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Our History

Besterd Mechanical was founded in London Ontario in 1961 by William Besterd.
Bills' strong work ethics and personal integrity built a company reputation for providing quality workmanship for a fair price. Over 50 years ago from humble beginnings, the company consisted of six employees, two office staff and four field employees. In those early days, work consisted mainly of gas station pipe installations and plumbing and heating for small schools.

In 1971, the company more than doubled in size with the acquisition of Bennett & Wright Contracting. The acquisition allowed the company to take on much larger projects.

During the next ten years of growth, the company successfully bid on large scale installations and renovation projects. Together with teamwork, the on average staff of thirty-five office and field workers continued to provide customers with quality work and cost-effective solutions.

As the company continues to grow, Rick Donohue and his team are striving to maintain the company's original values of professionalism, integrity, and quality workmanship.

Besterd Mechanical's 50 plus years of proven experience continues to extend services to the institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors.

No matter the project size, you can be assured to work with a highly professional staff dedicated to quality, and proven technical expertise in completing each project on time and on budget. 

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  • 1961

    Besterd Mechanical was formed by William Besterd.
    The company consisted of six employees, two office staff and four field employees.

  • 1971

    Besterd Mechanical purchased the assets of Bennett & Wright Contracting.

  • 1981

    Besterd Mechanical's dedication to teamwork and quality workmanship promotes growth and expands to employ 35 office and field workers.

    Richard Donohue joins Besterd Mechanical.

  • 1997

    Richard Donohue proudly leads the Blue Water Bridge Project.

  • 2000

    William Besterd retires his daily activities as President of Besterd Mechanical. Richard Donohue steps in as President.

  • 2011

    Besterd Mechanical proudly celebrates with its employees, families, partners, and customers, 50 years of excellence in the mechanical contracting field.