Ben started as a young apprentice in 1995 in the new housing and residential service industry. This was the core foundation for his plumbing skills before he progressed to larger commercial and industrial projects.
Flooded basements, cold water heaters, burst pipes, overflowing toilets, backed up drains - no job is too small or too big. As a plumber in a city of 400,000 people, Ben has seen it all and he has learned firsthand what to do any situation. His first priority for you will be fixing unless it proves to be impossible or too costly before advising any replacement. If there's an option to save you money, he'll give it to you. Ben will also ensure he does it right for you the first time so you won't have to call him back.
Ben truly enjoys the one-to-one exchanges during house calls; there's a sense of community connection that is special to residential plumbing. And just so you know, he doesn't drink coffee or tea, but Ben does have a sweet tooth :-) and he'll always enjoy discussing birding and hunting in Smoky Lake County after the job is done to your satisfaction. :-)
Ben has extensive experience with the more demanding and complex issues that come with commercial and industrial buildings. He has worked extensively on new installations, but his experience in residential plumbing made him particularly skilled at servicing in the commercial industry, too. Retail stores, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, apartments, office buildings, shopping mall washrooms, and even a Cargill chicken factory ... this is the kind of experience he gained from working in a city which benefits the community in Smoky Lake County.
With our Voluntary Recognized Agreement with the UA 488 and backed by their full support, we have access to a phenomenal skilled team of trained professionals who can work on any project.
You can find Ben's steamfitting resume on Linkedin.com.
Altex, Black & McDonald, CEDA, CIMS, Edmonton Exchanger, Jacob's, and TAMS have all hired Ben as a UA 488 General Foreman - Piping and/or Foreman - Piping on their sites.
This past summer, Ben's three night shift crews won Shell Scotford's Safety Cup a record of seven times during the shutdown. They also earned a PF factor of 30% greater than the next nearest unit in the plant. His crews received company-wide recognition for proving that they can be the safest, the most efficient, the most productive - and the happiest - at the same time!
Ben recently completed the Better SuperVision program, which focuses on developing frontline supervisory competencies for the commercial, institutional, and industrial construction and plant maintenance industries. His next continuing education objective is completing the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) program.
P.O. Box #1014, Smoky Lake, AB T0A 3C0
7 days a week - Evening hours available at no extra charge