About Walton, Industry News & Current Trends

September 29, 2023

Embracing 3D Scanning for Construction: An Efficiency Game Changer

The advanced technologies in the construction industry have stirred a transformative wave, with 3D scanning at the forefront, re-engineering traditional methodologies. 3D scanning, a revolutionary technology, accurately captures and digitizes the size and shape of […]
September 21, 2023

Building Services Spotlight ~ Shea Holtzman

September 5, 2023

Empowering Future Generations: Our Unique Back-to-School Initiative

There is an old saying, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” This belief is The Walton Way. We have chosen to take a direct hand in shaping the […]
August 4, 2023

Rising Demand for Tradesmen

As industries evolve and technology advances, the need for specialized workers continues to grow. This is particularly true in our field of mechanical contracting, where an increasing demand for tradesmen is palpable. Many industries, from […]
August 4, 2023

Employee Spotlight ~ Jack Garner

July 19, 2023

The Advantage of Having a Turnkey Mechanical Contractor

Turnkey and streamlined projects are designed and constructed by a single entity, with the aim of minimizing the complexity and risks associated with managing multiple contractors and vendors. These types of projects can range in […]
July 19, 2023

Building Services Spotlight ~ Angie Albright

July 12, 2023

The Air Conditioning Dilemma: Should School Districts Leave it On or Off During the Summer?

As the summer heat rolls in, school districts face a pressing question: should they leave the air conditioning on or turn it off in their buildings during the summer break when the facilities may be […]
July 11, 2023

Building Services Spotlight ~ Stephanie Krout

July 3, 2023

Building Services: A Long-Term Investment

A Long-Term Investment Investing in preventative maintenance for long-term investments can be a wise strategy. Preventative maintenance involves performing routine inspections, cleaning, and repairs to prevent equipment or assets from breaking down or deteriorating prematurely. […]
June 27, 2023

Building Services Spotlight ~ Ron Sipe

June 21, 2023

Employee Spotlight ~ Cindy Little

June 5, 2023

Introducing Our Apprenticeship Graduates

Congratulations to the five apprentices from ABC Keystone and York County School of Technology on completing their apprenticeships! These individuals have showcased dedication and determination throughout their journey. To successfully complete their apprenticeships, they had […]
May 22, 2023

Our In-House Wellness Program

One of the benefits for our employees that we are most proud of is our Wellness program. At Walton, we treat our people like family. We don’t just claim that we treat them like family, […]
May 15, 2023

Building Services Spotlight ~ Bill Warrington

May 3, 2023

Celebrating Milestones, The Walton Way

Employee appreciation is a crucial aspect of maintaining a positive and productive work environment. It involves recognizing and acknowledging the efforts, contributions, and achievements of employees. Employee appreciation goes beyond the typical rewards and benefits […]
May 2, 2023

Building Services Spotlight ~ Derick Wilt

April 28, 2023

Building Services Spotlight ~ Gary Harris

April 26, 2023

Administrative Professionals Our Unsung Heroes

Administrative Professionals are the unsung heroes of our workplace. They are the backbone of any successful organization, including ours. They are the ones who keep everything running smoothly, and the glue that holds everything together. […]
April 18, 2023

Employee Spotlight ~ Jason Hamme

April 14, 2023

Mechanical Contracting: Thriving in an Evolving Industry

The world of mechanical contracting is constantly evolving, driven by technological advancements and changing customer demands. As professionals in this dynamic field, we strive to stay at the forefront of industry standards and embrace emerging […]
April 4, 2023

Sheet Metal Employee Spotlight ~ Bob Cook

March 24, 2023

Happy Retirement Kevin Rue!

Kevin Rue puts in 22 years as a plumber and his last job will be at Port Deposit. He’s pretty excited to cut his hour-and-a-half travel time down to only a couple of minutes to […]
March 22, 2023

Building Services Spotlight – Justin Weston

March 14, 2023

Juniors #adulting with Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) is a nonprofit organization that provides financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship education to students from kindergarten through high school. The organization partners with schools, volunteers, and businesses like Walton & Company […]
March 13, 2023

Sheet Metal Employee Spotlight ~ Jeremy Shaffer

March 10, 2023

Our Powerful Women in Construction

Women in Construction Week is an annual event that celebrates women’s contributions to the construction industry. It is an important initiative that helps to promote diversity and inclusion in the construction industry and highlights the […]
March 2, 2023

The Benefits of a Large Building Services Department

There are several benefits of having the largest building service department in the area: Expertise and experience: Larger departments, like Walton, often have more experienced and knowledgeable staff who are able to handle a wider […]
February 7, 2023

Sheet Metal Employee Spotlight ~ Adam Krebs

January 30, 2023

Building Services Spotlight – Rich Owens

January 19, 2023

Employee Spotlight – Andy Kalbach

January 12, 2023

Sheet Metal Employee Spotlight – Robert Brady

December 20, 2022

Employee Spotlight – Cindy Eshleman

December 8, 2022

Building Services Employee Spotlight –Jason Kintzel

November 15, 2022

Employee Spotlight – Todd Gingrich

November 7, 2022

Building Services – Employee Spotlight, Mark Langley

October 18, 2022

Employee Spotlight–Perry Patton

Employee Spotlight Perry Patton
October 6, 2022

Shaping Young Minds with Career Exploration-Final Part

In the last article, we explained possible career paths and opened the minds of students that it’s ok if college isn’t for them. In the final part of this series, we’d like to discuss the […]
September 22, 2022

Employee Spotlight – Mark Shaw

August 17, 2022

Employee Spotlight – Tom Hunt

July 29, 2022

Happy Retirement Deborah Olphin!

“All good things must come to an end.” We said, “Best Wishes” to Deb Olphin, our Human Resources Manager. “It’s a bittersweet retirement, but it’s time”, she adds. Deb is pretty excited to have her […]
July 26, 2022

InField Accident Repairs

Not just your typical Mechanical Contractors is a familiar saying in our world. Walton, not only designs, builds, and installs, we’re here for you when things go awry. What happens when that unexpected accident takes […]
July 18, 2022

Employee Spotlight – Terry McCandless

June 30, 2022

Happy Retirement Sharon McNeil!

Just shy of three months, Sharon would have had 21 years with Walton & Company. It’s time to say goodbye to her Walton Family and Hello to Retirement for Sharon McNeil. She adored the people […]
June 20, 2022

Employee Spotlight – Danny Deatrick

June 10, 2022

Happy Retirement Rodger Becker!

Rodger has been with us for 24, fly-by years, as our Plumbing/Piping Superintendent. We caught up with Rodger in one of our marketing meetings and asked him what he plans to do after he leaves […]
May 26, 2022

Employee Appreciation 2022

May 24, 2022

Shaping Young Minds With Career Exploration–Part 2

Walton & Company has been taking the initiative to put today’s students on a journey into “the day of the life of a tradesman”. We’ve been spending a lot of time recently in multiple schools […]
May 18, 2022

Employee Spotlight—Joseph Deamer

May 3, 2022

Our Volunteer Initiative

Over the course of 2 years, we have upped our ante on volunteering in high schools. Leaders of our company gathered and asked, “What can we do as a company in making sure we are […]
April 15, 2022

Employee Spotlight | Bill Vervaeke

April 7, 2022

Sheet Metal Shop Laborer

Walton’s sheet metal fabrication shop is gearing up for a busy 2022! Are you interested in working within a manufacturing facility for a company that values its employees? Do you need a reliable Monday-Friday daytime […]
March 29, 2022

Cleanup Crew Finds a Treasure

A few Fridays ago turned out a bit different for some of our office staff. A few outstanding individuals volunteered to spend their afternoon cleaning up our property around 1800. Over the years the constant […]
March 17, 2022

Employee Spotlight | Ella Kump

March 11, 2022

Women in Construction Week 2022

Did you know it’s Women in Construction week? These ladies are the heart and soul of Walton & Company. We proudly salute all of you and want you to know just how much you are […]
March 4, 2022

Happy Retirement Rick Hornberger!

Happy Retirement Day to Rick! Rick came to Walton in the summer of 2002 after he completed a year-long education program at YTI here in York. Rick started out in the service field as a […]
March 2, 2022

HVAC Technician

Our Building Services Division is expanding, and we need to hire experienced HVAC Technicians to work in South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.  If you have five years or more of work experience with installation, […]
March 1, 2022

Mechanical Engineer

Walton is seeking to hire a Mechanical Engineer who will plan, conceptualize, create, and estimate HVAC and plumbing mechanical systems for industrial and manufacturing projects. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Design and develop HVAC and mechanical systems, […]
March 1, 2022


Seeking an experienced commercial Plumber with a minimum of 3 years of construction or industrial experience to work on commercial and industrial projects.  To be considered for this position, you must have a valid driver’s […]
February 14, 2022

Employee Spotlight | James Norton, P.E.

January 28, 2022

Walton Dive Team Surpasses Goal

Not only did our 9 brave souls dip a toe, but they also waded in the waters last Saturday to help raise money for the Special Olympics. It was a balmy 21 degrees, but that […]
January 20, 2022

Employee Spotlight | Andy Volovar

January 14, 2022

#freezinforareason – Polar Plunge with Walton Dive Team

Nine brave souls, we call the Walton Dive Team, will dip a toe, or wade in the icy waters of Gifford Pinchot State Park to raise money in support of the Special Olympics. Let the […]
December 30, 2021

The Season of Giving

Our community outreach is important to us all year long, especially during the holiday season. We love brightening the spirits of young minds. Walton & Company employees have come together once again to “adopt” children-in-need, […]
December 3, 2021

Shaping Young Minds with Career Exploration

There are so many opportunities for high school students to find a career they might like in the trades, and we are happy to help them investigate. Whether it be sheet metal shop tours and […]
December 2, 2021

Small Support Helps BIG with United Way

Walton & Company strongly supports the United Way and the good it does for our community. United Way advances the common good in communities across the world. Their focus is on education, income, and health—the […]
November 16, 2021

Happy Retirement Mark Flinchbaugh

We said farewell and happy retirement to Mark Flinchbaugh this past week. Mark served 22 years, 7 months, and 12 days with us in the industry, and we were honored to have him. Mark transitioned […]
September 15, 2021

The Newly Appointed

In lieu of John Hettle’s retirement, Walton & Company is proud to appoint Andy Volovar as the new President of Walton & Company. In his place as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, we announce Ella […]
June 22, 2021

John Hettle, President 11/9/98 thru 5/26/21

May Twenty-Sixth, Two Thousand Twenty One There are many things that could be said about the last 23 ½ years, but one sticks more than others, “Family”, we are Family. The drive we put into […]
February 10, 2021

Help Eliminate “Sick Building Syndrome” From Your Office Building

UVGI Light Systems Help Eliminate Allergens and Kill Viruses A Photohydroionization® (PHI) Technology UV light systems eliminate allergens from your HVAC unit in the same way that they kill germs. Dust, dust mites, mold, and […]
March 5, 2020

Women in Construction

This week (and every week) construction careers offer plenty of opportunities for women as well as men.  But this week especially, we are raising our hard hat to the Women in Construction. Whether you are […]
January 7, 2020

Your Building Project Is Unique…

John Hettle, President of Walton & Company found this gem just recently digging in his office.  This small write up was a mere introduction from the beginning and the words written on the “high-end brochure” […]
November 6, 2019

ACCA, Next Level Conference

Our very own Bill Vervaeke, Building Service Manager is speaking at the ACCA, Next Level Conference in Dayton, Ohio this week.  He’s covering topics like commercial maintenance sales, estimating, covering the “ins-and-outs” of market segmentation, […]
April 30, 2019

Walton & Company 30 Year Anniversary Celebration

This year Walton & Company is celebrating 30 years! What’s even greater than that, is the employees who have devoted their professional lives, and spent the last 5…10…15..20 even 25, and 30 years to make […]
March 25, 2019

National Craft Championships

Tim Thalwitzer, Sheet Metal Apprentice, will be representing Walton and the ABC Keystone Chapter at the upcoming ABC National Craft Competition in Long Beach California. Tim will be participating in the Sheet Metal Competition. If you have a chance […]
March 22, 2019

Bill Vervaeke, A Leader in Commercial Maintenance Sales and Estimating

Our very own Bill Vervaeke, Building Services Manager recently spoke at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) in San Antonio with Tony Yanniello, Director of Operations at Del-Air Mechanical Contractors in Knoxville, Tennessee.  He […]
March 22, 2019

CAD Intern Tylor Kegresse Finishes 2nd with a Group Effort

CAD Intern Tylor Kegresse Finishes 2nd at the Las Vegas National NAHB Drafting Competition The National Association of Home Builders, Student Chapter competition was held during the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, in late February. […]
February 5, 2019

Joe Deamer–Senior PM

Senior Project Manager | Sheet Metal Manager 717.840.2212 jdeamer@waltonco.com Joe is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology where he studied Sheet Metal Fabrication & Welding. Joe has Twenty-Four years worth of experience in […]
February 5, 2019

Brian Wentz–PM

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 […]
February 5, 2019

Clay Reider–PM

Clay Reider has almost forty years of experience in industrial mechanical engineering and contracting field. He has spent the majority of his career in the industrial heating and combustion industry and is passionate about helping […]
February 5, 2019

Jim Feeney–PM

Jim’s career in the mechanical trades began on October 8th, 1984 with a small mechanical contractor in Lancaster Pa. He entered the field as a laborer/apprentice. He then moved to sheet-metal installation foreman, then superintendent, […]
February 5, 2019

Matt Knepper–PM

Matt started his career in the mechanical trades on March 27th, 2000 at Walton & Company. He started working in the field as a sheet metal laborer. Shortly after starting in the field Matt applied […]
February 5, 2019

Jason Hamme–PM

Jason Hamme is a graduate of Spring Grove Area High School, class of 1996. In September of 1997, he was hired by Dick Walton to be a laborer for the plumbing department. The following year […]
February 5, 2019

Jack Garner–PM

  I am considered to be one of the original employees of Walton and Company, having been here since conception in the spring of 1989. I was hired as a laborer and after six months […]
February 5, 2019

Danny Deatrick–PM

Project Manager
February 5, 2019

John Silar–PM

After completing a tour of service with the United States Army, John began his career in the mechanical trades as a plumbing apprentice.  After completing his apprenticeship, he began working with Walton & Company in […]
October 14, 2018

Walton & Company Contributes to Back-to-School Items for Employees’ Children

Walton & Company knows that education at every level is important and that is why they contribute to back-to-school items for the school-aged children of their employees each year. Back-to-school items can be pricey but […]
September 24, 2018

Walton & Company Introduces Wellness Coach, Kassidy Yeager

Businesses that offer wellness coach services are a special find. Walton & Company has a Wellness Coach for its employees which is just another reason why it is a great business. Walton & Company focuses […]
August 3, 2018

Employee Spotlight on Senior Mechanical Designer, Tom Hunt

Can you imagine walking into the same office for more than 28 years? It’s really something many of us strive for, to enjoy a job and the company we work for to the point that […]
June 25, 2018

A Unique Addition to Walton & Company’s HVAC Team, Female Technician Alexandra Unitas

Growing up, female HVAC technician Alexandra Unitas saw her father work the mechanical trades field and she just knew she should follow in his footsteps for her career. Unitas has always been mechanically inclined and […]
June 1, 2018

Walton & Company Helps Junior Achievement (JA) Educate Students About Financial Responsibility

Walton & Company has had the privilege to donate to Junior Achievement of South Central PA (JA) through the Education Improvement Tax Credit for the past two decades.  JA programs help prepare young people for the […]
February 7, 2018

Walton & Company Donates Services & Materials to Update Steam Into History Facility

Walton & Company recently donated their services and materials to help upgrade the Steam Into History facility located at 2 West Main St., New Freedom, Pennsylvania. It is important to get behind this educational organization […]
December 28, 2017

Community Giving is the Focus for Walton & Company During the Holiday Season

It is Important to Walton & Company to focus on community giving all year long, but especially during the holiday season. Serving Those In Need Through Community Giving This is the eighteenth year that the […]
October 29, 2017

Walton & Company Provides Employees the Opportunity to Complete an Apprenticeship Program

One of the perks of working at a top-notch business like Walton & Company is having the opportunity to take advantage of an apprenticeship program. On October 18th, Walton & Company kicked off another year […]
September 8, 2017

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is Exploding in the World of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

What is BIM Building Information Modeling (BIM) is 3D based modeling of architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical components all collaborated together and used as a tool to more efficiently plan, design, and construct buildings. Many […]
July 18, 2017

Plasma Tables Used for Speed and Efficiency

Walton & Company has a reputation for speed and efficiency on projects and these days the use of plasma tables may be part of the process. Plasma cutting was developed in the 1950’s and has evolved […]
July 7, 2017

Walton & Company is Helping to Renovate Former Zakie’s, and Woolworth Buildings

Walton & Company is helping to revitalize the once-bustling downtown York area by completing a portion of the renovation of the former Zakie’s Nightclub and the former Woolworth Department Store, both in the first block […]
June 30, 2017

Handling Commercial HVAC Repairs Through Preventative Maintenance

Nothing will make a building owner or Property Manager’s phone ring off the hook or inbox overflow quite like an HVAC issue. So, how does one make sure that commercial HVAC systems are functioning properly? […]
June 27, 2017

Walton & Company Offers Building and Maintenance Services

Walton & Company offers exceptional building and maintenance services. Are you looking for help with your post-construction HVAC and plumbing system needs? Walton & Company can help. We are staffed with over 75 trained and […]
May 26, 2017

Walton & Company Assists LSC Design with Award Winning Project

Walton & Company was proud to assist LSC Design with the award winning remodel of their new office space. Many companies talk about their desire to be part of the revitalization of the City of […]
May 25, 2017

Walton & Company and York Habitat for Humanity Forge Strong Partnership

York Habitat for Humanity and Walton &  Company have worked on Habitat homes together for some time, but it wasn’t until 2015 that this relationship began to thrive. York Habitat experienced a change in leadership […]
May 20, 2017

Not Just Your Typical Mechanical Contractor…Contact Walton & Company for Your Mechanical Contractor Needs

Walton & Company is not just your typical mechanical contractor. We go above and beyond on every project and that is why we have a great reputation and have created strong relationships with our customers […]
April 19, 2017

Walton and Company Help Rebuild After Fire at the Miller Chemical

On June 8, 2015, Miller Chemical, a manufacturer located in Conewago Township, experienced one of the worst fires in the history of Adams County.  Even the small portions of the plant that were not destroyed […]
March 20, 2017

Dedication to Providing a Safe Work Place

Walton & Company is Dedicated to the Safety of All Workers Walton & Company is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment to all of its employees and customers. It is our belief that […]
March 15, 2017

Custom Fabrication

Custom Fabrication The possibilities are endless with the resources we have. If have a need for any type of custom work, Walton & Company should be your only call. For more information regarding a specific […]