Our History

Founded in 1985 as a civil engineering firm focused primarily on land development projects with the Waterloo Region, Bruce Scheifele’s vision was to provide clients with more than engineering.

This vision quickly became a reality with the addition of a municipal division in 1988, marking the beginning of our journey towards becoming a multi-disciplinary consulting firm.

What started out as three civil engineering professionals has grown to over 450 employees with varying backgrounds in civil and structural engineering, building and environmental science, toxicology and land surveying.

By building a strong reputation within the industry we’ve been able to expand geographically, opening offices in key markets across Ontario. We currently provide services out of offices in Burlington, Kitchener, London, Stratford, and Toronto.

While we’ve evolved over time, one thing has remained the same: we put our clients first and work together to design the right solution.

Diversifying Through Growth



Our staff doubled in size when we opened an office in Burlington to provide engineering services to the Hamilton Halton region.


MTE acquired Sze Straka Engineers. The company was founded in 1985 by Yulun Sze, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Peter Straka, Ph.D., P.Eng.


By acquiring Frontline Environmental, MTE expanded our environmental engineering services. Frontline was founded in 1995 by partners that included Peter Gray, P.Geo. and Robert Fedy, P.Eng.


McNeil Surveying became a subsidiary company of MTE. The company was opened in 1979 by Glenice and Donald McNeil, OLS. In 2003 it was purchased by their son Trevor McNeil, OLS and his wife Julie.

Our acquisition of GlobalTox International Consultants added human and environmental toxicology, and risk assessment to our service line. GlobalTox was founded in 1992 by Dr. Mark Goldberg and Dr. Ron Brecher.

Acquiring Waterloo Geoscience Consultants helped increase MTE's water resource services, in particular, hydrogeological investigations. WGC was founded in 1988 by Bill Clarke, P.Geo.


Finelli Engineering increased MTE's structural engineering capabilities of the Burlington office. Finelli was established in 1996 by Dan Finelli, P.Eng.


EngCET Engineering expanded MTE's civil engineering services in the London market. This acquisition coincided with the opening of a fourth office in London. EngCET was established by partners that included Randy Lucas, C.E.T. and Kyle McIntosh, P.Eng.


Holstead and Redmond added capacity to MTE's legal and land surveying capabilities. Pat Levac, OLS was the company's owner at the time of the acquisition.


BioLogic expanded MTE's capabilities in the ecological consulting field. The London-based company was started in 1996 by partners that included Dave Hayman, M.Sc.

Hasting and Aziz launched MTE's structural engineering services in the London area. The firm was established in 1954 and was owned by Associates that included Karl Buczkowski, P.Eng., Jeffrey Reid, P.Eng., and James Gillett, P.Eng.


Atkins + Van Groll launched MTE’s structural engineering services in the Toronto area. The firm was founded in 1997 by partners Jonathan Atkins, P.Eng., and Raymond van Groll, P.Eng.


Milman & Associates expanded and strengthened our structural capabilities in the Toronto market. The firm was established in 2001 by Boris Milman.