John H. Kennedy Surveying Transitions to Annis O’Sullivan Vollebekk

Annis O'Sullivan Vollebekk (AOV) will continue to provide strong customer focused service in Kemptville as John H. Kennedy Surveying transitions its operations to AOV Surveying.


Ottawa, August 23, 2018 – For over forty years in operation, John H. Kennedy Surveying has been the leading provider of Land Surveying services in the Kemptville area. John Kennedy serves a wide range of organizations within the Kemptville area providing cadastral and topographic surveys, and also a full range of land development consulting services including severances, subdivision designs and construction projects.


With many cultural similarities, the partnership between Annis O'Sullivan Vollebekk (AOV) and John H. Kennedy Surveying presents a tremendous opportunity. AOV will provide support to John H. Kennedy’s organization in different capacities such as Human Resources, staff recruitment and business development. With two offices located in Ottawa, Ontario and Embrun, Ontario, AOV has over seventy-five employees, including twelve Ontario Land Surveyors and three Articling Students.

V. A. Shelp, AOV Vice-President commented “We are extremely honoured to work with John and his team in the Kemptville area and uphold the strong work ethic and customer service culture that John has cultivated over the past 40 years." AOV began a partnership with John Kennedy in the Spring of 2015 and during the course of the last three years have gained a strong understanding of his business practices and the relationship John has held with his various clients over the years. The deep land surveying expertise of John H. Kennedy combined with AOV, uniquely positions AOV to help new and existing clients achieve operational excellence.

Rick Gauthier, OLS, will continue to work and manage the Kemptville office. John will continue to work part time over the next number of months as the operation is transitioned to Rick and his team.

About Annis O’Sullivan Vollebekk Ltd. (AOV)

AOV was founded in 1964 and is one of the largest professional land surveying consultant firms in Ontario. Since then, AOV has been building a strong
relationship with its clients, and community. AOV provides surveying services including topographic, hydrographic, cadastral, geodetic and engineering
surveys. In addition, AOV provides a full range of land development consulting services, including severances, subdivision design and layout, as well as condominiums projects. With heavy expansion occurring in the Ottawa region, including the light rail transit project, AOV is equipped and prepared to take on these challenges. AOV provides high precision control, pre-engineering and topographic data, along with the framework for land utilization for this exciting change to the urban landscape. Operating with the latest technology platform, including precision GPS, robotic total stations, drones and calculating/drawing software, AOV has the ability to empower its more than seventy-five employees to do their jobs to the best of their abilities, and to meet the challenge of a changing cityscape.

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About John H. Kennedy Ltd.

Headquartered in Kemptville, Ontario, John H. Kennedy is a leading provider of Land Surveying in the Kemptville area. John H. Kennedy’s community footprint of clients range from emerging, small to mid-sized organizations, to larger development firms, and the local needs of the community and it’s surrounding areas.

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