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This is achieved through integrity and passion in what we do while maintaining transparency to deliver the highest quality product to the client.
Integrity must come first. Truthfulness, honesty and sincerity must lead the way in business. These are the pillars in which we operate, provingthat we act on what we say even if that means taking work away from us and giving it to someone that’s a better fit. Staying ethically firm in what we believe is #1 and is paramount to gaining and keeping the trust of our clients.
We have passion for the work, the industry, the community, and our clients. We remain curious, enthusiastic, and always excited to learn. Passion fuels what we do and how we treat coworkers, trades workers and clients.
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We are committed to fervor in producing the highest quality product for our clients while maintaining the client’s vision. Sometimes quality is a simple solution, one that doesn’t require reinventing the wheel!
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I’m Alex Rayfield, a Professional Civil Engineer in the state of Virginia specializing in vertical and horizontal structures, and a Virginia licensed home inspector.
In 2011, a deadly natural disaster changed the way I view structural engineering and the safety of the homes we live in (more on that below).
I’ve worked professionally in Houston, Roanoke, and Washington, D.C. in waterway engineer, structural engineer, and structural superintendent roles across industries that include government, local municipalities, healthcare, residential and commercial construction.
Today, I help home owners understand where they live, why the structure in which they call “home” is built the way it is, and get peace of mind so they can sleep sound in a structure they trust will keep them and their family safe.
I live in Madison, Virginia and also own Elevated Structural Solutions, a structural engineering consulting firm that serves central Virginia through custom home design, construction administration, permitting, home repairs, additions and renovations.
On April 27, 2011, over 200 tornadoes touched down in Alabama, killing over 300 people. The worst one, an EF4, occurred right in my back yard. It brought with it winds of over 190mph and grew to over 1.5 miles wide when it came through the heart of Tuscaloosa.
Over the next 3 weeks, along with my brother, Hunter, and a few of our friends, I set out to perform a search and rescue. We worked closely with local authorities and, once a state of emergency was declared, the National Guard. We saved many people’s lives during that time but, unfortunately, were not able to save everyone.
It was this natural disaster that really sparked a turning point in my life. I was in school for engineering but I was unsure of the exact path it would take me. This was the sign I needed — it gave me clarity of direction and compelled me to get serious about my education.
I wanted to help bring peace of mind to those in “tornado alley” and raise awareness of the devastating effects that natural disasters can have on a city, community and its residents.
Alex gratudated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2013. After holding various structural engineering roles in construction, healthcare and government, Alex started Virginia’s Choice Inspections.
Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Specialty Inspections, Structural Inspections, Structural Design
Hunter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from the University of Alabama in 2010. Before joining Alex at VCHI, he worked in land management and operations roles. Hunter is very motivated and willing to try new things.
Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Specialty Inspections
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