Business profile: L.P.C. Limited expands with quality and expertise in commercial and industrial painting and coatings

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Over the past 20 years, Toronto based L.P.C. Ltd. has provided expertise in the painting and coatings industry, with a focus on industrial and commercial projects.

Leonard Tawaststjerna, president, has a long history in the painting industry dating to 1976, when he started working in his father’s business. In 1998, Leonard took his experience, knowledge about the industry, understanding of the importance of building business relationships, and co-founded L.P.C. Ltd.

Tawaststjerna says the company has earned its reputation in the past two decades for consistently providing high levels of quality assurance to every project, no matter the scope or size.

L.P.C. services both the industrial and commercial sectors. The industrial market includes water and sewage treatment plants, towers, tanks, mining and manufacturing facilities. Commercially, work includes malls, stores, office and residential towers, education facilities, hospitals, transportation and other infrastructure.

Tawaststjerna explains that working in both the commercial and industrial sectors means that when one economic area is soft, he can redirect energy to the other. This allows L.P.C. to keep people working and, he says, ensures that key staff stay engaged and employed.

“We take pride in our skilled and experienced team,” he said.

The company handles more than 100 projects of varying size and scope annually, employing about 70 staff at any given time.

In 2005, L.P.C. expanded its business to Western Canada and has tackled projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Some of these include work for Alberta Health, the University of Calgary, The Bow Office Tower, Manulife Place, the Calgary International Airport expansion, K + S Potash, and Winnipeg Women’s Hospital redevelopment.
In Ontario, L.P.C. is active in mall and retail development, transportation, water and sewage treatment plants and data centres. Current projects include TTC York Spadina Subway Stations, VIVA and Metrolinx, Union Station retail development and treatment plants throughout Ontario.

Services provided include painting, intumescent and special coatings, wall coverings and epoxy flooring services.

Tawaststjerna says L.P.C. is committed to providing a high standard of quality assurance and quality control for its clients. “Some companies won’t take on projects that are heavily focused on QA/QC. However, we are committed on providing these processes, because a high level of QA/QC is part of what we do.”

L.P.C. Ltd. is structured to be lean and competitive, says Tawaststjerna, but also recognizes that to keep clients, ensuring safety, quality, and attention to detail are key. Being COR certified, he says, helps. “I believe that these processes, the internal reflection, education, auditing and self-audits have made us better. Safety and reflection on QA/QC go hand in hand and ensure that systems are not only in place, but that they’re working.”

For more information, contact Leonard Tawaststjerna at (416) 782-2815 or leonard@lpclimited.com.

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