In addition to the services listed below, Harwood Engineering has experience with the diverse engineering needs within Muskoka. Contact us to enquire about your engineering project.



Harwood Engineering is a Structural Engineering firm. The majority of services provided by Harwood Engineering are structural in nature. Scope of work includes:


  • Engineered fill design
  • Footing/foundation design
  • Slab-on-grade foundations
  • Wood, concrete, and steel design
  • Connection design
  • Permit drawings
  • Detail drawings
  • And more...



Harwood Engineering focuses on Structural Engineering in the residential sector. Size of projects can range from the structural design of individial members to entire structures. Types of projects include:


  • Docks (steel and crib)
  • Boathouses
  • Garages
  • Custom houses
  • Foundations
  • Components (railings, individual members, etc.)



Harwood Engineering specialiazes in projects where sustainability and building science are of particular importance. Services range from the innovative use of sustainable building materials to the application of building science principles.


Harwood Engineering is also a Certified Passivhaus Designer (CPHD) and has experience utilizing the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) to design energy-efficient buildings.


Jesse Harwood, P.Eng and owner of Harwood Engineering, grew up in Port Sydney, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Bristol, England for 4 years before returning to Huntsville, Ontario to attend high school. He graduated from a Bachelors of Applied Science -  Honours in Civil Engineering degree at the University of Waterloo in 2013, also obtaining a certificate in Structural Engineering. He started his engineering experience as a co-op student, working for the City of St. Thomas, AECOM, and RWDI. He then finished his co-op and engineering intern experience working in Huntsville from 2012 to 2018 with Duke Engineering. Jesse became licensed as a Professional Engineer in Ontario in 2017, and formed Harwood Engineering in 2018.


Jesse also completed his training as a Certified Passivhaus Designer (CPHD) for the rigorous Passivhaus German building standard in 2015. His passion is in designing and aiding in the construction of homes that seek to reduce energy consumption both during and post-construction, and ultimately reduce their carbon footprints.


Outside of work, Jesse is a family-oriented man with a wife, daughter, dog, and a desire to build and certify his family home to the Passivhaus standard. He enjoys nature and all that the fine Muskoka outdoors has to offer.