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W.J. Maloney Plumbing lands new projects

W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has landed two west-side school projects, one for the Glendale Union High School District and one for the Peoria Unified School District.

Noted for its work with school districts, including the Phoenix Union High School District and the Paradise Valley Unified School District, W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is now working on projects at Greenway High School and the new Sunset Heights Elementary School in Peoria.

At Greenway High School, W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is providing the plumbing, wastewater and gas systems for both the new science and band buildings as part of Phase 3 of construction.

Sunset Heights Elementary School will open in August with kindergarten through seventh-grade students. It is the district’s 33rd elementary school. W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling’s work has included Buildings 1 and 2 totaling nearly 200,000 square feet.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the general contractor for both of these school projects.

“Our team has strengthened its expertise in public school projects over the last few years,” said Kathryn “Kitty” Maloney-Langmade, president of W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.

“Knowing that districts demand the highest quality construction – we take these projects as excellent examples of the type of work we deliver.”

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has been a leading plumbing and HVAC contractor in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area since 1964. Working with many of the state’s largest general contractors, the company has provided exemplary design-build plumbing, from tenant improvement to complex multi-story projects that include many of the most prominent buildings in the Valley.

Additional projects completed include the new Cubs Park in Mesa, the Orthopedic and Spine Inpatient Surgical (OASIS) Hospital in Phoenix, the solar thermal project at the University of Arizona, the Sky Train Project at Sky Harbor International Airport and the Mariposa Land Port of Entry expansion near Nogales.

W.J. Maloney Plumbing also provides extensive commercial and residential service, maintenance and repair, and is Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified. For more information, call (602) 944-5516 or visit www.wjmaloney.com.

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McCarthy Building Companies Begins Work On 2 High School Replacement Projects

McCarthy Building Companies recently began construction on a phase I project to replace classroom buildings at Greenway and Thunderbird high schools in the Glendale Union High School District (GUHSD). The $14.6M contract funds demolition and new construction on both campuses.

 These projects were the result of an $80M bond election that was passed by voters in 2011. Funds from the bond are being used for renovations and repair of existing school buildings, new construction and supplying school buildings with furniture, equipment and technology.

McCarthy Building Companies began work on both campuses in March and demolished old buildings prior to starting construction on the new, 2-story classroom buildings, which are being built using concrete tilt-wall construction. This construction method enables both projects to be fast-tracked for completion.

“Our Education Services team really shines when we’re able to put our unique scheduling expertise to the test,” said Justin Kelton, vice president of operations for the Education Services at McCarthy Building Companies. “Our crews will be working two eight-hour shifts all summer long in order to complete these buildings prior to the start of school in August.”

Neil Rogers, administrator of facilities for GUHSD, added, “McCarthy is changing the way schools are built in Arizona. Their ability to self-perform and complete projects in half the time utilizing two shifts without sacrificing safety, quality or budget gives our District a tremendous amount of flexibility that allows us to concentrate on the students, staff and the community.”

The Greenway High School building (above), 3930 W. Greenway Rd. in Phoenix, represents 42,000 SF of general classroom space. The Thunderbird High School building, 1750 W. Thunderbird Rd. in Phoenix, totals 60,000 SF of general classroom space as well as science labs and rooms for special education programs.

“In order to promote healthier, safer campuses, older buildings at Greenway High and Thunderbird High have been torn down to make way for modern classrooms, which will be open to our students this fall,” said Kim Mesquita, administrator of community relations for GUHSD.

“The bulk of the construction is occurring over the summer when class is not in session. The safety and education of our students are our top priorities.”

Orcutt | Winslow is the architect on both projects. Major subcontractors include JFK Electric, Baker Concrete and Schuff Steel. McCarthy Mechanical is working on the Greenway High project and Midstate Mechanical is working on the Thunderbird High project.

For more information on McCarthy Building Companies, visit their website at www.mccarthy.com.