Meet the Team

Who We Are

Atrysten Plumbing and Heating Ltd. was founded in 2000 by Kirk Lanz. Over the last 20 years, Atrysten’s has grown to over 65+ dedicated professionals and we’re proud to be known as one of the most reputable and reliable mechanical contractors in British Columbia. We are acutely aware that we work in a highly competitive industry, with many companies offering similar services like ours. That being said however, we seek to build long-term relationships in our industry and we aim to continue our growth by providing top quality and dependable service to each and every one of our customers, large or small.

Our vision at Atrysten is “to exceed all expectations through consistency, reliability, quality and professionalism.”

Our core values run through all our staff at Atrysten Plumbing and Heating and we work hard to ensure all our work and daily activities are completed with our values front and centre.


  • Honesty – Ensure we are upfront and honest with our clients in all aspects from pricing to installations and defects/rectifications.
  • Expectations – To exceed all client and staff expectations and ensure all
    services are completed the best way possible.
  • Accountability – To be accountable to both our clients and each other at all times.
  • Reliability – To be reliable in all that we do and to ensure we always do what we say.
  • Transparency – To operate with the utmost transparency and integrity.

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Team

Key Personnel

All of our employees are proud to work at Atrysten because they know the positive affect their work has on the communities around us. We play an integral part in providing safe and quality mechanical systems for new developments that we help build in our surrounding neighborhoods. Our team is a dedicated group of professionals focused on delivering quality workmanship, competitive pricing, and timely project completion with reliable and predictable results.


Greg, My Foreman and Very Good Friend - You Will Be Deeply Missed

Greg was my foreman and a very good friend, and I miss him dearly. We first met back in Calgary, in 1990. He wasn’t just a colleague but quickly became a close friend. Our journey together was special, starting from the time he followed me to the West Coast. We became roommates, sharing both our professional and personal lives, and creating countless good memories.

Our paths diverged for a time when I moved for a new job, but we never lost touch. We would catch up often, reminiscing about old times and creating new memories. In 2005, when Greg and I crossed paths again, I knew I wanted him to be part of my company, Atrysten. I asked him to join as my foreman, and thankfully, he agreed.

Greg’s time at Atrysten was invaluable. He had to retire when his health took a turn, focusing on his battle with the support of his wife, Kelly. His absence was deeply felt by everyone at work – he wasn’t just an excellent plumber; he was inspirational to everyone, an integral part of our team, and a great person to have around.

Over the years, I learned a lot from Greg. He might not have realized just how important he was to me, from my early 20s up until now. The boys and I still get together, have a beer, and talk about all the great times with Greg. He left us with so many good stories.

So here’s to you, Greg. You were more than a foreman; you were a true friend. I’m sure there is a broken pipe somewhere that needs fixing, just like always. You’ll be missed, but never forgotten. Rest in peace, my friend.

Kirk Lanz


Join Our Team

Atrysten Plumbing & Heating provides employees with a safe work environment and competitive wages.

Other employee benefits include:

  • Long-term, full-time employment
  • Apprenticeship registration & sponsorship
  • Subsidies for training & upgrading skills
  • Extended Medical Benefits available after 3 months
  • Company vehicles for senior employees


We are currently recruiting for multiple positions:
  • 1st,  2nd, 3rd and 4th year apprentices
  • Journeyman Plumbers
  • Journeyman – Leadhand Foreman (With experience running crew)

Please contact our Human Resources Director for more information.

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