Western Weed Control (1980) Ltd. has been in business for more than 40 years and we are proud of the level of experience and expertise we can offer our customers. Please read about our principals and view our company timeline below. For case studies of selected clients, please click here.

Our Team

Rob Hadath

President/Owner

Rob holds a Business Degree from the UBC Sauder School of Business and has more than 25 years experience in many facets of the vegetation control industry.

He holds, or has held, M.O.E. applicators certificates in Forestry, Landscape, Structural and Industrial designations and is responsible for overseeing all contracts ranging up to $200,000 undertaken by Western Weed Control since 1988. He has managed up to 35 employees and has expert knowledge in; all forms of civil and industrial vegetation control; landscape installation/maintenance and Arboriculture; weed, insect and disease identification/control.

Ian Freemantle

General Manager

Ian has been with Western Weed Control (1980) Ltd. since 1997 and holds M.O.E. applicators certificates along with experience in the management of vegetation control crews.

His background includes supervising up to 40 people in both non-union and unionized settings. His sales background includes large industrial accounts, government contracts and residential accounts including positions that have produced multi-million dollar contracts where he has supervised the after sale process from product manufacturing to acceptance by the customer. Ian holds a power engineer certificate and has mechanical experience through a mechanic's apprenticeship and teaching flying as he was a Commercial rated pilot. Ian has also been an independent contractor on government contracts.

Connor Hadath

Operations & Safety Manager

Connor has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary, and holds a M.O.E applicators certificate.

Introduced to the industry at a young age, Connor has acquired considerable experience in vegetation control best practices and crew management. His health and safety background can be attributed to three years of in-field experience in the oil and gas industry, during which he assisted with implementing safety protocols to provide an incident free work environment.

W.F. (Bill) Hadath

Founder

Our founder (1936-2018)

Sadly, Bill passed away early in 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed. His influence, inspiration and humanitarianism will never be forgotten.

Bill was a pioneer in the Weed and Pest Control Industry. With over 50 years of experience, he was truly an “Expert” in all facets. His ground-breaking Innovations and unique methodologies have advanced our company and the entire industry in myriad ways.

Bill “Loved” what he did and made doing it “Fun”. His thirst for knowledge, desire to succeed and unmatched work ethic were the cornerstones from which this company was built and thrives to this day. His legacy lives on through the company he founded, the code he lived by and countless people he empowered, enlightened and inspired.

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Our History

1960
Bill Hadath joins Lower mainland Structural pest control firm
1966
Bill initiates expansion and moves to Kamloops to operate Interior Div. A period of rapid growth ensues
1972
Bill Hadath and Wes Barron (a commercial fixed wing and helicopter pilot) purchase the Kamloops (Interior) Div. and form B&W Agricultural Services.
1979
WWC Purchased by B&W Agricultural Services (Kamloops BC) to expand Industrial Vegetation market base.
1980
B&W becomes one of the largest company’s of its kind in western Canada.
1984
Purchased BC Chemical Sprayers, a Residential Lawn and Tree care company
1986
B&W Co founder Bill Hadath sells his shares in B&W to become President of WWC which integrates Western Weed Control with BC Chemical Sprayers to form a new company offering expanded services.
1986
Aggressive expansion of all residential, Industrial/Commercial services. Including: Lawn and tree care, landscape maintenance / installation, Industrial vegetation.
1987
Rob Hadath joins WWC to help oversee expansion and daily operations.
1992
Rob/Bill Hadath form a 50/50 partnership. Company gross revenues triples, supporting a staff of 35 employees
1993
Company introduces “green” initiatives with the introduction of “The Western Heat System” a non herbicide weed control method.
1996-98
Ian Freemantle joins management team. Bill's succession plan sees Rob purchase his shares in the company to become the owner of WWC. Bill transitions to consultant and service training role.
1999
Reacting to a changing market place WWC sells Residential arm of company to focus on Industrial client base and The Western Heat System
2000
WWC relocates Head office to Maple Ridge, with a dispatch yard in Coquitlam as well. Ian accepts upper management position. Under Ian and Rob’s guidance “TWHS” sales help to increase gross revenues by 4 fold.
2016
WWC looks to once again expand its service portfolio.