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RC Spencer Associates is Celebrating 30 Years in Chatham-Kent

RC Spencer Associates Inc. is celebrating 30 years in Chatham-Kent with the announcement of their purchase of the building at 49 Raleigh Street in Chatham. The move marks the next phase of an ambitious two-year growth period which has seen a remarkable increase of local staff from just one person to a total of seven professional and technical support staff members.

“This is the type of growth pattern we are seeing in agencies across Chatham-Kent. It’s a radical shift from just a few years ago that is seeing the creation of a wealth of high-quality jobs across a variety of sectors,” said Stuart McFadden, Director of Chatham-Kent Economic Development. “RC Spencer Associates is proving that Chatham-Kent is the right place to do business and we want to help them celebrate their success.”

Chatham-Kent Mayor, Darrin Canniff, said, “I want to congratulate everyone at RC Spencer Associates for having the foresight to strategically plan for this expansion. It shows their commitment to local staff, to local clients, and to the entire community.”

RC Spencer Associates provides private and public clients with quality engineering services that are both cost effective and timely. They now have branches across southwestern Ontario including Chatham, Leamington, and a head office in Windsor.  In all, RC Spencer Associates employs a staff compliment of 30 people.

“We make it a priority to hire people who live in and contribute to the communities that we serve,” said Stephen Jahns, Associate and Chatham-Kent Manager of RC Spencer Associates Inc. “Chatham-Kent’s office staff is solely comprised of residents from the various communities in Chatham. We are also big supporters of the local colleges and the University of Windsor – so our younger staff are good examples of people who are relocating or choosing to stay local to Chatham-Kent.”

Jahns added, “Plus, it’s a huge milestone for us to be celebrating 30 years in Chatham. We have worked with, and continue to work with, some top clients in the area and Southwestern Ontario.  It says a lot that they put their trust in us, and we owe our successful track record to their dedication and support.”

Over the years, RC Spencer Associates has developed a wide range of local expertise including:

  • Roads and Transportation
  • Bridges
  • Municipal Drainage
  • Environmental Assessment Studies
  • Sewerage
  • Water Works
  • Institutional
  • Land Development
  • Park Development
  • Transportation Engineering/Planning

It is through this range of engineering knowledge and highly trained staff that they are able to be a local one-stop-shop for many clients’ needs.

“Our customers can rely on us to be there from start to finish,” said Jahns. “For example, I have over twenty years of experience in both private sector consulting and public sector government infrastructure and engineering administration, and this allows me to understand how to handle a wide range of client needs. Our team brings an equally diverse and dependable stream of talent to draw from.”

For more information about RC Spencer Associates locations, visit them online at

RC Spencer Associates are moving in to their new location today

RC Spencer Associates are moving in to their new location today, Friday, June 7, 2019. Staff from RC Spencer Associates, Chatham-Kent Economic Development, and Mayor Darrin Canniff were on hand to mark the occasion. 
Photo (left to Right): Stephen Jahns, Randy Dyck, Ronda Hill, Alex Bultje,Anthony Wilson, Rick Spencer, Mayor Canniff, Spencer Pray, Amanda Hawkins, Stuart McFadden

Additional Details:

  • RC Spencer Associates is committed to technical excellence in civil engineering design, project management and inspection services, and to providing a full range of cost effective professional engineering services related to municipal roads and transportation engineering, urban planning/land development, hydraulics engineering, environmental assessment, sewerage and drainage, water works, and parks development.
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Media Contact:

Andrew Tompsett
Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Phone: 519-352-8401 x2039
Fax: 519-436-3237