Summit Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering

Based in the Portland area and working in Washington, Oregon and California.
We provide efficient project design in a timely manner based on your requirements, and we are always available to answer your questions.

Do you need engineers who can work with your architect and general contractor?
We listen to our clients' needs and collaborate with other project team members, to develop a realistic, cost-effective design quickly.
We provide our clients with as little or as much engineering as your project requires.


Call us today at 971-266-0160.

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We are experienced, thorough, friendly and courteous engineers.


Why should you hire Summit Engineering LLC?















My team and I specialize in civil and structural engineering.  We have experience with remodels, additions, commercial tenant improvements, as well as new construction, large scale industrial sites, and civic and public buildings.  Our civil engineering group works on subdivisions, site plans, public street improvements, ADA and pedestrian access ways, grading and drainage, utilities, erosion control, photometric and street lighting, traffic and roadway improvements, and stormwater management.  We work closely with our consultants to deliver efficient project design.


We are LEED Certified and WBE/DBE/ESB Certified by the State of Oregon.

We treat every project with care and thoroughness, including yours.



Commercial, Industrial, and Residential -

New Construction


  • Concrete

  • Masonry

  • Wood

  • Steel

  • Specialty projects, such as aluminum


Commercial & Industrial – Remodels


  • Seismic upgrades, tanks, mechanical units and piping

  • Tenant improvements

  • Change of Occupancy/Change of Use



Residential – New Construction


  • Custom Homes

  • Plan Homes

  • Garages

  • Lateral only or full design


Residential – Remodels


  • Add a new window, dormer, room or whole floor

  • Seismic upgrades

  • Retaining walls

  • Outdoor structures, garages and accessory dwelling units (ADUs)

  • Decks, solar, wind equipment



Past Project Experience


  • Numerous home remodels and additions – Portland, OR

  • Multi-story condominiums - Portland, OR

  • Best Western - WA

  • Holiday Inn Express - Newport, OR

  • 200-unit assisted living facility - Bozeman, MT

  • Carl's Jr. and Taco Bell Restaurants – OR, WA, AZ

  • Keybank, Banner Bank, Unitus CU - OR & WA

  • Police and Fire Stations - OR & WA

  • Safeway, 7-11, Fred Meyer - OR, WA, CA

  • Numerous office parks, distribution centers, flex warehouses – OR, WA, CA

We have over 20 years combined experience in residential, commercial and industrial engineering work. I'm Julie Havelka P.E., and if you live in Portland or Northwest Oregon, you've already seen my work. As a structural engineer, I've done the complete design from foundation to roof for a number of commercial and residential structures, and I've mentored and managed junior engineers in the office as well as whole teams of inspectors on major industrial job sites.

What do our clients say about us?


"I was presented with a series of rather challenging residential zoning issues, not knowing how I was going to address them, until I called Julie at Summit Engineering. Julie and her staff were indispensable in dealing with the City of Portland. They resolved all of my difficult and confusing permitting issues.

I would call Summit Engineering again without hesitation, should I need engineering, zoning or permitting issues resolved." - Larry Sullivan

"I enjoyed working with Julie of Summit Engineering, LLC in designing my studio. She carefully listened to our ideas and special requirements, creating a design on paper that matched our vision. Her attention to detail resulted in detailed drawings that allowed our builder to complete the work with the structural integrity that our concept required.

It was a delight - both the process of working with her, and seeing my dream space come true!" - Rebecca C.