Make it happen.
We are a commercial mechanical company that loves making things that solve big problems. We help developers and builders create buildings with true human and commercial value.
If you're thinking about starting a new project we'd love to hear from you. We can add more value if we're brought in early.
Whether you're a seasoned expert or developing a new career, or just want learn more about the company, drop us a line.
We're lucky enough to be partnered up with some of BC's finest. We'd love to discuss the potential of working together.
We are incredibly proud of our heritage. It’s a vital piece of our identity today, and a vital ingredient of our future. With a team of 300 people and growing who are empowered to make the right decisions, True Mechanical has a solid foundation and a bright future.
We are a mechanical contractor that loves a challenge. We pull together socially desirable ideals to build projects that are economically viable and technologically feasible. The combination of a collaborative approach, Constructible Thinking, and our focus on high performance means we always find a solution and get the job done right.
Our strategy to invest in hardworking people and encourage an entrepreneurial culture creates high-performance teams. Driven by the instinct to construct, we work together to remove obstacles, find solutions and deliver quality projects. And we have fun doing it.
Our leadership team have the professional and practical skills to affect real change in the boardroom and on-site. They're redefining the space and building one of the fastest growing companies in BC.
When Brad started the company in 2015, his prerogative was to make working in construction something different. He’s built an organization where every voice matters. Where people are excited to come to work and build great things. Where trades and clients are confident that True Mechanical makes a real difference when it’s brought to the table early. Where things get done, they get done right, and everyone’s respected in the process.
Brad understands what it’s like working the job from the ground up with a crew, hence his intense dedication to teamwork and quality craftsmanship. Before his time at True Mechanical, he started on the tools twenty years ago, working his way up the ladder from apprentice to managing director at Daryl-Evans Mechanical. He has his Red Seal Certification in Plumbing, Class B Gas Certification, Gold Seal Certification in Project Management, and an Estimation Certificate.
Dava is a collaborative leader with exemplary corporate finance skills and an eye for improving efficiencies. Since joining the company 2019 as Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for overseeing financial activities, analyzing its financial position and proposing visionary strategic direction. Before this, Dava held progressively responsible positions at Paladin Technology, Action Electric, and Interfor. She has a Bachelor of Science from UBC and is a Certified Management Accountant/Certified Professional Accountant.
Dava exhibits true enthusiasm for her work and is constantly motivated by opportunities to improve efficiencies. She is adamant about working with operations to ensure their teams receive the information and support they need to do their best work. Dava looks forward to the continued development of building management systems and the resulting technology, and gets great satisfaction from seeing how construction projects contribute to the Lower Mainland’s dynamic skyline.
Lee joined the company in 2015 as a project and business development manager. He now runs the residential and commercial divisions while providing engineering support and business development. Given his involvement in projects from budget to occupancy, Lee has his fingers on the pulse and knows the business inside-out. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo, with a P.Eng designation through EGBC, and Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from PMI.
Lee's entire family is in the mechanical industry. So, coming from an environment of plumbers, pipefitters, sheet metal technicians and more, the industry was a natural fit for him. He started work with his Dad in the pipe fitting industry in 2003, where he learned about the importance of establishing great relationships in the industry. Lee later started True Mechanical with the main objective to continue the spirit of collaboration.
Rafal started at Broadway Refrigeration and Air Conditioning as a TSR in 2007 and partnered with Brad Hedblom in 2015 to co-found the company. He now works in business development, risk mitigation, contract negotiation, mentoring project coordinators and managers, special projects and estimating divisions, and drives innovation, business development and procurement strategies. Before joining the company, he was a Financial Auditor for Health Canada. Rafal has a Degree of Technology in Corporate Accounting and Third-Class Power Engineering from BCIT.
Rafal sees the industry moving towards a collaborative approach where the mechanical contractor is not only responsible for integrating a system into a building, but is involved in the building design and mechanical design. This would ensure that the system is functional and effective, clients’ budgets are met, and the system is energy efficient and carbon neutral. The most exciting part of his job is the constant need to adapt to projects, client needs, and market conditions.
Grit makes amazing things happen. Whether untangling complexity or turning the wrench, we are ingenious, industrious and find a way to great.
Strength comes from unity. We partner with like-minded clients and gather around important issues, encouraging all of us to learn and benefit from one another.
Our entrepreneurial culture defines us. Be being self-aware, fiercely honest, thoughtful, curious, and relevant, we get good work done and build strong careers.
Accountability is key. Good things happen when we’re accountable for our mistakes, deliver on our promises, and listen to our moral compass.
True leaders share experience and ideas. Our senior leadership team are problem solvers and collaborators who rise to the challenge to make seemingly impossible things happen. Our leads are experienced in the field and understand the practicalities of the work, as well as the nuances of effective leadership.
A Red Seal certified plumber with almost twenty years of experience, Chris’s positive attitude and knack for problem-solving make him an ideal complement to True Mechanical’s team. Since joining the company, he has managed several complex projects across the Lower Mainland and uses his plumbing background to create canning and piping plans for residential and industrial projects of all sizes. He also successfully implemented robotic total stations as a staple for slab layouts.
Leia’s passion for solving constructability issues before they arise on site makes her a natural fit at True Mechanical. As a VDC Designer, she is responsible for 3D modelling and coordinating mechanical systems in Revit. Leia enjoys the challenges that each project presents and the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people. She has a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria and is a registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT).
Dave brings decades of experience in the plumbing and new residential construction industries. He has his Plumbing Red Seal, Class-A Gas Fitter Certification, and a Gold Seal Certification in Project Management. Since starting with the company in 2016, Dave has worked his way up from Project Manager to Director. His favourite part of the job is working with like-minded people who want to see each other succeed, and he's passionate about teaching and helping others.
With 15 years of experience in the mechanical systems industry, Adam brings a high degree of knowledge and skill to the job. Adam joined the company in 2015 and worked his way up to the Senior Foreman level, where he’s focused on delivering quality to every project he works on. He appreciates the freedom and flexibility at True Mechanical and enjoys the relationships he builds with trades and clients along the way.
Gary has nearly 40 years of combined experience in construction, with experience managing an extensive range of projects of varying size and complexity. He joined the company in 2017 as a project manager for institutional projects, and given his valuable expertise and attention to detail, he was relocated to the Special Projects Group in 2019. He is a loyal employee who values his relationships with clients and coworkers.
Dustin has ten years of experience in the mechanical trade in commercial and institutional sectors. He worked his way up from a tradesman to project manager and applies his unique perspective of having worked in the field and office to estimation and procurement. Dustin has been with the company since 2020 and enjoys the working environment at True Mechanical. He also thrives on the complexity and daily challenges of working in the mechanical industry.
John is a Red Seal certified journeyman with an interprovincial ticket in Refrigeration. With nearly 20 years of experience at the company, he has delivered mechanical systems for various commercial and industrial buildings. Technically adept and a natural leader who is comfortable working on multi-million-dollar projects, John was promoted to lead field operations for HVAC-R installations and has been the Director of Field Operations since 2009.
Sophie has worked in the mechanical industry for over 11 years, using her eye for detail to develop skills in accounting, administration, health and safety and HR (just to name a few). She’s brought this extensive experience to True Mechanical, where she’s transformed many systems to make the company an excellent place to work. Sophie is a CPA candidate, holds a Diploma in Accounting from Sauder School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.
Our clients and partners share our collaborative spirit as we work together to solve complex problems and create state-of-the-art commercial mechanical systems.
We supported local businesses during the pandemic by providing over 2,500 paid lunches to our staff. Many small neighbourhood food-based businesses faced tough times with virtually no patrons, and we were beyond proud to help boost their traffic.
We donated and installed a handwashing station, complete with a high-end triple basin acrylic lavatory with auto facets and mixing valves, to help kids return to Anmore’s Friendly Forest Preschool safely during COVID-19.
To support meaningful careers in skilled trades for the urban Indigenous community, we provided an in-kind contribution to ACCESS worth $122,500 in training, mentorship and paid work experience for five apprentices.
Many of us had family, friends, and colleagues who were impacted by devastating Fort McMurray fires, so we raised over $10,000 for the basic necessities and support required to aid in the extensive relief effort.
In collaboration with our employees and partners, we’ve raised over $50,000 for Movember since 2015. These events have drawn more than 1,000 attendees, which has also helped us raise awareness for men’s health issues.
Since 2016, we've either participated in or donated to the Surrey Hospitals Foundation stand-up paddle board team event to raise funds and awareness for youth mental health programs. Watch for our team in 2022!