Building a house is a major undertaking, but if you surround yourself with great people then it goes from a daunting task to an exciting journey. That’s exactly how my experience with CAS Engineering went. When I speak with friends and family who are considering a home construction or renovation project, the ﬁrst step I recommend is to hire CAS before anyone else. They will get the project off to a great start and provide the playbook for a great construction experience.
CAS Engineering has no peers in the industry. As high-end residential architects with an award-winning 30-year history, we frequently rely on their expert advice. Beyond their state of the art surveying and civil engineering services, they offer excellent landuse planning and permitting services as well. This full range of services perfectly suits our needs best, helping us navigate the increasingly intense Regulatory environment we work in.
My career as a realtor now spans over 40 years and a good deal of my success can be attributed to the number of new homes and development projects that I have brokered with some of the most highly recognized and award-winning builders in the industry. The beginning of almost every successful new home build and/or development project begins with the selection of a top-quality engineer. To this extent, no engineer can match the knowledge, skillset, and responsiveness that CAS Engineering has provided to my clients and me over the past 30 years. I have been able to personally rely on as well as recommend to my clients the services of CAS Engineering and will continue to do so in order to provide the expertise that is required to both evaluate and handle the process of building in both Washington DC and Montgomery County. It has been and continues to be a pleasure to work with Curt, Jeff, and Dave at CAS Engineering.
I've had the distinct pleasure of working with CAS Engineering on more than 100 projects in the DC metro area. Their professionals have always helped us to confront and resolve any unique challenges and obstacles that arise by offering creative and cost-effective solutions to keep a project flowing smoothly. They are set apart by their professionalism and their charitable endeavors by always giving back to their community. I offer my highest recommendation for CAS Engineering and know my clients are in good hands when working with them.
I have been building homes in the close-in MoCo area for over 20 years and have built over 170 homes. For the last 15 years, I have used CAS Engineering exclusively for one simple reason - they are great at what they do! Before, during, and after construction, they are available, creative, competent, and considered a collaborative partner in a difficult industry and marketplace. The information they have shared with me over the years has kept me safe and out of trouble. When zoning guidelines and policies often change without warning, you need to have someone in the know watching out for your best interests. Building a house is a huge endeavor and it starts with the civil engineering assessment. Nothing commences without the civil engineer’s insight and analysis. CAS Engineering is an extension of my company, and they are good people to work with across the board.
The entire team at CAS possesses three qualities I find so rare in consultants today. They are incredibly knowledgeable of the DC government’s process, equally passionate about their profession, and they care as much about our success as their own. As a local homebuilder, we have worked with many civil engineers in the National Capitol Region; I can attest to CAS’s exemplary professionalism and attention to detail. Moreover, their ability to connect with people and develop trust instantly has been critical to their success in this highly competitive market. I am proud to recommend them.
With over 15 years in construction and dealing with hundreds of subcontractors, I only need the fingers on one hand to list the subcontractors that have been responsible, knowledgeable, qualified, and an absolute joy to work with. Jim Ochs and CAS Engineering take 1st place on that shortlist. All of our clients who have used CAS Engineering for site design and permit processing say the same!
I’ve worked with CAS Engineering for over twenty years and inform my clients that if they’re not retaining CAS, I’m not doing their project. The quality of their work is impeccable and precise, while their knowledge base is constantly updated. They have strong, informational relationships not only with their clients but also with county oﬃcials in multiple jurisdictions, so project ‘ﬂow’ is seamless from beginning to end. I could not be more grateful for their precision, incisiveness, and clarity, whether starting or ﬁnishing a project.
I have worked with CAS Engineering for many years on many projects. Everyone that I have worked with at CAS has been knowledgeable, reliable, and a pleasure to work with. Navigating the permitting process has become incredibly rigorous and having CAS involved always makes this process run more efﬁciently.