About Us

CHA Canada, formerly Gryphon International Engineering Services, is a multi-discipline consulting engineering design firm dedicated to the thermal, power and energy industry. Based in Ontario, Canada, CHA Canada draws on the expertise and resourcefulness of its team to meet the needs of clients today and into the future.

CHA Canada employs sound business practices, operating in a manner that encourages employees through a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our culture has inspired and supported our unique blend of staff into becoming well known for their broad experience and ability in engineering and design. CHA Canada focuses on power generation, cogeneration and combined-cycle, renewable and sustainable energy, boilers and steam plants, chilled-water and hot-water production, and utility distribution systems.

We hold ourselves to a high level of quality and accountability. CHA Canada is committed to acting, serving and delivering in the best interests of our clients. Our clients include:

  • Independent power producers and private developers
  • Public utilities
  • Industrial, resource and mining companies
  • University and hospital institutions
  • Industrial parks
  • Engineering, procurement and construction contractors
  • Design-build and turnkey contractors
  • Original equipment manufacturers

Our pledge to client satisfaction extends to our owner’s engineer, lender’s engineer or independent engineer services as well as due-diligence or peer review services.

Gryphon International Engineering Services merged with CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) in 2011, an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top-100 multi-discipline engineering design firm headquartered in Albany, New York, and became CHA Canada in 2018 to align more closely with the CHA brand. As a member of the CHA family of companies, CHA Canada brings you access to a wider range of engineering services, design professionals, technology, and project management tools. Together we confidently offer complete solutions to complex challenges and create a safer, more livable and economically vital world.

Health & SafetyBack to Top

CHA Canada’s health and safety program instills a culture of safety that reduces accidents for employees. This culture of health and safety permeates through the entire organization, from entry-level professionals to our top executives. We also offer health, safety and industrial hygiene programs to assist clients in alleviating and controlling workplace and environmental hazards.

The CHA Canada TeamBack to Top

Greg Corso, PE | President | gcorso@chacompanies.com

Greg Corso, PE

Greg Corso has more than 25 years of experience in the management of high-profile utility, transmission, distribution, substation, facility infrastructure, and permitting projects. He is an Executive Vice President and CHA’s Industry and Energy Group Executive. In 2018, Greg became CHA Canada’s President and is actively involved in the development and execution of the strategy to advance our efforts in both U.S. and Canadian pursuits. He develops, coordinates, and implements the firm’s district energy, power and thermal generation, demand-side energy, and industrial-related work.

Greg maintains existing client relations and fosters new client relationship to drive the growth of CHA Canada. In addition to the growth of the business, Greg leads a group of over 250 staff and strives to challenge employees and provide opportunities for growth, thus resulting in an inspired staff.

Greg holds a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York.


Mike Steadman, P.Eng. | Vice President, Office Leader | msteadman@chacompanies.com

Mike Steadman

Mike Steadman has more than 20 years of experience in the design and analysis of heavy industrial building structures, rotating equipment foundations, electrical substations and switchyards, buried piping systems, and submerged HDPE lake water intake piping. He is CHA Canada’s Lead Chief Engineer for the Industry and Energy Group as well as Operations Manager.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from McMaster University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta and is a designated consulting engineer.


Dominic Au, P.Eng., PE | Vice President, Chief Power & Thermal Generation Engineer | dau@chacompanies.com

Dominic Au

Dominic Au has more than 30 years of international experience in the design and testing of thermal power and combined cycle plants. Dominic is a Senior Mechanical Engineer and a Project Manager at CHA Canada. In 1998, Dominic became one of the principals of CHA Canada.

Prior to joining CHA Canada, Dominic was a Senior Mechanical Engineer with SNC-WP London and Associates and Fluor-Daniels. He started his career with the Hong Kong Electric Co.

Dominic holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Masters of Engineering Degree from the University of Calgary. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta.


John Joyce, P.Eng. | Associate Vice President, Market Leader | wjoyce@chacompanies.com

John Joyce

John Joyce has more than 20 years of experience gained from the roles of Business Manager for Hatch Energy and Director of Operations for Trenergy Inc. He also has international experience in business development, corporate governance and project execution for the power generation and heavy industrial machinery industries.

John has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from McMaster University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta.

CHA CompaniesBack to Top

CHA and its affiliate and subsidiary companies deliver additional value to their clients by providing specialized expertise, cutting-edge technology and complementary services. The CHA Companies together can offer complete solutions to complex challenges.

CHA Consulting, Inc.
CHA Consulting, Inc. is a highly diversified, full-service engineering consulting firm which, along with its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of technology-enhanced planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients. CHA was ranked the 37th largest pure design firm in the United States in 2019 by Engineering News Record and has annual revenue of $282 million. With technical personnel and offices throughout the United States and Canada, CHA offers engineering, architectural, survey, construction, and other services necessary to complete projects on time and within budget.
 
CHA Tech Services
CHA Tech Services LLC provides professional construction management services with a commitment to owner satisfaction. CHA Tech Services frequently partners with CHA’s engineers to produce results that exceed our clients’ expectations by focusing talent and expertise into solutions for engineering, program and construction management, and acting as the owner’s representative.

Novara GeoSolutions
Novara GeoSolutions, a CHA Company, is a frontrunner in supplying the energy industry with software solutions and consulting services to manage the full data lifecycle of pipeline assets. Our geospatial technology can be applied to pipeline workflows such as DOT compliance, engineering design, asset management, right-of-way management, and mobile workforce computing.
 
American Fire
American Fire, a CHA Company, is a highly specialized provider of fire protection engineering services throughout the world. American Fire manages complex industrial, commercial and design-build fire protection projects, including sprinkler systems, fire pumps, ground storage tanks, underground piping, and special hazards. American Fire’s engineering team is NICET certified and a member of the National Fire Protection Association.
 
CHA Architecture
CHA Architecture specializes in the design of sustainable, high performance buildings in the education, health care, multi-family housing, office/corporate, state/municipal and historic preservation sectors. Founded in Portland, Maine in 1977 as Portland Design Team and later known as PDT Architects, CHA Architecture has built its core practice around the idea of creative discovery and continuous learning blended with the science and technology of the built environment.
 
Daedalus Projects, Inc.
Daedalus Projects, Inc., a CHA Company, is a project and construction management firm based in Boston. For more than 30 years, Daedalus has provided superior owner's project management and cost estimating services by taking the time to understand the unique needs and desires of each community they serve. Their projects can be seen across New England and include public schools, higher education facilities, libraries, municipal offices, public safety facilities, and more.
 
Wolverton & Associates
Wolverton & Associates, a CHA Company, is a full-service engineering firm, based in Atlanta, focused on transportation engineering, traffic engineering, civil engineering, subsurface utility engineering, and land surveying.
 
JBS Project Management
JBS Project Management, a CHA Company, provides innovative, responsive solutions to the diverse needs of hospitality, commercial, residential and institutional clients throughout the United States with a broad range of capabilities from strategic conceptual planning through post-construction services. JBS’s experienced and skilled consultants provide its clients with considerable expertise in development and construction offering superior, yet affordable solutions to their project and construction management needs.

Client TestimonialsBack to Top

Hear from our Satisfied Clients

“I wish to extend my sincere thanks to you and the team at CHA Companies for providing the proper equipment selection for the challenging constraints at our hospital and the design and construction coordinator to ensure we reap the benefits of improved energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. I am confident your future customers will be equally pleased.”

Michael Arnold
Energy Manager
Syracuse VA Medical Center

“The new facility is now in operation meeting all the design targets. The engineering support was also very helpful during the construction phase supporting our Construction Manager and Contractors.

Thank you for a job well done.”

Esteban Rocha
Project Manager
Ingredion

“I wanted to convey that the CHP system has met or exceeded our expectations... Besides the selection of a CHP to properly meet the electical and thermal demand, your engineering firm was responsible for satisfying the local utility interconnection requirements, which were not easy. It was clear throughout the construction and commissioning phase that your experience with similar CHP systems and your technical expertise were crucial to satisfying the utility's safety and interconnection requirements in the most cost effective and expeditious manner. You represented us well.”

Edward Grabowski
Project Engineer
St. Joseph's Hospital

“CHA has been both an engineering provider and a reliable project partner for Union College for many years. We have repeatedly chosen CHA for their professionalism, expertise, and outstanding record of consistently meeting or exceeding project deadlines and quality standards. We value our relationship with CHA and engage them on a variety of design implementations ranging from large-scale energy plants to campus energy master planning... CHA continues to provide our campus with a high level of personal service, dedication, and commitment to our interests. I am pleased to be able to recommend them for any projects you may have.”

Marc Donovan
Associate Director of Facilities, Utilities Engineering and Construction
Union College