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Celebrating 30 Years in Business!

O’Dell Associates was founded in 1987 by Chuck O’Dell with three goals in mind: fair and consistent pricing, exceptional customer service and a commitment to make every project a success.

Today, O’Dell has grown to encompass four locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and southern Ontario: Burlington, Waterloo, London and Mississauga.

Company Timeline

1987

Chuck O’Dell and his wife Nancy open the doors of C.W. O’Dell Associates on Feb 1st. Operations begin out of their house in Carlisle, Ontario.

Chuck hits the road with Nortec & Dectron.

1988

SpringAir is added to the line card.

1990

Penn Ventilation becomes partners with O’Dell.

1991

Operations move to a house in Kilbride, Ontario, which includes a detached garage of approximately 400 square feet of warehousing.

1993  

First BEELINE newsletter is launched with a winter edition.

Chuck starts O’Dell’s Christmas honey gift tradition.

Jack Fitzmaurice partners with Chuck O’Dell.

O’Dell holds its first Conference (Tech-Spec 03′).

1994

Tamco appoints O’Dell as a representative (July).

ICE Manufacturing team up with O’Dell (August).

1995  

Association with Ventex Inc. begins (March).

1998  

Scott O’Dell partners with Chuck O’Dell and Jack Fitzmaurice.

2000  

C.W. O’Dell outgrows the Kilbride house and moves operations to new 3,700 square-foot facility at 1038 Cooke Blvd, Burlington, ON (July). This brings warehousing capacity up to 1,300 square feet.

Reflecting the growth of the business, C.W. O’Dell changes its name to O’Dell Associates.

2002

CET gas monitoring systems hits the market with O’Dell.

O’Dell enters into air distribution market (September).

2004

Company founders Chuck and Nancy O’Dell retire (Jan 31st).

2006

O’Dell expands warehousing capacity again, adding an additional 3,700 square feet at the Burlington location (March). With the additional warehousing capacity, O’Dell begins stocking belt drive fans and launches its fan shop.

2007

Nathan Martin partners with Scott O’Dell and Jack Fitzmaurice (February 1st).

O’Dell Associates celebrate their 20th anniversary with a conference held at the Royal Botanical Gardens (May 10th).

A satellite office opens in Waterloo to provide O’Dell’s existing customer base in this territory with a local contact (August 1st). The facility provides an additional 2,700 square feet of warehousing.

O’Dell expands their territory west to include Stratford, London, Windsor and Sarnia (September 4th).

2009  

Jack Fitzmaurice retires (February 1st).

2010  

O’Dell opens London office to support customers there as well as in Sarnia, Windsor and surrounding areas (November 1st). This facility provides an additional 2,500 square feet of warehousing.

2014  

Mike Lett joins the team in order to expand O’Dell’s services into the GTA (February 1st).

2016  

Mike Piluk and Mike Lett each become O’Dell partners (February 1st).

O’Dell opens Mississauga office to support customers in the GTA (May 1st).