Our Company

m3 mechanical consultants inc. is a Victoria-based, full-service, professional consulting firm practicing mechanical engineering for building systems on Commercial, Multi-family Residential, Light-industrial, Heath-care, and Institutional projects. m3 was founded in 2016 to serve our Vancouver Island clients and has since grown to accommodate projects throughout British Columbia and the Yukon Territory through our hard work and dedication to our Profession and Clients.

Meet our team.

m3 mechanical is made up of several dedicated industry leading professionals that provide high quality engineering services. Take a chance to get to know our team members.

Christer Blom, P.Eng.

Principal

Christer brings more than 20 years of experience as a consulting Mechanical Engineer in Sweden and Canada, having worked on a wide range of commercial, industrial, civic, residential, and educational projects. Specializing in sustainable designs for HVAC, plumbing, and district energy, he also has considerable industrial process systems, energy audit and energy modeling experience. Christer relocated from Sweden to BC and has worked here since 2018 and brings a high quality and sustainable design approach to projects in British Columbia and the Yukon. Having performed designs for both coastal and northern climates, Christer has extensive experience with both new build and renovation/upgrade work.

Outside of the workplace, Christer enjoys experimenting with hobby brewing and travelling. Ideally at the same time. A father and a husband, he enjoys bringing his family along for the adventure.

Brenton Williams P.L.Eng.

Principal

Brenton began his career in Mechanical Engineering Consulting in 2004 and has worked within local engineering firms in Victoria for the last 19 years. After graduating with his diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Camosun College and studying at the University of Victoria, Brenton has been a major contributor to the development and renovation of buildings on Vancouver Island. His strengths are his attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and his ability to future-proof designs which has been born out of his background in healthcare and dealing with projects with long-term ownership. Brenton has a passion for net-zero energy technologies and helping his clients plan buildings around climate change while meeting the projects goals for timeline and budget. After working several years for others earning his dues, Brenton founded m3 mechanical consultants inc. in 2016 hoping to bring back the local business feel to the community while providing a heightened quality of service.

While away from work, Brenton is a father and husband and enjoys travelling to new places, watching good films, playing with fast cars, or finding that perfect restaurant dish. Brenton is constantly learning new methods of improving the business, valuing the people in it, and researching new technologies.

Trace Grunerud, P.Eng.

Principal

Trace graduated from the University of Victoria’s Engineering program with a Bachelors of Engineering in 2008. Shortly after he relocated to Yellowknife, NWT to begin a career of Mechanical Engineering Consulting. During his time in the north, he was able to visit and practice in dozens of communities across the three territories. This experience provided a solid foundation for mechanical engineering principles but also a unique perspective to consider the challenges, requirements, and opportunities applicable to remote northern systems. In 2013 he relocated back to Victoria, BC, to start a local office with his previous employer while continuing to service the north. In spring of 2017 Trace joined m3 shortly after they formed to better service the local market and contribute to growth and development of the start-up. In 2020 he made the leap to Principal and has helped expand m3’s service coverage from Vancouver Island to the rest of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

When not in the office, Trace is often found camping or exploring across Vancouver Island with his wife and daughter. You will often find him a spectator at many of the local Hockey or Rugby games, or on a patio, weather permitting.

Brian Cockburn, P.Eng.

Project Engineer

Thomas Barber, P.Eng.

Project Engineer

Mike Hofmann

Project Designer

Logan Olafson

Project Designer

Allan Stenlund

Engineer in Training

Liam Welgan-Gunn

Engineer in Training

Kristy McKamey

Project Coordinator

See what we have to offer.

Our firm is a group of highly skilled professionals that have completed many successful projects for our clients in BC and YT. Check out some of our reference projects:

Our Projects

Feel free to reach out and we will coordinate a solution for your business needs.