Founded in 1944, Houle delivers electrical solutions to industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential customers across British Columbia. This work includes large-scale electrical construction, network, and systems integration projects through to implementing solutions for industrial capability and power quality, building controls automation, audio visual, and lighting. Houle operates regional offices in communities across the province to meet the needs of its customers, 24/7.
Houle believes Indigenous communities are important partners on its projects and is committed to establishing, building, and maintaining respectful and meaningful relationships. In addition to formal employment agreements and commitments with several communities, Houle actively supports educational and workforce-development initiatives designed to strengthen community capacity and connect people to employment. These include a Pathways to Electrical Careers program for Indigenous candidates to upgrade math and physics skills before moving into entry-level electrical trades training, the Skilled Trades Employment Program, and the Women in Trades Training Program. Houle’s Indigenous Committee works on activities to strengthen cultural awareness within the Houle workplace, and with communities on a number of business-development initiatives. The committee is made up of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees.