Edison was founded in 2008 by Jason Truman, a family descendent of the famous inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison, for whom the firm is named. It is not well known in Canada that the Edison family, lead by Thomas’ grandfather, settled in Ontario south of London after the War of 1812. The Truman family patriarch also settled in same area in 1818, and by circa 1843 a Truman and an Edison had married.
From our humble beginnings as a family business, Edison Engineers Inc. has grown into an employee-owned firm boasting offices in the Greater Toronto (Markham), Golden Horseshoe (Dundas), Grand River (Cambridge), and Southwestern Ontario (London) regions. Our Leadership Team’s diverse technical and business experience allows us to serve our growing client base across a range of services in these markets and beyond.
Edison’s focus is on the repair and restoration of existing buildings across four primary service areas: Structural Restoration, Building Envelope, Capital Planning, and Mechanical & Electrical. Through these services we are able to provide our clients with a holistic approach, which allows them to make informed decisions to optimize building performance and maximize their investment in repairs.
At Edison Engineers, we strive to exemplify the foundation of hard work, creativity, and collaboration for which the great Thomas Edison was renowned.
We pride ourselves on educating, engaging and empowering our clients in their projects!
We are committed to delivering customized and pragmatic engineering services. We develop and sustain long term relationships built on trust and reliability, we adapt our services and solutions to the objectives and financial constraints of our clients, and we strive to create a rewarding workplace for our team to help us in delivering the best quality service!
We proactively educate, engage, and empower our clients in their projects to help them develop and deliver informed strategies for their building assets. We actively drive projects to successful completion on time and within budget, we demand quality from contractors, and we consistently and clearly communicate with our clients and all project stakeholders.
Edison offers a deep knowledge of building assessment and repair expertise to the challenges our clients face. We help building owners leverage our expertise by presenting complex problems in easily understood formats and by introducing many available options for consideration. Our clients are well informed, educated and feel confident when making important decisions that impact their buildings or the buildings they manage.
Edison enjoys working in deep partnership with our clients, viewing their success as our own. Working together, we create better results than either of us could alone.
Integrity is defined as “uprightness of character; honesty”. This quality is the foundation of all we do and of how we deliver services to our clients. We are guided by a long term perspective and present advice and recommendations that we can openly defend and support. We share our objective findings with clients—even those that may be unpopular—in a manner that is both candid and respectful.
We carry out our services in accordance with our statutory duties as engineers under the Professional Engineers Act. We serve and protect our client’s interest where engineering is concerned. We are rigorously educated, experienced and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts our clients first. We observe appropriate confidentiality of client information. We do not misrepresent our purposes in seeking information. We only make promises we can keep.
Clients Come First
We measure our success by our clients' success. We make all our resources available to our clients and commit ourselves wholeheartedly to their success. We seek to identify our clients' real needs, not just deliver good work. In tradeoffs between Edison’s and a client's interest, the client comes first.
We are problem solvers. We are committed to creating valuable solutions to our client’s building problems. At Edison, we design pragmatic solutions based on a deep understanding of our client’s goals and financial objectives or investment strategies, not simply presenting solutions we “think” are right.
We set our standard for creating valuable solutions extremely high. Creating valuable solutions to our client’s issues requires a depth of engineering knowledge and expertise and an ability to present the information simply and clearly. Our work must lead directly to our clients understanding the issues so they can confidently take action and execute projects to improve their properties.
We hold ourselves accountable to providing valuable solutions by engaging candidly with clients about the quality of our work.