A plumbing and HVAC contractor specializing in commercial construction projects.

Please contact us to discuss any questions you may have and let our team assist you with your upcoming project.

Great West Mechanical is a company founded on the principal that if you give it your all, you can be successful. GWM is a plumbing and HVAC contractor specializing but not limited to Hotels, Multi-Family Units, Assisted Living, and retail spaces. We offer competitive bids for both plan-&-spec as well as design-build projects. Great West Mechanical will work very hard to keep your costs down, because your success is our success.


Great West Mechanical is a 2nd generation business with over 40 years of combined experience in the plumbing and HVAC industry. It's just what we do.

Great West Mechanical is a family owned business that was founded in 1996 by two brothers, Scott and Noel Snare. As children they grew up in the mechanical contracting field. Both their father and grandfather had their own plumbing and HVAC businesses. As time went by, it was obvious for them to move forward and use all of that knowledge to create their own company.

Great West Mechanical recently celebrated our 20th year in business. We attribute our success to hard work and the ability to maintain our customer-base by providing an exceptional service and quality. We wouldn't of been able to achieve these standards without our hardworking employees. We have a very loyal crew that has been with us for many years. They push each other to be the best. From top to bottom we have a great team of employees, and we consider them all as family.


Scott Snare, President

Scott grew up in Greenbush, MN. He spent most of his childhood hanging out in his dad’s shop and helping his brothers with their mechanical projects. At the age of 24, Scott ran his very first hotel project. Shortly after that, at the age of 25, he earned his Master Plumbing License. He currently oversees all of the field execution on the projects and he works closely with his foremen on the plumbing/HVAC layouts as well as many of the other site logistics. Scott enjoys hunting, fishing, woodworking, dog training, and spending time with his wife and his kids. He’s also a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan. SKOL!

Noel Snare, Vice President

Noel was also raised in Greenbush, MN. He started helping his dad in their sheet metal shop at the age of 10, making “S” clips. Noel has always enjoyed dealing with HVAC. In 1976 he graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology with a degree in AC. He perfected his craft for many years before creating Great West Mechanical with his brother. Noel is the Senior Estimator at GWM. His duties include bidding projects to plan and spec as well as design-build projects. After the project is awarded, Noel really enjoys the pre-planning layout of the HVAC systems and consulting with the engineers regarding value engineering options for the project equipment. His years of experience and knowledge in the construction field is a tremendous asset to us and to our customers. Noel enjoys hunting, target shooting, welding, off-roading with his wife, and being a Grandpa.

Logan Snare

Logan is Scott’s son and has been involved with Great West in many different capacities since he was in middle school. When he was younger he would go to the shop to sort fittings, clean out job trailers, and do whatever else Scott and Noel thought he could help with. Throughout his high school and college years, Logan has worked at GWM during the summers. In 2016 he graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Construction Management. Logan is now employed full-time with us. The construction industry is forever changing, especially in technology, so we look forward to combining our skills and knowledge together to continue to provide the best service for our customers. Logan enjoys hunting, fishing, watching the Vikings, and going up north with family and friends.

  • Company Sponsored Uponor Training
    Company Sponsored Uponor Training
  • Some of the Great West crew celebrating Brent's wedding
    Some of the Great West crew celebrating Brent's wedding
  • Sponsoring Alfredo's Youth Soccer Team
    Sponsoring Alfredo's Youth Soccer Team
  • 2016 Company Christmas Party
    2016 Company Christmas Party
  • Sponsoring Local Events (Sherburne County Demo Derby)
    Sponsoring Local Events (Sherburne County Demo Derby)



  • Safety is an important component to all of our projects. When our employees are first hired, they go through an informational safety meeting with HR. This covers safety procedures such as using Safety Data Sheet (SDS) books, reporting an injury, and other safety protocols. It is important that our new employees have this basic training before they arrive on-site at a project.


  • OSHA requires all contractors to have SDS books present on each job. These books tell you what to do if you have an accident with any chemical that is used. Employees must know what the SDS book entails and where the book is located on each job site.
  • We incorporate weekly Toolbox Talks on each job site. These topics change weekly and our foremen lead these discussions with their teams and reinforce what they learned throughout the week.
  • Great West Mechanical provides Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their employees because safety always comes first.