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Together The Kenney Family
Has Served The Public For Over 62 Years 

If you're looking for an experience Havertown plumber, then look no further! For three generations our family owned & operated company has been committed to providing a customer service experience built on excellent communication and the absolute highest quality workmanship in the industry. We are a family that works together to help other families improve & repair their homes. Therefore, our company is collaboratively run by a powerhouse of knowledge and expertise in the plumbing, heating and bathroom remodeling industry that spans decades.

Kenney's Plumbing & Heating was founded in 1952 by James E. Kenney II. He was not aware at the time that he was building not only a plumbing service business but a family tradition. At the age of 62 James retired with the following credentials.
  • Son of James E. Kenney Sr, a pipefitter at the Philadelphia Naval Yard for over 25 years.
  • Graduate of the very 1st plumbing class at Dobbins Vocational School.
  • Member of the National Guard at the age of 17,  joining the navy in 1940 to serve during WWII.
  • Teacher for 18 years at the Navy's Damage Control School repairing wartime damaged ships.
  • Retired from the United States Navy with over 24 years of service.
  • Started his plumbing career at Keester McColligan Plumbing & Heating as an apprentice.
  • Established business 1952 (originally as Kenney & Bloomer Plumbing & Heating) in Ardmore, PA.
  • 1955 Became a member of the Philadelphia Suburban Plumbing Association.
  • 1966 President of Phildelphia Suburban Plumbing Association.
  • 1972 President of PAPHCC.
  • 1972 President of American Society of Sanitary Engineers
  • National Director representative for the state of Pennsylvania in NAPHCC.

  • Following in his father's footsteps James E. Kenney III joined his father, later taking over the business in 1985 and expanding it into a full service plumbing, heating, and bathroom remodeling company. His extensive knowledge in plumbing, heating, and bathroom remodeling have come from a lifetime of experience in the following areas:
    • Registered Master Plumber  - 1962
    • Teacher at the Delaware County Community College Plumbing School for over 15 years
    • Degree in Technical Studies from Delaware County Community College
    • Director of the Delaware County Plumbing Apprenticeship program for over 8 years
    • Assistant Director of the Delaware County Plumbing Apprenticeship program for over 4 years
    • Apprenticeship Chairman,  Pennsylvania Association of Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Contractors (PAPHCC)
    • Apprenticeship Chairman,  National Association of Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Contractors (NAPHCC)
    • President, Pennsylvania Association of Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Contractors (PAPHCC)
    • Chairman, Plumbing Committee for the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) for over 5 years

    James E. Kenney III married his beautiful wife and business partner, RoseMarie in 1969. RoseMarie is the daughter of E.B. Angeli who was a highly respected plumber and later the plumbing inspector of Upper Darby, PA. When RoseMarie Kenney joined the company as well in 1989 she was a welcome addition to the team. Today, RoseMarie is the financial guru and resident mom in the company. RoseMarie & James are proud to be the sponsors of the E.B. Angeli Award that is awarded annually to Delaware County Community College Plumbing School students.

    Witnessing the family tradition of plumbing James E. Kenney IV has been with the company for over twenty years. James IV (or Jimmy) is a Registered Master Plumber and today oversees the plumbing service department. Jimmy is proud to know that his young son (James E. Kenney V) has already proclaimed he too wants to be a plumber!

    James & RoseMarie's other children, (for which not even heading off to college could deter the family legacy! ) also play integral roles in the family business. 
    Eric Kenney graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Mass Communications. Eric gained his wealth of plumbing and remodeling experience from an early age while attending plumbing school and working in the family plumbing supply store. Today, Eric manages and coordinates the Installation, Sales, and Service side of the bathroom remodeling business.

    Jennifer Kenney-Kelly graduated from The University of Delaware in 2001 with a degree in Mass Communications. From childhood to high school she enjoyed spending her school holidays and breaks in the office helping out with paperwork. After college she joined the family to help modernize the internal structure of the business. Today, she manages the Appointment & Scheduling Center, HR department, Marketing and all Company Events.  

    We Have Been The Proud Sponsors of The Hilltop Babe Ruth BaseBall League Since 2004
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