Who We Are

Personal Message from Jim Barton:

Looking back, the best advice I was ever given was from my parents who encouraged me from an early age to get a trade. I grew up believing that if you do a good job at a fair price and look after people – you’ll never go wrong.

When I started L.J. Barton Mechanical in 1990 I already had more than seven years of plumbing and mechanical experience under my tool belt. It was during my first two contract jobs – one a factory addition and the other a new soap line at Procter & Gamble – that I knew I was doing exactly what I wanted to do. And so it goes…

As the construction, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and mechanical industries continue to grow and evolve, our direction remains clear:

  • Respect our employees

  • Respond to the needs of our customers

  • Resolve to build an enriching community

For almost three decades, we have had an unwavering commitment to creating healthy buildings that work for their owners, the people who live in them, and the environment. Simply put, BUILDING HEALTH is our commitment to continuous improvement in all that we do.

We actively research eco-friendly means for our customers to reduce their environmental impact and save energy. Among other projects, we are involved in extensive LED lighting retrofits, and have installed harmonizers for Legend Power. Given that buildings are responsible for up to one-third of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions we are continuously looking for ways to cut waste, save resources, and assure comfort.

We know that the design and construction industry is built around day-to-day transactions and longer-term contracts that ultimately come to an end.  However, for L.J. Barton Mechanical Inc. we think about each initial engagement as just the beginning of a long-term relationship, which is our promise and our responsibility, as we know that creating healthy buildings is a long-term commitment by design.

We look forward to working with you!