WLHS Featured Projects

Since 1904, W.L. Hickey Sons has installed over $1 billion worth plumbing (adjusted for inflation) in the Western United Sates. Concentrating primarily in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the company has been a pioneer in new building trends that subsequently have been adopted across the entire country. From participating in building one of the first shopping malls in the country (Hillsdale Mall-1950), to doing a ground breaking urban village project (Santana Row 2001).

Along the way, the company has participated in almost every type of building projects such as: office, industrial, retail, hospitality, process piping and high density residential. It participated in one of the first LEED-GOLD projections to be built in the Bay Area (Montgomery Village).

The company stands ready to help design, built and maintain even the most challenging projects. The projects below are a sample of our recent work:

1201 Tennessee Street, SF

WL Hickey Sons is the design-build plumbing contractor and plumbing engineer of record (EOR). Project consists of 259 residential units, 2500sqft of retail, and other mixed use common spaces.

Highlights of plumbing system include; reclaimed water with provisions for future POC, unit sub-meters and LEED efficiency standards. Project included car stackers, which adds complexity to the coordination of MEPF. Construction type: Post tension structural podium deck with five stories above of wood framing.

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200 6th Street, SF

WL Hickey Sons was the plan and spec plumbing and hydronic heating contractor on this competitively bid HUD financed prevailing wage and certified payroll project. The nine story building consists of 67 affordable family apartments and restaurant, retail, and community space.

Highlights of plumbing system include; rain water harvesting feeding the reclaimed water system with future provisions for POC to SF PUC reclaim distribution, solar thermal heating on domestic and LEED efficiency standards. Project included limited space for MEPF systems, which added complexity to the coordination. Construction type: Mat-slab with underground piping in structural foam, post tension structural podium decks with nine stories above of metal framing and a pent house mechanical room with separate boilers for domestic and hydronic.

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Centerra, San Jose

WL Hickey Sons was the design-build plumbing contractor and engineer of record on this competitively bid project. The twenty one (21) story building consists of three hundred forty seven (347) apartment units. The is also seven thousand square feet (7,000 sqft) of retail, amenity / common areas, swimming pool and parking garage.

Highlights of plumbing system include; pressure boosting system, storm water filtration, domestic water with provisions for metering at each unit, fuel oil system, LEED efficiency standards. The project was BIM modeled and coordinated.

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Kottinger Garden, Pleasanton

WL Hickey Sons was the plan and spec plumbing contractor on this competitively bid HUD financed prevailing wage and certified payroll project. The slab on grade property consists of nine single-story buildings containing 130 affordable senior housings apartments.

Highlights of the plumbing system include; acoustic isolation requirements, LEED efficiency standards, Solar-Thermal preheated hot water supplying High Efficiency Water Heaters, Joint Trenches for distribution shared with other MEP.

WL Hickey Sons worked with our trade partners and L&D Construction. The project was delivered on schedule to MidPen Corp.

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Skyport Marriott, San Jose

WL Hickey Sons was the plan and spec plumbing contractor on this competitively bid privately financed project. The hotel was dual branded, meaning it was two hotels in one structure. This added a degree of complexity in navigating the plumbing fixture selection. In total, the hotel consists of three hundred and twenty one (321) hotel rooms over seven (7) stories and a standalone three (3) story parking structure. The property included a swimming pool, common area restrooms, commercial laundry and kitchen facilities, water conditioning equipment, a complex mechanical room, etc.

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