René Héneault and Conrad Gosselin founded Héneault et Gosselin in 1964, originally with the mission of carrying out building renovation. They were, however, already looking out for specific market needs, and rapidly observed that there were very few, if any, specialists in foundation repair and replacement. They therefore decided to develop their expertise in underpinning, a field that would experience spectacular growth with the major expropriation projects of the 70s.
In 1974, Mr. Héneault retired and sold his shares to 10 employees, who were both highly motivated and visionary in their outlook. Five years later, the company began research work and developed a solution to building settlement triggered by weak soil conditions. We obtained a patent for this hydraulic piling technique.
For Héneault et Gosselin, the 80s brought about a relocation of our Head Office to Montréal and more than 10,000 hydraulic piling stabilization projects on the banks of the St. Lawrence, made necessary by the unusual drought conditions recorded towards the end of the decade.
Eager to push our expertise ever further with even larger projects, we perfected our commercial and industrial services all through the 90s. Construction of new floor-levels by underpinning and large structural raising and moving were added to our list of specialities.
From 2000 on, new associates decided to widen the scope of the company, with the result that New Brunswick, Ontario and certain sectors of the United States can now also benefit from the exceptional services of Héneault et Gosselin.