About Us



Independent Energy Services Co. Ltd. is a Mechanical Residential / Commercial operation lead by President, Richard Villeneuve born and raised in the Greater City of Sudbury.  One might view this progressive operation as a sequel or succession to a previously well-know Mechanical business lead by Ray Bissonnette, of Bissonnette Plumbing and Heating Co. Ltd.

Ray Bissonnette is cousin to Richard Villeneuve’s mother Pauline Carrey. 

In year 1980 Ray Bissonnette a long-time resident and respected businessman in the Sudbury Community operated his own Mechanical business, “Bissonnette Plumbing and Heating Co. Ltd", which extended from Residential to Commercial and Industrial.

At that time, he was awarded numerous large mechanical projects and contracts which included Inco, the Memorial Hospital (Critical Care Unit) the Separate and Public School Boards, the Ontario Realty Cooperation, Union Gas -Utility, the Bonaventure Chelmsford Mall (New Construction) to mention a few. He also performed much work for the Diocese of Sault-Ste-Marie and for Restaurant operations such as Red Lobster and many other Sudbury Restaurants and kiosk renovations.
During this time, he interacted and built professional relationships with highly skilled architects and engineering firms in the Sudbury Region now operating as, Lang Engineering, LKM Engineering and J.L. Richards. 

Mr. Bissonnette hired Rick Villeneuve (I.E.S’ current President) back in 1981 and, Rick gained much knowledge and experience in both Commercial and Residential areas as he apprenticed under Ray, as a Plumber. Shortly thereafter, Rick became Mr. Bissonnette’s lead hand. With Ray at the helm and Rick as his Operations Foreman Bissonnette Plumbing and Heating was quickly rose to one of the City’s most reputable and professional businesses.

Ray closed his own business in March 2000 as he opted for early retirement. He soon grew tired of his idle time and, as Richard forged ahead to build his own business, he decided to recruit Mr. Bissonnette as a mentor and leader for his Commercial operation at Independent Energy. 

Today and since 2003, Mr. Bissonnette continues to lead the Commercial Division of Bissonnette Plumbing and Heating operating as Independent Energy Services under President, Richard Villeneuve.

With Richard’s background and knowledge of today’s rapidly changing society and Ray’s expertise in the Commercial area, Independent Energy Services has succeeded beyond Richard’s expectations. With the intensity of this leadership and their team of professionals, this Mechanical Contractor provides the best in systems, products and installations for both the Residential and Commercial Markets.