A Heritage of Innovation and Value
James Whalen, our founder, established The Whalen Company in 1962 when he invented, patented and began manufacturing vertical riser heat-exchanger fan coil units for residential and commercial applications.
It was James Whalen’s philosophy that customers benefit from lower project costs when field labor is transferred into a controlled factory setting.
Since the riser heat-exchanger concept was new and many contractors did not want to experiment with the system, The Whalen Company began to bid on projects as a mechanical contractor and subcontract the installation labor. After only a few jobs, contractors realized the cost savings available in providing The Whalen Company equipment and began redesigning projects to incorporate the Whalen system.
Orders soon came in from the field for hotels, apartments, condominiums and other multi-story buildings. A field sales force was established to handle inquires received from territories outside the plant's home region.
Product Line Expansion: Water Source Heat Pumps and Beyond
The success of the Whalen fan coil product led to the development of the vertical water source heat pump in 1972. The water source heat pump provided product line diversity by offering engineers and owners an option for air conditioning and heating without the requirement of a central plant.
More recently, The Whalen Company has expanded into other equipment categories such as horizontal heat pump/air conditioners and console fan coil units.
Over the years, we have participated in thousands of projects and applications worldwide including lodging facilities, condominiums, apartments, eldercare facilities, offices, schools and dormitories.
Today, The Whalen Company continues to provide solutions for new and replacement air conditioning applications. Our flexibility and expertise allow us to meet the needs of our customers by providing designs that fit the building ... rather than forcing the building to fit the equipment.