Name: Andrew G. Volovar
Years of Experience: 40+ Years
Market Expertise: Strongest on the financial side of mechanical contracting, have learned what it takes to be successful - simple repeatable processes
Service Expertise: In my past employment I helped start and grow the service department to $15 million. I have helped grow the Walton Service Department by creating measures to track and grow revenue & GP
Strengths: There is no magic formula for success in this business, the secret is providing the dedicated employees with the information, the material, tools, and equipment and getting out of their way.
Fun Fact: I worked as a Roughneck on an oil rig in Corpus Christi, TX for a summer before I graduated from college
Name: James B Norton, P.E.
Title: Vice President
Years of Experience: 40
Market Expertise: Commercial, industrial, institutional plumbing and HVAC
Service Expertise: 26 years at Walton
License(s): PE in PA, MD, and DE
Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University
Include One small Sentence: It has been very gratifying to see us evolve from having to convince people that we could handle a project to having people hunt us down because they know that we are the best.
Name 3 projects you are most proud of: Hershey Next Century Project, Boyd’s Bear Country, and OSS Medical Office Building
Fun Fact: I love to fly fish and once competed in the State Fly Tying Competition.
Name: Joe Deamer
Title: Senior Project Manager | Sheet Metal Manager
Years of Industry Experience: 35+
Market Expertise: Industrial/Manufacturing Plants, Commercial, Warehouse/Distribution Facilities
Service Expertise: Joe's expertise brings value to his customers through thoughtful communication and detail-oriented organization to ensure the success of all projects.
Strengths: Sheet Metal Fabrication, Custom Fabrication
License(s): RSES/Universal, Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology
Highlighted Projects: Retractable Dust Collection Hood, Local Candy Manufacturer, Local Aquatics Center
Fun Fact: Joe is an avid golfer and enjoys coaching youth sports.
Name: Deborah Olphin
Title: Human Resources Manager
Department: Human Resources
Years of Experience: 14+ years
Include One small Sentence: I find a great sense of personal and professional satisfaction serving as a Human Resources leader. Problem solving, helping managers and employees resolve employment issues, to hiring the next talented professional or field employee are just some of the responsibilities that makes a day working in Human Resources exciting and challenging.
Fun Fact: Twirled fire batons many many years ago. Can still remember the look of surprise on the spectators faces when the baton was set ablaze.
Name: Bill Vervaeke
Title: Building Services Manager
Years of Experience: Over 40 years performing all types of HVAC repairs and replacements
Market Expertise: 40+
Service Expertise: Went to work with my father working on Refrigeration when I was 12 years old and loved the feeling of fixing something others could not.
License(s): Maryland HVAC Journeyman
Name 3 projects you are most proud of: Securing Harley Davidson in 2010 for service and Pm Support that we continue to this day. Providing Nissin Noodle plant with 12 new rooftops in 2 contracts. Securing the service and PM support at Glatfelter(Pixelle) in 2007, and again to this day we continue to support this site.
Fun Fact: Avid Motorcyclist who enjoys traveling the entire USA looking for the perfect sunrise and sunset
Name: Terry McCandless Jr
Title: Purchasing Manager
Years of Experience: 29
Service Expertise: Well Pumps
Strengths: Buying material for jobs.
Highlighted Projects: OSS Medical Office Building, Redwood Campus, and Hain.
Fun Fact: I enjoy Volunteering for the Fire Company been doing it for 37 Years.
Name: Perry Patton
Title: Sheet Metal Fab Supervisor
Department: Sheet Metal
Years of Experience: 16
Market Expertise: Sheet metal fabrication
Service Expertise: Fabrication, estimation, pre-construction planning
Strengths: I take pride in working closely with our customers to ensure that we are delivering a quality product in a timely matter.
Name 3 projects you are most proud of: Crown Cork and Seal, Pegula Ice Arena, Merck Pharmaceutical
Fun Fact: I am a huge Philly sports fan. I also love coaching and supporting my two daughters with their sports teams.
Name: Bob Cook
Title: Sheet Metal Sales Manager
Department: Sheet Metal
Years of Experience: 30+
Market Expertise: 17+
Service Expertise: 11+
Strengths: I enjoy speaking with people to understand the problems they are experiencing and offer them solutions within our departments here at Walton & Company.
Name 3 projects you are most proud of: There are so many good ones that I must say I carry a sense of pride on each project done by my colleagues.
Fun Fact: Enjoy spending time with my 4 legged kids, archery shooting/hunting, dirt track racing, and watching my 2 legged kids flourish in their lives.
Name: Todd Gingrich
Title: Safety Officer
Years of Experience: 22 years
Market Expertise: Health and Safety Compliance
Service Expertise: Construction – General Industry injury / loss prevention
License(s): OSHA, MSHA, Hazardous communication, Accident Investigation.
Strengths: I am most proud when I witness an employee taking that extra measure to work safely, confirming that our safety culture within the organization is improving.
Highlighted Projects: All projects are deemed a success and most proud when our employees go home safely at the end of the day to enjoy the finer things in life.
Fun Fact: Avid history buff, particularly American Civil War, spends free time Archery hunting and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.
Name: Rodger Becker
Title: Plumbing/Pipefitting Superintendent
Years of Experience: 50
Market Expertise: Residential, Commercial, Industrial
Service Expertise: Scheduling, Coordinating, Planning, and Training
License(s): Master Plumber/Gas Fitter in PA, MD, WV, DE
Strengths: Matching the jobs to the skill level of the people.
Highlighted Projects: Hain Celestial, Miller Chemical, OSS West York
Fun Fact: Rodger is involved in competitive sporting clays. He is a 30-time NSCA All-American and travels all across America competing.
Installation Field Superintendent
After graduating from Northern High School, Brian Wentz followed in his Dad’s footsteps as a Tradesman and started his career working in the Sheet Metal Trade. He began his career working for a local mechanical contractor who provided him the opportunity to attend and graduate from a Pennsylvania registered Sheet Metal Apprenticeship program. During this time, he gained valuable experience working in a fabrication sheet metal shop and on installation projects in the field.
In 1989, Brian was offered the opportunity to help open and establish Walton & Company. After working as a Sheet Metal Mechanic for a few years, Brian moved into the role of a Sheet Metal Field Superintendent and has been managing the work of Walton’s sheet metal field Laborers, Apprentices, Mechanics, and Foremen since 1983. As the trades have evolved over the years, Brian is Walton’s vital link that provides 39+ years of knowledge and understanding about the important elements of precise sheet metal field measurement and installation skills that are so important to quality workmanship.
Ella began working with a parent company of Walton in 1989 and eventually transfered to Walton & Company in 1993. Ella has been in the accounting department for her entire career and was promoted to Accounting/HR Manager in 1996. She eventually was promoted to Controller and most recently in 2021 was named CFO/Treasurer.
Ella attended York College of Pa where she studied accounting. She has handled all aspects of the Accounting/HR and payroll duties during her time with Walton & Company