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  • Nevada’s Oldest Contractor Celebrates 125 years

    RENO, Nev. (KOLO)- Nevada’s oldest contractor, Savage and Son Inc., a provider of full-service Plumbing, HVAC and Piping, is celebrating its 125th anniversary of being in business. Established in 1893, Savage and Son has the oldest active contractor’s license in Nevada.

    “Historical, speechless, it’s a proud moment,” says Savage and Son President Len Savage.

    Hundreds gathered at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center to celebrate the milestone, including Governor Brian Sandoval.

    “It’s unprecedented, we’ve been trying to do the research and we’re not aware of any business in state history that’s been continuously operating like Savage and Son,” says the Governor. “So it speaks to the character of that family, it speaks to its dedication, to its mission, which is to serve people in Northern Nevada.

    The family business ties its roots back to the early mining days in Virginia City and has been passed down through five generations of leaders.

    During the anniversary event Savage and Son gifted a check donation to the Fourth Ward School Museum in Virginia City.

    “That’s where our roots were and that’s why we wanted to give back because of where we started,” says Savage.

    Watch full video here

    Posted: 10/01/18 by

    Reno’s Savage and Son, Nevada’s Oldest Contractor, Celebrates 125 years

    Reno’s Savage and Son, Nevada’s oldest contractor, celebrates 125 years


    Posted: 09/19/18 by

    Savage and Son Named Subcontractor for UNR’s New Engineering Building


    Savage and Son, Inc. has been named as the Plumbing, HVAC and Piping subcontractor for the University of Nevada, Reno’s new William N. Pennington Engineering Building, set to begin construction Summer of 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

    Savage and Son, Inc. will be the primary mechanical contractor for the project and will be installing lab gas piping, Plumbing and HVAC systems including extensive hydronic piping for the 100,114 square foot building. This intricate project will take approximately two and a half years to complete, and the building will be four stories high with over 40 faculty offices, 150 graduate workstations, over 40 laboratories, a clean room, large-scale computer lab, 200-student classroom, food services and the Dean of the College of Engineering’s offices. Each of the College’s five departments will have space in the new building: Chemical and Materials Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering.

    “We are grateful to have been chosen to work on such great project for the University of Nevada, Reno and during a year that we are celebrating such an important milestone of our business,” said Len Savage, president of Savage and Son, Inc. “Many members of the Savage family have attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and it is an honor to help build such a valuable new resource for future engineering students.”

    Stay up-to-date on the project status by following Savage and Son on Facebook, Linked In and Instagram @SavageandSon. For more information about Savage and Son, Inc. visit SavageAndSon.com.


    About Savage and Son, Inc.

    Savage and Son is Nevada’s oldest contracting company, operating as a full-service Plumbing, HVAC and Piping contractor since 1893 with Nevada Contractor’s License No. 10. For five generations, the Savage family has been foundational in serving residential, commercial and industrial clients with their Plumbing, HVAC, Piping and Mechanical contracting needs. Specializing in commercial and industrial projects, Savage and Son provides plumbing, wetside mechanical systems, commercial high-rise fabrication, boilers, chillers, high purity systems, medical gas and several other mechanical services for industrial and commercial projects. Their proven reliability and commitment to continual innovation have been hallmarks to their longevity of providing their services in northern Nevada and the surrounding northern California communities. 2018 marks Savage and Son’s 125thanniversary in business. https://savageandson.com/

    Posted: 08/09/18 by

    Savage and Son – 125th Anniversary

    Thank you, Reno for letting us serve you for 125 years and allowing us the opportunity to help build so many iconic buildings in our region! Here are a few buildings we are proud to have helped build.

    Posted: 07/07/18 by

    Employee Kickoff Celebration

    2018 marked our 125th anniversary of business here at Savage and Son. To celebrate this important milestone, we decided to create a special 125th anniversary logo and campaign to highlight our family, our employees, our historical moments and our iconic projects. We wanted our employees to be the first to know about our 125th anniversary plans, so on June 1, 2018 we kicked things off with an Employee Celebration Event at our Fab Shop. We had creative decorations, delicious food catered by Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill, 125th anniversary swag bags and amazing raffle prizes for our hardworking employees – it was a day to remember!

    Posted: 06/02/18 by

    125th Anniversary Truck

    In honor of our 125 year of being in business we wanted to create a special 125th anniversary logo to mark this incredible milestone. We decided that our first application of this logo would be on our brand new welding truck where we decided to go all out and really specialize the design of this truck with a fully branded wrap! Watch this impressive process as our friends over at Grafics Unlimited install and apply the new design!

    Posted: 04/30/18 by

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    In 2005, we added a 10,000 square foot fabrication shop to our Yori Avenue headquarters. The shop allows us to do a lot of the work right here at our headquarters instead of in the field, which helps our team improve quality and maintain consistency while lowering costs for our commercial and industrial clients. #Savage125 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Lights, Camera, Action----Roll the video! In October two of our tradeswomen were featured in a video promoting women in the building trades. Check out the completed video!It's #NationalApprenticeshipWeek, and we're excited to spend the week highlighting all things apprenticeship—from our own programs and people, to national initiatives and news, to cool new trends in building & construction trades apprenticeships.

    Over the last couple of weeks we've had the pleasure of talking to eight Reno/Sparks area tradeswomen at all stages of their careers about what it's like working as a woman in the building and construction trades, and why they'd recommend a trades career to hardworking women who want to be financially independent.

    Check out what our Northern Nevada tradeswomen have to say, and join us this Friday, Nov 16, to cap off National Apprenticeship Week at the free annual Building Women Career Fair: www.facebook.com/events/182947265963489
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    Our company has had the privilege of employing hundreds of veterans over the year, and we have always honored their service and sacrifice to protect our freedom.

    We're proud to have been able to contribute our expertise to the new Northern Nevada Veterans Home this year. More than 80,000 veterans live in Northern Nevada, but for those in need of a skilled care or nursing home facility, they have to leave Northern Nevada.

    Northern Nevada's veterans will be able to receive the care they deserve right here at home when the facility opens in a few weeks. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled on December 17th.
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    After more than two decades of splits, turkeys and who knows how many perfect games, we performed a complex retrofit of the National Bowling Stadium in 2017 without closing the facility. To do this, we had to harness in every man and tool while installing 12,000 feet of new carbon steel pipe and weld fittings 80 feet above the people bowling below.

    The project earned us an Associated General Contractors of America Pinnacle Award, one of the highest honors in our industry, for “Meeting the Demands of a Complex Project.” #Savage125
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    You can save ten gallons or more of water by just replacing a showerhead. Our showroom carries many of today's newer heads which can flow at 2.5 gallons per minute while still making it feel like Niagra Falls! #Savage125 ... See MoreSee Less

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