Our principals are heavily involved with all aspects of our projects (both large and small) as well as the day-to-day management of contracts and client relationships.
“This energetic team has many characteristics that set it apart from others in their field. The principals of the firm are closely involved. The team they have assembled is extremely professional and well versed in all aspects of structural engineering.”
“Danny Speight and Jonathan Walesczyk as our Principal contacts, have provided us with unmatched service and professionalism. Danny and Jon commit themselves to assisting the team in innovative problem solving, always make themselves available, and consistently respond to the ever increasing pace of today’s project timeframes."
Responsive to Client Needs
Our team is committed to responsiveness for the good of the whole; contact us anytime. Seriously, see what these clients have to say…
“They always make themselves available when called upon and are straightforward in their professional assessments. They have gone out of their way to satisfy the needs of the client and are very knowledgeable of structural construction practices and issues.”
“They are always “team players”, always willing to work with everyone involved to move the project forward. They always make themselves available when called upon and are straightforward in their professional assessments.”
“Their approach has been to work closely with us, to listen to our needs and concerns, and then address our unique needs and concerns.”
“I would like to thank you for the outstanding work ethic your staff provides on the City’s projects and the exceptional quality services and rapid response to the urgent needs that occur from time to time. The response time to each of our requests was rapid and the work and expertise exhibited by you and your staff were of superior quality.”
“For our Annual Service Contract work orders, your firm has always been responsive to our needs…Typically, when structural engineering services are required, there is a sense of urgency concerning a safety issue of the facility. Your availability and willingness to promptly respond to such issues over the years has been greatly appreciated. Additionally, your field investigations, findings & recommendations, and engineering solutions are always well documented in your responses to your work orders.”
“Speight, Marshall & Francis goes out of their way to satisfy the needs of their clients, and are very knowledgeable of structural construction practices and issues.”
On Time Delivery
Our team is reliable and we don’t miss deadlines. We have reliable staff available and ready to complete your work on time.
“Services were provided quickly and efficiently with documentation provided in an accurate and timely manner. We especially appreciate your quick response and assessment of conditions in cases that could interrupt the instructional process.”
“The firm understands the issues related to working on all types of facilities, and has been very accommodating to our scheduling needs.”
We have a proven track record through years of experience in practical, cost-effective construction practices and materials.
“Danny Speight and his team of professionals have always responded quickly to all of our needs while working within tight budget constraints. The firm’s ability to design within budgets and provide professional drawings and specifications in a timely manner sets them apart from other engineering firms. During my tenure with Northampton, I have worked with Mr. Speight and his colleagues on several large structural repair projects. His ability to respond to our specific needs as an educational entity is above and beyond what I have experienced with other engineering firms.”
“They have always met our needs. They are timely, responsive on quotes, and we have been very satisfied with the quality of their work for our structural engineering needs. As budgets continue to be tight, we feel we were always treated fairly with their design fee proposals and with the pricing for their work.“
“In my dealings with Speight, Marshall & Francis I have found them to be straightforward, timely, safety conscious, and most important practical. Practical, meaning dollar conscious, especially with today’s budget constraints is most important.”
“They have excellent knowledge of structural materials, constructability and potential cost or time saving measures. During drawing reviews, they provide possible cost saving items that owners may consider. In several instances, they have caught contractor errors early on in the construction process, thereby saving time and money for the project.”
“Your team never flinched in working with the contractor and architect to find the most cost effective solutions that solved the problem at hand but would also meet the tight schedule the project was under.”
Well-Established Reputation & Character
Our firm has become known as knowledgeable, enthusiastic, honest, and easy to work with. We take extreme pride in our profession and our love shows in our work.
“Through the course of our affiliation, I have found them to be highly qualified, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and professional.”
“You have demonstrated the reason for your firm’s high reputation with the quality of the work provided to the City thus far. We are looking forward to continuing the IDQ contract work with you.”
“They face every project as a new creative challenge and are eager to assist our design architects in developing award winning buildings. We look forward to working closely with Speight, Marshall & Francis, PC for many years…we recommend their services without reservation.”
“I have developed a trust and confidence that they [SMF] will perform as promised (and even better at times). In addition, they have always performed as needed even when project priorities have changed.”
“I look forward to working with Jon [Walesczyk] for many years as he is one of the best I have worked with during almost 40 years, in five countries and two continents, as I can be assured that he will always be the consummate professional with his primary goal being the success of the project.”
Creative & Practical Design Approach
We give creative & practical options for design solutions and, at the same time, stay within Owner’s budget.
“The skill of your engineers in providing creative, and cost effective structural design solutions is the epitome of value-added service.”
Dedicated to Excellence
Excellence in all we do is how we operate. It’s our priority to compile thorough sets of drawings to assist in making bidding of subcontractors easy.
“The completeness of the drawings made bidding the documents to the subcontractors very easy. The subcontractors had very few RFI’s and the bids were very close even with a very short bid period.”
“They know how to assemble submittal packages so that the owner review goes smoothly and expeditiously. Their team is very cooperative and delivers review drawings and calculations quickly and of the highest quality.”
"They have been attentive to our needs and are there when we need them. We are always at ease with the knowledge that SMF will stand behind their work. [They] are honest, enthusiastic, hard-working, and intelligent. There are no better qualities than this; in business or in life."
“Their work was well done from a scheduling, design, and contractor coordination aspect. I highly recommend SM&F and will not hesitate to use them on future projects.”
“Your evaluation of structures and guidance during repairs has greatly enhanced our ability to provide the students and staff of Virginia Beach City Public Schools with a safe environment. Thank you for your diligent efforts to provide excellent services.”
“I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Matt Marshall on a number of small projects that would tax the patience of most engineers. Matt is responsive, creative, patient and always the gentleman.”