OUR COMPANY


About Us

Chorley + Bisset Ltd. is a mechanical and electrical consulting engineering company. Our company was established in London, ON, in 1973 by George Chorley and John Bisset. We have provided services for thousands of institutional, academic, industrial, and commercial building projects. For over 45 years, we have worked hard to build our reputation for developing innovative and practical solutions to building system issues. We aim to deliver professional engineering services that efficiently meet our Clients' technical requirements and high expectations for quality and value.

Our Ottawa Office
Our first project in Ottawa, the Steacie Superlab at Carleton University, was completed in 2007. This $3.5 million laboratory upgrade was the beginning of our professional relationship with the university, which has since grown to include a variety of new builds and renovation projects. In 2015, we opened an office in Ottawa to serve Carleton University and seek other work in the capital region. We are looking forward to further expanding the office.

Our Team
Our current staff size is 45. We have 11 registered Professional Engineers on staff, including 5 Designated Consulting Engineers. Seven of our senior staff are LEED Accredited Professionals. This high ratio of professionals to staff translates into the delivery of a particularly professional service to our clients. John Bisset remains active in the firm, mainly involved in special projects. Everyone on our management team is actively involved in engineering. We believe ownership is strongly linked to the quality of our engineering services. A cornerstone of our ownership structure is the ongoing process of senior management succession, ensuring that the company’s quality and culture have a broad base within the shareholder group. Ownership of Chorley + Bisset is currently distributed among more than a dozen shareholders, all of which are employees of the company.

Derek Vakaras

President

Mechanical Engineer
P. Eng., LEED AP BD+C, PMP
Designated Consulting Engineer


Derek has 24 years of consulting engineering experience with Chorley + Bisset. Derek has a strong interest in sustainable design, and was the mechanical engineer for many of the region’s first LEED building projects. Derek has expertise with mechanical system concept development, energy usage, and design and construction practices as applied to education, health care, and laboratory facilities.

Andrew Piatek

Vice-President

Mechanical Engineer
P. Eng.
LEED AP


Andrew has 33 years of consulting experience with Chorley + Bisset. Andrew’s background is in industrial, chemical, and process engineering and he specializes in work involving piping system design and flow analysis. Andrew has been the senior mechanical engineer on projects completed for many major academic and health care institutions, as well as industrial and commercial projects.

Michael Myatt

Vice-President

Electrical Engineer
P. Eng. LEED AP
Designated Consulting Engineer


Mike has 20 years of consulting experience with Chorley + Bisset. Mike’s design experience includes all aspects of power and lighting design, structured cabling system design, fire alarm systems and communication systems design. Mike has been the senior electrical engineer for a wide range of projects including academic, institutional, healthcare, and electrical infrastructure upgrades.

Dennis Dawe

Principal

Mechanical Engineer
P. Eng., LEED AP
Designated Consulting Engineer


Dennis has 33 years of consulting experience, the last 28 years with Chorley + Bisset. Dennis has expertise with mechanical system concept development, energy usage, and design and construction practices as applied to healthcare, assembly, laboratory, and education facilities. Dennis' experience with Carleton University and Western University has given him specialized knowledge of the design of systems for academic institutions.

Jeff Watson

Director

Mechanical Engineer
P. Eng.
LEED AP BD+C


Jeff has 16 years of consulting engineering experience. Jeff began his career at small consulting engineering firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba before joining Chorley + Bisset in 2011. Jeff has been involved with several LEED and Green Globe projects throughout his time with Chorley + Bisset and holds the LEED Accredited Professional credential with Building Design + Construction specialty.

Jason Allair

Associate,
Electrical Designer


Sean Barker

Mechanical Designer


John Bisset

Founder,
Mechanical Designer


Dan Cross

Mechanical Designer


Patricia Demidas

Associate,
Office Manager


Carlos DeOliveira

Associate,
Construction Administrator


Joe Edmiston

Associate,
Mechanical Designer


Bryan Flagel

Mechanical Designer


Robert Gordon

Associate,
Senior Electrical Engineer


Josh Hoggard

Associate,
IT Manager


Chase Howard

Associate,
Electrical Designer


Ashiq Islam

Mechanical EIT


Derek Jacobs

Mechanical EIT


Chris Luksys

Associate,
Construction Administrator


Isaiah Miller

Electrical EIT


Kimberley Milliken

Mechanical Designer


Darleen Mitchell

Office Coordinator


Matt Moore

Associate,
Mechanical Engineer


Leslie Nichol

Administrative Assistant


Trevor Nicholson

Construction Administrator


Max Pelissero

Mechanical Designer


Jeff Prevett

Associate,
Electrical Engineer


Brian Riddell

Electrical Designer


Tyler Rotchill

Electrical EIT


Marc Schincariol

Marketing Manager


Evan Scott

Mechanical Designer


Scott Sinclair

Mechanical Engineer


Alana Szalay

Electrical Designer


Branden Tranter

Mechanical Designer


Alisa Urbshott

Electrical Designer


Devin Venema

Associate,
Construction Administrator


Scott Wilson

Associate,
Construction Administrator


Zack Wilson

Mechanical EIT


Milosz Wozniak

Mechanical Designer


Robert Zolnierczyk

Associate,
Electrical Engineer