We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Parsonage as our new President & CEO.
With an impressive career, Keith has been with Houle for over 18 years. From roles in the field to the office, and most recently as Houle’s VP of Projects, Industrial & Design-Build, he has extensive knowledge of our industry, operations, and communities and has been involved in many significant projects throughout BC. From project management to executive oversight, Keith has been dedicated to safely delivering quality projects for our customers.
Keith has also volunteered on boards for industry and non-profit organizations for the past 16 years and has been an active participant in several industry associations.
Please join us in congratulating Keith as we embark on this exciting next chapter in our pursuit to create opportunity, enrich lives, and bring communities to life.
We are excited to announce that Houle has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for the third year in a row! This designation is a direct result of our people, programs, and practices that contribute to our vibrant workplace culture and make Houle an exceptional workplace every day.
At Houle, we understand the importance of positive employee experiences and we strive to have a workplace culture that is safe, respectful, professional, and fun. It’s very satisfying to see the impact of connecting people with purpose and the resulting success that follows.– Amber Roberts, our VP of People & Culture.
More about Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes the Best Workplaces™ across the world in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada).
How does Great Place certification work?
The Great Place Institute determines certification based on the results of an anonymous employee survey (which we did this past June) and a separate evaluation of the organization’s management practices. The survey included various parameters like company pride, respect for people, fairness, the credibility of management, camaraderie between people, and inclusion & belonging.
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The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are Canada’s leading privately-owned and managed companies with revenues exceeding $50 million. These companies have exhibited excellence in strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. Houle has successfully navigated the challenges of the past few years, thanks to its strategic efforts, collaboration, and steadfast dedication to its core purpose of delivering top-quality services and solutions that benefit the communities we serve.
“The 2022 Best Managed winners exemplify innovation, adaptability, and resilience in the face of uncertainty,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Over the past year, these forward‑forging companies have pivoted to successfully respond to challenges and capitalize on new opportunities, leveraging industry‑leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth.”
I’m proud of the team at Houle that continues to rise to the challenge, demonstrate resilience through extreme obstacles, and put our clients and communities first.– Chuck Phillips, President & CEO, Houle
We would like to extend our thanks to its dedicated employees, partners, and clients for their ongoing support and commitment to the company’s success. You can see the full list of 2022 Canada’s Best Managed Companies here: https://deloi.tt/3L2p2ca and learn more about the award here: https://deloi.tt/3wehuOp
Houle’s story began in 1944 when Lionel Houle and his father realized their dream of opening an electrical store. 75 years later, from a two-person father and son team, we are now just under 1,000 employees strong. Houle has come a long way from being just an electrical contractor… we have now grown to oﬀer integrated building performance management services. To celebrate this signiﬁcant milestone, there has been celebrations across all our branches. From speeches to shared stories, laughter to food, many memories of the last 75 years were shared, and our dreams for the next 75.
Houle is proud to announce that it has achieved Platinum Club status in Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. To be eligible for this category, a company must have been in the program for seven consecutive years. Houle finds itself in good company with other well-known Canadian businesses, including A&W Food Services of Canada, Boston Pizza International, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, and White Spot Limited. Furthermore, the Platinum Club includes some of Houle’s industry clients and partners. For instance, E.B. Horsman & Son, Graham Construction, Maple Reinders, Omicron Canada, and PCL Construction.
Houle first became a Best Managed Company in 2012 and was awarded the distinction after its first application. The company has maintained its membership status by continually demonstrating a strong trend of growth in profitability, people, and resources. Houle’s Executive and Leadership teams have executed a strategic plan to drive success through new markets and services.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. This recognition sets Houle apart from its competitors and enhances its sales and marketing efforts across different platforms. Additionally, as a privately held corporation, Houle has benefitted from the program’s annual qualification process. This yearly audit serves as a third-party evaluation that seeks to develop a detailed picture of the company’s financial health, growth prospects, and market performance. By undergoing this process, Houle commits significant time and resources every year to ensure its qualification and maintain its membership status.
Houle’s ability to consistently maintain membership status and now achieve the Platinum Club status is a testament to the company’s commitment to strong management, growth, and success. Employees, partners, and clients alike can be confident in the company’s ability to continue being well-managed, growing, and succeeding.
To view all Platinum Club Members and learn more about Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, click here.
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We would like to thank Deloitte and the other firms involved in the Canada Best Managed Companies program for recognizing Houle as a new regional Platinum member at the Regional Finalist Celebration that was held on November 22nd at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver. Rois Rizzo, Houle’s VP of Finance, was present for the event and did the honours in receiving the award on stage on behalf of all of Houle. Great job and congratulations to everybody at Houle for your skills, dedication, and hard work that have made it possible to receive this prestigious recognition.
We would also like to congratulate the other members of the program who received the award, either for the very first time, through requalifying, or by becoming Gold and Platinum members. We extend a special congratulations to some of our close partners in the construction industry that were also announced as winners – E.B. Horsman & Son, EllisDon, Graham Construction, Island West Coast Developments, Maple Reinders, Omicron Canada, and PCL Construction.
You can learn more about the Canada Best Managed program online here.
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We are proud to have provided electrical services to the new Shell Hydrogen fueling station which opened June 15th, 2021, at the Shell station on Granville Street and W. 71st Ave. This project marks a significant milestone in the Canadian auto industry, as it represents the first hydrogen fueling station in the country. Although hydrogen vehicles are not as well-known as their battery-electric counterparts, they offer a key advantage in quick refuelling times – around five minutes for a full tank that can provide hundreds of kilometres of travel. To learn more about this innovative development, check out the news article featured on CBC news!
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We are excited to announce that we’re officially certified by Measurement Canada as an S-E-04 Certified company. As requested by the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act, Houle now offers the S-E-04 inspection and sealing of revenue-grade electrical sub-metering on multiple customer metering systems. We look forward to serving the community with a new provincial team to provide quick and cost-effective service to all commercial, institutional, and residential applications.
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We believe in fundraising for our community and proudly attended the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC’s Life Without Limits Gala at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre. Proceeds from the fundraiser provide financial assistance for students with cerebral palsy to attend a post-secondary institution of their choice. We were able to raise $4,000 for the bursary program that aims to significantly improve students’ chances for a successful post-secondary career.
On February 20th, together with the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), IBEW Local 230, and faculty from Camosun College, we celebrated the grand opening of the “Lionel Houle Electrical Shop” at Camosun College. The newly upgraded electrical-training shop will continue to provide training for aspiring electricians for years to come.
If you’re looking for electrical and technology field positions at Houle, visit our career page.