August 29, 2005
by Canadian Architect
Vlad Stritesky, President of Trow Associates Inc. (Trow), a multi-disciplinary Canadian firm of engineers and consultants headquartered in Brampton Ontario, and Chris Andrews, President of Carruthers & Wallace, a Structural Engineering Design firm in Toronto, Ontario have announced an agreement on the coming together of these two Canadian-owned firms. Details of this transaction have not been released.
This acquisition is the natural progression of a long period of collaboration between the two firms in the fields of structural design, facade engineering, and forensic engineering servicing clients within Ontario, across Canada and internationally. The combined expertise of the firms will enhance the creative design process for both current & future clients.
The primary focus of Carruthers & Wallace will remain with the provision of structural engineering services for building structures. Carruthers & Wallace will continue to operate under its current name within the Trow Group of Companies.
“Trow’s expansion, which has been the result of carefully executed mergers and acquisitions and a solid internal growth plan, has enabled us to penetrate markets previously out of our scope.” said Vlad Stritesky, President of Trow. “This growth has positioned us for even greater expansion of our client base as we increase our ability to service a wider range of engineering and consulting requirements industry wide”.
“This acquisition will significantly strengthen our market presence. It will enhance the range of engineering services we can offer to our client base. At the same time, it will maintain the integrity, principles and presence of Carruthers & Wallace as a highly effective structural design resource within the Trow Group of Companies," said Chris Andrews of Carruthers & Wallace.
Founded in 1957 and celebrating almost 50 years of service, Trow has grown into one of the largest consulting engineering companies in Canada. With offices across Canada and the U.S. and projects around the globe, Trow offers clients in both the private and public sectors a full range of services provided by a dedicated team of over 800 employees, which includes specialist engineers and technical experts from more than 25 Canadian and U.S. locations. Selected as a winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program for 2001 and subsequently requalified for the following two years, Trow practices in a wide range of technical disciplines and specializes in Buildings, Geotechnical, Environment, Infrastructure and Materials and Quality Management. Today the company continues to enjoy dynamic growth across Canada and internationally.
Established in 1921, Carruthers & Wallace has maintained a long history of structural engineering excellence and design innovation. In its 84-year history the firm has successfully completed projects in the areas of institutional infrastructure, commercial developments, industrial facilities and special purpose projects in Canada, the United States and internationally. Carruthers &Wallace has actively supported research in structural engineering, participation on building codes and standards committees and has been the recipient of numerous awards for technical achievement, construction and materials technology and project management delivery.