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A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

THE LAROCQUES ARE SURVEYING THEIR GROWTH


      SURVEYING // LAND PROFESSIONALS // LAND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT


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Our firm has grown over 48 years to encompass a wide range of services related to the land. From small severances (Planning Consents) and residential surveys (for owners or mortgage purposes), to Condominium and Subdivision Development and Land Information Management Systems.


We are very proud to be a family run operation. Our business provides services not just in the Niagara Region but in many areas across Ontario, in a timely manner to the public, government and development industries.


Brent Larocque is the President of the Hamilton and District Regional Group. He also sat on the Chamber of Commerce Budget Committee that reviewed the Niagara Region, City of St. Catharines, and City of Thorold proposed budgets for the year. He is a member of the A.O.L.S, and is on the Fees and Mediation Committee. Brent has his Commissioner's certification and can witness legal documentation.

OUR PRINCIPALS


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Brent Larocque

B.Sc., Ontario Land Surveyor and Ontario Land Information Professional, President, Partner


Brent Larocque is a graduate of the University of Toronto and a Licensed Ontario Land Surveyor. He has had over 30 years of experience in Surveying and a passion for what he does. He has extensive knowledge in Surveying related to Condominiums, Conversions and New Condo Development seeing them through to the registration. He also continues to research new equipment and technology that can better serve our firm and clients. Our new eBee UAV is just another way for us to continue to server our cliental in new and better ways.





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Noelle Bachner

O.A.C., Office Manager, Partner


Noelle has been running the firm for over 10 years and has full responsibility for many aspects of the business. Human Resources, Advertising and Promotion along with all Accounting aspects of the firm are all overseen by Noelle. Her previous experience includes a Management position in the Agricultural Industry, as well as experience in Government, Sales and Advertising.


OUR TEAM


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AUTOCAD DEPARTMENT

Our principle AutoCAD technician is an Engineer and graduated from the University of Waterloo. This employee over sees the day to day operations that involve all AutoCAD requirements for our firm. Our firm currently is using AutoCAD 2018 which also is compatible with our UAV work.



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SURVEYING & UAV CREW


Our crew is trained in using GPS/Glonass Reference Station, RTK GPS Leica and Survey level accuracy UAV Drone. Our Employees are graduates of both University and College Geography and GIS programs.


Our UAV is a Sensefly eBee Plus RTK. Through the use of this UAV we are able to achieve large coverage with Photogrammetric Mapping. Utilizing the RTK capabilities allows us to have survey grade accuracy from the air. Our crew and UAV are Transport Canada Certified and Registered.


In striving to give our clients the best in customer service and accuracy we have installed a Leica GPS / Glonass Reference Station. This allows our crews to achieve Real Time Kinematics (RTK) in the field and ensures the integrity of the data. The reference station is more accurate, more powerful, more versatile and more reliable than ever before.


In conjunction with the GPS / Glonass Reference Station, our crews are using the RTK GPS Leica SmartAntenna. The SmartAntenna is a lightweight computerized system with a controller that includes Windows CE and Bluetooth wireless technologies. It also has SmartTrack and SmartCheck features. This allows us to acquire all visible satellites within seconds, measure under trees and in areas of interference and at low elevations while ensuring centimeter accuracy in our measurements by obtaining low residuals.


We also use the Total Station Leica TS15 and the Pinpoint R400 Imaging Total Station for fast, continuous, high-accuracy, ease-of-use and reliability. The TPS is reflector less which allows us to measure to wall corners, inaccessible objects, façades, rock faces, in fact any feature that is difficult to set up a reflector.




CLIENT TESTIMONIALS




"We have worked with and referred the Larocque Group Team for several years on various real property projects. I can honestly say it is always a pleasant surprise when their team is supporting my appraisal, brokerage and/or property management services. Timely deliverables and constant communication is a key to The Larocque Group's focus"



—Todd Crawford, Vice President, DTZ


"Our law firm has worked closely with The Larocque Group for over 30 years on various jobs and projects. When the need arises, we have no hesitation in referring our clients to the Larocque Group. Whether the task at hand is surveying, planning, regulatory hearings or project management we have found the Larocque's and their staff have consistently delivered first class service in a timely manner."


—Glenn G.Parker,  M.A.,LL.B. Chown, Cairns




"Over the past 19 years, The Larocque Group has continually helped us to exceed in our development projects. When it comes to paperwork, organization and attention to detail, we know our applications are in good hands. Our recent condo conversion of 31 Unit building in Port Colborne was a success due to their professional consulting advice and surveying experience"


—Alfred Dyck, President, Alrain Holdings Inc.




"I have dealt with The Larocque Group for many years, to obtain surveys and advice for real estate transactions for my clients.  The service has always been prompt and excellent.  The principals and staff are unfailingly knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful.  I do not hesitate to recommend this firm."



—David Thomas, Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP