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About Us

Building a Resilient Future

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Founded in 1999

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BEE provides a comprehensive range of services dedicated to designing, inspecting, and testing buildings with a specific focus on weatherization and air barrier, energy efficiency and sustainability, and code and program compliance. From design and throughout construction and close-out, we provide architects and developers with full-package consulting services on all building types, ranging from municipal and educational to commercial and residential. We also provide third party verification services for programs such as Built Green, Energy Star, and HERS (Home Energy Rating System). 

To accomplish our work, we employ a highly qualified, inquisitive team of licensed professional engineers, consultants, fenestration and air barrier test technicians, CAD design drafters, and field inspectors. Our team is passionate about the work we do—our collective dedication is to provide excellent work grounded in practices that result in buildings that perform as expected using energy as efficiently as possible. 

As the firm has grown and evolved, so has our name. What began as BEE Consulting (Building Envelope Engineering) has transformed into BEE Engineers (Building Envelope & Energy). This subtle but important shift in our name reflects our intentional growth into a firm that provides comprehensive building performance services. It also honors and celebrates our staff’s broad areas of expertise.

Our Core Values

As the internal engine that equips and inspires us to do our best work, we put these values into practice every day. Do they resonate with you, as well? Click to learn more!


Every facet of our work must add value.

When we take on a project, we focus on developing long-term relationships and delivering high impact work that reflects our commitment to the needs of our clients.

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"I cannot thank you enough for all your efforts this week. Not only has our main contact been amazing but every one of the employees of BEE have been professional, and very pleasant to me and all our staff. Thank you again for all that you've done during this critical time!

Jed Murphey, General Manager
Legacy Homes of Washington, LLC

We're proud of our industry relationships and

Professional Affiliations

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Our History

Our History

We're proud to have been raising the bar for building performance design for more than a quarter century, driven forward by a spirit of growth and diversification.

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BEE Established

Jim and Chester join forces and start BEE Consulting, LLC in a small house on the hill in Edmonds, WA, where they begin their journey of introducing Rainscreen design to the Puget Sound region.


Testing Department

BEE launches the Testing Department to provide additional support to our projects in achieving quality assurance and meeting code compliance.


NFRC Simulations

BEE becomes an NFRC Accredited Simulation Laboratory to support manufacturers and commercial builders in getting their various fenestration ratings quickly and efficiently.


Portland Office

BEE expands with an office in Portland, OR, to better support current clients in the area as well as the surrounding community and built environment.


Energy Department

BEE launches the Energy Department to help ensure our client’s buildings achieve compliance with local energy codes and programs, energy conservation tax incentives, sustainability goals, and ultimately pass inspection.


ELD Testing

BEE adds Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) Testing to expand our services in ensuring our projects achieve quality assurance.

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BEE Merges with Evergreen Certified

The two firms join forces to become one of the nation’s only consulting firms to offer the full suite of: in-house building envelope, energy and sustainability design, and field verification/certification support services.


The Next Generation of BEE

After 25 years of leadership, Founding Principal Jim C. Freeling passes the BEE torch on to Chad Smith (Managing Principal) and Telman Gasanov (Principal, Energy & Sustainability).

Sustained Growth

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