About Krahn Group

Established in 1984, the Krahn Group of Companies (KGC) is a full-service design and engineering firm dedicated to providing creative solutions to the most challenging architectural, structural, civil, electrical, mechanical, landscape, and design projects.

For nearly four decades, we have established a reputation for providing our clients with the most innovative, comprehensive, and cost-effective solutions in both the public and private sectors of the construction industry throughout Canada.

Our unwavering commitment to client success, coupled with decades of engineering and design excellence, has enabled our teams of experts to provide innovative solutions that showcase a harmonious blend of function and form in the built environment.

As a multi-disciplinary firm, KGC is a collective of industry-leading companies that complement and coordinate with each other to provide our clients with intuitive, quality, convenient services under one roof.

Leadership Team

Krahn is distinguished in the industry as a leading, multi-disciplinary firm that prioritizes client relationships. 

As a multi-faceted company, our leadership team is comprised of a diverse range of passionate professionals with extensive industry experience.

David R. Krahn, P.Eng.

David R. Krahn, P.Eng.

President and CEO

David is an industry veteran with over 35 years of experience as a Professional Engineer registered across Canada. He established Krahn Engineering in 1984 after studying civil and structural engineering at Lakehead University and BCIT. Over the past three decades, he has expanded the business to a cross-disciplinary Krahn Group of Companies with a broad client base across Canada. His expertise extends to construction of steel, concrete, tilt-up, cast in place and other structures. With a strong educational background, and experience in construction, David brings a practical, hands-on approach to projects; and his good understanding of structural, mechanical, electrical and civil design, its basic systems, and its relation to cost allow him to apply the most innovative, effective solutions to all aspects of the building process.

Tanya Kalashnikov

Tanya Kalashnikov

VP of Finance

Tanya is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of experience working for growing entrepreneurs in development, restaurant, travel, and furniture industries. Originally from southern Alberta, Tanya moved to Vancouver after university to article with Deloittes and never left, loving the weather – even the rain! Tanya specializes in improving processes to help set companies up for growth. She and her team are focused on reporting and systems. Tanya lives with her husband, two kids, cat, and dog in North Vancouver and loves food, gardening, and entertainment. In her spare time, she can be seen hiking the trails of the North Shore with her big dog Lola.

The Krahn Approach

Listen, Design, Deliver

At Krahn Group of Companies, we focus on an integrated design approach across our multiple disciplines to carry our clients’ projects from conception to final occupancy.

Your success is our success. Our ability to communicate effectively with architects, designers, engineers, clients, and various regional authorities ensures we can deliver a quality result with every project, regardless of the building typology.

Over the years, we have built and fostered key relationships with the various agencies and governing bodies involved in the building process, enabling us to expertly manage projects through the necessary developmental and approval stages.

We have a designated Project Manager assigned to each project that coordinates the departments to act as a single point of contact for our clients. This individual continues to acts as the point of contact through both the design and the construction phase, to ensure fluid communication and overall success of the project.

Key Principles

Think Like A Developer

Our goal is to create impactful spaces for clients that function exactly as they should. When our clients bring us a design problem to solve, we respond with innovative solutions that build trust and add value to their bottom line.

Practical Experience

Many of our skilled professionals obtained practical experience throughout a variety of industries prior to practicing engineering and design, giving them an inherent understanding of practical, common-sense factors.

Diversity of Disciplines

Each of our disciplines has a different focus and provides excellent value individually, but also have the ability to work in tandem for a singular goal: to create long-term value for our clients by providing customer-centered services under one roof through every phase of a project.

Commitment to Quality

Our unwavering commitment to the development of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the highest levels has been utilized by other consultants in the coordination of our projects. We are able to identify issues and outline a risk management strategy to ensure exceptional quality for our clients. 

Collaborative Mentorship

Our principals are actively involved in the business. We are consistently educating, training, and mentoring our staff to consider and incorporate engineering and design details that impact the overall scope, empowering our team to expand their problem-solving skills with every project.

Our Vision

Listen, Design, Deliver

We are proud of our teams’ ability to communicate effectively with designers, engineers, clients, and the numerous authorities having jurisdiction—ensuring our projects work as a whole. We focus on the successful completion of the project and are able to achieve this through our single integrated design approach.

Throughout every project, we listen closely to the needs and wants of our clients, we design spaces with sustainable and innovative solutions, and we deliver quality results that enhance the communities in which these spaces reside for years to come.

Certifications + Awards

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