Residential Structural Engineering & Consulting
Oke Nichols Engineering


Oke Nichols Engineering, PLLC is a boutique residential structural engineering and consulting firm specializing in the structural design of traditional, contemporary, and modern homes as well as remodels, additions, and the renovation of existing homes in and around the greater Raleigh area. We choose to spend our time working hand in hand with homeowners, builders, architects, and designers in order to make the home building and renovation process a point of pride and enjoyment for all those involved. Our client centered approach builds not only homes, but lasting relationships as well. Putting customer service first and quality over quantity has enabled us to take the time to get to know you as our clients and to understand your needs as a person and / or company. Whether you are an architect, designer, builder or individual homeowner, we invite you to join our family and to let us be a part of your project, dream home, or renovation today.

Our Team

Meet the faces of Oke Nichols Engineering, PLLC

Benjamin Oke, PE

Principal Engineer, Partner

  • From: Mint Hill North Carolina by way of Detroit, Michigan
  • Education: B.A. Psychology (NCSU), B.S. Civil Engineering, Structural Emphasis (NCSU)
  • Claim to fame or Fun Fact: I have hiked the NC portion of the Appalachian Trail. I used to have my CDL, and was a foreman at a poured in place concrete company.
  • Interests: disc golf, backpacking, camping, spending time with my family, yard work and daydreaming.
  • Fav Quote: “I learned the value of hard work by working hard” Margaret Mead

Dylan Nichols, PE

Principal Engineer, Partner

  • From: Durham, NC
  • Education: BS in Civil Engineering from NC State
  • Claim to fame or Fun Fact: My first engineering job out of college was inspecting cell phone towers, the highest one I ever climbed was 500’ tall in Rochester, NY.
  • Interests: Fishing, Golfing, anything outdoors
  • Fav Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky

Carrie Oke

Admin & Outreach

  • From: Petoskey, Michigan
  • Education: B.S. in Education K-8, Central Michigan University
  • Claim to fame or Fun Fact: I moved here in 2004 and didn’t know a single person in North Carolina. I met Ben in 2005 at Lake Johnson - the rest is history!
  • Interests: Spending time with family, camping, seeing live music, and gettin’ crafty.
  • Fav Quote: “It’s you I like.” -Mr. Rogers