Tom Lee at TAL consulting is a certified P.E. in Florida (hence the Florida area code) and Washington State (spends time in both places). He came to our house and was clearly competitent in his trade, and seemed reasonably priced. We did not end up using him because the structural redesign was beyond our budget, but we could not have reached that conclsion without his help. He charges $85/hr. $100 for an initial consultation and a minimum of $500 if he ends up doing any work (i.e., writing design specs). Nice guy, too.