We provide solutions to the challenges of development in our fragile environment.
Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. is a multi-discipline consulting firm supporting smart growth. We combine engineering expertise, regulatory understanding, and sustainable building practices to create economically feasible and environmentally responsible designs. Our local knowledge, technical excellence, and culture of innovation allow us to deliver customized and creative solutions specific to our clients’ needs.
Our long positive track record of serving a broad range of market sectors on Cape Cod, the Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts - commercial, public, and private - makes us favorably disposed to offer our collective years of experience to develop designs that meet our clients' needs. Coastal Engineering Co. was established by Thomas “Will” Joy to address the growing engineering needs of local community a year after Massachusetts enacted its first state-wide building code in 1975. In 1983, Coastal merged with Nickerson & Berger, creating a full-service engineering and land surveying firm. In 2004, a group of long-time employees took the reins over, continuing Thomas Joy’s legacy of integrity, strong work ethic, and a high degree of client and community service. Get the peace of mind that comes with having an experienced consultant on your team!
Our 40+ years of experience working with local, state, and federal permitting agencies allowed us to accumulate understanding of the intricacies of the complex regulations that affect our clients’ projects and develop cooperative working relationships. This in-depth knowledge and positive relationships make processing of the necessary permits and licenses more effective and help us bring your vision to life while eliminating much of the associated stress. Our goal is to ensure the best possible project outcome all around: we strive to increase your property's value and balance your interests and the interests of other stakeholders and the environment.
Our business is founded on relationships; our reputation is our greatest asset — and that is why the majority of our work comes directly from referrals. Every day, we challenge ourselves, striving to exceed expectations of our clients and our partners. We act as a trusted partner who speaks your language. Our seasoned project managers make themselves available to communicate closely with clients and the design team to share progress updates, anticipate any potential challenges, and ensure continuity and efficiency of the design process so that the work is accomplished on time and on budget.
Our in-house multi-disciplinary team of licensed professional engineers, land surveyors, soil evaluators, hydrogeologists, sanitarians, and environmental permitting specialists carefully coordinates every project from conception to implementation. Our clients also benefit from our long-standing relationships with highly skilled trade partners and knowledgeable professionals that share our commitment to quality workmanship and exceptional service.
From communication to integrated software and cloud-based collaborative tools, we evaluate and incorporate new technologies and innovation into our core business, while at the same time respecting well-established technology with proven performance track record.
We are Cape and Islands Green-certified and offer LEED AP BD&C services for environmentally responsible construction projects.
Attention to the details has always been a hallmark of Coastal Engineering. Our engineers use their experience and ingenuity to prepare designs that meet today’s tough environmental standards, while being ever mindful of the construction logistics and the construction costs associated with implementing our designs. In essence, we value engineer every project before it goes to bid.