Who We Are
Established by William Mott in 1930, Mott Electric is one of the oldest and largest electrical contracting companies in the Lower Mainland of beautiful British Columbia.
Here at Mott Electric, we have extensive experience and specialized knowledge in all aspects of electrical contracting— and we continuously prove why we are a leader in the electrical industry. Careful planning, and positive relationships with our clients, other trades, and trusted suppliers, ensures that every project we take on is successful, on budget, and on time. Mott Electric provides all aspects of electrical services and our experience enables us to take on any project and succeed.
We strive to employ tried and true construction methodology in combination with innovative technologies to complete your project beyond your expectations!
Mott Electric has been a trusted local electrical contractor since 1930, and plans to be in business for a long time! We are dedicated to not only “staying in business,” but being the local leader in electrical contracting. Since 1930, our commitment has been to provide unsurpassed quality and service— our owners and managers have strategically monitored, expanded, and evolved with the industry and technological advances, as well as economic fluctuations. Our longevity is due to our commitment to innovation, corporate responsibility, community involvement, high-level learning, and most of all, the commitment to our clients.
The knowledge passed on from generation to generation is what keeps us incomparable to other local electrical contractors. Our long-term staff train and advise our younger employees so the vast wealth of their experience passes on and on and on. We encourage our employees to diversify their skills with Mott Electric supporting them so that they can bring knowledge and experience to any sector of the market.
Mott Electric management is heavily involved in creating industry-related policy at local, provincial and national levels to ensure employees have fair treatment, and to ensure that accreditation standards are current, relevant, and beneficial for both workers and their employers.
1930 William Malcolm Mott was a native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and a veteran of World War I. He arrived in New Westminster in 1928 and founded Mott Electric Ltd. here in 1930. Mott was a city councilor for six years before being elected Mayor, a post he held from 1942 to 1948. He was subsequently elected New Westminster’s Liberal Member of Parliament, serving from 1949 to 1953.
1937 William Mott is seen on the deck of the Pattullo Bridge prior to its opening date of Nov. 15, 1937. His company had to install all the necessary conduits and connections for the system as well as the substation. More than 35,000 feet of cable and 20,000 feet of conduit pipe were used.
Projects from 1987-2011
Projects completed from 1987 to 2011. 1) 1987 Highland Valley Copper. 2) 1989 Howe sound pulp and Mill. 3) 1990 Casiar Connector. 4) 1991 Neptune Bulk terminals. 5) 1992 BC transit LIM rail. 6) 1993 Fair Haven Multi level Facility. 7) 1994 Collingwood Village. 8) 1995 Langley Memorial Hospital. 9) 1996 The Pinnacle. 10) 1997 Heritage Court. 10) 1998 Delta Pinnacle hotel. 11) 1999 Cascadia Terminal. 12) 2000 St Johns Ambulance house. 13) 2001 Abbotsford Regional Health Center. 14) 2002 The Pearla. 15) 2003 Capilano pump station 16) 2005 VGH Energy center. 17) 2006 Crossroads. 18) 2007 YMCA. 19) 2008 LUX. 20) 2009 Delta Port Berth 1-3. 21) 2010 IKEA. 22) 2011 salt.
Mott Supporting Women
The Mott Electric Women in Trades Training Fund is designed to support women entering into or continuing education in the electrical trades. Bursaries may be used for tuition fees or textbooks. Mott Electric intention when establishing this fund, was to ensure that women are recognized as valued members of the industry. Mott Electric is focused on actively planning for the next generation and ensuring women have a place in industry is key to a successful community.
Mott Electric is passionate about being involved in our local community. In addition to our consistent contribution to local Lower Mainland schools and sports teams, our staff has created a unique program to benefit charities that fall outside mainstream programs.
Since 1998, Mott Electric has promoted its internal "Day of Giving" — when the office and field staff donate at least an hour of their wages on the first Friday of December. Mott Electric then matches the total raised, plus the amount of any tax benefits, and from there, our volunteer committee board decides on where the proceeds will go based on recommendations from the Mott family.
In 2018 Mott Electric achieved something only a team can do... we brought our grand total of charitable contributions to 1.3 Million dollars! As we continue to move forward, so will the tradition.
In addition to the annual Day of Giving, we also sponsor several events, local and international foundations and amateur sports teams throughout the year. In fact, in 1933, Mott Electric funded a local hockey team (Mott Electric's New Westminster Cubs), and they haven’t looked back since!
Our Awards & Accreditations
At Mott Electric, we continuously prove why we are an electrical industry leader. We hold our employees, safety practices, and work ethic to a very high standard, and will always stand by our finished product. We always welcome and encourage an open dialog with our clients. This continuing communication will keep them updated on the job's progress, while helping forecast any issues, and addressing any potential concerns.
Mott Electric has won many prestigious industry awards. Below is a selection of the most recent awards.
- Voted one of BC's Top Employers 2020
- Canadian Family Enterprise Exchange – National Finalist 2018
- BC Family Enterprise Exchange – Family Enterprise of the Year 2018
- VRCA Award of Excellence, Silver – Projects over 8 million dollars: Marine Gateway 2016
- Burnaby Board of Trade – Burnaby Business of the Year 2016
- 25-year Membership Recognition – VRCA 2014
- VRCA Award of Excellence, Silver – IKEA Relocation Project 2012
- Gold Medal Performance – Venue Construction Cypress Mountain
- CSABC Star Cor Program – 2005-2011
- 75 Year Membership Award – NECA 2011
- VRCA Award of Excellence, Silver –YMCA Robert Lee Building 2010
- VRCA Award of Excellence, Gold – Capilano Pump Station Project 2007
- VRCA Award of Excellence – Education Leadership Award 2003
Mott Electric is a proud member and supporter of the many locally and nationally accredited organizations. For more information about these organizations, expand the descriptions below:
IBEW represents approximately 675,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.
IBEW Canada has been in operation for over 100 years and represents over 70,000 members from coast-to-coast in every province and territory. Their flexibility and willingness to change with the times is what keeps them going. They have an active organizing program, not only in traditional electrical work, but in many other areas of the electrical industry.
ECABC is an association dedicated to the interests of electrical contractors and their suppliers in BC. Founded in 1952, membership consists of union affiliated contractors, open shop contractors, manufacturers and distributors.
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada
Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia
VANCOUVER REGIONAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
BRITISH COLUMBIA CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
National Electrical Contractors Association
CHAMBER OF SHIPPING OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Some of these organizations and boards include: Electrical Joint Training Committee, Electrical Contractors Association of BC, and Council of Construction Associations, The National Electrical Trade Council, Canada Green Building Council.
TsleilWaututh Nation (TWN)
Mott Electric and The Tsleil-Waututh Nation have a Memorandum of Understanding and will work as partners on several projects in BC leading to profit sharing and business development on both sides. Our experience in this has given success for not only our company and TWN, but for our customers as well.
“The Tsleil-Waututh vision is to once again put the Tsleil-Waututh face on our traditional territory, to be active participants in all social, economic, cultural, and political activities that take place on our lands by building strong relationships based on trust and mutual respect.”
Key infrastructure projects, completed on schedule, rely not only upon qualifications, but solid partnerships built on respect and trust. Mott Electric and The Tsleil-Waututh First Nations is one such partnership.