AOV was founded in 1964 by George Annis and Michael O’Sullivan. Originally from Toronto, the two found themselves working more often in Ottawa on consumer’s gas projects than in Toronto. Being outdoors minded, the two found they liked the closeness of the community and the wide and differing activities Ottawa had to offer, deciding this would be a great place to live and raise their families.
As with most small companies, change was inevitable. Through dedication, hard work and perseverance, they quickly developed business relationships that would stand the test of time. Many of our original clients are still with us today. What started with two young men and a dog has become one of the largest land surveying firms in Ontario and continues to provide great service and great loyalty. Their indomitable spirit lives on in the business they started.