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Our History

Founded in 1968, we are a Canadian family business that was launched with the needs of our customers in mind. At our very core, we are focused on people. Over the last 50 years, we have grown and are able to provide superior air quality services because of our care for people and their clean air needs. We are problem solvers at heart, and we combine technology, products, and services to bring solutions to your air quality problems and help you grow your business.

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50 Years of Growth

We have spent the last 50 years building partnerships with our clients and others in the industry. Through the years, we have fostered strong relationships and garnered industry expertise that helps us advise you on the most effective air quality solutions.

Darrel Sutton starts working at B. Guthrie Engineering and the replacement filter division is launched.

Exclusive supplier agreement established with AAF.

1968

Darrel and partners buy shares in the replacement filter division and create B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

1981

Launch of BIOLAB Air Quality Services division which is certification of critical environments. Today we call it Critical Environment Services.
BIOLAB Test Lab is developed.

1986

B.G.E. acquires Filtertech Industries (a filtration manufacturer)

1989

Expansion to Fort McMurray.

The BioPac® is patented.

1992

Expansion to British Columbia

1995

Expansion to Manitoba

1997

Three new proprietary fibreglass formulas are developed for commercial and heavy industrial.

2008

Introduce new BioPac® Nano (Nanowave technology)

2013

Succession from first generation to second generation (Roberta and Ian MacGillivray purchase B.G.E. from Darrel and Dorothy Sutton.)

2015

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B.G.E. celebates 50 years in business

2018

The Filter Shop is rebranded and becomes BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions.

2019

Future