about us

It's About Trust
Quality Products, Quality Service


Quality Installations
The value of a quality installation

Remember the old adage "You get what you pay for"?


Service and Maintanance
The importance of service and maintanace
It really does save money!


Service, Knowledge, Craftmanship



A Little Bit About Our Roots
Canadian Western Mechanical has a long tradition of service excellence in our community.

A well-established company based in Quesnel, British Columbia, Canadian Western Mechanical Ltd. specializes in design/build, installation, maintenance, and servicing of plumbing and HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) mechanical systems.

After a long career working as a gas-fitter and pipe-fitter for Alcan in Kitimat, and Cariboo Pulp & Paper in Quesnel, Dave Tolhurst decided he was ready for a change. In 1981, he bought up a smallold service truck residential heating repair company called "Quesnel Oil Burner Service". At that time, Dave had just one rusty old pick-up truck with himself as the only employee. With increasing availability of natural gas in the North Cariboo region, Dave expanded his operation and renamed the company Quesnel Oil & Gas. As the company grew, additional services were offered - plumbing, fabricating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. In the year 2000, the company name was again changed to Canadian Western Mechanical to more accurately reflect the services the company was now offering, and the markets in which it operates. Dave's company now serves the entire province of British Columbia, with crews often working throughout Western Canada.

Today, Canadian Western Mechanical is a full-service HVACR and plumbing contractor employing up to twenty-five employees during peak construction periods. The modern warehouse complex on Front Street in Quesnel features a bright, spacious showroom showcasing many of North America's biggest and best known brand names of plumbing and heating products. The company has been built on a strong reputation for quality and service. A close relationship with manufacturers ensures employees are well informed on products and applications, and that customers have a solid, reliable and expedient source for replacement parts if needed.

Canadian Western Mechanical is ready to tackle any job. Dave Tolhurst leads a fully trained staff that includes certified sheet metal mechanics, gasfitters, plumbers, and installers. Welding, pipe-fitting, sheet metal fabrication, gasline connections, refrigeration, or plumbing; Canadian Western Mechanical has the professionals in place to get the job done right, right away!

Community Involvement

At CanWest, we believe we have a commitment to the community where we live and work. 

We proudly support and promote many local community events, service clubs, youth sports teams, and other non-profit groups and charitable organizations. In addition, our people are active members and volunteers within the community

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