IBW SURVEYORS

Legal & Engineering Survey Services Since 1990

 

Ivan B. Wallace
Ontario Land Surveyor Ltd.

The History of IBW is a complex one.  While the firm was incorporated in 1991 the history actually dates back to 1950 when Graydon T. Horton opened his practice in Ajax, Ontario.  The firm that eventually became Horton, Wallace and Davies enjoyed several incarnations such as G.T. Horton and Assoc.,  Horton, Carr and Haynes, Horton & Haynes, Horton & Wallace before finally becoming Horton, Wallace & Davies in 1980 upon the retirement of Mr. Horton.  The firms had offices in Toronto, Ajax, Whitby, Bowmanville, Cobourg, Trenton, Belleville, Stirling, Picton and Haliburton over those 40 years.

The firm’s office all became independent in 1990 as the Quinte and Cobourg offices were sold to their managers and finally the Bowmanville Office became Ivan B. Wallace OLS Ltd.  IBW spent the next few decades rebuilding as we reacquired the Northumberland Office and Re-entered Quinte and Prince Edward County with the purchases of Kerry Boehme OLS, Wayne Wollerman and Roger Pickard OLS.  Other notable practices purchased were Coutts and Flim, Bill Brick OLS, 43 Degrees North, Keith Lashley OLS, Gary Parker OLS, Charles Riley OLS and Brown and Coggan OLS.  Once again our focus is providing quality surveys from Toronto right through to Kingston.

Upon Ivan’s semi-retirement in 2001 the IBW direction was then steered by Crystal Cranch and Gord Wallace until Dave Comery arrived back in 2007 which was the start of our tremendous growth.  The timely arrivals of Dwayne Cummings shortly after and Robert Wannack in 2012 rounded out the current IBW directors.

We are now working hard in helping reshape the urban infrastructure with our well guided staff and always the best equipment operated by our dedicated staff.  2017 saw the completion of the new 12,000 square foot IBW office which is great.

THE HISTORY OF IBW SURVEYORS

1990

  • Ivan B. Wallace Ontario Land Surveyor Ltd was established in Bowmanville, Ontario.
  • IBW acquires T.S. Fluke (Peterborough) O.L.S. records.
  • IBW acquires Culham Wallace & Davies O.L.S. records.
  • IBW acquires Donevan & Richards O.L.S. (Cobourg) records.

2000

  • IBW acquires Culham Surveying records IBW acquires Brown & Coggan O.L.S. Ltd. and opens Cobourg Branch Office.
  • IBW acquires Kerry Boehme O.L.S. Ltd. and opens Trenton Branch Office.

2010

  • IBW acquires J. Vinklers Surveying Ltd.
  • IBW opens Toronto Branch Office as Vinklers, Wallace & Ertl O.L.S. Ltd.
  • IBW opens Peterborough Branch Office.
  • IBW acquires B. Roger Pickard Surveying Ltd. and opens Picton Branch Office.
  • IBW amalgamates the Trenton and Picton offices to form one central office in Belleville.

2012

  • IBW acquires 43 Degrees North.

2013

  • IBW acquires Wayne R. Wollerman.

2014

  • IBW acquires Coutts and Flim.

2018

  • IBW Acquires Smith and Smith Kingston Ltd. Ontario Land Surveyors.

Ivan B. Wallace O.L.S Ltd. is in possession of the following Ontario Land Surveyor Records:

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43° North

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A.V. Flim

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B. Roger Pickard/Hume Pickard

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Brown & Coggan

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C.F. Riley

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Coutts & Flim

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Culham Surveying

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Culham, Wallace & Davies

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D & R Cobourg

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Don Trollope

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Donevan & Fleischmann

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Donevan & Richards

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Frank Delph

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Friel & Boehme

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Friel, Boehme & Hume Friel, N. Edward

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G.L. Parker

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H. Flim

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Horton, Wallace & Davies, K.F. Lashley

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Keith F. Lashley

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Kerry Boehme

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Kim Clement

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M.D. Brown

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N. Ted Friel

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Smith & Smith

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T.S. Fluke

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W.R. Brick

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Wayne Wollerman

OUR MISSION

Provide outstanding service across the board by developing and building the strongest team in the industry.

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We Use Cutting Edge Equipment & Software
to Deliver You the Most Accurate Results

Equipment

Trimble Robotic Total Stations

Trimble Robotic Total Stations

Empowers IBW to work in any terrain without assistance while maintaining the highest accuracy possible.

Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station

Trimble SX10

Full total station technology plus a high-precision scanner in one revolutionary machine

Trimble GNSS Systems

Trimble GNSS Systems

No matter how challenging the job, IBW’s GNSS systems ensure we collect data more quickly and accurately.

Trimble DiNi Digital Level

Trimble DiNi Digital Level

Precise levelling information with complete confidence where fast and accurate height determination is required.

FARO Focus3D X 330

FARO Focus3D X 330

3D laser scanner providing you precise three dimensional models in photo-realistic formats.

Software

AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

Providing you with enhanced civil engineering design and construction documentation.

Bentley MicroStation

Bentley MicroStation

Providing the ability to easily view, model, document, and visualize projects of any size or complexity.

MicroSurvey CAD

MicroSurvey CAD

For complete survey drafting, COGO, DTM, Traversing, Volumes, Contouring & Data Collection.

Trimble Business Center

Trimble Business Center

Providing you with high-accuracy GNSS data, CAD deliverables and full data traceability.

MicroSurvey STAR*NET

MicroSurvey STAR*NET

Providing best-fit solutions for your single to complex interconnecting traverse observations.

Autodesk ReCap 360 PRO

Autodesk ReCap 360 PRO

Providing accurate 3D models with reality capture for conversion to 3D models or 2D drawings for further design.

Pointsense PRO & VirtuSurv

Pointsense PRO & VirtuSurv

Providing intuitive tools for managing ane processing your laser scan data within AutoCAD® and Revit®.

FARO SCENE

FARO SCENE

Providing real time, on-site registration, auto object recognition, scan registration & positioning.

If you have a Vision We will help you to turn it into reality