C & E Mechanical was started by Ed Schoenroth, and Carl Young in 1958 originally it was called C & E Heating and Plumbing. In 1975 when Carl retired Ed bought him out, and introduced his sons Art (office manager), Gary (plumber) into the business, together they grew the business employing as many as 50 – 75 employees.
Ed began his career in the trade in 1946 with a local plumber who won a contract to build war time houses in Moose Jaw. In April 1946, the employer agreed to register him as an apprentice (Ed laughed that his mother had to approve his contract as he was under age) His certificate was signed by the Director of Apprenticeship “Stanley Dorman” Ed’s certificate was only the fourth original apprentice certificate signed.
Ed’s plumbing career continued to grow taking on projects of any nature (C & E was the first in Canada to use ABS drainage, and vent piping above ground in the construction of Langdon Towers a nine story high rise in Moose Jaw). Ed became heavily involved as a Charter Member of the United Association of Plumbers, and Pipefitters Union of Saskatchewan (UA), and later the President of the UA Local. He also spent several years as a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association highlighted by National Chairman, as well many other boards, and committees throughout his career this involvement with the experience gained helped Ed establish the solid foundation that made C & E one of the best Mechanical Company’s in Saskatchewan.
When Ed retired in 1989, Art, and Gary took over the business as C & E Mechanical Inc. continuing in Ed’s direction in promoting C & E “courteous and efficient” service. Both Art and Gary have since retired.
C & E Mechanical is presently owned, and operated by President Scott Kerr (journeyman plumber) who continues C & E involvement with the Mechanical Contractors Association presently serving as First Vice President, General Manager Chris Prebushewski (journeyman plumber) Chris also serves on the Joint training Committee as did Ed, Operations Manager Kelly Whitehead (sheet metal journeyman), and Estimator Jeremy Kerr (journeyman plumber). The current owners strive to continue C & E services throughout the Province, and are committed to standing behind what they do.