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…