JR Structural Engineering, INC.

3942 Valley Ave., Suite K

Pleasanton, CA 94566

(925) 469.8000

About Us

JR Engineering provides structural design services to clients in the home building industry who value effective coordination and communication combined with a structural design approach that focuses on reasonable options rather than prescribing architectural modifications to deal with structural problems.  We concentrate our services in the production and custom home field to allow us to focus our efforts on meeting our client’s needs.


We provide structural engineering services for the following types or projects:

  • New Homes
  • Remodels
  • Additions
  • Insurance Claims Projects
  • Seismic Upgrades
  • Landscape Features


JR Engineering provides structural engineering services to the homebuilding industry that exceed expectations for service and quality while providing a fun work environment with high levels of individual satisfaction from knowing that all efforts directly impact the success of the firm.


We focus our efforts on working as part of the project team to communicate, solve problems, and address structural challenges with a design approach that provides reasonable options for managing risk rather than prescribing architectural modifications to deal with structural issues.


Our goal is to prepare a set of construction documents that meet the minimum requirements of the UBC, that conform with generally accepted standards of practice, and that meet the demands placed on them by occupants in critical areas (such as floor deflection).

It is also our goal to prepare a set of plans that will not be considered “over-engineered".



JR Structural Engineering Inc. was founded in 1999 by John R. ("JR") Ehlert. We opened an office in Danville in the Spring of 2000.  In Spring of 2003 we moved into a new, modern office in Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton.


Although our goal is to remain a small engineering firm, we have added staff to allow us to continue to provide timely engineering and field support for our clients in the home building industry.


Resume for John R. Ehlert


MBA                          Santa Clara University                     1994 with honors

BSCE                        Michigan Technological University   1985

Navy Commission     Naval Officers Candidate School     1985



Employment History


1999 - Present

Principal, JR Structural Engineering Inc., Pleasanton, California


1992 - 1999

Structural Group Manager, ATI Engineering Services, Danville, California


1989 - 1992

Civil Engineer, Hoskins Engineers, San Jose, California


1985- 1989

Naval Officer, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, Monterey, California





Structural Engineers

Association of

Northern California

Home Building Associationsof Northern California

Build It Green

East Bay