Patrick Plourde, P.E.

At Live Oak Engineering we believe every great oak starts as an acorn. Even the smallest seed holds unlimited potential to flourish. Our team dedicates itself to planning and refining every detail to reach a final product that stands as sturdy as every building should. And like every Live Oak does.

Our expertise can be found in industries, including those for medical buildings, educational facilities, religious structures, mixed-use buildings, retail centers and automobile dealerships. No matter what type of structure your design requires, we provide the same exceptional service and solutions to ensure the highest quality result. Every project. Every size.

Although small, our company’s size allows us to be incredibly responsive throughout the construction process — helping us to adapt quickly and seamlessly when design plans change. The result is a totally collaborative process and a positive outcome for all. For 10 years Live Oak Engineering has succeeded by remaining true to the Live Oak name. Reliable. Secure. Strong. Let us prove it to you during your next project.


States we are registered to provide structural engineering services:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
  • [Live Oak] takes the project budget seriously, treating it as if it [were their] own, resulting in efficiently engineered structures that serve the needs of our clients. Live Oak meets project schedules and budgets, and they do not mind the inevitable last-minute change.

    David J. Hardy, Principal

    Eley Guild Hardy Architects, PA

  • The personal attention paid to their clients and projects is only surpassed by their quality of work. I would highly recommend Live Oak Engineering to anyone looking for a quality and personal experience.

    Pete Butera, Director

    Aladdin Construction Co.

  • I fully trust Patrick and his team to give me a flexible, working design with support when structural models do not mirror architectural models. His drawings are clear and concise, and his team is readily available when issues arise.

    Robert Abney, Division President

    F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc.

  • Patrick and his staff are always willing to explore design options that could potentially be a cost savings option for us. They have great service and are always responsive if any problems arise.

    Ray Pruitt, Division President

    F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc.