Electrical, Plumbing, Gas, HVAC And Structured Installation Company Nears 20 Years
NANAIMO – When it comes to quality or affordability, customers shouldn’t have to choose.
That’s how Carey Miller views it, as Owner and General Manager of Westcore Electrical and Mechanical, a Nanaimo-based electrical, plumbing, gas, HVAC and structured cable installation company.
“We have fully trained staff for each trade and some staff have multiple trade tickets,” he states. “The company has been structured to have division managers that are fully ticketed and knowledgeable about their trade, for every project that we have multiple trades involved in.
“In our office, we can review each project to make sure they run smoothly for our customer, and we can pick up on any possible construction or installation problems and solve them before they become a costly issue. This helps in scheduling and reducing costs, instead of becoming a cost overrun later.”
Westcore’s fully-equipped professional team ensures that projects are delivered on time and on budget, Miller says.
“Our customers receive fair, competitive pricing paired with high-quality work that is scheduled to meet deadline requirements and is backed by our quality workmanship guarantee,” he adds. “Our certified tradespeople work for our customers’ satisfaction, and our managers oversee all work to confirm we reach these goals on every project.”
Miller founded the company, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in October.
“I received my journeyman electrical papers in 1982, and I have worked in construction since I was 16,” he notes. “I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in almost all forms of construction, so I’ve acquired knowledge for all aspects involved in the building process.”
Millers’ father had an electrical mechanical company that he had an opportunity to purchase, but he decided to purchase the assets before founding and rebranding as Westcore, which was incorporated in 2002.
Miller believes that Westcore being a “one stop shop” provides an advantage, as the company offers full electrical, plumbing, gas, HVAC, refrigeration and fire protection services.
“We can reduce time for customers so they don’t have to coordinate two, three or more trades in order to get their service call, renovation or even larger construction projects completed,” Miller says. “This also helps with tendered projects to help with scheduling and possible change orders of trades saying they didn’t carry a certain requirement. If it’s on the prints, we have it covered.”
The one-stop shop aspect also simplifies operations, since all trades are coordinated through one office.
“This often helps simplify the scheduling and coordinating the trades, as well as helps reduce stress of schedule – and it lead to lower costs at the end,” he says.
Miller says no job is too small for Westcore, whether it be for heating and air conditioning repairs, minor residential renovations, new residential, commercial and industrial construction, commercial installations and improvements. They also do new multi-million dollar residential, industrial and commercial developments, along with troubleshooting and repairs in all of the services the company provides with their ticketed tradespeople.
Miller believes in steady, controlled growth for his company.
“This way, we can make sure we are giving our customers the quality and service they deserve,” he states. “Westcore has the team and capability to do all sizes of work, from a small service call to residential, commercial and light industrial projects.”