About Us

A History of Caring

Incorporated in 1965 by Cor & Riea Bruin, Bruin's Plumbing & Heating Ltd., was founded on the principles of hard work, family values, and care for customers and employees alike. Herman - Cor & Riea's son - joined the newly founded company in 1966. At that time, the young company kept busy doing service work and completing small residential jobs in Red Deer and the surrounding areas.

The company hired its first employee in 1968, and by 1975 had grown to include 65 employees.

Over the years, Bruin's has continued to expand & diversify. Herman Bruin took on the role of President in 1988 when Cor retired. The company continues to lead an innoviate in plumbing, gasfitting and HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) trades providing service, renovation and construction services from the smallest of residential jobs to multi-million dollar projects.

Despite the  size of the business, it is still run on family values, with Herman’s son Marty serving as General Manager, his daughter Corinna working in the accounting office; and with many long-term employees serving vital roles within the company.

Our Mission

To BE “The Bear that Cares”

...in every manner and in every relationship we build, whether it be Team Member or Client!

To Provide a Safe Environment

...while delivering exceptional products and service by a team that really cares!

To Genuinely Care...

…about our clients …each other …family …community …and workmanship!

Our Vision

As “The Bear That Cares”, our mission is to be the employer and contractor of choice...

... leaving every encounter having had a WOW experience!

“The Bear That Cares” will be recognized as a community of engaged team members with strong family values promoting trust and reliability.