Atkins + Van Groll Has Joined MTE

Atkins + Van Groll Acquisition

August 13, 2021


Multidisciplinary consulting firm, MTE Consultants has acquired Atkins + Van Groll, a structural engineering firm based in Toronto.

Founded by Jonathan Atkins, P.Eng. and Raymond van Groll, P.Eng. in 1997, Atkins + Van Groll has over 10,000 projects within an impressive portfolio of residential and commercial developments, self-storage facilities and golf clubs. Atkins + Van Groll’s capabilities span traditional and emerging structural engineering services, with an expertise in light-gauge steel, precast concrete and structural specialty components.

The 25 professionals at Atkins + Van Groll are a welcome addition to MTE’s structural engineering group. Together our structural engineering team is 85 people strong, all focused on providing value-added service and creating complex building solutions.

“Working together, our team will now be in a better position to provide our clients with a range of engineering services. We were also inspired by the opportunity for our staff to become owners in the company.” – Jonathan Atkins.

“Their reputation as a collaborative and passionate group of people who are committed to their community aligned with our firm’s purpose and influenced our decision to merge.” – Raymond van Groll.

Through this transaction, Atkins + Van Groll will be able to position themselves for continued growth through the established structure and processes of MTE. Likewise, MTE will gain a presence in the GTA through the addition of a Toronto office to help us serve and provide value for our clients in this area.

“Our collective engineering teams are looking forward to opportunities to collaborate on challenging projects, as well as learn from each other using our now collective experiences and expertise,” said MTE President, Ted Rowe. “We envisioned from the start of our discussions that the transition would be an easy one because we both share a strong culture with equal strengths and reputation in the structural engineering field.”

Atkins + Van Groll’s current office will be maintained with the same contact information, and will continue to operate under the Atkins + Van Groll banner until the end of 2021. Jonathan Atkins and Raymond van Groll will also remain as the leaders of the office, and all existing Atkins + Van Groll staff will continue to be part of the team.

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