In 2022, Hal and Janet Bevan established an entrance award for students accepted into Holland College’s Plumbing/Pipefitting program. In 2023, the Bevans placed permanence around their award by establishing an endowment at the Holland College Foundation that would fund it in perpetuity. Annually, an approximate $1,000 award will be given to a deserving student who aspires to a career in the plumbing and pipefitting industry.

The Bevans’ gift was inspired by their lengthy history as leaders in commercial, residential, and industrial plumbing and heating, together with their interest in the training and education of future plumbers and pipefitters. Hal Bevan noted that Bevan Bros. has hired many Holland College graduates over the years and, as a family, they feel a responsibility to invest in the next generation of industry professionals.

“Our business regularly has on-the-job placements for Holland College students and there have been countless occasions where those students were then hired by our company,” said Hal Bevan. “Seeing them move from positions as apprentices into more senior roles as journeymen, and then eventually on to Red Seal plumbers has been so gratifying. We are proud to have had so many of them stay on as long-time members of our team.”

Bevan Bros. is owned and operated by Hal Bevan and his son Quentin.

Hal Bevan (second left) and son, Quentin Bevan (left), celebrate the establishment of the Bevan Family Endowment at the Holland College Foundation with Executive Director Jo-Ann Campbell-Boutilier (second right) and Holland College President, Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald (right)