Established in 1973 by Peter van der Westen and William A. Rutherford, P.Eng. F.E.C., Vanderwesten & Rutherford (V&R) provides mechanical and electrical consulting engineering services for a wide range of clientele throughout Ontario and beyond.


With office in London, Ottawa and Windsor, V&R has the capacity and skills to undertake a variety of jobs with the efficiency of process to quickly react to project demands. As a newly formed Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP), all of V&R’s staff are committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients and ensuring that they are left with a building that is not only simple to maintain but sustainable and cost effective to operate.


V&R is a Professional Engineering firm which has earned the respect of numerous organizations over the course of the last 43 years. V&R is licensed to provide engineering series in Ontario, Nunavut & Northwest Territories, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. We are qualified in an array of engineering projects; from design concepts, new design, review of other firm’s designs, construction documents, contract administration, commissioning, technical investigations and maintenance projects.


our talented People

meet our team

There are many people that make operations at Vanderwesten & Rutherford possible, but here are our esteemed leaders.

Peter van der Westen


Linda Rutherford

Director - Senior Mechanical Design

Sharon Barr

Associate Director - Senior Electrical Engineer

Peter is instrumental in establishing project parameters, timetables, and milestones. He is responsible for planning, leading, and directing our team as our founder and president.

With over 29 years of mechanical design, Linda is an important asset to our team as well as one of our directors. She is an HVAC specialist as well as one of the owners of the firm.

Manager of our Ottawa office, Sharon excels at communications and mentoring. She has been with our firm for over 15 years and has led a variety of projects including government facilities and research centres.

Evan Chase

Associate Director - Senior Electrical Engineer

Robert van der Westen

Associate Director

With over 30 years of electrical design experience, Evan is our specialist in electrical code compliance requirements. He has experience with a variety of projects including healthcare and university buildings.

Rob is the the driving force behind our team and our client relations. He oversees everything from human resources to marketing within our firm.

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+1-613-563-2100 (OTTAWA)


7242 Colonel Talbot Road, London, ON

N6L 1H8


1130 Morrison Drive, Suite 260, Ottawa, ON

K2H 9N6

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