About Us

SOS is a leader in providing cost effective on time survey products. Using state-of-the-art equipment such as robotic total stations, network GPS, portable internet connectivity, 3D laser scanners, and underground service locators, SOS is more efficient than traditional surveying companies. By taking advantage of technology, SOS is able to reduce fixed costs resulting in huge value and savings to the client. Now employing eight full time field crews SOS is able to handle projects large or small across North America.


SOS was founded in 2011 by Michael Toupin. After selling his interest in another Essex County Land Survey firm that he founded, Michael set out to take his experience and business expertise to build a company that would embrace his vision of a true multifaceted surveying firm. In the fall of 2012, Michael partnered with Christopher Oyler. Christopher is a graduate of UNB’s Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering program and is a licenced Land Surveyor in good standing with the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. Christopher’s engineering background, cadastral surveying expertise and outside of the box thinking paired well with Michael’s vision and a great partnership was formed. In 2016, SOS opened two new offices: one in New Liskeard to serve Northern Ontario, and another in Detroit to expand into Michigan.

Who We Are

Christopher Oyler B.Sc.Eng., O.L.S.
Christopher Oyler B.Sc.Eng., O.L.S.Partner
Having grown up working on a dairy farm in eastern Ontario, Chris applied his love of the outdoors to Loyalist College where he obtained a diploma in Environmental Technology in 2001. Following graduation Chris studied at the University of New Brunswick and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree, Cadastral Option in 2006. After graduation he moved back to Ontario where he obtained his cadastral licence from the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors in 2010.
Michael Toupin C.Tech.
Michael Toupin C.Tech.Partner
Mike graduated from Northern College in Timmins Ontario with a Land Surveying Technician diploma in 1987. After graduation Mike moved back home to Windsor and began his land surveying career. In 2003 Mike earned his certification as an Engineering Technician from OACETT. In that same year Mike started his first land surveying business which he oversaw until 2011.
Ryan Seguin O.L.S., P. Eng.
Ryan Seguin O.L.S., P. Eng.Office Manager
Ryan graduated from University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Geodesy & Geomatics) in 2006. After graduation he obtained his cadastral licence from the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors in 2009. Ryan is also a licensed professional engineer in Ontario. In 2016 Ryan joined SOS to start an office in New Liskeard.

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