The CFMS brand has an outstanding history as Canada's leading provider of Independent Commissioning Services since 1992. It’s a long tradition of partnering with owners, architects, designers and construction teams to ensure superior quality control—from initial design to initial operation. Whether it’s new construction or improving an existing space, we deliver total building commissioning, LEED commissioning, re-commissioning and facilities management, ensuring 100% authentic reporting and the proper strategic guidance to meet your goals. As proof, we have successfully completed projects for more than 40 healthcare facilities, more than 300 educational facilities, and several hundred institutional and other commercial projects to date.
CFMS Consulting Inc. was incorporated in 1992, initially offering services in the following areas: the commissioning of mechanical and electrical systems; the design and commissioning of controls, building automation, security and fire alarm systems; and facilities management. In the late 1990’s Al Haye, an experienced Facility Manager began working on commissioning projects with the CFMS team. By 2000, he was commissioning full-time and in 2003, Al started the first satellite office, opening CFMS-West Consulting Inc., to provide expert total building commissioning services throughout South Western Ontario.
CFMS-West was formally incorporated in 2004, and today stands as an experienced, fully independent commissioning company—a member in good standing with the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA). We have grown to provide total building commissioning services, with particular experience in mechanical and electrical systems, as well as specialty-building systems such as archives, data centres, laboratories and renewables.
CFMS-West has provided commissioning services for numerous buildings, ranging in size from 10,000 square feet (930 square metres) to 1.8 million square feet (167,225 square metres), and representing every sector of the construction industry: from new projects and renovations local Universities, Colleges and school boards, to hospitals, and cutting-edge laboratory facilities, like the award winning CANMET laboratory at McMaster Innovation Park.
cooperation across the entire project team are what take a project from design stage to successful completion.
We are local
We take great pride in being “local” with offices in Richmond Hill, Ancaster, Calgary and Halifax, all independently owned and operated. We work where we live, our in-depth knowledge of industry practices in Ontario and across Canada is second to none.
To his role as President, Al brings 20 years of experience in facilities/project management and HVAC business, and another 20 years in the commissioning and maintenance of facilities. He has served as team leader for countless projects across many sectors, fueling his rich knowledge of equipment and systems, and honing his expertise in troubleshooting building deficiencies. He holds Ontario licence’s in Refrigeration, Electrical (Master) and Gas Fitting, and is a certified Real Property Administrator (RPA) under the Building Owners and Manager Institute Canada (BOMA) program. He joined CFMS Toronto in 2000 to specialize full-time on commissioning and in 2003, he established CFMS’ first-ever satellite office in Ancaster. An active BCA member. Al joined the BCA’s Board of Directors (Eastern Chapter) in 2016. In 2017 Al became an Energy Management Professional, certified by the Energy Management Association.
Kevin's extensive knowledge of controls benefits the commissioning role, as controls systems are essential to the efficient operation of modern, automated buildings and the integrated testing of highly technical systems. As our Controls Specialist, Kevin contributes invaluable skills, drawing upon his technologist training and his years of experience as a service technician, installation technician, lead systems specialist and project manager for leading controls systems companies. He also held the position of Operations Manager, North Bay Regional Health Centre, and developed additional relevant skills and insights managing the Building Automation system and CMMS system for this northern healthcare facility. With his technical training, controls expertise, broad knowledge of building systems and his ambition and dedication, Kevin has become an essential member of the CFMS-West team. Since joining CFMS-West in 2015, Kevin earned his LEED AP BD+C designation, and has also been instrumental in exciting new projects, such as sourcing and implementing a real-time energy dashboard for forward thinking clients.
In addition to the 5 years of experience in the building automation industry as a lead technical specialist, Joseph brings valuable knowledge in renewable energy technologies, energy management systems and sustainable building systems to the CFMS-West team. Joseph’s focus on building sciences has brought a wealth of knowledge in the design and construction of intelligent and integrated building systems. Having completed data analyses and feasibility reports for new and existing facilities are valuable assets to the contribution of the overall commissioning process.
Celeste attended Nippissing University (BA Hons) and Canadore College (Diploma High Hons). She has spent the last few years operating her own small business.
Since joining CFMS-West in October 2019, Celeste quickly applied her skills to responding to RFPs. She has also provided valuable administrative support, compiling drawings and assisting with report documentation. With her growing knowledge of the building commissioning industry, Celeste is eager to support CFMS-West's continued growth in various niches including re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, and measurement and verification.
Prior to joining CFMS-West, Tara was a Buyer and Inventory Technician for various large industrial manufacturing companies. Tara brings her exceptional computer and accounting skills to CFMS-West, adeptly taking care of all accounts receivable and accounts payable. She also handles many human resource functions and supports all administrative aspects of CFMS-West business. Tara is a wonderful addition to our team, who always provides a warm welcome to visitors and callers, and is a capable, hardworking ambassador for CFMS-West.