Serving your Residential and Commercial Engineering needs since 2008.
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.
Our first office was located in the historic town of Dundas, Ontario. In 2013 Edison welcomed its first partner, Stéphan Trépanier, and opened an office in Unionville, Ontario. The partnership with Stephan strengthened Edison’s leadership and engineering expertise and allowed us to improve service to our growing client base in the Greater Toronto Area.
Our focus was on the repair and restoration of the building structure and envelope. Building performance issues, such as operating costs and resident comfort, are affected by the interplay of the building envelope and mechanical systems. To provide Owners and Managers with a more holistic approach Edison created a Mechanical, Electrical and Energy (MEE) business unit in 2014. Our Clients leverage this in-house expertise to help them make informed decisions to optimize building performance and assess their energy systems.
In 2014 Edison also expanded its service to include a Special Structural Repairs and Renovations business unit. Structural services allows Edison to efficiently support our Restoration projects and provides our clients with a resource for unique Structural projects on existing buildings.
In addition to offices in Hamilton and Toronto, we began serving a growing client base in southwestern Ontario from offices in Windsor (2014), lead by Stefan Nespoli, and in London (2016) lead by Raj Jain. The addition of Raj strengthens our team’s leadership and expertise.
At Edison Engineers we strive to exemplify the foundation of hard work and creativity for which the great Thomas A. 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.
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.
Put our highly energized and engaged Team to work on your projects. Working together we can accomplish more than we can individually.
Professional Engineer with over 20 years of construction experience.
Jason specializes in concrete restoration projects and has a broad range of experience in building envelope assessment and repair including, exterior insulating and finishing systems (EIFS), masonry and stone cladding, curtain wall, and roof waterproofing systems. Utilizing this experience Jason also completes Pre-purchase Inspections, Performance Audits, Reserve Fund Studies, and Building Condition Evaluations for high-rise, low-rise, townhouse and commercial complexes.
His experience includes over 500 high-rise / low-rise residential buildings, 150 parking garage projects, 100 cladding evaluation projects, 5 hotels and resort properties, and over 1000 reserve fund studies / building condition assessments.
As team leader Jason is focused on delivering projects that will exceed client expectations and understands the critical importance of communication on every project. “Project quality is defined by the client and delivered by the project team.” To this end, Jason utilizes a collaborative project approach by first engaging the client, to understand their expectations and objectives, and then clearly and continuously communicating them to the project team.
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering), University of Waterloo
- Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
- Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)
- Association of Condominium Managers Ontario (ACMO)
- Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) - Corporate
- Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Undergraduate Scholarship
Stéphan Trépanier joined Edison as a partner in 2013 and leads its Toronto office and Restoration and Construction services. Stéphan has over 22 years of construction experience, including 17 years at Halsall Associates where he was Managing Principal and Manager of Restoration Services in the Greater Toronto Area, responsible for a team of 80 people. He has managed projects for a multitude of clients, including Brookfield Properties, Oxford Properties, Cadillac Fairview and Manulife Financial, at high profile buildings such as the CN Tower, First Canadian Place, TD Centre and The Watergate office building.
Stéphan, who has a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, has been actively involved in numerous structural and cladding evaluation and repair projects since 1991. His post-graduate research at Queen's University evaluated corrosion inhibitors for use in reinforced concrete. He has evaluated over 4 million square feet of post-tensioned (PT) structures and has been highly active in industry committees, authoring guidelines for the evaluation and repair of PT structures. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Post-Tensioning Institute, the International Concrete Repair Institute, the Sealant and Waterproofing Association,and the Building and Concrete Restoration Association of Ontario.
Throughout his career, Stéphan has placed great importance in communicating highly technical concepts in a way that is easily understood, enabling clients to choose the repair strategy that is most ideal for them.
- Master of Science in Engineering (Structural Engineering), Queen's University
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil Engineering), Queen's University
- Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
- Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
- Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
- Post-Tensioning Institute
- International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
- Sealant and Waterproofing Association (SWA)
- Building and Concrete Restoration Association of Ontario
Edison Engineers are proud to be involved as integral members of our various local communities.
Our Unionville office just held a park clean up outing where we picked up litter in Millenium Square Park and along the banks of a tributary to the Rouge River in historic Unionville, Ontario.
With the success of last year's effort, we returned to assist the Unionville, Ontario community with litter removal in Millenium Square Park and along the Rouge River tributary.
We are proud to assist our local charities in their fund raising efforts.