October 2015, Vol. 242, No. 10


Snelsons New Leader Spreading the Word on Range of Pipeline Services

Snelson Companies opened its doors in 1946 as a small family-owned plumbing and heating business in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Frank Snelson, Sr. opened and ran the business with his three sons, Frank Jr., Jack and Bill. Bill, the youngest of the three, took over for his father in 1957. By 1966, Snelson was among the top hundred mechanical contracting firms in the U.S. In 1990, Bill Snelson sold the company which was then owned and managed by Ed Shannon and Brian Ganske, two well-recognized names in the pipeline industry. In 2012, the company was acquired by the PLH Group, a holding company that is part of Energy Capital Partners, and Greg Gapinski was named president, leaving a job as senior vice

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