Historic New Business Coincides with Sesquicentennial Anniversary
For the first time in its enduring history, the F.W. Webb Company, which is marking its 150th anniversary this year, is now in the water works business. F.W. Webb announced recently it has formed the F.W. Webb Water Works Division after acquiring Water Works Supply Corp. (WWSC) of Malden, MA and Londonderry, NH.
With the purchase of WWSC, F.W. Webb hones and expands its wide-ranging product line to address below-ground installation, construction, maintenance and repair of water mains, sewer lines, water processing facilities, waste treatment plants, and pumping stations. Water works PVF (pipe, valves, fittings), supplies and fabrication services are now available throughout the Northeast from F.W. Webb, with ample inventory – including pipe ranging from ½" to 48" in diameter – along with delivery and 24/7 emergency service.
“As a longstanding regional leader across numerous core and specialty markets, offering water works products and services is an exciting development for F.W. Webb,” said Jeff Pope, president of F.W. Webb. “Most importantly, it brings a new level of expertise, quality products, and industry-leading service to customers throughout the Northeast for essential upgrades and repair of municipal infrastructure.”
“Since F.W. Webb currently supplies everything water- and pipe-related for buildings, having water works products and services is a natural extension of our business,” said F.W. Webb COO Robert Mucciarone. “With the addition of water works, customers can count on F.W. Webb as a reliable one-stop partner for all their residential, commercial and industrial projects, large or small, from underground to rooftop.”
F.W. Webb is operating the water works business in Malden and Londonderry with Christopher DiPirro, a 33-year veteran of F.W. Webb, as general manager. A majority of the original employees of WWSC have been hired by F.W. Webb, including the company’s most recent owner, Damon Moore, who is supporting the new Webb business in a major advisory role. Moore, an engineer with in-depth water works expertise, grew up in the industry and joined the family business in 1972 upon his graduation from Tufts University.
Moore’s father started WWSC in 1953, initiating a new dimension of innovation for water works customers with a complete fabrication shop that provided unprecedented quality and fast turnaround.
“F.W. Webb is maintaining the renowned fabrication shop with experienced machinists from Water Works Supply and bringing this unique and valuable service to new customers across the region,” DiPirro said. “The genius of our fabrication shop is the ability to accurately retrofit old oversized flange pipe with new pipe and fittings. It is also the only UL-classified shop for flanged ductile iron pipe in the area.”
Customers interested in water works products and services can call the new F.W. Webb Water Works Division at 781-322-1238.
About F.W. Webb at 150
Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016, the F.W. Webb Company has a long, proud heritage of serving the construction, renovation, maintenance and repair needs of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers. The largest distributor of its kind in the Northeast, F.W. Webb has extensive inventory and expertise in 15 distinct areas. Products cover applications from underground (water works, hydrants, pumps, etc.) to the rooftop (HVAC package units, energy recovery ventilators, exhaust fans, etc.) – and every floor in between.
Plumbing, Heating, HVAC, Refrigeration, and PVF are the company’s core businesses. Specialty markets span Water Works; Process Controls; Propane Gas Equipment; Water Systems; Commercial and Industrial Pumps; Fire Protection and Fabrication; Building Controls; High Purity Process; Industrial PVF Specialties; and Thermoplastic Piping. To support homeowners, contractors, architects and designers, F.W. Webb operates nearly 40 Frank Webb’s Bath Center showrooms and a Hearth & Home showroom. Customers across all business areas are served by sales professionals and product specialists with deep expertise in the industries served.
Founded in 1866 as the second plumbing supply house in Boston, F.W. Webb has grown from a single location to more than 80 across nine states. Offering outstanding products, services, solutions and support, F.W. Webb is among the most respected, successful, privately-owned companies in the Northeast. Headquartered in the famed 128 Technology and Innovation Corridor in Massachusetts, F.W. Webb employs over 2,000 people and continues to grow organically and through acquisition to better serve its loyal customers throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit fwwebb.com.