ABOUT A&A ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
A&A Environmental Consultants Inc. is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm offering consulting services in the fields of environmental site assessments (Phase I-II), cleanups, water resource studies, aggregate permitting, landfill design and monitoring, geotechnical studies, air quality studies, designated substances surveys, and environmental impact studies. A detailed list of our services can be found on the Services page of our website.
We have more than 25 years of experience in environmental consulting in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. We have performed thousands of projects from small scale Phase I Environmental Site Assessments to large scale landfill design, hydro-geological studies, and groundwater management plans. We have a number of senior, experienced staff who consult in a variety of disciplines and offer our clients expert knowledge in both the technical aspects of a project and the environmental regulations applicable.
We strive to offer our clients personal service and expert knowledge, believing that taking the time to listen to our clients and understand what they need achieves the best solution in the end. Our clients include banks, lawyers, realtors, federal and provincial government bodies, municipalities, private businesses, non-profit organizations, individual property owners, and many more. So whether your needs relate to a large “brownfields” site or you just need to remove an underground tank at your house, A&A can offer you a customized solution that meets your needs.
Dr. George Duncan, Ph.D., a consulting chemist, and Mr. H. Robert Jones, P. Eng., a consulting engineer, joined together to found A&A Environmental Consultants Inc. in 1993. The combination of strong chemistry knowledge and civil engineering skills seemed a valuable combination to meet the needs of this growing market.
With the newly-formed company, Dr. Duncan and Mr. Jones reached out to meet the needs of their local market in Northern Ontario, serving the natural resource industries (mining and forestry), local municipalities, banks, realtors, etc., with landfill studies, ground and surface water studies, air quality studies and environmental site investigations and cleanups. During these initial years, working in the various smaller northern communities, A&A learned the value of client relationships, and in particular the value of personal attention to the client’s needs in each job. Taking the time to understand a client’s needs and demystifying the complex environmental legislation for the client became central to A&A’s success as customers not only got a better solution, but they understood why it was necessary. This increased client satisfaction and made justifying the cost of the solution easier for them. These lessons have not been forgotten in the years since and our approach to each job remains the same — understand the problem and explain the solution.
A&A’s growth continued and soon an office opened in North Bay, Ontario. In recent years more offices have opened in Southern Ontario, and in 2007, the company moved its headquarters to Woodstock, Ontario reflecting management’s desire to grow the company into the Southern Ontario market place. Woodstock is a rapidly developing industrial city and did not have a recognized environmental consulting service local to the city. As well, its still-prominent rural roots reflected A&A’s own heritage, and so it seemed a good fit.
Today, the company has offices in Woodstock, Toronto, North Bay and Kirkland Lake and continues to grow its customer base and the disciplines it can offer.
A&A strives to achieve the following with every client:
- To understand our clients’ project, goals and needs in all relevant ways.
- To design expert, customized solutions that meet the needs of our clients and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
- To explain all issues and recommendations to our clients in a way that they understand.
- To conduct ourselves with integrity, openness and professionalism in all that we do.
A&A Environmental Consultants Inc. employs a skilled team of environmental specialists with professional qualifications in Chemistry, Geology, Biology and Engineering. Team members are also recognized in Ontario as “Qualified Persons” for conducting Environmental Site Assessments. This senior staffs are supported by field staff technologists/technicians at each office and an administrative staff in Woodstock, Ontario.
DR. ALI A. RASOUL
Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
HBSc (Bio), Cert. Env. Mang. & Assessment, EP
BASc. (Hons. Env.), P.Eng
Project Manager – EIT
Environmental Field Consultant