W. J. Maloney Plumbing selected as ‘Contractor of the Year’

W.J. Maloney Plumbing has been selected as the first-ever “Reeves Journal” Western Contractor of the Year and will be featured in the publication’s September issue. “Reeves Journal” is the oldest publication in the plumbing industry, founded in 1920, according to a press release. The monthly publication serves the Western United States’ plumbing, heating and cooling industry by delivering information that is topical, timely and relevant to its readers. Jack Sweet, “Reeves Journal’s” editor, said W.J. Maloney Plumbing was selected for this honor based on a combination of its extensive high-profile commercial projects around Phoenix, its long-tenured residential plumbing business (since 1964) and the leadership’s can-do philosophy.

Phoenix businesswoman defies odds in a man’s world

It’s not unusual in 2015 for a woman to be a president of a company. But it is somewhat unsual for a female to be president of a plumbing and construction company. Biltmore resident and licensed plumber Kathryn “Kitty” Langmade has followed in her father’s footsteps and is president of the company he started in 1964, W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.