Enabling Your Success
Barry-Hamel Equipment Ltd. is a long-established premier supplier of welding equipment, consumables and gases, servicing the Province of BC since 1954. We are a Canadian employee owned and operated company sensitive to the business landscape as well as dedicated to sustainability and an earth-friendly environment.
Barry-Hamel Equipment Ltd began operations in the Vancouver area in 1954 on Venables Street and today, the Head office is in Coquitlam, with branches now in Abbotsford and Victoria. In 1963 Frank Barry bought out Keith Hamel, and operated the business over 20 years until he retired in 1985. The business remained in the Barry Family, with Frank’s son Tom taking over.
Tom Barry began expanding the business by introducing new services such as equipment rental, welding consumables, and equipment repairs. Next, Tom added Industrial Gases, and welding safety equipment, which accomplished his aspiration to be a ‘one stop’ welding supplier. Knowing the importance of staff, Tom Barry went out of his way to build a motivated experienced team, which even today remain as some of the best in the industry in welding knowledge, applications, and repairs.
In October 2011 Tom hired Steve Curr as the General Manager who has since taken the business to new levels with his extensive experience in ‘all things welding’. Steve’s customer-focused, business-oriented, get-it-done leadership drives the Barry-Hamel team to ensuring our customer’s needs are not only taken care of, but taken care of quickly, efficiently, and competently.