Douglas Vallee P.Eng., OAA, Founder
(1937-2017)
G. Douglas Vallee

Founder, P.Eng., OAA, (1937-2017)

The late Mr. G. Douglas Vallee, P.Eng. graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1959 with a degree in Applied Science (Civil Engineering) and immediately went to work for the Ontario Hydro design department in Toronto. In this capacity he was involved in the design of well-known power plants in southern Ontario.

Doug later founded G. Douglas Vallee Limited in the early 1960’s. At that time, the firm was solely an engineering practice and focused on bridge design and street construction. Over time, the practice grew and Doug also became a fully licensed Architect with the Ontario Architects Association.

With over 50 years of experience in the Engineering and Architectural consulting fields, Doug had an extremely rare level of expertise. Doug’s involvement in land development, sewer water and road design, structural engineering and architecture provided a powerful review and advisory resource to the staff of the firm. Our clients benefited greatly by his involvement on their projects.

Mr. Vallee passed away on July 29, 2017. He is fondly missed by our clients and staff members who had the privilege of working with him.

John Vallee President
P.Eng.
John D. Vallee

President, P.Eng.

John D. Vallee, P.Eng. graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with an honours degree in Applied Science (Civil Engineering) in 1988. John was later licensed as a Professional Engineer and a Consulting Engineer by Professional Engineers Ontario. John worked for many years under the guidance of his father, Doug, prior to being elevated to his current role.

John’s background and expertise lie in land development and servicing design. John has been the project engineer for many large subdivision and site servicing projects. His design work has included sewer and water design, stormwater management, watermain modeling and overall project co-ordination. 

As the President of the firm, John maintains a key level of contact with the majority of our clients and our sub-consultants. By staying in touch with the firm’s projects, John is able to provide technical advice and support to the project teams as required. This hands-on approach provides our clients with an extra level of review and consultation through the design development process.

John is also the face of the firm, appearing before municipal Council on a variety of topics, and meetings with key players in the development of the firm’s many projects.

Greg Smith Director of Muncipal Engineering
P.Eng.
 
Greg Smith

Head of Muncipal Engineering, P.Eng.

Greg Smith, P.Eng., is a corporate shareholder and is our Director of Municipal Engineering and Land Development group. Greg has a long history with G. Douglas Vallee Limited, working for the firm as a student while attending Queen’s University and returning here for a permanent position after gaining varied experience with other engineering consultants and project management firms.

Greg graduated from Queen's in 1993 and therefore has nearly 30 years of engineering and design experience behind him. 

Greg is a hands-on Director and usually takes on the role of Project Engineer for our larger civil projects. Greg and his team have successfully completed the majority of urban road reconstruction projects for Norfolk County over the past 10 years while also being very active as the "engineering consultant of choice" for most of the local subdivision and condominium developers.

Greg's personal expertise of servicing design, stormwater management, computer modelling of municipal water systems, and storm water management systems is a true asset to our clients. 

Ryan Elliott Director of Structural Engineering
P.Eng., BDS
Ryan Elliott

Director of Structural Engineering, P.Eng., BDS

Ryan Elliott, P.Eng., BDS, is a corporate shareholder and the Director of Structural Engineering at G. Douglas Vallee Limited. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, a Professional Engineer and a Building Design Specialist licensed with Professional Engineers Ontario. Ryan’s education and experience spans structural, civil, and geotechnical engineering, providing him with practical design knowledge from the foundation footing all the way up to the roof system.

In his time at Vallee, Ryan has overseen hundreds of bridge and culvert rehabilitations and replacements, along with several building projects of various types. Ryan’s wide range of structural engineering knowledge and experience helps him lead the entire Structural Engineering department in their design work and project management.

Mark Martynowicz Director of Architecture
OAA, MRAIC
Mark Martynowicz

Director of Architecture, OAA, MRAIC

Mark Martynowicz, Architect, OAA, MRAIC is our Director of Architecture and manages our Architectural team. Licensed by the Ontario Association of Architects, he brings 35 years of solid Architectural design and consulting experience to our team.

Included in his portfolio is his impressive knowledge of fire and EMS station design, dental and medical facilities, churches, educational, residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, institutional, daycares, health care facilities and sustainable design. Mark has a rare ability of achieving a balance where functionality works with appealing aesthetics, and is the Architect for our Coldstream Fire Station, being Canada's first Net-Zero Energy and Zero Carbon Footprint fire station.

Through his work and affiliations with recognized Architectural firms in southern Ontario, Mark brings a broad range of fantastic experience and unique knowledge to all of our projects.

Melissa Stickl OAA, MRAIC
Melissa (Stickl) Stewart

OAA, MRAIC

Melissa Stickl, BAS, M.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, is a named Associate and an Architect in the Architectural Department at G. Douglas Vallee Limited. Melissa obtained her Master of Architecture from Carleton University in 2009, and joined the Vallee team in 2017.

Melissa has over 10 years of experience managing and coordinating cultural heritage and municipal building projects. Melissa has an array of experience working with public sector clients on projects ranging from courthouses, probation and parole offices, provincial legislatures, town halls, schools, libraries and art centres. Melissa’s recent experience includes work with private sector clients for residential, commercial and cultural projects. She is a cultural heritage specialist who maintains currency with the requirements, processes, materials and details for heritage conservation and adaptive re-use projects. She is involved with the preparation of building condition assessments, heritage records, heritage conservation plans, and heritage interpretation plans.

David Bennett
Julian Stewart
Nadine Walker
Brodi Martin
Ted Comer
Greg Smith Director of Muncipal Engineering
P.Eng.
 
Greg Smith

Head of Muncipal Engineering, P.Eng.

Greg Smith, P.Eng., is a corporate shareholder and is our Director of Municipal Engineering and Land Development group. Greg has a long history with G. Douglas Vallee Limited, working for the firm as a student while attending Queen’s University and returning here for a permanent position after gaining varied experience with other engineering consultants and project management firms.

Greg graduated from Queen's in 1993 and therefore has nearly 30 years of engineering and design experience behind him. 

Greg is a hands-on Director and usually takes on the role of Project Engineer for our larger civil projects. Greg and his team have successfully completed the majority of urban road reconstruction projects for Norfolk County over the past 10 years while also being very active as the "engineering consultant of choice" for most of the local subdivision and condominium developers.

Greg's personal expertise of servicing design, stormwater management, computer modelling of municipal water systems, and storm water management systems is a true asset to our clients. 

Khalid-Mahmood P.Eng.
Khalid Mahmood

P.Eng.

Khalid Mahmood, P.Eng., is a Professional Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department at G. Douglas Vallee Limited. Khalid has over fifteen (15) years of demonstrated experience in municipal engineering design and project management. Khalid is fully licensed by the Professional Engineers Ontario and has solid and well-rounded Canadian experience in municipal infrastructure design.

As a Project Engineer, Khalid possesses a sound knowledge of applicable engineering principles and design standards for road reconstruction projects and land development. He has led municipal technical design staff for projects including sanitary and storm sewers, watermain, and road works for both new developments (site plans and subdivision development) and for road reconstruction projects. Through his project experience, Khalid has developed an expertise in detailed design for site servicing and reconstruction of urban road corridors.

Don-Bint
Rick-Butler
Rod-Shortt
Lou-Crotta
Jamie-Smithr
Tim-Cox
Christian-Bean
Trevor-Acciaroli
Mat-Greenhalgh
Ryan Elliott Director of Structural Engineering
P.Eng., BDS
Ryan Elliott

Director of Structural Engineering, P.Eng., BDS

Ryan Elliott, P.Eng., BDS, is a corporate shareholder and the Director of Structural Engineering at G. Douglas Vallee Limited. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, a Professional Engineer and a Building Design Specialist licensed with Professional Engineers Ontario. Ryan’s education and experience spans structural, civil, and geotechnical engineering, providing him with practical design knowledge from the foundation footing all the way up to the roof system.

In his time at Vallee, Ryan has overseen hundreds of bridge and culvert rehabilitations and replacements, along with several building projects of various types. Ryan’s wide range of structural engineering knowledge and experience helps him lead the entire Structural Engineering department in their design work and project management.

Associate
P.Eng.
Michael Rapai

Associate, P.Eng.

Michael Rapai, P.Eng., is a named Associate at G. Douglas Vallee Limited, and is a key member of the Structural Engineering Department. Michael is a graduate of the University of Ottawa in 2008, and joined the Vallee team in 2009.

Michael is the manager of bridge engineering projects within the structural department. He takes the lead role in our bridge and culvert rehabilitation and replacement projects as well as our asset management and OSIM projects. Utilizing his understanding of the processes involved in the rehabilitation of deteriorating structures, Mike has successfully restored dozens of bridges to extend the lifespan of the structure.

P.Eng.
Ben Buchwald

P.Eng

Ben Buchwald, P.Eng., M.Eng., is a licensed Engineer in the Structural Engineering Department at G. Douglas Vallee Limited. Ben completed his Bachelor of Engineering at McMaster University in 2013, and completed his Master of Engineering at McMaster University in 2016.

Ben joined the Vallee staff in 2015, and now leads our building structures group as Project Engineer for the structural engineering component of all of our building projects. Ben's experience spans residential work, EMS and Fire Station projects, school board projects, and several unique projects. 

P.Eng.
Jason Timmermans

P.Eng.

Jason Timmermans, P.Eng., is a licensed Engineer in the Structural Engineering Department at G. Douglas Vallee Limited. Jason completed his Bachelor of Engineering at McMaster University in 2014.

Jason joined the Vallee staff in 2015, beginning as an Engineering Intern working mainly on our bridge and culvert projects. Through his time at Vallee, Jason has gained valuable knowledge and experience in bridge and culvert replacement and rehabilitation projects. Through his experience, Jason has a thorough understanding of the bridge and culvert construction process, through which he produces practical and constructible designs.

Director of Planning
M.C.I.P., R.P.P.
Eldon Darbyson
Eldon Darbyson

Director of Planning, M.C.I.P., R.P.P.

Eldon Darbyson, Hons BES, MCIP, RPP is our Director of Planning. Eldon brings with him over 20 years of planning, development and project management experience. At G. Douglas Vallee Limited, Eldon is responsible for providing land use planning advice, guiding development projects as they advance through municipal legislation and policies, reviewing and evaluating reports, and negotiating approvals of plans and agreements.

Eldon has an in-depth and current knowledge of provincial and municipal procedures and protocols affecting land use and he is adept at prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting demanding deadlines.

Co-owner and President
Vallee & Yeo Limited, OLS
Michael Yeo

Co-owner and President, Vallee & Yeo Limited, OLS

Michael Yeo is the co-owner and President of Vallee & Yeo Limited. He has been commissioned as an Ontario Land Surveyor by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors and has been surveying in both Norfolk and Haldimand County for over 30 years. This extensive experience includes the full range of professional land surveying services to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Michael has a reputation for high quality work within the legal and surveying communities.