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Faber’s Electric to celebrate 40 years in business

The public is invited to a celebration on May 10.
Faber's Electric in Carlyle is looking forward to celebrating its 40th anniversary.

CARLYLE - In the spring of 1984, after Dale Faber had completed his apprenticeship as an electrician, he and his wife Shelley started their electrical contracting company called Faber’s Electric.

In the beginning, their company was home-based but over the years it has expanded. Dale trained a number of apprentices throughout the first several years in business, and some of them have stayed on to work for the company after obtaining their journeyman status. They, in turn, have trained other apprentices.

In 2003, Dale and Shelley‘s older son Devin joined the company. He received his electrical journeyman’s certification after the completion of the four-year apprenticeship program. Jeff, their younger son, joined the company in the fall of 2008 and he also obtained his electrical journeyman’s certification.

Over the past 40 years, there have been many employees who have contributed to making the  business the success that it is. In addition to Devin and Jeff, Jason Johnson has been a dedicated and loyal employee. This year will mark his 30th year of working for Faber’s Electric.

The company does all types of work, including oilfield, commercial and industrial, as well as residential electrical construction and maintenance. While the operation remained home-based for many years, it was recognized they had outgrown their available space and in the spring of 2010, land just south of Carlyle on Highway 9 was purchased from Dennis MacDonald and a new shop was built. 

This new building represented the long-term stability and growth of the company as well as the commitment that Faber’s Electric made to the community of Carlyle and surrounding area.

After several years of working as an electrician, Jeff returned to school and training. He graduated from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon in early 2023 with his plumbing and gas-fitting certification. He was honored at an awards banquet in November 2023 for being the outstanding journeyman of the class of 2022-23 in all of Saskatchewan for the plumbing trade. 

He now has his Red Seal certification as an electrician, plumber and general gas fitter. Devin has also expanded his work portfolio and works with heavy equipment doing excavation, horizontal directional drilling and hydrovacing.

As of today, Faber’s Electric employs six journeyman electricians, four electrical apprentices, one journeyman plumber, two plumbing apprentices, a mechanic and three office workers. Dale Faber, the guy that started it all as the company’s first electrician, is mostly retired these days, but still offers valuable information and insight to present employees.

The Faber family would like to invite all friends, family and customers to come to the shop on May 10 for lunch to celebrate 40 years of their success in business in Carlyle and surrounding area.