Structural engineer $6000?
My husband and I recently purchased a modified plan from Donald Gardner. With the cost of the plan and modifications it cost about $4000. Since they (DG) are based out of state, we were told that we'd need a structural engineer to stamp our plan to build in CT. We aren't planning to use trusses.
Our first quote was for $6000. This seems quite high since they didn't draw anything - just need to review and stamp.
The engineer said that they are usually 10 - 15% of the architects total fee or 10,000 - 20,000 for a million dollar house. (We are NOT building a million dollar house - or even half a million dollar home!)
He stated that architects usually charge 10 - 15% of the total build so $100,000 - $150,000 for a million dollar home. He commented that $4000 for our plan was quite a deal.
Is this the norm? These prices sound extremely high - even for CT. Any advice is appreciated.