Our History

Our History

Quartek Group Inc. developed initially as a Niagara branch office of F.J. Reinders and Associates Canada Limited between 1979 and 1992. In 1992 MPS Reinders Niagara was formed as an independently owned firm of multi-disciplinary design professionals. In 1998 Robert MacKenzie, OAA, and Stan Butcherd (previously MacKenzie Butcherd Architects) joined the firm.

Through the combined leadership of firm principals, Patrick MacNeill, Douglas Peters and Robert MacKenzie, the company was re-named “Quartek” in January 2000 to better reflect the philosophy of a single-source design and project delivery solution for our many new and returning clientele. After the closing of Peninsula Engineering Inc. in 2004, a number of their former core mechanical, electrical and structural engineering staff joined our team, enhancing Quartek’s capabilities in these disciplines.

Ian Elmes, B. Arch., OAA, and Richard Baker, B.Arch., OAA formerly principals of Baker and Elmes Architects joined Quartek Group Inc. in 2006.

In 2010, Paul Uppal formerly  became a director of the company and presently leads the development of building science services.  That same year Patrick MacNeill stepped down as long-standing president of the Company to fill a role in corporate development until his retirement in 2012 and current consultancy part-time position.  Robert Mackenzie assumed the role of firm president and lead the consolidation move of the Company to one central St. Catharines office location in 2012.  Since 2010, Norman Ocampo has fulfilled a role as Director of Quartek’s Architecture department. In 2015 Robert  stepped aside from the Company presidency to rekindle corporate development and broader outreach in marketing, while  long-standing  Director of Engineering, Douglas Peters was elected to step into the corporate leadership of Quartek.