Utility Service Associates is a sole proprietorship started by the principal, Ken J. Brown in 1993. This was after seventeen years as a design engineer with Ontario Hydro. Then in June 2008 a new company called Eco Fluid Center Ltd. was formed to handle the day to day business. This new name reflects more the activities related to ‘green’ products including biodegradable hydraulic fluids and greases and avoids the confusion in the name with local utility companies.