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Brandon is the Chief Executive Officer of Bird Mechanical. He is the third generation to enter into the family business. Following in the previous generations’ footsteps, Brandon started his apprenticeship with the company and completed his Red Seal Plumbing Licence. As the pillar of the company, Brandon is responsible for the business strategic direction and creative vision. He leads and motivates his team, or “The Flock” as he calls it, working closely with the Executive Team.

Working in conjunction with the Executive Team, their mission is to develop high quality business strategies in alignment with the Bird Mechanical brand and principles. Brandon’s goal is to drive the company’s development towards long-term success, above and beyond the mechanical industry standards. As a true visionary, Brandon has managed the acquisition of several industry related companies that have supported the expansion of the company’s service offerings. Brandon has taken the company across Canada to establish roots in the Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Canada Region. His primary objective is to transition the company into new markets while reinforcing Bird Mechanical as a niche service provider in a highly specialized industry. Brandon continues to build trusted relationships with industry key partners and stakeholders. Additionally, he works closely with skilled trades and colleges to provide support to a variety of philanthropic and industry-strengthening initiatives that benefit the entire construction industry.

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Yolanda Wong, CPA, CGA, Chief Financial Officer

Yolanda is the Chief Financial Officer at Bird Mechanical, having become an integral part of the company in 2016. With a wealth of experience garnered from senior financial and accounting roles, she brought a rich tapestry of knowledge when she joined the team. In her capacity as CFO, Yolanda operates in close collaboration with the Executive Team by developing operational budgets, evaluating, and transparently reporting on the company’s finances, and actively participating in the formulation of the organization’s financial strategic objectives. Additionally, Yolanda oversees the working capital management, acquisitions, and investment analysis. Her financial stewardship not only ensures the financial health of the company but also positions Bird Mechanical strategically in the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry. Yolanda’s multifaceted contributions, marked by her dedication and strategic acumen, play a pivotal role in shaping the company’s trajectory and ensuring its sustained prosperity.

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Dan is a seasoned construction professional and the Chief Operating Officer at Bird Mechanical, where he began his journey in 2010. Dan demonstrates exceptional innovation and strategic prowess; he swiftly climbed the corporate ladder into various leadership roles. His leadership skills were evident during his tenure as President of Tin Knockers Custom, a subsidiary of Bird Mechanical. A graduate from Ontario Tech University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Dan’s expertise spans diverse areas, including project management, construction operations, and estimating. His impressive career trajectory saw him progress from roles such as Project Manager and Construction Manager to Executive Vice President within the company. Dan is celebrated for optimizing company offerings while staying attuned to industry trends. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, he collaborates closely with the CEO, guiding the company’s daily operations and providing invaluable support to the executive management team.

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Rey Galac, Executive Vice President

Rey serves as the Executive Vice President, at Bird Mechanical where he plays a pivotal role in the business’s growth across Ontario and Atlantic Canada. With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Rey actively contributes to estimating, design, mentorship, and business development for all company endeavors. His hands-on approach has been instrumental in opening our Atlantic Canada office and successfully securing major projects for Bird Mechanical. Since joining the company in 2007, as a forward-thinking leader, Rey established a solid foundation using a blend of proven methodologies, cutting-edge research, and technology. His expertise extends to market analysis and future business developments, ensuring the company’s competitive edge. Overseeing multiple departments, including estimating, marketing, procurement, health and safety, asset management, and support services, Rey fosters synergy among these units. Rey is deeply committed to mentoring within the company, fostering the growth of future industry leaders. He collaborates with employees in different roles, aiding them in developing a strong understanding of the mechanical industry. This support enables individuals to thrive in diverse positions, including estimators, project managers, coordinators, and project support roles.

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Tyler Macfarlane, Vice President, Civil

Tyler is the Vice President of Civil Operations at Bird Mechanical. As the company expanded into multi-trade services, Tyler was a pivotal member of the team. He joined the flock in 2015 as a Site Superintendent bringing with him extensive industry experience. In 2018 Tyler transitioned into a General Manager role with R.G MacDuff Contracting at the time of the acquisition by Bird Mechanical. 2022 saw the amalgamation of R.G MacDuff and Bird Mechanical where Tyler was promoted to the Vice President of Civil Operations. Tyler is versed in construction management and supervision. He has the essential leadership abilities to direct and manage a diverse team including subcontractors and multi-trade services. He is an efficient manager who effectively completes projects on-time and on-budget. He is skilled at cost estimates, budgets, productivity and schedules. Tyler is able to clearly communicate and direct various scopes of work and technical information to his team, subcontractors and on- site personnel.

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Jeff joined Bird Mechanical Ltd.’s Atlantic Canada Operation in early 2021 as a Service Manager and quickly advanced to Operations Manager before assuming the role of General Manager. With over 30 years of industry experience, Jeff, a licensed gas fitter and HVAC/R Technician, began as a tradesperson and progressed through supervisory and managerial positions. As General Manager for Atlantic Canada Jeff plays a key role in implementing the strategic vision for Bird Mechanical’s Atlantic Operations Jeff collaborates with our Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, jointly overseeing preconstruction activities and project progress in a synergistic partnership. He provides crucial managerial support and guidance for construction teams and subtrades, overseeing projects, procurement, estimating, and the construction teams Jeff strategically plans, directs, and coordinates designated projects to ensure objectives are achieved. In his daily oversight of construction activities, he offers technical advice, ensures quality control, and presents innovative solutions. Jeff’s extensive technical knowledge is complemented by his strategic planning skills and financial management expertise. This is evident in his coordination of work scopes for various trades, where he applies a blend of technical support and strategic planning to achieve project success.

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Andrew is the President of Tin Knockers Custom. He joined Bird Mechanical in 2011 as a dynamic team member working through various positions within the company. In 2022 Andrew transitioned into his role as President of Tin Knockers Custom to manage and oversee the company operations and day-to-day activities. He is responsible for managing budgets, monitoring the allocation of resources, and leading the workforce and business development initiatives. Andrew has uniquely positioned himself at Tin Knockers Custom with past experience in positions such as Asset Manager, Estimator, Project Manager and Director of Support Services. Through Andrew’s roles and accomplishments, he has gained critical experience overseeing operations while ensuring metrics and objectives are met through various procedures and criterion. Andrew will lend his experience and qualifications to team collaborations to ensure continued success for Tin Knockers Custom.

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Company History

Bird Mechanical amalgamates with R.G. MacDuff Contracting to create a new Civil Department, operating under one entity to expand specialized company resources to better serve our valued clients.
Bird Mechanical celebrates 50 years in business and the successful completion of the Certificate of Recognition (COR™) Accreditation. In addition to this milestone year, Bird Mechanical acquires ownership of Tin Knockers Custom to expand our service offerings in the structural steel, custom metal work, sheet metal fabrication and installation.
Bird Mechanical made the 2020 Growth List recorded as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. In response to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Bird Mechanical stepped up our health & safety resources including infectious control and emergency preparedness training to support our staff, clients and the facilities we service.
Bird Mechanical makes the move to Nova Scotia to open our Atlantic Canada Office. In Ontario, Bird Mechanical completed the acquisition of R.G. MacDuff Contracting Ltd.
Bird Mechanical established an HVAC/R Division to further diversify and strengthen the company’s service offerings for our clients.
Marking the 45th year in business, Brian Bird announced he would be stepping down as President and would take on the role of Executive Chairman. With this announcement, three new executives were appointed to ensure a stable and successful future. Brandon Bird took over as Chief Executive Officer for the company while Rey Galac became the Vice President, Estimating and Dan Lewis became the Vice President, Construction.
Bird Mechanical relocated the office to join the fabrication shop, supporting departmental growth while remaining well-coordinated. Later in 2015, Bird Mechanical landed yet another large project for William Osler Health Systems at Etobicoke General Hospital. The Early Works Project involved upgrades and expansion to the current heating and cooling systems in order to prepare for the future patient tower expansion project.
Bird Mechanical completed the 100% acquisition of John McKenzie Plumbing and Heating Ltd. The company was a family run business, which shared our same values. This acquisition allowed Bird Mechanical to expand and grow our Service & Small Projects Division.
In 2013 Bird Mechanical reached another milestone. To facilitate rapid business growth with a focus on prefabrication, the fabrication shop was moved to a 40,000 square foot facility. This much larger space could accommodate current and future growth.
This year marked Bird Mechanical’s 40th Anniversary and saw the expansion of Bird Mechanical’s head office.
Bird Mechanical was awarded its largest contract to date, Toronto Old City Hall HVAC Upgrades. The historic building remained fully operational while the upgrades were completed. The project was completed with multiple phases over six years with a total contract value of $20 Million.
Bird Mechanical ventured into the realm of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and completed its first project for a Data Centre expansion of 100,000 square feet using the new software. This set a precedent for the way we look at executing projects.
The company moved to a newly custom built location and expanded into the pipe fabrication business.
Bird Mechanical began managing larger projects and construction revenues as a Prime Contractor.
Brandon Bird joined the family business with plans to further the success of the company and later transition into an executive role.
Bird Mechanical was awarded a $7.7Million dollar project for the Chiller & Cooling Tower Replacement for the Hospital for Sick Children. It was the largest project at the time that moved the company to the next level. The company successfully transitioned into an ICI Mechanical Contractor. Brian rebranded the family business under the new name, Bird Mechanical Ltd., to more accurately reflect the company’s focus and direction.
Jack Bird retired after a successful career. Brian Bird took over Jack Bird Plumbing & Heating and carried on his Father’s Legacy. Brian began changing the focus away from Residential and transitioned the company to the Mechanical ICI Markets.
Brian Bird started his plumbing apprenticeship and joined Jack Bird Plumbing & Heating.
John (Jack) Bird opened Jack Bird Plumbing & Heating serving the residential and commercial plumbing and heating community.
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