"I invite you to take a good look at us and consider True Grit for your next project."

True Grit was created on the basis of bringing extraordinary technical problem solvers together in an incredible environment that fosters quality, relationships, leadership and growth. Our new look embodies the attitudes that our company was founded on.


They say that time flies when you’re having fun.  Based on how quickly our first ten years have gone by, I’d like to believe it flies even faster when you’re having fun and working hard.  When I think back to our small beginnings in 2006 where four people took a leap of faith in a tiny rented office space, I can’t help but be humbled by how far we’ve come.  From offering only environmental services in those early days to becoming one of the region’s more diverse boutique firms providing highly specialized air, noise, industrial hygiene, surveying, materials testing and engineering services, True Grit became a “gold star” example of what can be achieved when the best and brightest come together with common vision and values in an environment that challenges the status quo.  People said there were already too many firms in the market.  I said make way. People said you can’t.  I said we will.

Ten years later, I am proud to unveil the new name of our organization, True Grit Engineering.  Although perhaps perceived as only a slight change at first, I believe it represents so much more.  It speaks to our careful and strategic evolution into a regional leader providing complex engineering and technical solutions that advance our client’s projects from dreams to reality in a world where the environment is considered more important than ever.  Our new organizational structure connects the world of engineering to the environment through expertise in planning for development.  Whether it is through completing major community infrastructure projects for Indigenous Communities in the north, monitoring the environment to minimize impacts, or designing better highways for safe transportation, our team of qualified professionals operates harmoniously to deliver innovative solutions to some of the most challenging problems.

I am often asked “why the name True Grit”?   It’s simple.  True Grit is not a name, or a company or any one person.  True Grit sums up the values with which our people conduct themselves and how I live my life every day.  It’s who we are and what we do…especially when nobody is watching.  I couldn’t be more proud of the men, women and families that make up True Grit.  We will always strive for new ways to solve problems and work harder than everyone else to earn and maintain your trust.  Life is about the journey, not the destination.  It’s been an amazing ride and we’re not nearly done yet.  The name may have changed…but the Grit remains the same!

Eric Zakrewski

Founder and CEO

Leadership Team