Corporate History

Since our establishment in 1959, we have grown from being Victoria’s first engineering company to a trusted and reputable firm offering a comprehensive range of civil and structural engineering services. Over the years, we have adapted to market changes, expanded our expertise, and remained committed to providing quality solutions to our valued clients across Vancouver Island.


SINCE 1959

After emigrating with his family from Norway in 1957, Erik Hoel, P.Eng established his business as a sole proprietorship in 1959.

Erik’s firm was Victoria’s first engineering company to undertake civil engineering and wastewater treatment and disposal system design, in addition to structural engineering and building design.

Shortly thereafter, in order to meet the needs of the growing land development division, a survey department was added to the services provided.

In the 1960s, Erik focused primarily on building design, structural engineering, and residential sewage disposal systems. During this time, he was associated with the design of over 60 larger condos and housing units in the Victoria area, including the first high-rise apartment building in Victoria.

By the mid-1970s, Greater Victoria was experiencing an accelerating rate of development. The firm was expanding accordingly, and was a major participant in the local civil engineering field. Erik’s son, Jan Hoel, had now become a partner in the business and in 1978 the firm was renamed to reflect the changes in management and to provide an updated image for the company.


During the early 1980s, when the local economy was in a deep recession, the firm survived by adjusting to meet the changing needs of the time. The company’s focus during this recovery decade targeted smaller residential and commercial developments for local developers and homeowners, performing residential design, structural engineering, and sewage disposal work.

Kyle Engineering still enjoy serving this niche market today.

As the economy began to improve through the 1990s and into the new millennium, the Hoel Engineering Group (now Kyle Engineering) re-expanded, acquiring and becoming proficient in technology for design, surveying, mapping, and CAD, and instituted a quality policy for constant improvement of its processes, skills, and equipment.



Edward Kyle took over the management of Kyle Engineering (then known as Hoel Engineering) in 2018. In 2020, Edward acquired the majority share in the firm and continued to grow the company. With Edward’s knowledge in both Civil and Structural Engineering, the company was able to take on projects with both aspects, which proved invaluable to clients as we are able to ensure a smooth transition and understanding between the interaction of these two disciplines.

In 2023, Edward took full ownership of the firm and rebranded the company as Kyle Engineering. With new energy and vigor, we’re able to instill the same family values as the company has always had within our team as well as anyone we work with. Safety, quality, and client service remains our main goals. We aim to engineer the future, retore the past, and preserve your legacy.


Our Client Reviews

Kyle Engineering started working with Norand Industries Inc on a subdivision project in Central Saanich in 1992. From there Hoel did all of our development work for the next 18 years, which consisted of several major residential rezoning and subdivision projects in Central Saanich and the District of Saanich. We found them and their staff to be very knowledgeable and up to date on all aspects of each project, assisting our rezoning applications and subdivisions to smoothly pass approvals in all cases.

Igor Landry