Our History

At Midwest Surveys we celebrate our history of service around Western Canada, while embracing the Geomatics technologies of the future.

In 1949 J.J. Simpson started Simpson Elevation Company Limited. This was a subscriber service aimed at providing the Alberta petroleum industry with reliable ground and Kelly Bushing Elevations for wellsites. As the oil industry grew and demanded new services, the company began performing wellsite and access road surveys. Subsequently, these services and pipeline right-of-way surveys became one of the company’s key areas of expertise.

Between the mid-1950s and 1999 Midwest Surveys grew exponentially, first forming a Saskatchewan division, with offices in Regina and Estevan; then an Edmonton office was opened to serve northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories; later the Lloydminster office was opened, the Medicine Hat office was established and the Maple Creek office opened. Just before the turn of the century, Midwest added an office in Grande Prairie, one in Peace River, and finally in 2007 Midwest’s tenth office opened in Fort St. John, British Columbia.

As the company grew and established a strong presence in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Midwest also embraced the geomatics technologies of the future. Our experienced, knowledgeable staff and strategically located offices and crews are essential to Midwest’s key business cornerstone: to provide consistent premium service to all of our clients.