John L. Towery, PE, is the heart of Towery Consulting and Engineering. He has over 20 years’ experience and has performed over 10,000 investigations pertaining to all aspects of commercial and residential structures. From special foundation designs for poor soil conditions to specifying roof repairs in 100-year-old dormitories, he has done it all. He views engineering as part technical and part artistic and feels that this approach allows for improved solutions to structural problems, regularly resulting in significant savings for his clients. His background in construction allows him to communicate effectively with contractors, builders and developers, and his genuine concern for each of his clients helps him to develop solutions that work and are economical. His love of engineering and structures enables him to offer superior services to his clients. Give Towery Consulting and Engineering a call at 704-634-3047 and see the difference.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Graduated May 1999

Registered Professional Engineer in the following states:

  • North Carolina, #32128
  • South Carolina, #25256
  • Florida, #81809
  • Georgia, #36745
  • Alabama, #35337-E
  • Texas, #128013
  • Virginia, #57059
  • Mississippi, #26601
  • West Virginia, #22139
  • Arkansas, #17869
  • Kentucky, #33035
  • Louisiana, #42361


Design Experience Highlights

  • Performed hundreds of structural designs, including multi-million dollar homes, renovations of and additions to existing structures, and repairs and rehabilitations of National Historic Registry-designated properties
  • Structural design of churches and commercial buildings.
  • Specified repair methods of 100-year-old dormitories at Livingstone and Barber Scotia Colleges due to renovation
  • Designed structural elements to allow for adaptive reuse of former textile mill buildings as residential and retail space
  • Engineer of Record on Royal Truss at Steel Gardens rehabilitation and adaptation project in NoDa, Charlotte

Investigation and Consulting Experience Highlights

  • Performed over 10,000 on-site structural investigations
  • Hired by numerous adjusters to determine extent and causes of damage relating to insurance claims resulting from fire and water damage, impact, water intrusion, mold and other damages
  • Determined causes of and repairs for structural and performance failures in retaining walls, floors, roofs, chimneys and foundation walls
  • Specified repair methods for a variety of foundation settlement conditions
  • Retained as a consultant by television station NBC6 as part of an investigation on stability of mobile classrooms in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Expert witness in mediations, arbitrations, federal and state civil matters, and at the North Carolina General Contractors’ Licensing Board in cases involving structural design errors, construction defects and moisture related problems.
  • Catastrophic response during Hurricane Sandy (2012-2013), Hurricane Matthew (2016), Hurricane Irma (2017), Hurricane Harvey (2017), Hurricane Florence (2018) and Hurricane Michael (2018)