Our Staff

Our experienced personnel, from tradesman to professional staff, have been trained in the “teamwork approach” concept that employs quality and partnering.

Our Executives

Generations of highly skilled personnel

Fred Welsh Ltd. is a privately owned company established in 1931 that has been built on a teamwork approach that stresses quality and partnering. With over 70 employees, we like to think of ourselves as an extended family. See some of our leadership that makes Fred Welsh Ltd. a family business.

Mike

Michael Ohlmann

President/General Manager

After graduating from the BCIT Mechanical Systems Technology program in 1991, Michael joined Fred Welsh Ltd. (FWL) as an estimator in the Special Projects Division.  He quickly moved up to estimating and managing projects in the large Construction Division.

In the mid 90’s, construction in Vancouver was extremely slow, so FWL looked outside its traditional market and Michael spent close to 5 years managing several projects which were procured in Prince George.

Early 2000’s saw resurgence in the Vancouver market where Michael focused efforts on estimating, procuring and managing a number of institutional/ lab projects at UBC; of special mention was the 600,000 sqft UBC Life Sciences Centre, a five year build. Immediately following, Michael was successful in negotiating the new 1,200,000 sqft Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion (VCCEP) project, followed by the BC Place Rehabilitation project and two P3 projects, Surrey Memorial Hospital – Critical Care Tower and most recently the TECK Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

In 2010, a partnership opportunity was presented to Michael by Fred Welsh.

“I am extremely proud to be part of an organization with a solid reputation of providing quality services and workmanship that has spanned into now, the fourth generation. With a solid team of managers, supervisors, technicians and coordinators, I look forward to the challenges ahead and excited to embrace the newest technologies in the industry.” 

Andy

Andrew Welsh

Vice President/Manager Special Projects

Andrew entered the plumbing trade immediately upon graduating high school. During his apprenticeship he worked on various projects, most notably GM Place (now Rogers Arena), during which he gained extensive knowledge of mechanical systems and installations. Upon completing his apprenticeship in 2000 Andrew transferred to the office as a junior estimator & project manager.

Over the next ten years Andrew gained further knowledge in estimating, project management, procurement and problem solving while working on various projects.

In 2010 Andrew was proud to continue the family business as a 4th generation partner in FWL. Andrews current role is manager of Special Projects, a division that encompasses a wide variety of projects such as tenant improvements (TI’s), design build, retrofits and new construction, all with their own unique challenges.

“I am honored to be part of the FWL team and looks forward to future challenges. Today’s construction projects are more demanding than ever, with tighter deadlines and more complex installations, we’re proud to be at the leading edge of technology, quality control and safety in order to deliver the best for our clients.” 

Chris

Chris Welsh

Vice President/Manager Special Projects

Chris started his apprenticeship in steam fitting at BCIT in 1988 where he received his red seal certification as a steam fitter in 1992 and continued his career in the family owned business known as Fred Welsh Ltd.

Chris continued his field experience for approximately 16 years.  In 2004, Chris moved from the field into the office to gain additional knowledge and experience as a project manager and estimator leading him into an active management role for the retro-fit division.  In 2005, Chris completed his first major project installing an additional Chiller and Cooling Tower at the Royal Columbian Hospital Chiller/Boiler Plant.  Chris Continued to work and gain experience in the retrofit division with many other Boiler, Chiller and Cooling Tower retrofits, including recent Cooling Tower replacements at Bentall Center, City Square and currently a large Generator upgrade at Telus, Vancouver.

In 2010, Fred Welsh proudly passed on the ownership of his business to the 4th generation and Chris became an active partner at Fred Welsh Ltd, along with Michael Ohlmann and Andrew Welsh.

Our Team

The highly skilled personnel at Fred Welsh Ltd.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER – MICHAEL OHLMANN

mike@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT MANAGER – CHRIS WELSH

chrisw@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT MANAGER – ANDREW WELSH

andrew@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT MANAGER – CHRIS CATANA

chris@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT MANAGER – PIERO IAMARTINO

piero@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT COORDINATOR – JUANITA LO

juanita@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT COORDINATOR – LAURA FALCON

laura@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT COORDINATOR – LORNA CLOUTIER

lorna@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT COORDINATOR – SIMON NGAI

simon@fredwelsh.com

PROJECT COORDINATOR – KRISTEN PIETZ

kristen@fredwelsh.com

ESTIMATORS / BIM – CHRISTOPHER SYLVA

christopher@fredwelsh.com

ESTIMATORS / BIM – VINCE FRESCO

vince@fredwelsh.com

ESTIMATORS / BIM – SAMUEL KO

samuel@fredwelsh.com

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – SUZANNE MACPHERSON

suzanne@fredwelsh.com

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION / ACCOUNTING – SILVIA PANDELE

silvia@fredwelsh.com

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION / ACCOUNTING – KAREN MAH

karen@fredwelsh.com

SERVICE MANAGER – PAUL WIGGINS

paul@fredwelsh.com

SERVICE COORDINATOR – HIRA SARWAR

hira@fredwelsh.com

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY OFFICER – RYAN THOMAS

ryan@fredwelsh.com

“We look to the future for new and exciting challenges that will foster growth and a continued pride in achievements.”

Our work ranges from tenant improvements, retrofit and renovation work through our special projects division to multi-million dollar complete mechanical systems for new construction projects. In addition we have a service division with highly qualified mechanical, electrical and refrigeration technicians providing preventative maintenance and 24/7 service.

Take a look at what we can do

The Staff

Fred Welsh Ltd. has many dedicated employees and certified professionals.  See the Bio’s of some of Fred Welsh’s core leadership, and learn more about the individuals who make Fred Welsh a leader in the industry.

Our Services

Fred Welsh Ltd was founded on a foundation of quality craftsmanship and engineering excellence.  Our mission is continued excellence in quality and service through leadership and teamwork in order to achieve cost effective solutions for our customers.

Notable Projects

Our Projects ranges from tenant improvements, retrofit and renovation work  to multi-million dollar complete mechanical systems for new construction projects. This includes major projects such as Surrey Memorial Hospital, Vancouver Convention Centre, UBC Life Sciences Centre and Electronic Arts.

Contact Us

Contact us today to talk about your next project. We are located at:

#201 – 94 Glacier Street, Coquitlam, BC V3K 6B2

Phone: 604.942.0012
Fax: 604.942.0014

Phone: 604.942.0012
Fax: 604.942.0014
#201 - 94 Glacier Street,
Coquitlam, BC V3K 6B2