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School’s Out, But Not For W.J. Maloney, Which Is Fast-tracking Work At 9 Local Sites

 

With school out for the summer, W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has begun work on the renovation and upgrading of science classrooms at eight schools in the Phoenix Union High School District and one in the Paradise Valley Unified School District.

Work on the renovation and creation of new science labs includes the replacement of all piping for water, gas and waste systems under an accelerated timeline that will ensure that the contractor’s work at each of the schools will be completed by the time school opens in the fall.

Chasse Building Team and McCarthy are the two general contractors working on the high schools projects, which include Carl Hayden, Cesar Chavez, Metro Tech and North high schools, as well as Alhambra, Bostrom, Trevor G. Browne and Maryvale high schools. Ry-Tan is the general contractor for the Paradise Valley School District project at Sunrise Middle School.

“Being able to meet stringent deadlines is something our team takes great pride in,” said Kathryn “Kitty” Maloney-Langmade, president of W.J. Maloney. “And being able to deliver the quality craftsmanship to these classrooms that will enhance the learning experience for high school and middle school students is rewarding, as well.”

She added that the company’s experience working on public-sector projects throughout Arizona played a key role in gaining the confidence of the general contractors selected for the schools projects.

Other current and recent public-sector projects for W.J. Maloney include the new Chicago Cubs Spring training facility in Mesa, the Veteran’s Administration Southeast Healthcare Clinic in Gilbert, PHX SkyTrain at Sky Harbor International Airport, a major solar thermal project at the University of Arizona and the Mariposa Land Port of Entry expansion near Nogales.

 

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Maloney-Langmade becomes leader of men

There are not many people in the world who can say they are a licensed plumber, have an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and are a mother to three daughters, ages 7, 11 and 12.

Kathryn “Kitty” Maloney-Langmade can make those claims.

The president of W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling leads a vibrant plumbing contracting company in a male-dominated industry. Some of her company’s recent projects include the new Chicago Cubs spring training complex in Mesa, the Veteran’s Administration Southeast Healthcare Clinic in Gilbert, Phase IV of CityScape Phoenix, a major solar thermal project at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the Sky Train Project at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Az Business magazine caught up with Maloney-Langmade — whose company won consecutive Best of the Best Awards for safety from SCF Arizona — for a Q&A.

How did you get into the plumbing business?
My father and mother started W.J. Maloney Plumbing in 1964.  I grew up in and around the business. My dad was always working in the field and my mother performed the bookkeeping. Upon returning from my honeymoon, I learned my mother’s secretary had left the company.  My mother asked me to come to the plumbing shop to help her out with payroll and I never left.

Are there any aspects of the industry that are made more difficult because you are a woman?
Growing up, I always heard and learned about construction but I was not in the field with my father.  Often times, I wish I had the mechanical, hands-on expertise and years of experience that my father had.  To carry on his tradition of quality workmanship, I have had to surround myself with key people who have the same mechanical skill that he possessed.

Are there any benefits to being a woman in a male-dominated industry?
My experience is that both men and women in construction go out of their way to be supportive, kind, courteous and helpful.  People want me to succeed.  They know construction is a tough road.  I am lucky to have received good advice and help.

What has been your biggest challenge?
Turning the company around during difficult times.  We were in a pattern of winning work and doing jobs, but were losing money. Meeting and listening to my key foremen who have been with the company for years, I was able to learn and understand changes that needed to happen. I was able to get the company moving in the right direction when I put together a solid leadership team.  We are now able to estimate, win and perform good work.  We have a great team in place now and the momentum continues to build and grow.

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W.J. Maloney Concludes Work On Hotel Palomar At CityScape

W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling completed its work on the third phase of Kimpton’s new Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape.

W.J. Maloney was responsible for the design and installation of the plumbing systems of the 242-room, 10-story hotel. Hotel Palomar Phoenix is part of the CityScape office and retail project. Hunt Construction Group was the general contractor.

Work on the plumbing systems included the design and installation of the sanitary waste and vent, natural gas, grease waste, fuel oil and domestic water systems. The waste system was prefabricated off-site and delivered to the downtown location.

Previously W.J. Maloney had completed the plumbing for Phases I and II of the downtown development.

“Projects like this demonstrate our versatility,” said Kathryn “Kitty” Maloney-Langmade, president of W.J. Maloney. “We are able to move seamlessly from private-sector projects like CityScape to hospitals and public-sector projects ranging from airports to border ports of entry.”

Founded in 1964, W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has worked with many of the largest general contractors in Arizona. The company has provided design-build plumbing, from tenant improvement to complex multi-story projects that include many of the most prominent buildings in the Valley.

Recent projects for W.J. Maloney include 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.

For more information on W.J. Maloney, call (602) 944-5516 or visit wjmaloney.com.

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W.J. Maloney Plumbing Changes Name To W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling — previously known as W.J. Maloney Plumbing — has changed its name in an attempt to promote the company’s new contracting and service offerings.

According to company president Kathryn “Kitty” Maloney-Langmade, W.J. Maloney has been a leading plumbing contractor in Arizona for almost 50 years. HVAC was added in the past two years and the new name reflects this change, allowing for a more accurate description of the company.

Kathryn Maloney, president of W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Maloney-Langmade explains the reason behind the addition of HVAC, “We have adapted to the changing marketplace,” she says. She also adds that, “Our HVAC division handles both commercial and residential cooling and heating.”

W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling was founding in 1964 by William Joseph Jr. and Mary Kathryn Maloney. The company worked with some of the largest contractors in the state. W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling’s exemplary design build plumbing includes parking structures, penthouses, technical process piping and complex multi-story projects, including many of the prominent buildings in the Valley.

W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling’s recent projects include the Orthopedic and Spine Inpatient Surgical 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, Heating & Cooling provides both commercial and residential services, maintenance and repair. The company is Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified.

For more information about W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, call (602) 944-5516 or visit wjmaloney.com