Apex was founded in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. We provide structural and mechanical engineering services for the light frame construction industry; offering residential, mixed use and commercial construction support to our clients in the southeast, mid-atlantic, select western states, and the Caribbean. Our specialty is high wind structural design, component engineering and restoration. With offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Port St. Lucie, Atlanta, and Frederick, Maryland, Apex has provided over 20 years of lean processing development and cost effective design implementation to our national, regional and local builders.

State Certification

Apex is registered and serves clients in fifteen states throughout the U.S. We can gain additional state licensure in less than 8 weeks to serve clients.

Unique Skill Set

Structural design of light frame and residential structures has classically been ignored by the mainstream structural engineering community. The distinctive difference that sets Apex apart from the mainstream is our passion for this type of work. Through experience and frustration in a fragmented industry, we have assimilated a logical, unique skill set of engineering, architecture and manufacturing. Daily collaboration in these areas has provided a commanding view of the design and construction industry. Clients using our services a la carte or combined take advantage of our unique skill set.

Navigating the Code

Much of the intent for the International Residential Code was to promote a non-engineered guide book from which to design and construct homes. Unfortunately, the code is quite cumbersome to use and cost prohibitive at times. As well, a 100% engineered home design solution can result in overkill. At Apex, we take pride in our code knowledge and design experience, using these skills to help our clients successfully navigate the code. We provide designs that properly assign structural integrity and value engineer out the excess material.


At Apex we understand the science of building materials and how the maintenance and application of these materials affects the lifecycle of a structure. Our knowledge & understanding of the latest advances in restoration materials give owners the confidence that our repair solutions will be executed properly. This knowledge combined with our attention to detail, personable approach and established industry relationships ensure that our repair strategies are cost effective, long lasting and always put the owner’s best interest at the forefront of the restoration project.


The Apex MEP team specializes in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design of residential, multi-family, and light commercial structures. Our knowledge of the ever-changing building codes and energy efficiency programs allow us provide practical designs, specifications, and consulting to achieve everything from code compliance to net-zero energy solutions.