Our History

The Underhill Group of companies originated in late 1913 when the brothers, Frederic Clare Underhill (Clare) and James Theodore Underhill (J.T.), formed the Underhill & Underhill partnership.

From 1919 onwards, after active service in World War I, the partners put their drive and energy into developing a thriving BC land surveying and engineering firm. They chose a high standard of principles to guide their professional work, and they exhibited personal integrity which soon led to the recognition of them as leaders in their field. The firm continued to grow with the development and expansion of the BC economy. With this growth, new partners were added to the firm from 1922 onwards.

Since then, the Underhill firm has consistently been at the forefront of technological innovation in the field. This has allowed increased efficiency, a broadening of services, and an expansion of service territory—all to better serve our clients. Today, Underhill offers a full range of surveying, mapping and other land surveying services in BC, Canada, and throughout the world.


Learn about the full history of the Underhill Group from 1907 to today.


Historical photo gallery of the Underhill brothers and early stages of Underhill.


Photos from the 100th Anniversary Galas held at each location.