BINGHAMTON, NY – J and K Plumbing and Heating is the Greater Binghamton Chamber’s Business of the Week.
J and K was founded by William Jones in 1948 in a barn on Thorp Street in Binghamton.
Today in its 4th generation, the family business still has its headquarters in Thorp.
J and K does all forms of mechanical contracts for commercial and industrial customers.
In can service and install H-VAC systems, plumbing and pipes for petroleum, natural gas, compressed air and more.
J and K also operates its own manufacturing facilities on Thorp and near Charlotte Street, where it creates its own custom ductwork and pipe fittings.
Max Jones, 4th generation, co-owns the business with his father Allyn.
“We continued to grow and were not afraid to innovate. With some of the new ideas coming out, not all of them are successes, not all of them are going to work. We’ve learned a lot over the years, what worked, what didn’t and how to approach some of these new systems and ideas in a meaningful way, ”says Jones.
J and K currently has approximately 65 employees working in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, and New England.
Jones says he expects that number to double over the next year as a number of delayed projects are finally underway.
He says the labor shortage problems lasted long before the pandemic.
Anyone interested in a position can complete an application at their offices at 24 Thorp Street.