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Structural Engineering Design and Forensic Investigation

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Woman-Owned Structural Engineering Small Business in Charlottesville, VA

Valerie Hill, PE, PLLC is a woman-owned small business specializing in structural engineering design for residential and small commercial projects such as:

  • Full Custom Residential Structural Design

  • Residential Renovations & Additions

  • Commercial Renovations & Additions

  • Bearing Wall Removal Beam Design

  • Vaulted Ceiling Design

Valerie Hill, PE, PLLC also provides forensic services that include:

  • Cracks, Bowing, and Water Intrusion in Foundation Walls

  • Interior Crack Investigation

  • Roof Leak Investigation

  • Sloped or Bouncy Floors

  • General Inspection of Structures for Code Compliance

Small, Local, and Woman-Owned

I am an engineer, a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a friend.

My mission through this business is to provide my community with professional and friendly service that you can trust. I want to be someone you would trust to recommend to your family, neighbor, and friend.


Experienced & Qualified

I have a BS and MS of Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.


I have 9+ years experience in full custom residential design, commercial renovations, residential renovations, additions, vaulting ceilings, and removing bearing walls. 

I have forensic investigation experience in foundation issues (cracks, bowing, water leaks), sagging/bouncy floors, interior cracks and general structural inspections for code compliance.

Quick Scheduling, Response & Turnaround Time

I understand time is of the essence in many scenarios. Emails, calls, and texts go straight to my cell phone where I can answer your questions, provide quotes and schedule your consultation in a timely manner. I pride myself in communication and am up front with expected cost and timeline so everyone has the same expectations.

Licensed &

Although I am personally located in Charlottesville, VA, I am professionally licensed in VA, MD, DC, WV, DE, PA, NJ, and NC.

I am happy to discuss your project with you if you are outside of Charlottesville / Albemarle County!

Why Choose Valerie Hill, PE?

Satisfied Customers

I received a referral to Valerie from a work associate after telling her about the difficulties I had been experiencing in locating a responsive Structural Engineer for my residential needs. In short, I couldn’t get anyone to return my phone calls. I reached out to Valerie via email the same day that I received the referral. She wrote me back within 9 minutes and we scheduled a consultation for the very next day. From that first contact to our last one at the completion of services, Valerie was attentive every step of the way.


During our interactions, I found Valerie to be supportive of my ideas when she could while providing me with viable alternatives when my initial ideas missed the mark. I found her to be quite personable with a genuine sense of humor. She demonstrated the ability to jump right in and get to work in a new environment while conveying a sense of ease, comfort, and confidence. I felt as if we already knew each other.

Lorie Jean Strother

Let's Discuss 
Your Next Project

Fill out the form, email, or call us to set up a structural consultation. I look forward to meeting you and hearing how I can help with your project!

Cell: 703-674-9056

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