People First Building Control Systems Company Expands in Penticton

Kimco co-owners, Mark Hartwick, Mark Janssen and Ken Watt

Kimco co-owners, Mark Hartwick, Mark Janssen, and Ken Watt, all started out as employees at the company’s building HVAC control system.

We are very excited to expand our Penticton office and better serve the South Okanagan while bringing more jobs to the community.

Kimco Controls invests in the South Okanagan. The HVAC company expands Kimco’s regional office in Penticton. The move to expand comes as the HVAC control system company strives to better serve the region with services, repairs or energy efficiency upgrades for HVAC, automation and electrical services.

Founded in Kelowna with regional offices in Penticton and Cranbrook, the The business of HVAC, automation and electrical systems has made Interior BC their family tree and are excited to continue growing in Penticton. This growth spurt means more jobs for the community.

With three owners who started out as employees themselves, this family business understands the needs of their employees — from diversifying an HVAC technician’s skills to balancing family priorities.

“We are very excited to expand our Penticton office and better serve the South Okanagan while bringing more jobs to the community. The team is the people,” said Ken Watt, owner and chief executive of Electrical and Integration Management, who started working for the company 18 years ago as an employee. Ken initially wanted to work at Kimco because of the diversity of services and professions offered, such as HVAC and automation systems.

Life-Changing Opportunities

This diversity continues to attract new employees. “Kimco not only gave me the opportunity to have a job, but also to build on my career goals,” said Pawel Gora, a new hire at Kimco. Working with Kimco gave Pawel the opportunity to move his family from the Lower Mainland to the Okanagan while working in an industry he is passionate about.

Joining Kimco has been a “life-changing” opportunity, he says. “[They have] a great balance between work and family and at the same time very professional, something that is lost in so many companies these days.”

Family first

For Greg Davies, another new member of the Kimco family, the company’s authenticity really shines through. “They value their people and show that in their management style and really put an emphasis on family,” says Greg. “It’s a fun, positive environment with a common goal to keep our customers happy and grow the business. All three owners are really good guys who listen to their people and help you where they can. It’s a great team to be a part of.”

Personal and professional growth

In addition to welcoming new employees, the culture Kimco has cultivated — including family first, great benefits, and promotion from within — also helps retain employees for the long haul. The company is pleased to provide Penticton with that stability.

“I love Kimco’s culture,” said Chris Howard, who has been with the company for 23 years. “The values ​​around family are very important to me. They have been key to my development in my electrical, control and HVAC skills, along with my own personal growth.”

Why Kimco?

Great Benefits: Comprehensive Health Care, Dental Care, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and RRSP Adjustment to Plan Retirement.

Professional Growth: Promote from the inside out, support professional development with a tool account and tuition reimbursement.

Flexibility: An adapted work schedule, work-life balance and team building events.

Kimco’s careers

About Kimco

Work with people who put family, passion and skills first. People who are passionate about what they do and are constantly innovating to provide the best possible service. Kimco Controls Ltd has been the local go-to for automation and controls in the BC interior for almost 40 years.

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