About us

A Legacy of Excellence

LD Plumbing and Heating has a rich history rooted in innovation and adaptability. Founded in 1992 by Morris Soer, the company initially specialized in the removal and environmental remediation of underground oil tanks, serving the mid-island community with integrity and expertise.

As Vancouver Island embraced the introduction of natural gas, LD Plumbing and Heating recognized an opportunity for expansion and evolution. Anticipating the changing needs of its customers, the company pivoted its focus to include services related to the removal of home heating systems run on oil and the installation of natural gas alternatives, including furnaces, fireplaces, and hot water tanks. With the emergence of new heat pump technology, LD Plumbing and Heating has expanded its expertise to include heating and cooling solutions.

Our team of technicians is available to meet your heating and cooling needs, providing reliable and efficient solutions tailored to your home or business. LD Plumbing and Heating takes pride in its long-standing employees who are committed to the company and our customers. Their dedication ensures that we consistently deliver exceptional service and exceed expectations.

Furthermore, LD Plumbing and Heating is an active supporter and contributor to the communities it serves. We believe in giving back and are committed to making a positive impact through various charitable initiatives and community involvement.

Today, LD Plumbing and Heating is led by Morris's son, Ben, who serves as the new General Manager. Under Ben’s leadership and Morris’s mentorship, the company continues to uphold its founding principles while embracing innovation and technological advancements in the industry. Building on its legacy of success, LD Plumbing and Heating proudly serves the communities of Ladysmith and Duncan, offering a comprehensive range of services, including heating, plumbing, electrical work, and HVAC solutions. Whether for residential or commercial projects, customers can trust LD Plumbing and Heating to deliver superior service and unparalleled expertise.

As LD Plumbing and Heating looks to the future, it remains committed to meeting the diverse needs of its community, providing reliable, professional, and innovative solutions for generations to come.

Morris Soer
Owner Morris Soer
Ben - GM

Ben Soer - GM

Ben Soer, the owner's son, has worked periodically with his father, Morris Soer, since the company began in 1992.

A registered nurse for 10 years, Ben has left the nursing profession to join the family business. Ben has years of familiarity with residential heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical needs of our customer base. His nursing career honed many skill sets, including the importance of patient satisfaction, troubleshooting, problem solving, and working within a team.

As General Manager, Ben leads by example; completing work with a high level of detail and accuracy while maintaining a positive work environment. The ultimate goal is to have all LD employees perform at their best, taking pride in their workmanship and ensuring customer satisfaction as our number one priority.

Richard - Plumbing Gas apprentice

Richard - Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter B Apprentice

Born and raised in Germany, he recently moved to Canada in November 2023. He completed his apprenticeship for plumbing in Germany in 2014.

He has gained extensive experience in plumbing, HVAC and gas fitting in Germany and New Zealand over the past 10 years. He is a specialist on hydroponic systems and hope to bring this expertise to my current position.

Harman - Plumber Gas Fitter

Harman - Plumber & Gas Fitter

Harman is a skilled plumber and gas fitter based in Vancouver Island. He embarked on his journey in the plumbing industry as an apprentice with LD Plumbing where he honed his craft and dedication to excellence. In 2022, he proudly earned his Red Seal certification, marking a significant milestone in his career.

Outside of work, Harman finds solace and adventure in exploring the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, often found hiking scenic trails, kayaking along picturesque shores, and cherishing moments with his beloved family.

With a strong work ethic and a passion for both his profession and the great outdoors, Harman continues to make a positive impact in his community and beyond.

Shannon - Plumbing apprentice

Shannon - Plumbing Apprentice

Shannon is a 1st year plumbing apprentice.

She was a student in the Women in The Trades program through VIU and is happy to have found a company to work with that is progressive and inclusive. 

Kennedy - HVAC apprentice

Kennedy - HVAC Apprentice

Kennedy isan HVAC apprentice.

She recently graduated from the Women in Trades program at VIU and is very grateful and excited to learn the HVAC trade from the well-experienced industry professionals in her department.

Tim - Plumbing and Gas

Tim Godau - Plumbing & Gas

Tim Godau is a well-known local in the mid-Island, a Saltair resident for 22 years. He has been the Plumbing & Heating Manager with us for 17 years, is a Red Seal Plumber, and a Certified Commercial/Residential Gas Fitter.

Tim trains and supervises all the plumbing and gas fitting apprentices. In addition, he is known as our natural gas fireplace specialist; with his extensive and versatile knowledge, there is not a unit he cannot tackle.

Mark - HVAC

Mark Bellingham - Manager HVAC

Mark is HVAC Manager with 15+ years in HVAC, a Journeyman Red-Seal HVAC, TSBC B-Gas Fitter, with a TSBC Electrical Endorsement for Refrigeration.

We sell Bryant, Fujitsu and Lifebreath equipment and service most other brands of heat pumps, air handlers, ductless heat pumps, HRVs, gas furnaces, electric furnaces.

Tony - HVAC

Tony - HVAC

Tony was born and raised in Saskatoon. He always loved working with his hands and HVAC is something he loves.

With 11 years experience installing heat pumps, furnaces, and ductless systems, he’s never afraid to help the plumbers or gas fitters as well.

He and his wife reside in Chemainus. You may see them riding around on their 3-wheeled motorcycles. GO RIDERS!

Dave - Electrician

Dave - Electrician

To come.

Lonnie - Dispatcher

Lonnie - Dispatcher

Lonnie is the friendly voice and dedicated dispatcher at LD Plumbing and Heating since 2017. A local girl, born in Ladysmith and with deep roots in the North Island, she brings over 25 years of construction expertise to our team.

Lonnie's journey in the construction industry began at Beaver Lumber before she joined and helped run her family's construction company. Her wealth of experience and passion for solving plumbing, heating, and electrical needs make her an invaluable asset to LD Plumbing and Heating.

Whether you're facing a plumbing emergency, a no-heat situation, or simply need to schedule an annual service, Lonnie is here to assist you every step of the way.

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