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Why the name Coastal River?

About Us

Our company was founded within a 1-hour drive of nearly a dozen coastal black-water rivers such as the Lumber, the Pee Dee, the Waccamaw, and the Cape Fear. Being in the vicinity of these beautiful waterways with vibrant ecosystems is a constant inspiration to be mindful of how our design efforts promote a wiser use of the natural riches in our communities. Our name, Coastal River, reminds us of this value daily.

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Coastal River Engineering offers full service consulting for residential properties. Though we excel in commercial and industrial projects, we greatly enjoy working with residential properties. To that end, we have coined the term “residential productivity”. Even if it is your home, it is still an investment, and we can help you get the most from your investment.


Coastal River Engineering offers extensive commercial services with the goal of making your assets produce results for your business. We measure our success by your success. We will be with you every step of the way from the initial consultation to design to final implementation of solutions. We provide prioritized recommendations and will work with state and local authorities to ensure that all permits and certifications are obtained so that all work is code compliant.


Coastal River Engineering offers wide ranging industrial services to local, national and international industries. We have experience with multi-year projects with budgets of up to $100 million. We have been involved in expansive projects in the USA and at least 8 other countries. Our principal engineer, Jim Lewis, has a rich background in thermal process technology and industrial material process plants.

Highest Compliments from our Clients


I have been building custom residencies in the Eastern Carolina's for thirty plus years. Coastal River Engineering provides the most complete professional design and build support in the market place. Jim and his staff have a vast amount of experience to draw from to assist their clients projects. In this business you get what you pay for.

— John Mooring Owner - John Mooring Builder

We have used Coastal River Engineering for all aspects of our project over the last year and have found the entire team to be one of the very best engineering firms in the NC/SC area. They are thoroughly knowledgeable of the state - county and municipal regulations and strive to achieve engineering solutions to achieve the clients goals in the most cost effective ways. They even go the extra mile to discuss alternate engineering options with bidding contractors to achieve the best cost solutions for the client. I would not hesitate to recommend Coastal River Engineering to anyone doing a residential or commercial project.

— George Zimmerman Project Manager

Very responsive, very knowledgeable, very timely. All I can ask for in one of our trade partners at Braddock Built Renovations. Thank you for being part of our team!

— Betsy Braddock Palmer Owner - Braddock Built

After a bad experience with a competitor, Coastal River Engineering was recommended to us for the up fit of a 5000 ft warehouse for a dog kennel and daycare. Jim, Joshua and the rest were fast, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. They saved us thousands of dollars by providing more cost effective options to our original plans. We would highly recommend these guys to anyone.

— Kevin & Christie Yates Owners - Dog Days of Southport

Meet The Team

James L. Lewis

President, Principal Engineer

Projects in USA, Mexico & Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, the Middle East. Background in thermal process technology and industrial material process plants Project size ranging from small local projects ($10,000 to 50,000 value) to large international projects (~$100 million) Multi-year projects typical in industrial sector, with flexibility to serve one-day project needs for residential clients.


Vicki Lewis

Corporate Secretary, Accounting

As a part-owner of Coastal River, Vicki brings her keen organizational skills to the financial management of the business. She has led the way in every phase of growth where new levels of fiscal administration are needed.


Carl Becker

PE & Electrical Designer

Several decades of experience in power company client services and commercial/institutional electrical engineering. Power planning, lighting plans, energy efficient systems, and load calculations.

Muhammad Adnan

Mechanical Engineer & Product Design Specialist

Mr. Adnan formerly managed all material handling at the shuttered TSML iron ore reduction plant, where he supervised the handling of up to 1.2 million tonnes/year of ore and iron product. With a strong background in machine and tooling design, he supports Coastal River’s industrial efforts with solid modeling, mechanical and structural steel detailing, and product development analysis.

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Serving the Carolinas from Home Offices

(910) 575-4213

(910) 612-5487