Who’s Fred?


A little about me…

My name is Fred Wyers, and I am the owner/operator of Wyeco Mechanical Services (Self Employed Plumber since 1983).

I was born in Gimli Manitoba in 1950 (yep – I am a 72 year old Icelander!), and grew up in Calgary, Alberta.

I attended the University of Calgary (Biology) and S.A.I.T. for plumbing/gasfitting

During my time at U of C, I took a few computing science courses and was hooked on learning how to program. I have mainly used VBA, Visual Studio.Net and MS Access for projects I have built for customers.

Trades are a wonderful and rewarding career and I never regret my years plumbing! It has been good to my family and me.

I started my plumbing apprenticeship with my father-in-law in 1975, and received my journeyman plumber/gas fitter ticket in 1980. WOW – THAT’S 46 YEARS OF PLUMBING EXPERIENCE!

I worked as a plumbing apprentice for my father-in-law until 1978 when I moved to Calgary and was hired as a commercial projects foreman for Campbell & Hillier Ltd. until 1982 (after earning my journeyman Plumbing and gasfitting tickets in 1980)

  • My experience has been in plumbing:
    hotels and other large projects
    many single family residences (Mainly on Vancouver Island)

My family (wife and two daughters) moved to Vancouver island in 1982, settling in Saanichton where I opened Wyeco as a residential and service company.

I now have two granddaughters (5 and 12) and a grandson (10) as well.

In 1996  to 2006 I took a break from plumbing and worked for EMCO Corporation as a regional employee, looking after customer software for Western Canada, and creating numerous programs for internal use. At one time or another, I sort of looked after “fire protection”, “waterworks” and “inventory control” for EMCO,  and in 2006 I returned to my plumbing business due to a downsizing  at Emco.

Now… Since I am getting a bit old (71 to be exact) to be crawling around in attics and up and down ladders all day – I am attempting to semi-retire.

Hopefully I can find some work in a less physically taxing arena!

If you need any photos taken – and live around Sidney or Saanichton BC – give me a call to discuss. I don’t publicise my photography much, as I am still making an income from a whittled down plumbing business (Thanks Covid-19!)

During this Covid-19 isolation/no work , I am learning photography, video, Blender 3D and other related subjects.

Here are a few photos I have taken during lockdown…




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