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. Since 1973, 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. The $3 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. The success of the new office has led to the need for additional space and team members. We are looking forward to further expanding the office in 2017.

Our current staff size is 35. We have 12 registered Professional Engineers on staff, including 6 Designated Consulting Engineers and 3 Engineers-In-Training. 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.

OUR TEAM

Dennis Dawe

President

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


Dennis has 23 years of experience with Chorley + Bisset. He has expertise with mechanical system concept development, energy usage, and design and construction practices as applied to healthcare, assembly, laboratory, and education facilities. His experience with Western and Carleton universities has given him specialized knowledge of the design of systems for academic institutions.

Robert Gordon

Vice-President

Electrical Engineer
P. Eng. LEED AP, BD+C, RCDD
Designated Consulting Engineer


Bob has more than 26 years of consulting engineering experience with Chorley + Bisset. He began his career as a licensed electrician and later obtained an Electrical Engineering degree. Bob was responsible for a wide variety of Construction and Design/Build projects before joining Chorley + Bisset, giving him a valuable and unique perspective on the design process.

Andrew Piatek

Vice-President

Mechanical Engineer
P. Eng., LEED AP



Andrew has over 28 years of consulting engineering experience with Chorley + Bisset. Andrew’s background is in industrial, chemical, and process engineering. He specializes in work involving piping system design and flow analysis. He has been the project manager and mechanical engineer for many major academic and healthcare institutions, as well as industrial and commercial projects.

Derek Vakaras

Vice-President

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


Derek has 20 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. He has expertise with mechanical system concept development, energy usage, and design and construction practices as applied to education, healthcare, and lab facilities.

Michael Myatt

Director

Electrical Engineer
P. Eng. LEED AP
Designated Consulting Engineer


Mike has 16 years experience with Chorley + Bisset, and is a Director of the firm. 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.


Jason Allair

Electrical Designer


Sean Barker

Mechanical Designer


John Bisset

Founder,
Mechanical Engineer


Patricia Demidas

Office Manager



Carlos DeOliveira

Associate,
Contract Administrator


Joe Edmiston

Associate,
Mechanical Designer


Jordan Foster

Associate,
Mechanical Engineer


Catherine Gilkinson

Administrative Assistant



Kim Hickson

Mechanical Designer


Josh Hoggard

Electrical Designer


Chase Howard

Associate,
Electrical Designer


Tyler Hurst

Electrical Designer



Glenn Kernaghan

Mechanical EIT


Sasha Kristoff

Marketing Coordinator


Rick Laur

Associate,
Systems Administrator


Zach Lindup

Electrical EIT



Chris Luksys

Associate,
Contract Administrator


Matt Moore

Mechanical EIT


Darleen Mitchell

Office Coordinator


Max Pelissero

Mechanical Designer



Jeff Prevett

Associate,
Electrical Engineer


Natalie Rankin

Mechanical Designer


Mitch Rundle

Mechanical Designer


Branden Tranter

Mechanical Designer



Alisa Urbshott

Electrical Designer


Devin Venema

Contract Administrator


Jeff Watson

Associate,
Mechanical Engineer


Scott Wilson

Associate,
Contract Administrator



Robert Zolnierczyk

Associate,
Electrical Engineer