• Jeff Hinton, ICC Certified
  • Humboldt Bay Power Plant Decommission

    During the four years onsite at the Humboldt Bay Power Plant, WEI has been involved with many important projects that have been vital to the success of the decommissioning project.

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  • Fortuna Welcome Sign

    WEI designed the structural base for the new City of Fortuna welcome sign.

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  • Veterans Memorial Wall in Ferndale

    Terry O'Reilly, PE (Senior Civil Engineer at Whitchurch Engineering) donated his time to design the new veterans memorial wall in Ferndale, CA.

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  • North Coast Co-Op

    The new North Coast Co-op building was constructed using sustainable materials on a full city block in the center of Eureka, CA.

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  • Sequoia Park Zoo
  • Murrish Market
  • Fortuna Volunteer Fire Dept.

Who we are:

Whitchurch Engineering was founded in 1996 by Leonard Whitchurch, P.E. (MS Civil Engineering) and is comprised of 18 experienced civil engineers, 2 licensed surveyors and 4 support staff.  We are located in northern California in the city of Fortuna.


Five of the 18 engineers in our office have over 25 years of experience each on all types of civil engineering projects.  We are well known for solving complex engineering problems while addressing stakeholder/agency demands and processes.


  • Site Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineering

  • Construction Management

  • Project Management

  • Road Design

  • Retaining Structure Design

  • CBC Required Special Inspections

  • Soils Reports/Investigation

  • Surveying

  • Bid Administration

  • Grading/Drainage Plans

  • Erosion Control/SWPPP Plans