Established 100 years ago and still thriving, Shreve laid the groundwork for today's company, Shreve/McGonegal reports
Falls Church, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/10/2015 -- Shreve/McGonegal, a leading provider of design, repair, and remodeling services and supplies, is celebrating the company's 100th year in business. Since 1915, Shreve has been Northern Virginia's go-to source for top-quality plumbing, heating, A/C, and electrical repair services, making this arm of the three-company family the area's longest-running business of its kind. Shreve's sister company F.A. McGonegal is likewise one of the most highly respected and accomplished design and building services in the region, while Falls Church Supply rounds out the group with a full, much-appreciated line of repair supplies, parts, and products.
"This is truly a memorable time here at Shreve/McGonegal as we celebrate our centennial," company representative John Shreve stated, "Few companies in Northern Virginia have such a substantial and significant history behind them, and we are excited and proud as we look toward what the next hundred years will bring."
Carroll V. Shreve went into business as an independent plumbing and heating contractor in 1915, taking calls at the phone number "Falls Church 25" and bringing his sons on as partners when the company grew. By 1956, Shreve's operation had grown to become one of the most active service companies in the area, with a total of nine staff members responding diligently to emergency calls and providing an impressive level of work at scheduled appointments, as well.
Today, that one-person operation of 100 years ago has grown to encompass three companies of complementary capabilities, in addition to itself being one of the top plumbing, heating, electrical, and A/C repair and maintenance services in Northern Virginia. Fully bonded, licensed and insured, Shreve offers responsive, 24-hour emergency service, as well as scheduled, regular appointments Monday through Saturday. The same commitment to unbeatable service and work quality that allowed Carroll Shreve to prosper early on endures and serves Shreve well today, such that more than two-thirds of the company's business comes from repeat customers, with over half of all new clients being referred by existing ones.
The design and building arm of the Shreve/McGonegal family, F.A. McGonegal complements Shreve's time-tested repair services perfectly. The company's highly skilled design staff provides free, no-obligation initial consultations, giving prospective clients a feel for the way F.A. McGonegal works and the potential of their own properties. With a broad range of capabilities, F.A. McGonegal has handled building and remodeling projects ranging from ground-up residential jobs to the redesign and overhaul of commercial and health-care facilities. F.A. McGonegal customers appreciate and benefit from the way its design and building experts work so naturally and closely together, making the company one of the clear leaders in its field in Northern Virginia.
The third member of the Shreve McGonegal is Falls Church Supply, the area's leading source of old and new repair parts and supplies. As with the other Shreve/McGonegal companies, Falls Church Supply provides the best service available in the region, along with the kinds of expert advice and assistance that help to ensure the success of clients' projects.
In celebration of the company's centennial, Shreve/McGonegal has commissioned an informative video that is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAMczopgMeU
Those interested in the many impressive services and products that Shreve/McGonegal has to offer can learn more at the company's website or by calling 703-385-9441.
Shreve/McGonegal is the full-service solution to Northern Virginia's design, building, repair, and supply needs. Whether through the century-old Shreve heating, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical repair service; the F.A. McGonegal design and building company; or the area's leading source of repair parts and materials in Falls Church Supply, Shreve/McGonegal has the answer.