Our Story

Our Mission & Origin

We believe in building connections

Evolve Surface Strategies was founded on a vision for the right-of-way industry – to have a company operate under the premise of truly seeking to understand the interests of all stakeholders involved in the surface acquisition process and to genuinely influence the professionalism of right-of-way acquisition processes and procedures. Building the company name by incorporating key word of Energy, Vision, Operators, Landowners, Values & Environment, started Evolve’s journey with clear direction.

Evolve maintains focus on culture, community, honesty, and accountability. This focus, combined with Evolve’s mindset of continually being innovative with industry leading right-of-way acquisition management and community engagement processes, has made the initial vision and foundations a reality today.


Opened our doors

EVOLVE planted our roots. In 2007, we opened our doors with our core service of obtaining land access and property rights while meeting regulatory requirements. Granted, the door was to a small condo in downtown Calgary, but it was here that our vision began to grow.

OUR VISION: At Evolve, we have vision of blending the skill sets of several key disciplines to continually develop and maintain a strong competency training program that is respected by industry, allowing our team to provide premium service while creating a new and exciting environment of choice for the surface land community to work with.


Opened our first office in Airdrie

Our vision kept on growing as we worked tirelessly to offer innovative land acquisition solutions. So much so, that our downtown condo didn’t meet our clients’ needs (or ours, for that matter) and we happily opened our first official office in Airdrie. It is here that our mission continued to grow!

OUR MISSION: Supporting Responsible Development, Respecting Stakeholder Perspectives; Operating with Vision and Values.


Expanded geographic presence

Opening locations across Western Canada, we successfully expanded our geographic reach across to Manitoba. This expansion showed us that the industry was ready to have more honest, transparent and accountable conversations. This growth alone encouraged us to keep innovating, bringing more value to our clients in their surface strategies.


Acquired a company

By listening to the industry and focusing on culture and community, both internally and externally, we acquired another right-of-way firm. With this acquisition, we continued to develop into a leader among the right-of-way industry in Canada.

2016 and 2017

Continued growth

We saw vast growth of our team through 2016 and 2017 as we acquired three more companies – two in 2016; one in 2017! To ensure that we continued to serve clients with the same level of service that Evolve was founded on, our values became even more important to our solutions. Here, we furthered our commitment to communication, strategy, community, and, of course, the wow factor in our Evolve Suggested Strategy!


Depth & Strength

Officially in our 11th year of operations, Evolve being true to our name, engaged an external party to support to revisit Evolve’s Mission, Vision and Value Statements.  Working through detailed exercises as a leadership group, Evolve captured our ‘evolved’ focus and to carry us forward. Guiding Principles – Boldly. Building. Momentum. Our why – “We believe in building connections”


Evolve Canada, meet Evolve USA

Identifying continued growth and geographic expansion opportunities under Evolve’s Boldly. Building. Momentum. mindset, Evolve initiated work on our first projects in the United States of America. Setting key managers up with immigration visa’s and forging a key relationship with a strategic partner set in motion the beginning of Evolve operating on an international scale.


Ever growing energy!  Since 2007, we’ve grown to have team members across Canada and the United States all committed to Boldly. Building. Momentum. At Evolve, it’s this energy and enthusiasm for offering innovative surface strategies that allows us to provide real value while mitigating risks. This keeps us growing and innovating for your stakeholders of today, and for the communities of tomorrow.

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Culture
  • Community
  • Honesty