Houle Electric Announced as 2023 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee
The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce that Houle Electric will be this year’s inductee into the prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame induction is a special honour bestowed jointly by the BBOT and the City of Burnaby each year to a widely-recognized, Burnaby-based business that has demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and has had a positive and significant impact on the community.
“I am so pleased to be able to welcome Houle Electric into the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame,” says Paul Holden, president and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade. “Houle has been proudly serving British Columbians for almost 80 years. They are actively contributing to positive growth through their support of community partners and we are proud that they call Burnaby home.”
It all began in 1944 when Lionel Houle and his father opened an electrical store named Houle Electric, to serve the needs of the community of Port Alberni, BC. After decades of determination and transformational change, the passion and dedication of Houle’s founders lives on in the current generation of employees, who believe in delivering safe, sustainable power for the future.
Today, Houle has become BC’s leading electrical contractor and systems integrator, trusted to deliver some of the province’s most complex projects. Houle is a company that puts people first–empowering communities through local projects that positively impact people’s lives. From hospitals, universities, and shopping centres, to airports, shipping terminals, and sustainable power infrastructure, they’re passionate about what they do and provide the experience, capabilities, and resources to deliver innovative solutions for any project.
Houle is more than a business; they’re a company with heart that’s committed to their core purpose to create opportunity, enrich lives, and bring communities to life. This includes a long-standing history of supporting local charities and organizations like BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. With almost 80 years of delivering excellence and positive impact, Houle is excited to continue bringing communities to life in Burnaby and across BC for generations to come.
Houle Electric will be formally inducted at the sold-out 24th Annual Burnaby Business Excellent Awards Gala on November 16th at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel. The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards is a joint initiative of the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby and is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the success, innovation and perseverance of the Burnaby business community. Nine awards will be handed out live during this extraordinary event. To join the waitlist, please visit the event page.
About the Burnaby Board of Trade
The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is Burnaby’s most active business networking, advocacy and economic development organization. Working closely with the municipality, its members, and various community stakeholders, the BBOT supports the growth of the business both locally and internationally and fosters a sustainable business environment through networking, education, advocacy and development. The BBOT is continually focused on ‘making business better’ by providing its membership with insightful leadership, advocacy, education and a platform for collaboration. For more information about the Burnaby Board of Trade, visit bbot.ca.
Houle is a leader in electrical construction, that also specializes in a wide range of in-house technology solutions, including security, structured cabling, building controls, and healthcare technology. As a certified Great Place to Work (TM), and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, they take pride in their talented teams and collaborative culture that allow them to bring communities to life.
About the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame
The Burnaby Business Hall of Fame induction is a special honour bestowed jointly by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby. Established in 2003, the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame is the top business honour in Burnaby and recognizes Burnaby-based businesses that have demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and have had a positive and significant impact on the community.
See the list of previous inductees at bbot.ca/programs/burnaby-business-hall-fame.