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Kato Electrical Inc is a trusted premiere electrical contractor to many lower mainland builders, property managers, homeowners and business owners alike. Based out of our Vancouver office, we strive to break the status quo on every project and to build a strong reputation within the construction industry.

Kato Electrical - Vancouver, BC - Electricians - Certified Professional

Arthur Kavanagh

Owner

Arthur has been a natural leader since the age of 18. During his first year of electrical construction, he was recognized by Nightingale Electrical Ltd. for his work ethic and strong communication skills. He was given the opportunity to lead a crew of electricians in the construction of a 7-story low-rise concrete building. At the completion of the project, coupled with a 4-year apprenticeship, Arthur moved away from inner city construction sensing bigger opportunities in Northern Alberta.

He his first job in the oil sands in Fort Mackay, Alberta in 2012. With no relative industrial training, he carried his leadership and essentials skills with him. During his time up North, he held multiple management positions such as: Electrical Foreman, Electrical General Foreman, and Commissioning Lead. Within 2 years, he had overseen crews of up to 60 electricians.

Hardships of remote work aside, the funds accumulated from projects across Canada allowed him to settle back home again in Vancouver to open his own premiere electrical contracting company: Kato Electrical Inc. The foundational pillars being: highest quality contracting services and materials, superior installations and an energizing work environment.

Arthur keeps his relationships as his number one business priority because that is the key to a happy client. To him, creating beautiful spaces is about more than a neat lighting arrangement. It’s also about ensuring the client’s needs and desires are met and he’s involved in the projects from inception to close.

In his spare time, Arthur enjoys staying in shape by hiking, working out at the local gym and spends of the rest of his time socializing with his loved ones.

Tel: (604) 417-4785, ext. 102

Email: akavanagh@katoelectircal.com

Kato Electrical - Vancouver, BC - Electricians - Certified Professional

Colin Toop

Owner

Colin's love for all things electrical began when his parents gifted him a home workshop set and continued well into high school when he built his first circuit board. Colin then attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology's Trades Discovery Program where his top grades earned him a seat in the Electrical Foundations Program. Colin has since earned his Red Seal Endorsement as well as his Field Safety Representative certification. For the past 9 years, Colin has worked a variety of electrical positions in nearly every major province in Canada. In 2009, he began working as an apprentice for North America Construction at the Capilano Water Filtration Facility and traveled throughout Canada as an electrician. He then moved onto becoming a Foreman Electrician for the Vanscoy Agrium Pot Ash mine expansion project, a Lead Hand Electrician for The Well Pad Construction Project for Husky Oil, a Commissioning Technician for Kentz at Kearl Lake, as well as a Lead Hand Electrician for Mississippi Mills as part of their Water Filtration Construction project. While working as a foreman in Saskatchewan, Colin met and worked alongside his business partner Arthur. After years of intensive out of town shift work, an entrepreneurial spark pushed them to create Kato Electrical.

When Colin isn't working on KATO you can find him hiking, enjoying a podcast or crunching some numbers on excel.

Tel: (604) 417-4785, ext. 101

Email: ctoop@katoelectircal.com

Our Vision

It is our vision to become the most respected electrical contractor for construction, and service in the commercial and residential electrical sectors in the Lower Mainland.

Our Mission

To continually reach for our vision through higher levels of achievement and to excel in creating and maintaining:

- Total customer satisfaction, confidence, and enthusiasm.
- An environment dedicated to high employee morale, honesty, integrity, and teamwork.
- Strong and sustainable profitability.

We will achieve our mission by striving to attain the highest standards of excellence each and every day. We communicate these standards with our How We Serve page.

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