EMCO Corporation
Emco 110 Years

110 Years and Counting

Emco Corporation began in 1906 as a small plumbing store in London, Ontario under the name Empire Manufacturing Company Limited. Today, Emco is the top choice for Canadian customers seeking plumbing, HVAC and refrigeration, waterworks, and industrial material. For more than a century, Emco has provided great service and value for its customers, and we’re committed to continuous improvement. We want to be the distributor of choice for our customers, teams and stakeholders.

Empire Brass 1920

Our Family

Over the years Emco has seen significant growth by acquiring existing businesses and opening new locations in untapped markets. Today we have an extensive network of more than 200 profit centres, distribution warehouses and showrooms across Canada. True to our decentralized philosophy, most of our acquired businesses continue to operate under their original names to maintain the local identity, people and practices that their customers have come to know and trust. Our extended family includes:

Bath and Kitchens Unlimited
Ben Huot
Drolet Products
Electric Motor Service
EMCO Distribution
EMCO Fire Protection
EMCO Industrial
EMCO Offshore
EMCO Plumbing and Heating Supplies
EMCO Pros Du Depot
EMCO Retail Services
EMCO Waterworks
Ensuite Bath and Kitchen showrooms
Frontier Mining
Gladding Sales
Heating Design Showcase by EMCO
Independent Supply Company
McKeough Supply

Niagara Plumbing
Niagara Kitchen and Bath
Norwood Waterworks
Phoenix Industrial Supply
Rene Carle
Sandale Utility Products
Sumner Plumbing
TTL Pipe
Van-Kel Irrigation
Wellhouse Supply
Western Supplies
Westlund Tren-Dy Oil & Industrial Supplies
Westlund/Canadian West
Wholesale Heating
YK Plumbing and Heating Supplies

Empire Brass

Emco is founded on strong core values which impact how we act and the decisions we make every day. “Do the right thing” is a fundamental belief shared throughout the organization and is integral to our success in building strong customer relationships that withstand the test of time.

Fairness and Caring

Doing the right thing and being committed to the success of others. Showing others by our words and actions that we genuinely care about them personally and professionally.

Trust and Respect

Acting with integrity and leading by example. Always doing what we say we are going to do. Being trusting and respectful of others.

Generous Listening

Listening carefully and deeply to ensure we fully understand each other. Being open to new ideas. Suspending our judgments in a way that encourages others to share their opinions and allows us to hear what others are truly saying.

Straight Talk

Respectfully saying the things we really mean in a timely manner and in the spirit of fairness and support of others. Providing feedback and being committed to having the conversations that are needed.


Emco strives to provide world-class service at every location, every day. We want to earn – and keep – your business and we’re committed to supporting your needs long term. We’re not just saying this. Our legacy goes back a century! And, today, we continue to offer the people, places and products to back those commitments up.

Our mission is to be the first choice distributor for:

  • Our partners
  • Our business owners and homeowners
  • Our neighbors
  • Our communities


Total customer satisfaction…always.

At Emco, we believe every customer’s needs are important and unique and we use this as a guiding principle to stock our shelves. We understand your time is limited. You need a one-stop-shop with depth and breadth to meet your diverse needs. We get it…and we’ve got it! We carry a wide array of plumbing, HVAC, industrial and waterworks supplies from leading manufacturers.

What’s more, we understand you’ve got to trust the people you work with. Our team goes the extra mile to get the job done and provide quality products. We’ve also got more than a century of experience we draw on for anything else you need. Technical advice and training? Check! After-hours emergency supply? No problem! We’re dedicated to helping you succeed.


EMCO Corporation is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing the finest people in the industry, as we value our employees as the single most important asset.

EMCO primarily serves the residential, renovation and new construction markets, as well as the commercial and industrial construction markets and our people are dedicated to making a difference.

Health & Safety

EMCO is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for our employees, our customers and our suppliers.

Each location has a designated Health and Safety (H&S) representative who acts as a Safety Champion at each of our locations.

The H&S Rep ensures that various policies and proceduresare in place including, but not limited to:

  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials) Training
  • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) Training
  • Level One First Aid attendant at each location
  • Workplace Inspections are completed on a monthly basis
  • Forklift Training

EMCO's strategic priority is to ensure that our employees, customers and vendors stay safe and that at EMCO, nobody gets hurt!