Structural Engineering Inspections and Design

Chimney Sweeps geotechnical and structural engineering inspection and designs are a perfect fit to offer advice to everyday homeowners.

A Step in Time in Virginia Beach, VA was founded by Ray Gessner, who is a licensed professional engineer. He graduated from Virginia Tech – 1991 in civil engineering with a focus on structural engineering. Later, he worked at various structural and geotechnical (soils) engineering firms.

In 1998, he received his master’s degree in civil engineering from Old Dominion University with a geotechnical and structural emphasis. Later that year, he successfully sat for and passed the Virginia professional engineering exam and is a Virginia licensed professional engineer. Ray has also sat for and passed the Class A contractor’s license exam. Every day, A Step in Time chimney sweep technicians in Virginia Beach, VA visit homes and encounter a wide range of problems. All homes are built on soil and experience a variety of settlement issues which include: leaning chimneys, damaged foundations, termite infestation, and water deterioration. Ray’s dual major in geotechnical (soils) and structural engineering is a perfect fit to offer advice to everyday homeowners.

 

Call A Step in Time in Virginia Beach, VA for your structural engineering needs.

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RAY

Ray Gessner, P.E. is the founder and C.E.O. of A Step in Time. He is a professionally licensed engineer with an MS in civil engineering.

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RUFUS

Rufus Jones is the Northern Virginia future franchisee. Rufus has been working at A Step in Time for over 10 years and is a wonderful person.
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FRAN

Frances Verhofstadt is the corporate office manager and has worked in customer service her entire life. She has a wonderful personality and is Ray’s mother-in-law.
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JEFF

Jeff Hughes has known Ray for over 15 years. He is currently in charge of the corporate expansion of the Greater Richmond area. Jeff is an intelligent and talented chimney technician.