ABOUT OUR FIRM
Consultants Lemay & Choinière Inc. is an engineering and agronomy consulting firm specialized in farm building construction and environmental legislation compliance. Since 1995, our firm has grown, guided by its mission of innovation, development and optimization of your projects, while offering a personalized service.
1995 : Yves Choinière founded Les Consultants Yves Choinière Inc. in Montérégie (QC)
2008 : Association between Yves Choinière and Christian Lemay. The business succession is in good hands!
Opening of a Quebec city area branch
Our company receives the ‘’Industrial Award’’ from the Canadian Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food and Biological Systems (CSBE) presented during the International congress in Quebec city.
Integration of the employees from Christian Drolet Consultant’s team as well as their clients
2013 : Name change, Les Consultants Yves Choinière Inc. becomes Consultants Lemay & Choinière Inc.
2013 : Moving of the Quebec city area branch in its new premises in Lévis
2015 : Celebrating our 20th anniversary!
WHO IS YVES CHOINIERE?
Yves grew up on a dairy farm in Montérégie. He is a graduate of the Agricultural Engineering Department, Macdonald College of McGill University (1983). Yves has worked for the Ministry of Agriculture of Ontario for 11 years, first as a teacher in the agricultural technology program of the Alfred College and then as Ontario livestock housing specialist. In parallel to his work, he has done his Masters in Civil Engineering at the Ottawa University (1991). His thesis focused on the development of natural ventilation systems for farm buildings. Yves Choinière is the author of the Canadian Standards for natural and mechanical ventilation systems. In 2015, Yves was admitted to the membership grade of Fellow of CSBE for his dedication to the engineering profession and his contributions to the Society.
WHO IS CHRISTIAN LEMAY?
Christian comes from a family of dairy farmers in the Centre-du-Québec region. He is a graduate of Laval University in civil engineering (1997). Christian has been employed by the company since 1997 and he is specialized in the design of dairy barns and agricultural structures. He acts as an executive member of the AQINAC (Quebec association of animal nutrition and cereal industries). Christian is frequently invited to act as guest speaker and technical trainer for various associations.
EVOLUTON IN SERVICES
The company first offered calibration services for farm building ventilation systems. Then, the planning and construction of livestock production buildings has been developed according to the environment and legislations requirements (all regulatory aspects related to projects). More recently, the services of expertise in sinister claims and negotiation for groundwater compensation programs were established. Consultants Lemay & Choinière Inc. works in the agricultural, para-agricultural, residential, commercial, institutional, municipal and government sectors in Quebec and other Canadian provinces. Our team was also involved in international projects. Willing to guide you in the best possible way, we are always on the look-out for innovations and for the latest trends in our field of expertise. You have a project? Contact us!
FIELD OF EXPERTISE AND TEAM DESCRIPTION
In order to serve more effectively agricultural producers throughout Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick, two offices located in Ange-Gardien (Montérégie) and Lévis were established. Since its beginning, the team has grown and diversified. Today, we are proud of our multidisciplinary team: civil and agricultural engineers, agronomists, technicians, drafters, secretaries and managers work together to better serve an ever growing number of customers. In addition, students have internship opportunities during summer or fall. Most of the professional staff comes from the farming community and their experience allows them to better understand the needs of our clients and cope with the complexities of different projects. We are dedicated to distinguishing ourselves in all our accomplishments!
- More than 4 900 client files managed since 1995
- 90 complete construction sites supervision (Since 1997)
- More than 1000 requests for certificate of authorization from ministry of Environment (Since 1997)
Functional and technical programming of research centres in dairy production (Guelph University, Saskatchewan University, CRSAD in Deschambault), in poultry production (COOP Fédérée, Veterinary college in St-Hyacinthe), in utilization of swine for medical purposes (AccelLab), in dairy and swine production (Agriculture Canada Research station in Lennoxville), on composting (IRDA in Saint-Bruno), in dairy, poultry and horticulture production (Macdonald College of McGill University) and numerous other institutional projects.
ARTICLES, CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Orienting livestock shelters to optimize natural summer ventilation
- Thermostat location for a naturally ventilated swine barn
- Winter performance of different air inlets in a warm naturally ventilated swine barn