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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 of Bird Mechanical. She joined the company in 2016 bringing with her years of experience in senior financial and accounting positions. As Chief Financial Officer, Yolanda works closely with the Executive Team to develop operational budgets, evaluates and reports finances, and collaborates on the organization’s financial strategic pursuits. Her dynamic expertise is essential to the company’s success and longevity. She is passionate about the financial and economical analysis of the company and construction industry. As an Officer of the company Yolanda is the primary Treasurer and manages the working capital, acquisitions and investment analysis.

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Dan is the Executive Vice President of Bird Mechanical. Starting his career with the company in 2010, he quickly proved to be an innovative and strategic leader. Dan has sharpened and leveraged his business acumen both within the company and without, including a tenure as President of one of Bird Mechanical’s subsidiary companies, Tin Knockers Custom. Dan is a graduate from the Ontario Tech University where he holds a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree. Throughout his career with Bird Mechanical, Dan has held increasingly senior leadership positions from Project Manager, Construction Manager and Vice President. He has accumulated extensive experience in mechanical and multi-trade construction operations, project management and estimating. Dan has been recognized for his ability to optimize company offerings while remaining adaptable to industry opportunities and advancements. As Executive Vice President, Dan assists the Chief Executive Officer in the daily operations of the company and provides support and leadership to the executive management team.

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Rey Galac, Vice President, Estimating & Support Services

Rey is the Vice President of Estimating & Support Services at Bird Mechanical. He serves as an integral member of the Executive Team and is an essential part of the growth and success of the business, in both Ontario and Atlantic Canada. He holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and has a hands-on role in the estimating and business development for all of the company’s pursuits. Rey has led the estimating and bid pursuits for some of the largest projects awarded to Bird Mechanical, including the twenty-million-dollar Old City Hall HVAC upgrade project. He joined the company in 2007 working his way to the top and demonstrating his ingenuity and integrity amongst projects, employees, subcontractors and clients. Being an innovative and successful leader, he lays the ground work utilizing a combination of project-tested methodology, new research, and technology related to market analysis and future business pursuits. Rey manages several departments encompassing estimating, marketing, procurement, health and safety, asset management and support services. The departments work in synergy with one another allowing for growth and expansion while supporting each of the various aspects of the operations.

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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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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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