CIMA+ acquires Ontario-based Costello Associates Inc.

Laval and Toronto, July 8, 2019 – CIMA+, one of Canada’s largest privately owned consulting engineering firms, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Costello Associates Inc. Based in London, Ontario, Costello Associates provides services in the areas of overhead and underground distribution systems, transmission and distribution substations, smart grid systems and renewable generation.

“We are delighted to welcome Costello Associates’ team to the CIMA+ family. For CIMA+, the acquisition of Costello Associates is strategic for several reasons, namely in that both of our firms share a common business culture that focuses on quality engineering and the well-being of our employees and communities,” says Francois Plourde, President and CEO of CIMA+.

Steeve L’Heureux, Executive Vice-President, Energy, adds, “Costello Associates’ senior staff bring over 100 years of combined utility experience and have been directly involved in the design, construction, commissioning, and project management of over 15 LDC transformer station projects. Combining our resources will serve our clients in Ontario on major projects, while enhancing our multidisciplinary service offer.”

Since 2007, Costello Associates has delivered projects through innovative design practices, embracing new technologies to provide their clients with systems that will perform well into the future. Costello Associates is committed to providing engineering and project management services to electricity distributors and large power consumers.


About CIMA+

CIMA+ is a Canadian, multidisciplinary firm that specializes in consulting engineering, project management, urban planning, communication systems, and the environment, allowing for a full range of services in urban infrastructure, transportation, buildings, industry, energy and hydroelectricity, telecommunications and geomatics. Founded in 1990, CIMA+ was created through the merger of several well-established consulting engineering firms. Today, with over 30 offices across Canada, CIMA+ employs over 2,000 people, over half of whom share ownership in the company. CIMA+ has reached the prestigious Best Employers in Canada’s Platinum Level, which is exclusively reserved for organizations that achieved the best results in the Aon Hewitt survey. For more information on CIMA+, please visit


For more information:

Andréanne St-Pierre
Director — Marketing and communications
Telephone: 514-348-0891

Lauren Fox
Marketing and Pursuits Lead | Ontario
CIMA+ (Toronto)
Telephone: 905-695-1005 ext. 6797

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