History / Qualifications

J.W. McClenahan Co. was founded in 1940 by J.W. McClenahan. The President and Chief Executive Officer of our firm is Ross Kelly. Our firm's main office and fabrication shop is located at 2301 Palm Ave., San Mateo, California. We also have offices and fabrication shop facilities located at 1610 Marietta Way, Sparks, Nevada and 8540 Younger Creek Drive, Suite 1, Sacramento, California, to serve the Northern, and Central areas of California and Nevada.

With over 350 years of direct plumbing/mechanical construction experience accumulated by our staff, we enter our 81st year in business as a contractor with a reputation of excellence in the quality of our workmanship. We are recognized as an industry leader in the development and implementation of innovative construction and management techniques. Our construction and in-house engineering capabilities cover a wide spectrum of project types: commercial, sporting complexes, industrial, residential (single family and multi-family high-rise), hospitality, manufacturing, schools, public works, health care, casinos, and prisons.

We endorse the “Partnering” concept in establishing strong communication lines between the Owner, general contractor, project team partners and field personnel to ensure the success of all projects. Our teams are committed to constructing projects on time, under budget, and safely. We recognize that all projects are unique, challenging, and meaningful.

J.W. McClenahan Co. has established itself as one of the leading design-build plumbing/mechanical contractors in Northern California and Northern Nevada. Our engineering is performed in-house by designers with both the technical background and field experience, thereby providing for the most effective design and pre-fabrication installation. Our firm uses REVIT, CAD and 3D CAD, for coordination with our clients and other trades.

Our teams pride themselves in the ability to handle major, as well as smaller projects, with the utmost care and quality of craftsmanship. We work closely with Owners, user groups, Contractors, and Design Professionals to ensure the highest quality is met while managing wants and needs, as well as prioritizing and managing expectations. Our design, detailing, and construction teams all work diligently to produce a collaborative atmosphere made up of trust, transparency, and respect.

J.W. McClenahan Co. is firmly committed to providing all its employees with a safe and healthy work environment. A comprehensive safety program has been implemented and is an active critical function of our daily operations. J.W. McClenahan Co.’s firm’s motto, embossed on every hard hat, vest, jacket, shirt, and mug, is “Safety First.” Every employee is empowered from day one to work safely. No job is so important or urgent that it cannot be perform safely.

The Company embraces the concept of LEAN practices throughout the design and construction of all projects utilizing VDC, prefabrication strategies, purchasing and technology investments. While 3D modeling, spooling, and fabrication is key to our success, we continue to invest and embrace in new technologies and cloud base services.

J.W. McClenahan Co.’s core corporate belief is our employees are our number one asset. Our employees are not only the backbone of the Company, but they are the pillar of our success.