Mares & Dow – General Home Contractors

Professional Structural Engineering Solutions for Any Property

Serving San Francisco and East Bay Since 1983

Structural engineering is a core component of ensuring lasting integrity for any property. Buildings must be more than just aesthetically pleasing; they must also provide lasting safety and durability. Mares & Dow has a proven track record of providing professional structural engineering solutions throughout San Francisco and East Bay.

Comprehensive Structural Analysis

The experts at Mares & Dow carry out a comprehensive analysis for structural engineering. This entails a thorough evaluation of all critical building components, from foundation stability to roof integrity. We evaluate if a structure will be able to withstand the forces of nature, temperature variation, and anticipated loads in the long run.


This thorough approach ensures each design has the feasibility and optimization to provide lasting safety, along with being cost-effective. We assess structures against the highest standards with regard to build quality and structural engineering tolerances.


Tailored Structural Engineering Solutions

When you work with Mares & Dow, you always receive the detailed attention your project calls for. We provide tailored engineering solutions that satisfy the unique demands of each individual project. Our team has the necessary experience and knowledge to tackle various projects, both residential and commercial.


We provide a full range of structural engineering solutions for projects ranging from retaining walls to complete structure overhauls. We work closely with structural engineers to guarantee every step of the structural design process is planned and executed to perfection.

Finding Your Structural Engineering Solution

At Mares & Dow, we strive to deliver excellence and value in every project we handle. If you’re looking for a trusted partner to bring your architectural plan to life, you can reach out to Mares & Dow for a consultation on structural engineering services.


Areas We Serve


Benefits of Going with Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights


Experience & Accreditations

Mares & Dow is certified and accredited by the best manufacturers in the industry. From Grip-Tite Foundation Systems, to James Hardie Siding, to VELUX Skylights, you can be sure to get the highest quality products for whatever your project.


Knowledge & Expertise

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years with quality general contracting, home remodeling, and skylight installation means you'll get the benefits of our expertise for every project.


Proven Customer Satisfaction

Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, we are proud to have provided our customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with quality construction and home improvement services for 40 years. With half of our new clients coming to us from referrals, it’s no secret that our customers/friends are truly pleased with the work we do.