As a kid growing up I had many dreams; one of them was to get a trade and another was to start my own business. At twelve years old, I had it all planned out, and even boldly proclaimed my dreams to my parents one day while we were all standing in the kitchen.
In 1987 I got my plumbing ticket.
In 1990, with the economy on the brink of a recession, I somehow managed to secure a bank loan and registered L.J. Barton Mechanical Inc.
Then I threw myself into the business full bore. And I never looked back. From day one I’ve believed that if you do a good job at a fair price and look after people, you’ll never go wrong. Having a competent and caring team to work with every day brings more enjoyment to the process, and I’m grateful for everyone who has, and who continues to contribute to the ongoing success of L.J. Barton Mechanical.
I like to think a big part of our success is a result of our values:
Together, we’ve worked hard over the years to build and maintain a reputation for being Reliable, Resourceful and Responsive. So even as the world around us, and the construction industry in particular, continues to change and evolve with new challenges and new opportunities, one thing remains constant: our understanding that continuing to uphold this reputation is the key to our future success.
We look forward to working with you as the LJB story continues to unfold!