Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald

The firm was established by A.C. Loach, B.C.L.S. in 1953 and has gradually expanded to its present size - consisting of three professional land surveyors, and a staff of 17 people.

HWM has recently purchased the assets of Chapman Land Surveying Ltd. We are now the proud owners of Chapman Land Surveying’s records, data and files. In addition, we are excited to have the staff from Chapman join our team.

Our Focus

As professional Land Surveyors, the partners co-ordinate a team which is fully experienced in all aspects of survey work. Over the past sixty years, the firm has undertaken a variety of survey projects throughout British Columbia while being primarily involved in residential and commercial land development in the Lower Mainland area.

Our Scope

Currently there are four field crews working throughout BC and Canada on legal, topographic, and construction surveying projects.

Topographic Surveys

Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald can provide accurate and detailed topographic survey plans showing elevations, contours and ground features. This information is used along with property lines and setbacks to allow architects and engineers design new structures and improvements.

Construction Surveys

Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald can help you layout the correct position of your new building in order to conform to setbacks and zoning requirements. We know how time sensitive construction projects can be and pride ourselves on our speedy service.

Legal Surveys

Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald has extensive knowledge of Legal / Cadastral Surveying. Legal Surveys are primarily associated with the establishment or re-establishment of real property boundaries and are prepared under both Provincial and Federal statutes.

Takaya Developments Group of Companies

We have worked with Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald for over 20 years nearly 19 years, predominantly with our surveying needs for our multi-family projects. HWM has performed many surveys ranging from site layout, topographic, unit area, volumetric and many other surveys for legal purposes, and we have been extremely satisfied with their services, to say the least. We look forward to working with HWM for many years to come.

Harry Wong Senior Project Manager

Brachman Developments, Ltd

Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald has become our preferred surveyor for their competence, professionalism, service and most of all they are dependable which is most valuable in our business.

Nevin Sangha Brachman Developments

Synthesis Design

Synthesis Design have had the pleasure of working with Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald for the 20 years we have been in existence. Periodically our clients ask us to compare quotes, but HWM's professionalism, service and price point has kept us coming back exclusively. HWM does, on average, about 25 surveys per year for our clients and as our reputation depends on the accuracy of our drawings and information provided, it is comforting to know that we are starting with accurate and precise information from Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald. They make us look good. They look good, too.

Curtis D. Krahn Principal, Synthesis Design

Somerset Homes

Somerset Homes has used Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald for decades now! Consistently, one of the most reliable professionals we've dealt with in the building of custom homes. The office and field crews are always a pleasure to deal with and prompt in attending to our requests, inquiries and building site requirements.

Ed Ballard Somerset Homes


Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald have provided reliable and efficient survey services ever since I started using their service 8 years ago. I found them well organized and work has been done in a professional manner.

Ben Li Hemmera

The Geller Group

Three words come to mind when I think of Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald: responsive, capable and value. HWM did all the survey work for the somewhat innovative and complicated Hollyburn Mews in West Vancouver, and I was delighted with the service they provided. I can recommend them without reservation, based on my experience with the firm. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this further.

Michael Geller President, The Geller Group

Bill Curtis & Associates Design, Ltd.

Hobbs, Winter & MacDonald have been providing me with survey work for much of my business practice. Their work has been completed in a timely manner and has consistently met or exceeded municipal requirements. Whenever I have had a question or required additional information they have been prompt to respond and I have no reservations in continuing to use and refer their services to others.

Bill Curtis Principal, Bill Curtis & Associates Design