Deschênes Group is Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 12th Consecutive Year

Montreal, QC  May 5, 2021  After a tumultuous year, we’d like to thank our team for valiantly braving the storm, armed with their dedication and drive to always go further.

We are proud to announce that Deschênes Group is recognized for the 12th consecutive year as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Deschênes Group is also qualified as a Platinum Member since 2015, the highest level of recognition that can be achieved within this awards program.

This great result is only made possible by the commitment of all employees within the Deschênes Group companies. We are very fortunate to be able to rely on an outstanding team dedicated to customer service. Each of you is playing an important role in our success and our growth. Twelve years is an incredible milestone for us all.

This shows that our continued high level of service and dedication to our customers remains at the core of our values.

We would like to sincerely thank you for your contribution and we invite you to maintain your high standards of excellence.


About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices. This program is sponsored by Deloitte, in partnership with CIBC Commercial Banking, La Presse, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.

HB Jaeger is Now ICONIX Waterworks

Monday, February 1, 2021 – Effective February 1, 2021, HB Jaeger is now officially ICONIX Waterworks. 

HB Jaeger, a distributor of underground water and wastewater utility products throughout Central and Western Washington, was acquired by CORIX Water Products in April 2016. Despite the acquisition, the company chose to continue operating under the HB Jaeger name, as the former owners had created a leader in the waterworks industry over 21 years and the name was so well known in the greater Seattle metropolitan area.

After the more recent changes in ownership in 2018 (the acquisition of CORIX Water Products by the Deschênes Group) and the subsequent name change of CORIX Water Products to ICONIX Waterworks in May 2019, the company now feels it is time to make the switch. 

“We are very excited for HB Jaeger to start a new chapter as ICONIX Waterworks, and as part of the Deschênes Group. The ICONIX trade name better reflects our business and service offerings and links us to the rest of the ICONIX family,” said John Henkels, VP and COO of ICONIX Waterworks US.

Although the HB Jaeger trade name is changing, customers can continue to trust the team for the local service, knowledge, accessible inventory, and real solutions that they’ve come to expect over the past 24 years.

HB Jaeger becomes ICONIX Waterworks

Have questions about the HB Jaeger name change to ICONIX Waterworks? Read FAQs here.


A Look Back at HB Jaeger’s History:

  • Herb Braicks and Bob Jaeger formed HB Jaeger in 1997, operating out of Burlington, Snohomish, and Tumwater in Washington State.
  • CORIX Water Products (then part of CORIX Infrastructure Inc.) purchased HB Jaeger in April 2016.
  • The Deschênes Group purchased CORIX Water Products from CORIX Infrastructure Inc. in January 2018.
  • CORIX Water Products announced its name change to ICONIX Waterworks in May 2019.
  • HB Jaeger will now operate under the trade name of ICONIX Waterworks, effective February 1, 2021.


About ICONIX Waterworks

ICONIX Waterworks is an independent North American waterworks partner with a comprehensive selection of products, services, and solutions to meet today’s real world problems. With 42 branches across North America and more than 500 employees, ICONIX offers service and solutions that connect the essential resource of water to communities.


About the Deschênes Group Inc.

Deschênes Group Inc. is a private, family-owned company founded in 1940 and based out of Montreal, QC. DGI is the largest Canadian-owned company in its field and is a leading wholesale distributor that serves the plumbing and heating, electrical, waterworks, fire protection, HVAC/R, auto parts markets, and measurement and control equipment to the oil and gas markets. Since 2009, DGI has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.


For more information, contact:

John Henkels
VP and COO
ICONIX Waterworks, US


HB Jaeger rebrands to ICONIX Waterworks.

Joint Update from ICONIX Waterworks and Golf for Kids Committee Regarding 2020 Tournament


May 20, 2020

Cancellation of 2020 Golf for Kids Charity Classic

Due to the public health concerns as well as government recommendations surrounding COVID-19 and large public gatherings, the Golf for Kids Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Golf for Kids Charity Classic, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Planning was well underway for this year’s tournament and we deeply regret having to cancel the event. Our number one priority is the health and safety of the public and our community – the golfers, sponsors, volunteers, hotel staff, and everyone involved in the event. 

The Committee is working hard to find alternative and creative ways to support the Golf for Kids and the various charities this year, including a virtual 2020 event, and will communicate additional details as they become available. 

ICONIX Waterworks Withdraws as Title Sponsor

ICONIX Waterworks is also announcing today that it is has made the difficult decision to withdraw as title sponsor for the Golf for Kids event. 

“The Golf for Kids Charity Classic and the recipients of the fundraising efforts hold a special place in all our hearts, however, ICONIX’s mandate moving forward is to diversify our fundraising efforts and support charities and organizations across North America,” explained Tony Codispoti, VP and COO of ICONIX Waterworks Canada.

“Although the decision was difficult to permanently remove ourselves as title sponsor, please know we truly understand the impact of what this may have on the tournament and the recipients of the charity,” added Tony Codispoti. 

The decision comes at a difficult time given the current COVID-19 situation, however, ICONIX’s focus and number one priority during this time is keeping our employees, customers, vendors, and communities safe and doing what we can to contribute to the containment of COVID-19 is always at the forefront of our minds. 

“On behalf of ICONIX, I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone that has been involved in making Golf for Kids a huge success over the past 21 years. We truly appreciate the time, dedication, and generous donations from all of the volunteers, sponsors, and participants. With your help, we have made a significant difference and impact in the communities across British Columbia. And a special thank you to the Golf for Kids Committee for their extraordinary leadership over the years,” said Tony Codispoti.

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