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Granite Engineering Services (GES) was founded in 2002 by Paul Brunskill. GES has grown from a small firm focusing on mechanical and electrical designs for both commercial and residential applications to a multi-disciplined engineering company focusing structural design to full-scale site design/development, project design and management in all area's; residential, commercial, industrial and civil. GES's client base ranges from private individuals and businesses to local township and municipal offices in the Muskoka areas and beyond. The GES staff and contractors continue to grow substantially as well as its network of technical resources.

GES continually strives for excellence in multi-discipline engineering services and project management; to be a versatile company that responds to the changing and challenging needs of our clients. GES  is turning these challenges into practical solutions that exceed all local, municipal/provincial guidelines and standards while respecting professional, environmental and ethical standards.

Our Mission

GES, for all your engineering needs 

1000+

Approved
projects

312

Returning customers

16

Years of experience

GES Team

Every employee of Granite Engineering is dedicated to producing the finest possible designs. GES’s team consists of fully licenses architects, engineers as well as full design staff.

Paul is the owner/operator of GES and is our senior engineer. Paul has his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lakehead University and is a member of the Professionals Engineers of Ontario. Paul has over 16 years of experience in structural engineering design in Muskoka and the challenges the unique Muskoka terrain brings with it. Paul’s experience spans residential, commercial and industrial. His passion for his work involves being able to watch the process and growth of business projects and ensuring his projects reflect both his professionalism and the client’s vision.
Paul Brunskill
Founder & senior Engineer
Cathy has worked for GES for almost two years. She brings over 30 years of experience in the accounting and business fields. Cathy has owned several small businesses of her own and brings that wealth of knowledge with her to GES. Cathy is a Civil Engineering Technologist by education. As controller, Cathy manages the administration, human resources and finances of GES; as the project manager, she manages our large-scale projects. Cathy is the go-to person for customer questions and concerns as well as for the day to day operations for Granite Engineering Services.
Cathy DeNardis
Project Manager & controller
Cliff is a detail-oriented designer/ACAD technician with several decades of building and manufacturing experience. Cliff's career began in a architects' offices and progressed through industrial design, too heavy steel fabrication. Projects include window and door operator hardware systems to concrete delivery conveyor systems for hydro-electric dams. Cliff also does that majority of our commercial and residential projects. Focusing on building structural design, Cliff works with the Granite Engineering Services team to develop reliable, cost-conscious solutions for our clients.
CLiff Simon
ACAD Technician
Michele Kennedy began her design career 25 years ago with DeLaval Corporation designing dairy barn systems. Michele is CEO and Lead Designer of Kenwood Drafting & Design. She is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction, Habitat for Humanity, Passive House Canada and works with numerous community organizations such as Rotary International, Royal Canadian Legion and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton. Michele is grateful for the opportunity to work on fabulous projects with the team at GES.
MICHELE KENNEDY
CAD Technician
Grace is a student from George Brown College who studies Architectural Technology and is passionate about sustainable design. She works with programs like Auto-CAD, Revit, and Adobe suite on mostly residential projects here at Granite Engineering Services. After graduating from GBC, Grace hopes to continue her education at the Boston Architectural College.
GRACE DANFORTH
Intern Architect

Jenna has worked with GES for three years.  She has an advanced diploma in Interior Design from Fanshawe College. She works primarily with design programs such as ACAD and Revit on residential projects. Jenna brings youth and fresh ideas to GES. Her passion revolves around being able to work alongside clients to help create their vision into reality.

Jenna mackinnon
architectural drafting technician
Morgan has only been working with GES for several months through a school CO-OP. In this time she has designed the GES website, constructed the Instagram, and updated the Facebook page. Following graduation, Morgan aspires to receive her Bachelor in Commerce at Queen's University. Morgan is eager to continue her employment at GES this summer.
MORGAN NORTHMORE
Web Designer & Social Media Marketer
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