Founded with a focus on client services
Robb Dibble started Dibble Engineers in 2001 to maintain a stronger connection with clients, and prioritize hands-on project management and tailored solutions. Today, DEI includes a dynamic staff with expertise in structural design and consulting for nearly any engineering challenge. Our most important assets remain the relationships we have formed with owners, architects and building professionals.
Structuring solutions for today’s challenges
DEI is committed to the process. We help all types of clients by not only having a solution to their problem, but also helping them discover what to address. DEI’s approach is tailored to the challenge, but is always founded on the same principles: Define the problem, investigate the cause, and communicate the results in a manner that everyone can understand. DEI’s constant goal is to structure solutions that offer enduring results.
A strong foundation
The strength of DEI’s team is the secret of our success. Under the leadership of founder Robb Dibble, DEI’s collaborative professionals are empowered to do whatever it takes to ensure clients are satisfied with our work. Together, we are trusted technical advisors who take pride in creating sound solutions for uncommon challenges.
Small Firm, Big Reach
Based in Kirkland, WA on the east side of Lake Washington. We are licensed throughout the Western US.
As the founder of Dibble Engineers, Robb is dedicated to encouraging the DEI team to engage, respond, and create lasting relationships with clients, while providing superior structural engineering services. Robb’s career has included a variety of civic, commercial, and residential projects. He is an expert in building assessment and construction defect repairs, and often serves as an expert witness to settle litigation related to structural damage. Robb enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and golden retriever named Boulder at the family cabin on Lake Cavanaugh. He also enjoys golfing in Arizona, and investing in local real estate. Outside the office, Robb serves as a frequent volunteer and committee member for the Bear Creek School, as well as the Lake Washington School District’s EMTAC committee. He also sits on the board of several local businesses and professional firstname.lastname@example.org
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With over 30 years of structural engineering experience, Beth is an expert at coordinating the needs of multiple disciplines to create unique solutions for a variety of project types. She has two adopted cats who both tip the scales at about 20 pounds. When she is not working you can find Beth outside gardening, or helping others design their email@example.com
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Project EngineerCaitlin recently joined the DEI team with three years of experience in structural design of retail, industrial, and essential facility buildings. She spends most of her spare time with her husband and young daughter, but she occasionally has time to cook, sew, and craft. firstname.lastname@example.org 425.828.4200 Ext. 244
Design EngineerCarson joined the DEI team in 2017 with 3 years of structural engineering experience focusing in residential new design, shoring design, and detention vault design. He is a Washington State University graduate and enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his family while exploring the Pacific Northwest. As a passionate baseball fan, Carson has season tickets to the Seattle Mariners. email@example.com 425.828.4200 Ext. 247
Edward’s comprehensive engineering experience includes designing structures and providing construction administration using a collaborative approach. He enjoys mentoring junior engineers to create elegant structural designs. Although he loves the outdoors, he once spent an unplanned 36 hours in the woods after getting horribly lost. According to his high school guidance counselor, if he wasn’t an engineer, he could have pursued a career as a forest firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jessica joined the DEI team in 2016. Considering impacts on the environment and people, she is driven to create structures that will be more sustainable with efficient use of materials and space. Her favorite art medium is throwing pottery. She loves the sun and hopes to experience every national park - but in the meantime explores and appreciates all the wonders the Pacific Northwest has to email@example.com
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Senior Project ManagerJoanne came to DEI with over 16 years of engineering experience ranging from warehouses to high-rise buildings. She was born in Windsor, Canada and fits right in with the 7 other University of Washington grads in our office. Go Dawgs! Her household has more animals than people (2 Chiweenie dogs and rabbit…who could care less about the dogs) and enjoys watching movies, trying out the latest and greatest restaurants and traveling to sunny places. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Project ManagerJohn’s project work centers on repairs, residential remodels, tenant improvements, and small-scale commercial construction. His responsiveness and efficient solutions help keep his projects on track and clients happy. Outside the office, John likes cooking, and specializes in breakfast and dessert. He also enjoys rock climbing. email@example.com
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Joyce has enjoyed working as an administrative professional for her entire career. She joined the DEI team in 2015 as a transplant from the beautiful island of Hawaii. On weekends she travels the state in search of Bigfoot, and pursues her passion for road firstname.lastname@example.org
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Juleen’s expertise in building construction extends to project negotiations, project management, design, and structural repair for multi-family and commercial projects. Juleen and her family love to fish for salmon in Alaska, and walleye in Eastern Washington. She also likes to spend time waterskiing on the email@example.com
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Justin recently joined DEI, bringing expertise in residential and small-scale commercial remodels, and seismic support systems for electrical raceways and mechanical equipment. Justin comes from a family of engineers, with three engineer brothers and an engineer father. Justin has literally had lightning strike twice: growing up in Indiana, he lived in two different houses that were both struck by firstname.lastname@example.org
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Accounting ManagerKathryn recently joined the DEI team with 9 years of accounting and finance experience. When she is not nurturing her love of Excel, she spends time with her husband, son and corgi. She enjoys gardening, knitting and cooking in her spare time. email@example.com
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As a college student, Kyle earned the Dibble Engineering Furthering Education Scholarship and completed his master’s degree in civil engineering, and joined the firm first as an intern, then full time upon graduation. He’s father to a new puppy, and has played hockey since third firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senior CAD Designer
Prior to pursuing a career in graphic design, Margaret spent over 20 years in the customer service industry, where she discovered her passion for design, and honed her skills for five years. She joined DEI in 2008 after graduating from the Architectural Graphics program at Lake Washington Technical College. In her free time she enjoys traveling, bike riding, photography, golf and email@example.com
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Senior Project ManagerMelissa takes a practical approach to structural engineering design, focusing on thorough responsiveness to client needs for residential-scale buildings. She has a dog called Ollie, named after the famous orphan Oliver Twist. By the time he was one, Ollie had already had four homes before he found Melissa. firstname.lastname@example.org 425.828.4200 Ext. 238
Project ManagerA Vietnam-era disabled veteran, Mike has served the Puget Sound region as an engineer for over 35 years, bringing expertise in all types of structures, from high rises to single beams, as well as structural damage inspections. He enjoys sharing his structural expertise on the website Eng-Tips.com, where he discusses challenging engineering problems with other engineers worldwide. Mike and his wife love sailing, skiing, and hiking. They have a cat named “Oh No”, for good reason. email@example.com
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Senior Project Manager
Sarah has a strong knowledge base in buildings of all sizes, as well as a variety of construction techniques, used in various settings along the west coast. Her friendly and open communication style helps keep the design team in sync, and ensures clients are informed. In her free time, Sarah loves travel, hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their young daughter and two dogs. If she wasn’t an engineer, Sarah would be working at Disneylandfirstname.lastname@example.org
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Sher has worked in the DEI accounting department since 2011, and holds a BA in Business Administration. She brings a wealth of knowledge in accounts receivable and payable from her experience in a variety of industries. A former Hawaii resident, Sher loves scuba diving. She enjoyed having a Sargassum Frogfish as a pet, discovered when picking up trash in the Maui Ocean. Here on the mainland, she spends time with her grandchildren and in her email@example.com
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Stephanie’s background in both structural and architectural drafting give her a unique perspective on commercial and residential projects. She has two sweet calico cats that are eager to assist with the many knitting or crochet projects that are always in hand for a moment of fun and firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tami is a Seattle native who joined DEI in 2015. She offers over 18 years of drafting and design experience in a variety of disciplines. Tami enjoys participating in running events such as Hood to Coast, Bloomsday, the Seattle Half-Marathon, and Northwest Trail Runs. She also enjoys sailing up to the San Juan Islands and Canada during her time email@example.com
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CAD Design Manager
Tim has served as the CAD and IT Manager since 2006, and is a master at many CAD platforms. He leads the drafting team with a focus on efficiency and standards within the fast-paced engineering environment. Prior to joining DEI, Tim served in the Marine Corps for over six years. These days, he enjoys hanging out with his beautiful wife and two adorable firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senior CAD Designer
As a drafter with over 25 years of experience, Tina offers a strong background in structural design. Locally born and raised, Tina joined DEI in 2011 with an AA in Construction Technologies from North Seattle Community College. She enjoys spending time with her husband Dave and three daughters, as well as cooking and email@example.com
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Travis has over 17 years of experience as a structural engineer in the Pacific Northwest. As a manager at DEI, he provides the technical analysis, personal project management, and construction oversight needed to realize a successful project. Travis learned to ski in his driveway at the age of three in his hometown of Spokane. He moved to Seattle area over 20 years ago, and enjoys spending as much time as possible on the firstname.lastname@example.org
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Operations & HR Manager
Vivian joined DEI from the specialty retail industry, bringing with her six years of operations and human resources management experience. She and her husband spend most of their time in the kitchen and secretly hope to have their own food business someday. She has a neurotic dachshund named Peanut, who is still super cute at 14 years email@example.com
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Learn more about what it’s like to work at Dibble Engineers
Our priority is your success
DEI is totally dedicated to quality work. We create cost-effective designs that stand the test of time. Our high degree of integrity allows us to offer full-spectrum engineering expertise and advice, simply explained. We are proud to serve as trusted advisors for a variety of client types.
Whatever it takes, we make it happen
We are full-service structural engineers, creating solutions for today’s challenges, both large and small. We help all types of clients by discovering and defining problems, and bringing resolution through customized designs. Our team offers diverse expertise, allowing us to tackle complex situations that push us to seek inventive solutions.
Dibble Engineers Inc. (DEI) provides full service structural engineering design, with a focus on hands-on client service. Each engagement, no matter the size or fee, receives face time with our project managers. We enjoy ongoing relationships and repeat business with developers, homeowners, architects, and other building professionals.
DEI’s expertise is concentrated on new construction, remodels, tenant improvements within existing structures, engineering for deferred submittal, and seismic retrofits. Our projects typically range from one to ten story structures.
Our background in building investigation and remediation design ensures that we have the engineering knowledge to effectively prepare for each case, and provide clear testimony that presents a thorough yet compelling picture of the situation at hand.
Our team is comfortable working with all parties to simply explain the cause of the system failure, and propose reliable solutions based on best practices. Using a straightforward approach, we aim to resolve defects and eliminate the need to go to court. Our experts are experienced in testifying for both the plaintiff and defense parties, focusing on bringing resolution to structural challenges.
Value engineering is the practice of analyzing and balancing the functions and costs of a project, resulting in value improvements. DEI participates as members of value engineering teams, where we collaborate with other design professionals to offer creative solutions that balance project costs with design functionality, while preserving quality. Our final recommendations save money and often result in compressed schedules, offering efficiency in the design and construction phases.
DEI also serves as a peer reviewer, offering a second set of eyes on structural designs created by others, to offer ideas to value engineer the structure.
Our staff members are certified in post-event on-site assessments, and we offer in-depth knowledge of a variety of construction techniques.
When purchasing a property or a building, clients rely on DEI for comprehensive reports that assess the structural condition of a site. We help keep the real estate transaction process moving by responding promptly to urgent assessment requests. We also help prospective building owners understand the feasibility of potential structural modifications.