Our Services

Van Harten offers a complete range of professional land development services to a wide variety of clients throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Surveying Services

With five licensed Ontario Land Surveyors, a number of experienced survey field crews, survey technicians and CAD support staff, Van Harten is able to offer a complete range of professional survey services to assist with your land development and construction needs. In addition to traditional survey services, we continue to invest and explore in a wide variety of unique survey services to stay current with societal changes.

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Engineering Services

To complement our surveying services and provide additional support to our valued clients, Van Harten continues to grow and expand our consulting engineering services with three licensed professional engineers, a number of engineering technicians and CAD support. The engineering team at Van Harten offers the same level of objective professionalism, knowledge and personal attention to detail that our surveyors have provided to loyal clientele since 1968.

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Planning Services

Whether you are pursuing a land severance, developing a property or simply building a single family home, there are ever increasing regulatory requirements associated with permit approvals. Van Harten has both internal and external resources available to assist with your planning needs through the engineering design and approval stages of your project. This work may include a zone change application, application for site plan approval, application for land severance or application to the committee of adjustment. In these cases, Van Harten will act as your agent to help you through to the end goal.

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    Testimonials from clients and colleagues.

    HFH Inc. has worked closely with the team at Van Harten for many years, as they have provided us with exceptional service and timely responses every time. We fully trust in the expertise and knowledge the staff at Van Harten have, and we rely on their insight and accuracy for all of our site planning needs.

    We are very appreciative of everyone at Van Harten and look forward to continuing a long term business relationship with their team!

    John MartinPresident, HFH Inc.

    As a developer and builder of large custom homes within my rural estate subdivision, my experiences with Van Harten has truly shown the efficiencies of providing surveying and engineering services all within one office. Their staff are able to prepare a complete design drawing that illustrates house positioning, lot grading and sewage system design for permit approval. At the time of construction, they provide excavation and footing stake-outs for foundations, septic inspections and final grade stakes. The final building survey, septic inspection report and final grading certificate help ensure that there are no issues with house closings and obtaining all clearances from the town. It has been a pleasure working with Van Harten and I am pleased to offer my support!

    George GoodGeorge R. Good Construction

    For many years Triton Engineering Services Limited has had a successful working relationship with Van Harten. They have provided quality work on their site grading and servicing plans for both residential and commercial/industrial site developments. Van Harten has also completed many legal and topographical surveys for Triton Engineering, accurately and in a timely manner. We appreciate the commitment Van Harten's staff places on providing quality services.

    Paul ZieglerC.E.T., Triton Engineering Services Limited

    Our law firm has worked and continues to work extensively with Van Harten Surveying & Engineering on many projects. We have found them to be very knowledgeable in surveying generally and condominium survey work in particular. They understand the processes that accompany condominium development. They are great to work with, respond to everything in a timely manner and are very knowledgeable and cooperative.

    Craig RobsonLawyer, Robson Carpenter LLP

    Over the past 18 years Van Harten has provided our firm with exceptional guidance and service in connection with our surveying requirements, we have trusted Van Harten to complete 2300 site plans to date! The scope of work over the years has included subdivision layouts, topographic surveys, septic design, grading analysis and condominium registration. Van Harten truly has dedicated, knowledgeable staff who have been committed to excellence and clearly take pride in their work! We look forward to many more years of continued success together.

    Andrew KiddPresident, Devonleigh Homes Inc.

    We have found Van Harten Surveying to be extremely client-oriented, and focused on meeting both our timelines and budget. Their excellent reputation amongst their peers and other professionals which we engage in the process of development and planning have allowed us to work efficiently with all parties. The quality of work is tested on each project by the required peer review and municipal approval process and has never disappointed. Our personal interaction with dedicated staff who understand and are involved with each project from start to finish ensures that each discussion is profitable.

    Taylor McDanielJennark Homes / Concept Property Group

    Over the past number of years Dickinson + Hicks Architects Inc. have utilized a variety of services from Van Harten Surveying Inc. including legal surveys, topography surveys and more recently their engineering design services for septic systems, grading, site servicing and storm water management design. We have found that Van Harten will work toward practical and affordable solutions to meet the requirements of our clients.