Why choose dbs?

dbs Power and Energy is a leading energy generation & energy-related services provider in Canada.

We provide customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. dbs Power and Energy provides turn-key solutions for the installation, and management of micro combined heat and power (“mCHP”) systems and other energy generation and storage measures. We are the leading provider of end-to-end mCHP solutions in Canada.

  • Single point of contact for the entire project
  • We oversee all grants, incentives and funding paperwork (if applicable)
  • We oversee required engineering
    • Conduct onsite engineering visit
    • Prepare engineering study paperwork
    • Work with the client to meet efficiency targets
    • Provide product options

  • Provide financing options
  • Customized solutions
  • Clean installations
  • Equipment maintenance

For more information on How to Choose an mCHP provider, visit our FAQs.

Our History

dbs was founded in 1978 with 5 employees providing mechanical services to industrial and multi-unit residential clients.

From day one our motto has been dependability, defined as the quality of being able to be counted on or relied upon. Today dbs has grown to over 150 employees across 7 defined divisions providing a range of mechanical services and our clients span across all sectors.

In 2015, dbs Power and Energy saw an opportunity to bring the technology of micro combined heat and power systems from Europe to North America. Since, then we’ve installed over 100 units with great success, making dbs Power and Energy the leading provider of end-to-end micro combined heat and power solutions in Canada.

Management Team

Paul Ruth

CEO & Co-Founder

Paul Ruth is an accomplished co-founder of dbs. The Company was established in 1978 with 5 employees providing mechanical services to industrial and multi-unit residential clients and today has diversified its service offerings to include combined heat and power technologies via cogeneration (mCHP). From day one, dbs’s motto has been “dependability behind service” which it built right in to its name.

dbs has grown over 150 employees across 7 defined divisions with offices located in Toronto, Burlington, Pickering and Kitchener, and it has an extended network that services clients nationally.

The Company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities. Over the years, Mr. Ruth has strategically positioned dbs into emerging fields around energy and conservation.

Ray Samuels

Executive Vice President

Ray Samuels is a results oriented Executive with over two decades of experience in deregulated industries. He has provided his expertise to the likes of industry leading global energy companies. As an energy entrepreneur he has been co-founder, investor and shareholder of three deregulated natural gas and electricity companies.

As Executive Vice President, Ray has assembled an experienced leadership team with the vision of providing customers with cost effective, customized energy solutions while at the same time providing leadership and execution of the company’s objectives in all its operating subsidiaries across North America.

Peter Gilfillan

Senior Vice President Sales

Peter Gilfillan is accountable for developing the strategy, structure and business practices to drive top line results for dbs Power and Energy. A seasoned executive and customer advocate with 23 years of leadership experience, Peter has a proven track record of leading transformational change, delivering results and building high performing, engaged cross functional teams at the national and multi-national level. He is a results oriented strategic thinker with a strong business acumen, and has held senior sales and leadership roles in several Fortune 1000 companies.  Peter joined dbs Power and Energy from Monster Worldwide where he held a variety of diverse leadership roles which included having full accountability to develop the strategy, structure and business practices to drive top line results for Monster’s Global and International accounts and; while continuing as GM (President) in Canada to oversee the business strategy and execution for Monster in Canada.


Jason Baibokas

MBA, Vice President Finance & Corporate Development

Jason Baibokas is an entrepreneurial capital markets professional that has raised several billion dollars of capital across hundreds of transactions throughout his career. He has extensive experience financing, advising, and improving businesses across a broad range of industries, including Energy.


Laverne Garcia

General Counsel & Secretary

Laverne Garcia is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience advising clients and acting as in-house counsel over a broad range of legal issues. Laverne has experience in electricity and natural gas matters, including with respect to generation, sales, marketing and regulation and has led negotiations for founding shareholders regarding securities and employment law.


Tanya Roxborough

Director of Marketing

Tanya Roxborough is a marketing professional with experience in the deregulated energy industry in Canada and the United States, with extensive experience in growing brands and new market penetration. Tanya has an eye for client friendly marketing and an expertise in branding.


Giorgio Spagarino

Project Analyst

Giorgio Spagarino joins dbs with a strong, proven background in cogeneration gained through working in the Italian, Brazilian and Alberta markets. A chemical engineer by education, he has spent time working in the field leading commissioning, preventative and corrective maintenance activities as well as plant operations. As a technical leader, who can communicate in 4 languages, he is focusing on business development activities and will take you through the sales process to ensure you are getting the best results for your investment.


Alisa Wiebe, P. Eng, PMP

Project Manager

Alisa leads our project management team to ensure a high quality, successful installation that exceeds customer expectations. She has a background in engineering from the University of Waterloo, and experience in the development and execution of cogeneration projects ranging from 16kW to 16MW, across multiple industries, while upholding both internal and external health and safety expectations