After many years of individual experience in the design-build, construction and engineering fields, in 1994, Peter Kempenaar and David Brown, P.Eng., joined forces and founded TaskForce Engineering Inc.  TaskForce Engineering Inc. is a construction firm that specializes in design-build, construction management and general contracting methods for a wide range of industrial, commercial, institutional and recreational building projects.  It has been Peter and Dave’s unwavering commitment to the quality and service provided for each project, big or small, that has grown the company to what it is today.  Peter and Dave are excited to announce that after more than a decade with the company, in March 2015, Hilary Murphy along with Ian Wilson joined the partnership team as owners. The partnership group is excited for this next chapter of TaskForce Engineering and for the opportunity to continue to expand and grow the company’s reputation of excellence in construction.


Peter Kempenaar


Peter co-founded TaskForce Engineering Inc. in 1994 after working in the construction industry for 12 years as a Project Manager and a member of a Business Development team. Peter holds a diploma in Architectural Technology along with a wealth of knowledge in building construction and design. He is the Chief Estimator and provides oversight on all estimating and design concepts completed in house.


David Brown

P.Eng., C.E.T., BDS, Managing Partner

Dave co-founded TaskForce Engineering Inc. in 1994 after working in the construction industry for 10 years as a Project Manager and Design Engineer.  As the Managing Partner, Dave oversees the day-to-day operations of TaskForce.  In addition to his role with TaskForce, Dave is the sitting Vice-President of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Council and is a newly appointed Director to the board for Engineers Canada.


Ian Wilson

P.Eng., Director of Construction

March 2015, Ian started at TaskForce Engineering Inc. as a Partner (Director of Construction), bringing with him over 10 years of experience in the ICI construction sector as a site superintendent with PCL Constructors, Ottawa. Ian brings to TaskForce a wealth of practical experience combined with new ideas and delivery concepts that will help to provide diversity as TaskForce continues to grow and evolve to meet the demands of today’s marketplace.


Hilary Murphy

P.Eng., Director of Engineering & Business Development

Hilary joined the TaskForce team in 2005, 3 years after graduating from University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural). Early on in her career with TaskForce, Hilary became Chief Engineer and Senior Project Manager and has become an invaluable resource to the entire team. In March 2015 Hilary was welcomed on as a new Partner – Director of Business Development.