HB McClure Company Acquires Worden & Shewell

Posted On On: June 29, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

HARRISBURG, PA, June 26, 2015 – HB McClure Company, central Pennsylvania’s oldest and most diverse commercial and residential mechanical contractor, announces the formal acquisition of Worden & Shewell, a division of Shipley Energy. The acquisition includes the physical assets such as Worden & Shewell’s vehicles, tools and inventory; as well as employees.


Founded in 1947, Worden & Shewell (W&S) is a design-build mechanical contractor specializing in servicing commercial and industrial boilers, air handling systems, and custom, spec-to-build mechanical contracting. W&S will enhance HB McClure’s already substantial expertise in design-build mechanical contracting for manufacturing, schools, hospitals, and government facilities.


“Like HB McClure, Worden & Shewell has a long-standing reputation of providing best-in-class service,” said Robert Whalen, President of HB McClure. “There are a number of reasons why
HB McClure undertakes an acquisition: The ability to provide efficient, responsive service and increase our technical competencies for the benefit of our clients; are two primary reasons. Our acquisition of W&S allows us to provide a higher level of technical service for industrial boilers, in particular. And, with the acquisition of a brick and mortar location in York, HB McClure’s service technicians can efficiently service our York-based clients even better than they are today.”


With this acquisition, HB McClure now has 388 employees and a fleet of 229 vehicles working out of locations in Harrisburg, Harleysville and now York; with total projected annual revenue of over $70 million.


“We have had a long standing relationship with HB McClure Company and their commitment to the highest level of customer service is what’s most impressive,” said William Shipley III, Chief Executive Officer of Shipley Energy. “I expect a seamless transition for them as they will be joining a tremendous organization.”



HB McClure is well known throughout central Pennsylvania for having one of the most diverse service offerings when it comes to heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, propane, fuel oil, home comfort and more.


For more information about H.B. McClure Company, visit www.hbmcclure.com.


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