Fernand Paquette, a determined and courageous man, founds the family business in 1956. He is adept at adapting to the needs of his clients who assure him their loyalty, thus allowing him to build his credibility in the construction industry. The company is taken over by his son Gilles. Through his hard work and efforts, he is able to position the company as plumbing and heating contractor.
Jean-François, Fernand’s grandson, joins the company in 1990. He is soon followed by his brother and sister, Dominic and Isabelle. Upon arriving, the third generation explores new opportunities. Jean-François becomes president of the company in 1999. Dominic, who started out as an apprentice pipefitter, rises through the ranks to become Vice President of Operations, a position he has held since 2006. As for Isabelle, she went from the position of administrative assistant to Administrative Director, until 2014 when she decides to retire from the company.
The Management Group also includes Martin Grégoire, Vice-President, Operations, who has been supporting operations for more than 20 years, and Dannie Clavel, Vice-President, Finance and Administration, who has been with the company for more than 10 years.
At the turn of 2010, the company renews its corporate image to become Groupe Paquette – mécanique du bâtiment inc. Its new identity is then defined and a strategic plan is then put in place to position itself as a key player in Quebec’s plumbing and heating sector. It is with the mega-hospital projects that Groupe Paquette further affirms its leadership position as one of the largest plumbing and heating contractors in Quebec.
Groupe Paquette also has more than 350 loyal and passionate employees working on the most prestigious projects in Quebec. With more than 60 years of history behind it, Groupe Paquette has developed a solid expertise that has allowed it to obtain an enviable position in the field of construction. Today, Groupe Paquette’s main challenges are to support this significant growth, to maintain its position of choice as a key player in Québec’s construction industry, and to develop its working methods in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness in order to remain competitive in an increasingly demanding market.