco. We just finish construction of the soft story seismic retrofit for a 6 unit apartment building. Hom-Pisano is the engineering firm responsible for the structural design and supervision of contruction of the project.

I found both Mike Hom and Jay Pisano to be very capable,easy to work with and perform the work in timely fashion. I highly recommend the firm to others and will certainly work with them again.

– Property Owner, SF

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I am a General Contractor and Developer in San Francisco and only use Hom-Pisano. Mike’s care to value engineering, customer response time and general knowledge to the SF building/planning department game makes him an ideal Structural Engineer to have any any project. Excellent Engineering firm.

– General Contractor, SF