Island contractor celebrates 30th

When Bill Torry started his home-based plumbing and heating business in Courtenay in 1981, he couldn’t have known that it would grow to become one of the largest mechanical contractors on Vancouver Island.

Thirty years later, Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating has more than 135 employees stationed in three cities across Vancouver Island, including Nanaimo.

In addition to being one of the Island’s largest mechanical contractors, Torry and Sons has also proven to be a generous corporate citizen.

The company sponsors several minor sports teams, contributes regularly to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation in Courtenay and supports initiatives such as the Relay For Life and the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program.

The transformation from a one-man business largely occurred after Scott Torry took over his father’s company six years ago with partner Brian Farnham. Torry and Sons opened its Nanaimo Division soon thereafter, and in six short years the company grew from about 40 employees to 135.

Torry and Sons will host a customer appreciation event later this year, the details of which are expected to be announced soon.

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