BMROSS believes in commitment to the place in which we live and work. We are motivated by our responsibility to building vibrant and successful communities by contributing to local groups and charities. We are involved and active in:


Living Wage Employer

BMROSS is the latest company to certify as a Living Wage Employer in the champion category. “We recognize that paying a Living Wage constitutes a critical investment in the long–term prosperity of the economy by fostering a dedicated, skilled and healthy workforce in our communities,” says Andrew Ross, President of B.M. Ross and Associates Limited. “By certifying as a Living Wage Employer, BMROSS is offering a challenge to similar professional service businesses in the communities where we work.”


Now calculated annually by the United Way Perth-Huron’s Social Research and Planning Council, the Living Wage is a calculation based on the living expenses of a family of four with both adults working full-time for 35 hours a week, once government transfers and deductions are taken into account. Everyday expenses included in the calculation are food, housing, utilities, childcare and transportation. Perth-Huron Counties’ Living Wage is $17.55 per hour. More information about Perth-Huron’s Living Wage can be found at


“Certified Living Wage employers like B.M. Ross and Associates Limited draw attention to the Living Wage conversation in our communities,” says United Way Perth-Huron Executive Director Ryan Erb. “By receiving a Living Wage, employees are enable to participate in their society and gives them opportunities to contribute to and define our communities. B.M. Ross and Associates is demonstrating a real commitment to their team and our communities by becoming a Living Wage champion.”


AMGH Foundation Capital Campaign



Jones Bridge Project

South Huron Trail users are being given a safer, more scenic alternative to walking beside vehicle traffic on Morrison Line. BMROSS is pleased to support the community project to build a new pedestrian bridge.


Accepting our donation, on behalf of the Pedestrian Bridge Community Working Group, are volunteers Linda Wilhelm and Peter Darbishire. Presenting the donation are Stacey Jeffery and Ryan Munn.



2017 International Plowing Match

BMSOSS is pleased to provide support for the 100th edition of the International Plowing Match being held in Huron County, September 19-23, 2017, in Walton.


Bayfield River Trail Association

In the fall of 2016 a group of Bayfield residents came together to raise funds to purchase property known as the Bayfield River Flats. They intend to manage this property along the Bayfield River, maintain its natural characteristics, and keep it available for use by the community.


BMROSS has a long history of providing services to Bayfield and the Municipality of Bluewater and were pleased to participate in this endeavour.


At an event to celebrate the success of the fundraising, our Kelly Vader, an Environmental Planner, and a resident of Bayfield, presents organizers with our donation.


Kinsmen Club of Goderich

At the Kinsmen Club of Goderich’s 70th Anniversary Dinner, Saturday, May 13th 2017, Peter Lovell was surprised with a Life Membership in the organization.


Through his 20 years of membership Peter has participated in community projects, raising monies for playgrounds, ice refinishers at the arena, and needed upgrades to the hospital.He has also contributed to the Kin organization by holding executive offices at the regional level.


Peter has worked at BMROSS for 27 years and is our Drafting Supervisor. At some point almost every project that is developed at BMROSS for construction goes through Peter’s hands and his computer.


We would like to congratulate Peter for his work in the community and his achievements in the Kinsmen Club. Pictured below (far left), Peter Lovell at the Anniversary Dinner.


Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest

In 2014, BMROSS donated $15,000 towards the Always Here for You Campaign, for the planned redevelopment of the Louise Marshall Hospital’s emergency and ambulatory care departments.


Pictured below (L-R), Frank Vanderloo and Bruce Potter of BMROSS, and Dan Yake and Bob Mason from the Always Here for You Campaign.


Goderich and Area Disaster Relief Fund

BMROSS is pleased to announce the donation of $100,000.00 to the Goderich and Area Disaster Relief Fund to provide much needed assistance to our community following the recent tornado. We are fortunate, as one of the largest employers in the core area, to have not been seriously impacted by this disaster. This donation will be a challenge for us, but for 60 years we and our families have lived and worked in this community and we believe that it is imperative that we invest in Goderich at this time when the need is so great.


The Goderich Salvation Army

Every year, BMROSS employees demonstrate an outstanding show of community support by participating in an annual food drive. We help to collect hundreds of non-perishable items for the Goderich Family Services Food Bank.



Burns M. Ross started an engineering practice in Goderich in 1951. During his early years, he was recruited to teach calculus at Goderich District Collegiate Institute, as there were no qualified teachers available. His wife, Ruth and their four children are all GDCI graduates.


BMROSS, the company founded by Mr. Ross, has prospered in Goderich since 1951. The company provides engineering services to public and private clients throughout Southwestern Ontario. Many of the engineers come from Southwestern Ontario and return to live in the area after graduating. In 2003, BMROSS and the family of Burns Ross established a scholarship to help promote local students pursuing an engineering career. In 2009, the scholarship was expanded to other Secondary Schools including F. E. Madill, Central Huron, St. Anne’s, and South Huron District.


This award is presented to be given annually to a student from each school, enrolled in an engineering program at an accredited Canadian university. It is sponsored by B. M. Ross and Associates Limited and the B. M. Ross family.


Habitat for Humanity

BMROSS donated $10,000 to the Habitat for Humanity Campaign in the Goderich area. The donation went towards the establishment of a ReStore in Goderich, which sells donated or recycled building materials.



Since 1998, BMROSS staff have helped to keep part of Ontario Beautiful by participating in the MTO Adopt-A-Highway program. In that time we have removed about 500 bags of trash from a 4 km stretch of Hwy 8, at Holmesville. In addition to the community benefits, this annual activity turns social as we always hold a “contract review” meeting afterwards and a trophy is awarded for the most interesting trash.