Jarvis Engineering Consultants Ltd.

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Who We Are

We are a well-diversified consulting electrical engineering firm providing services to the education, commercial, industrial, healthcare, and residential sectors of the construction industry.

What We Do

Our areas of expertise:

  • Lighting and lighting controls
  • Power distribution
  • Energy efficient and sustainable design
  • Stand-by power systems
  • Communication systems (sound, security, access control, video surveillance, emergency call, structured voice and data cabling)
  • Uninterruptible power supply systems
  • Life safety systems (emergency and exit lighting, fire alarm, voice communication)
  • Facility evaluation and building code compliance reports
  • Feasibility studies

Our focus is not simply on completing a project but also on the way a project is completed. Delivery, both final and milestones, will be on or ahead of schedule. Drawings will be detailed and coordinated with other consultants to minimize confusion and problems during construction which result in additional costs to our customer. Specifications will be thorough, relative, and fair with no boiler plate. Problems, when they arise, will be solved efficiently and fairly.

Our mission is to provide excellence in engineering services focused on contributing to the success of our clients.

We take pride in every project as if it were our own.

How It All Began

Jarvis Engineering is a name that carries significant history in the consulting engineering industry in Western Canada. My grandfather, Reginald Jarvis, P.Eng. was a pioneer electrical engineer who, in the early 1930’s, started one of the first consulting electrical engineering practices in Western Canada. My father, Richard Jarvis, P.Eng., also aspired to electrical engineering and, on my grandfather’s passing in 1972, he took over the practice and evolved Jarvis Engineering Ltd. into one of the most highly regarded engineering firms in the city of Edmonton. In my early teens, I decided I wanted to be the third generation of electrical engineers in my family.

After moving from Edmonton to Abbotsford in 1994, I started Tri-Linear Electrical Engineering, a partnership with Dave White, an engineer who owned a local mechanical consulting firm, Tri-Linear Engineering. With the goal of bringing the family name back into the business, in 1998 I bought out Mr. White and, in 1999, the company was re-named Jarvis Engineering Consultants Ltd. Our logo today is derived from the original logo developed by my grandfather and father.

Today, we operate with more than 20 highly knowledgeable and skilled personnel including Engineers, Technologists, and support staff. We are licensed to practice in the provinces of BC and Alberta with our head office in Abbotsford and a regional office in Kelowna.

~ John Jarvis, P.Eng.

The Benefits of Working with Jarvis Engineering

At Jarvis Engineering, we care about what we do and value each project as if it were our own. Our team of engineers and technologists bring decades of combined experience together to provide our clients with professionalism, accuracy and high levels of workmanship that consistently meet or exceed the expectations of our clients.

We invite you to learn how our people can provide you with sustainable, innovative solutions designed to help your project be a success.

Kind Words

For over ten years, Jarvis Engineering Consultants Ltd. has been our “go-to” Electrical consultant for our new and renovation projects, for small ($ 100k) to large ($47m) ones, and for both private sector and institutional work. For all of this we can rely on the active participation of the principal and the competent professionals assigned to the project. As a firm they are reliable, keep abreast of industry developments and are team players.

It is a pleasure to write this reference for Jarvis Engineering Consultants Ltd. who possesses the experience and professionalism necessary in today’s marketplace. Working together with them, we see a future of continued success.

~ Ron Hoffart, Architect AIBC, REFP
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