Kolke Consulting Group, Inc. is a professional services corporation located in Renton, Washington, offering a range of services but specializing in building code plan review. The company was founded by Crystal Kolke in 1998 after starting her professional career with a structural engineering firm that introduced her to the complexities of plan review in both the structural and nonstructural fields. The experience working in a structural engineering office was combined with performing earthquake recovery permitting for the City of Seattle under a FEMA contract after the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake and working for the City of Mercer Island as a plans examiner then building official. Ms. Kolke recognized the need present in the local community for quality plan review services from a professional with the skills and background she possessed.

Once Kolke Consulting Group, Inc. was established, it was clear that bringing on additional team members to better serve the current client group was greatly needed. The team at KCG has developed and changed as client needs have transitioned. Currently, President Crystal Kolke serves as Senior Plans Examiner and Building Official. The company has pulled together the resources and technical expertise of contract employees and subconsultants to provide a full spectrum of services to governmental clients. At present, our team includes a development engineer to provide stormwater management, building inspectors, an electrical plans examiner and inspector, structural engineers, and mechanical engineers. New employees and subconsultants will be appended to the team as the need arises.

Kolke Consulting Group, Inc. is a Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise through the State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. Ms. Kolke is a Certified Building Official and Certified Plans Examiner through International Code Council (ICC) and she continues with professional development and educational supplements to stay current on the plethora of building code issues. Kolke Consulting Group, Inc. currently holds $1,000,000 commercial general liability insurance ($2,000,000 general aggregate) and Ms. Kolke maintains $1,000,000 professional liability insurance.

Kolke Consulting Group, Inc. has a reputation of excellence within the local design community and numerous local municipalities. As a result, KCG has provided a variety of services depending on each client’s requirements. Please visit our Portfolio page for a sample of our various project experience.

  Tom Reithner
Building Official at City of Issaquah
  "Crystal is absolutely the best in the business of building code consulting and plan review.
As a member of the local building officials group I can confidently say that would be the opinion the vast majority, if not all, the building officials in the area."
  Rick Repp
Independent Architecture & Planning Professional
  "Crystal is one of the most experienced and competent plans examiners that I met in my career of almost 40 years of design."


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