D & D Electric started in 1977 as a partnership of Don McKay & the late David Turnbull. They worked together for several years for a Woodstock firm that produced auto parts and pipe. They learned many valuable industrial maintenance skills there before moving out on their own working for many industrial firms doing maintenance and machine installation along with plant additions. The untimely passing of Mr. Turnbull in 1982 left the business to be purchased and operated by Mr. Don McKay. In 1983, a corporation was formed and Don & Carol McKay now own D&D Electric Ltd.
With the addition of staff and the involvement of more family members, D & D Electric grew and began to expand into the construction industry. Specializing in PLCs and controls then, by 1990 the company grew to a dozen people and started looking into renewable energy. In 2003, D & D Electric started renewable installations and continued to expand into water and waste management, concentrating on Variable-Frequency Drives as a conservation and energy management tool.
D & D Electric is involved in and around the local community sponsoring local baseball, hockey, service groups and community events.
Working with MSC Canada, D & D Electric has done mission work in other countries that involve electrical and solar installations. D & D Electric joined an alliance with North Grid Solar to do high voltage wiring and grid tie connections as well as high current DC power transmission. Their work with North Grid Solar extends beyond the continent with ongoing projects in Africa for the past 5 years.
D & D Electric is successful because of its people. Without the team, we would not be the company we are today.
D & D Electric plans to continue into the future expanding into the alternate energy field with an alliance with like-minded companies.