Runge Engineering joins multi-disciplinary firm Tatham Engineering


After collaborating together on projects for over 15 years, Tatham Engineering recently announced the acquisition of Collingwood-based firm Runge Engineering.

Runge’s focus on electrical and mechanical engineering will be an asset to Tatham, who currently specialize in land development, municipal infrastructure renewal, structural, bridges, transportation, water resources, coastal and water and wastewater engineering.

Dan Hurley
Dan Hurley

“This union will strengthen our capabilities and competitiveness across all areas of our business,” said Tatham’s President, Dan Hurley, adding that the companies share the same values, place staff, clients and community “at the heart of everything we do.”

“We have worked with Runge on many significant projects over the years and have established a collaborative relationship built on respect and trust. Our collective core values, which focus on the wellness of our staff, communities and clients, confirmed this is a perfect fit for Tatham and will strengthen our foundation for future growth.”

Hurley calls the merger a big step forward and explains that Runge’s 16 staff became part of Tatham team on July 1, however, they will continue to operate under the Runge Engineering name for the immediate future to ensure a seamless transition.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to join Tatham, a company known for its expertise and integrity,” said Runge’s President, Gerhard Runge.

“We share similar values such as honesty, trust and commitment, and this merger will further enhance the service to our valued clients and especially the growth and development of our staff and communities.”

With civil, mechanical and electrical services operating together as one, Tatham will be better positioned to take on larger, more complex projects that require a diverse range of expertise.

Current clients will also benefit from streamlined service, resulting in more comprehensive and efficient solutions.

Tatham Engineering is a team of multi-disciplinary project managers, engineers, technical staff and industry professionals who have been challenged to provide consulting engineering, design and construction services relating to the fields of land development, municipal infrastructure, structural, transportation, water resources and water and wastewater engineering.

Gerhard Runge
Gerhard Runge

The employee-owned firm was originally established in 1988 as C.C. Tatham & Associates Ltd. by founder Charles Tatham. Since then, it has grown from a team of five to over 130 staff working out of offices in Collingwood, Barrie, Bracebridge, Orillia and Ottawa.

In 2007, Gerhard Runge incorporated Runge and Associates as an electrical engineering firm, providing services to public and private sectors. Mechanical services were later added in 2010, and recently the firm rebranded as Runge Engineering.

“Together as one, we can offer expanded and integrated services to better serve the ever growing needs of our clients,” Hurley said.