Cates Engineering Ltd. Mission Statement
To advance the state of structural engineering art by pursuing engineering excellence,
cost efficient design, and responsive customer service for a growing client
list in a supportive, professional environment.


Cates Engineering, Ltd. provides world-class structural consulting services for commercial, residential, industrial and institutional projects. We are known for innovative, cost-competitive design, responsiveness to unique requirements and expertise that ensures architects, developers, contractors, and owners complete buildings on time and on budget.

We analyze each design thoroughly to ensure an efficient, straightforward structural system. We also work closely with the client and project consultants to ensure smooth coordination throughout the design phase.

Mid and high-rise buildings require attention to detail and smart use of resources. This is where our process of constant improvement benefits you. After a design is approved, we go on-site to get feedback from fabricators and contractors, finding ways to simplify and advance the next design. We link this refining process together with ongoing industry research to maintain a forward-thinking approach.

Our engineers and consultants have worked on structures ranging from multilevel office and apartment buildings to public facilities and custom homes. This diverse experience allows us to solve complex problems, using state-of-the-art computer analysis.

Cates Engineering has been serving companies across the U.S. since 1988. We invite you to contact us — and discover how we’ll help your next project break new ground.

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 District of Columbia









 New Jersey

New York  

North Carolina





Rhode Island

South Carolina



Virginia (Office HQ)


West Virginia


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13575 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 170
Gainesville, Virginia 20155
Tel: 571-261-9280
Fax: 571-261-9286