Drivers Welding - Providing Fabrication, Repair and Sales
While employed by Dominion Bridge from 1979 to 1985, Shawn received Inter-Provincial Journeyman status in 1984. After Dominion Bridge closed down in 1985, he had steady contracts with such companies as Ipsco steel mill, PCL Construction and various small contracts around the Regina area.
He moved to British Columbia in the summer of 1997 and was employed at Point Hope shipyards on the Fast Ferry project as Aluminum Fabricator Chargehand. At that time, he became chargehand of the graveyard shift in charge of crew on new fabrication of modular construction sections for the three Fast Cat Ferries and ongoing yard repairs. In 1999, Shawn started Driver Enterprises Ltd. and commenced seeking his own contracts and certified the company, as well as Esquimalt Dry Dock Company at the graving dock. He obtained Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) welding supervisor’s certification and managed some major refit welding projects for Esquimalt Drydock Company. These projects consisted of ferry refits, barge repairs and fishing boats also dealing with owners, insurance adjusters and chief engineers.
We look forward to assisting you with your industrial, commercial or residential welding projects.
Drivers Enterprises is exceptional when it comes to welding and metal fabrication and no job is too big or too small. All welding work is done by certified ticketed welders to CWB Canadian standards. I have seen everything from repairs on Grandma’s teapot, huge crane trucks, logging equipment and small boat trailers come through the door on an average day. Drivers has also collaborated on award winning homes on southern Vancouver Island doing custom architectural and structural fabrications and installations to allow the home owner to build the home of their dreams.
These do not even come close to covering the breadth and the scope of projects that Shawn Driver has been involved in since he founded the company. While the company is known for the quality of their welding and fabrication, they also excel in a few other areas as well. Drivers stocks steel, aluminum, and stainless that can be cut to any length you want right in the shop. They also provide mobile welding services and make steel deliveries from Victoria to Port Renfrew.
Shawn has been known to take the time to walk local artists and clients through their projects and suggest materials and methods of making their visions become reality. You can see him walking clients through an area he calls the “bone yard” as they look for the perfect piece of metal for their project. So whether you are making a wind chime or building a new home and need a special piece to complete it stop by Drivers and check out his four acres of rust.
Oh yes, tell him Miss Daisy sent you.