Welpro Supply Limited (Welpro) began operations as a proprietorship of Thomas `Tom` Burke in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. It had a rather strange beginning as Tom was employed with a firm serving the water well industry and was advised by the owner that on November 30th, 1995 he would no longer be in the business. This meant that Tom had to make a business decision and that decision was made to start Welpro. Several key customers were contacted for their support which was received. A business arrangement was made with Tom`s now former employer to purchase the inventory on an on-going as needed basis. This was an important step and the company was off and running. His residence became the warehouse and stock room until 1998 when Welpro purchased a large barn where its inventory could be stored.