Since our inception in 1990, Allester Group has provided innovative, safe, cost-effective structural design solutions to both light commercial and residential clients throughout British Columbia. The last thirty years have seen Allester Group complete more than 3,000 successful projects and expand to accommodate an increased demand for our services and growing presence outside the Lower Mainland.

Whether your project is in the Lower Mainland, the Interior, on Vancouver Island, or along the Sunshine Coast, we are able to solve your structural challenges while maintaining the level of personal service you deserve. Our responsive staff of 20 takes pride in being mindful of timelines, expectations and deliverables, while being available to discuss any issues that may arise throughout your project. We are equipped to tackle technically complex and challenging projects and deliver a functional, economical and practical solution.

Our reputation for providing creative and pragmatic solutions for new structures, residential alterations or seismic upgrades is well-known, as is our quality customer service – we even answer the phone. Honestly, give it a try.

Allester Group consists of four companies: Allester Engineering Ltd., Allester Engineering Interior Ltd.,  Allester Engineering Sunshine Coast Ltd., and Allester Engineering Vancouver Island Ltd.


Jeff Allester, P.Eng. - Principal.

Driven by a desire to create a company where respect and efficiency operate hand in hand, Jeff is a noteworthy leader in the engineering community of British Columbia. A registered Professional Engineer for over 35 years, he has won numerous awards for his innovation and expertise.

Allester Group has primarily evolved through word of mouth, a testament to Jeff’s high quality work and relationship building. Jeff instills confidence in both clients and staff, communicating with clarity and an expert knowledge base. He believes strongly that his staff should answer their phones, reply to emails in a timely manner and be accessible for client needs.

Jeff has built an ever-growing company that takes pride in mentoring, valuing collaboration among all staff, and offering opportunities for advancement.
Laura Garcia - Director of Operations.

Laura is at the helm of the day to day operations of Allester Group. Responsible for longer term strategic planning, tactical decision making and human resources, she has spearheaded the expansion of the company. Additionally, Laura manages information systems, accounting, marketing and the firm’s administrative team.

Laura ensures that the Allester Group of Companies adheres to the strict policies and standards as set out by EGBC. She values all staff and keeps the heartbeat of strong communication that defines Allester Group ticking.
Scott Ash-Anderson, P.Eng - Senior Engineer

Scott has been developing his expertise as a registered Professional Engineer since 2018. He specializes in seismic design using wood, steel, and concrete and is particularly well-versed in innovative wood products such as CLT and nail laminated timber. Scott’s strengths include the ability to lead his team to guarantee the smoothest process possible for our clientele.

In keeping with Allester Group’s philosophy of staff development, Scott mentors the new EITs and ensures that industry standards are followed throughout all projects. He works hand in hand with all new staff to implement our full-spectrum training program.
Jacob Plut — Structural EIT
Yasuhisa Kakurai — Structural EIT
Tim Stockton — Structural EIT
David Bourcet — Structural EIT
Gurpal Sandhu — Structural EIT
Daven Mapson — Structural EIT
John Gerencser — Structural Technologist
Aaron Chan — Structural Drafter
Jordan Chand — Structural Drafter
Christy Neufeld — Structural Drafter
Helen Li — Structural Drafter
Courtenay Hurley — Office Manager