Our firm specializes in drainage engineering pursuant to the Drainage Act, R.S.O. 1990 and employees have extensive experience with other Municipal infrastructure work including watermains, sewers and road works. Rood Engineering Inc. has a Certificate of Authorization from Professional Engineers Ontario and carries the required professional liability and commercial general liability insurance needed to offer services to the public. Mr. Rood is also a registered Consulting Engineer.


Our staff brings extensive experience in the consulting engineering field. Upon graduation from the University of Waterloo in 1979 Mr. Rood worked full time with McGeorge and Barry Consulting Engineers in Chatham. Other than a short hiatus working as a project supervisor in Sarnia, the next 10 years were spent primarily involved with the survey, design and plan preparation for drainage work in Dover, Chatham and Raleigh Townships (now Chatham-Kent) including open and covered drains, pump systems, bridges, embankments and other infrastructure work, including projects for the City of Chatham. Since 1990 we have been serving clients across Essex County with the majority of the time being dedicated to drainage projects while working with N.J. Peralta Engineering and since 2011 with Rood Engineering Inc. Work has included reports for simple new bridge projects to multiple bridge replacements on a Municipal drain, to major covered and open drain projects including bank stabilization works. Reports have also been prepared for subsequent connections and updated maintenance schedules of assessment. Other projects include new and replacement watermains and infrastructure related to new development and storm water management and drainage for greenhouse and commercial development.

Company junior staff has experience since 2020 with field survey, construction inspection and drafting work. We make effective and efficient use of survey subcontractors, construction inspectors and engineering specialists when necessary. We pride ourselves on close liaison and coordination with Municipal staff and affected authorities throughout the course of projects endeavoring to work as a team. This ensures that all matters that need to be addressed are accounted for prior to completing the drainage report or project design and carrying out of the construction. Consequently the risk of unforeseen circumstances arising is minimized and thereby reduces the potential for extra work and costs to a project.

Affiliations & Training

As a member of the local Drainage Superintendents Association of Ontario (D.S.A.O.) Chapter 1, the Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario (L.I.C.O.), and as secretary of the Land Drainage Committee (L.D.C.) from 2011 to 2021, Mr. Rood regularly attends presentations, training sessions and conferences, in particular the annual Drainage Engineers Conference, to stay abreast of the latest developments in drainage engineering and environmental concerns and solutions. We constantly review electronic and hard copy literature for new details and information that will assist with efficient and effective completion of our engineering work. We have developed and continue to update numerous document and spreadsheet templates and use several engineering software tools to speed our work and provide thorough, complete and accurate solutions. Hiring of university co-op students provides us with input on the latest technology and software advances helping us keep abreast of the rapidly evolving state of same. All staff receive training on health and safety, software updates, accessibility standards for customer service and public relations.

Work Schedule

Small bridge reports and straightforward drain improvement reports are normally completed and submitted in approximately 4-6 months when prompt input is received from the Conservation Authority, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Ministry of Natural Resources. Major projects involving multiple bridges, extensive research, geotechnical consultation or more complex designs could require 12-18 months for submission. All design and drainage report preparation is carried out under the supervision of Mr. Rood. Our time is primarily dedicated to drainage work balanced between the various Clients.

Our office is located in Leamington putting us in close proximity to the Municipalities located in the County of Essex in which numerous projects have been carried out since 1990. Our lengthy experience makes us very familiar with the Municipal drainage in most areas of the County. As our workload grows it is expected that staff would be added to the company to assist in timely completion of the projects that are undertaken. Projects have been completed and are underway in the Municipalities of Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, Leamington,Tecumseh, Windsor, LaSalle and Pelee.

We look forward to providing the same thorough and complete engineering services that have marked our projects over the years. All projects will be given our full and timely attention.