Employer Spotlight: Goyette Mechanical


It’s been nearly 100 years since Leo Goyette founded Goyette Mechanical in Genesee County. Since then, the mechanical, electrical, and piping contractor has grown to include locations across the Midwest and now employs nearly 600 people. And as the company continues to grow – exceeding $202 million in revenue just last year – there is a strong need for dedicated workers to keep the momentum going.

“The need for skilled labor is incredibly high, with the construction industry offering multiple opportunities,” said Thomas Halligan, director of business development in construction.

The third-generation family-owned business is proud to be headquartered in Flint still today. In addition to its construction operations, Goyette’s service division provides repairs, replacement, maintenance, and emergency services to commercial and residential customers throughout Michigan.

So what’s it like to work for Goyette? According to Halligan, you can expect a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes from within.

“Goyette is proud of its employee retention rate, much of that due to its commitment to support and challenge its workforce,” Halligan said. “We are dedicated to talent attraction and retention, with many of our employees’ spending decades and entire careers here.”

The company offers competitive wages and benefits that include paid holidays and vacations, as well as a 401K match for salaried employees. Trades personnel make union wages with benefits. The company also offers internal and external professional development opportunities, such as apprenticeships, trade schools, college courses, and mentoring.

What’s more, even though Goyette has a national reach, Halligan notes that “you can routinely get in touch with a key decision maker from any jobsite in the country.” 

According to Halligan, job seekers looking to get into the construction industry should consider community involvement, volunteering, mentoring/tutoring, or even a part-time job that establishes experience and reliability.

And for teens and young adults considering a career in the trades, Halligan offers the following advice: “Get outside, pull weeds, cut grass, hand wash and detail cars, or get a job bussing tables. All hard work, but also rewarding and can be done with pride. Do it once, do it right and work safely.”

Currently, Goyette is seeking job applicants licensed in HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades. Outside of the trades, the company has positions that range from drivers, positions in receiving, human resources, accounting, dispatch, engineering, and design.

Goyette is looking for people with good character, who are self-starters, and who are looking to learn, grow in their position, and want a career – not just a job.

For more information and to apply for open positions, visit goyettemechanical.com.